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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

gryphon ·
Hey Campus no sadly ABC/Countdown threw out/erased about 80% of their stuff many many years ago, the 'No Bother to me" that some fans have came from our own library...it's just a bad quality video that I own and fading fast. Sad though as so much cool Countdown stuff is gone forever. Some of the Anniversary stuff is good, some can't be used as the sound recording didn't work out....my main fear is because it was filmed by Stratford Productions would it be in the hands of the liquidators too-...
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Re: mix cd's for neil

Jaffaman ·
Yeah, a couple of colleagues and I made Neil a sort-of-Mixtape a while back while he was composing the score for "Rain." He was after a collection of hit songs from 1972. I was surprised how many tunes were familiar from that year but had totally unmemorable titles, recorded by forgotten artists. After all that, the "Rain" music sounds somewhat dissimilar to those songs, but at the same time really fits in with the era and my childhood memories of early 70s summer holidays. I love the...
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Re: The Instrumental

Semi-Detached ·
'The Instrumental' is an awesome song, but sadly, it seems that it's another "lost" song from the early Judd/Finn era that was never properly recorded in a studio...along with scores of others, e.g. 'Wise Men', 'Buffs', 'City Of Dreams', 'True Colours', 'Prophecy', 'Hermine'........
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Re: Your all-time favourite MUSICIANS

jenn ·
Hmmmmmmm, I take it Anselm you are a fan of the Peter Gabriel Genesis but not the Phil Collins era Genesis. Apples and Oranges my friend! I'm sorry, I adore Phil Collins, I'm not into what he's doing now but I love all his music both Genesis and solo from the 80's...
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Re: Most over-rated MUSICIANS

Bob Memery ·
Funny how someone's favourite can be someone else's least favourite. So Anselm what don't you like about Keith Emerson? Nah actually I can probably answer that - just like any of the progressive bands of their era, they can flat boring very often. But at his very best he (for me) plays very inspiring and uplifting lines. But I can definitely see why he'd get on someone's nerves. No offence taken.
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Re: tears for fears

stepinmyshoes ·
tears for fears are awesome. i would recommend trying to get ahold of some of the Chair-era b-sides (conflict, when in love with a blind man, sea song, pharaohs, etc.) for any fan who hasn't heard them. i would not recommend, however, the live video In My Mind's Eye; although it has its own charm, there seem to be more strange video effects than actual live footage.
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Re: tears for fears

Kill Eye ·
They have a b-sides and rarities album with those songs on it Saturnine Martial & Lunatic . It's great, get it.
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Re: Mental Notes

Iarla ·
ooooooooooooh. I love Mental Notes. Took me quite a while to get into, that i'll admit. I took the enz in steps. I think it's a flawed album in some respects, I was a fan of second thoughts before i really got into MN, but i really like the album all the same. So Long For Now, Amy, Maybe - all perfectly done. I prefer the ST versions of Walking Down A Road, Stranger Than Fiction and Time For A Change (although Tim's vocals on the MN versions are also excellent). Titus - each version is just...
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Re: Mental Notes

RazPutin ·
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Re: Mental Notes

RazPutin ·
yto??? yto R zdjel'al....??!! What I meant to say ... was that 'I do agree that Mental Notes was of another 'dimension' It has been so long that I hear it ...Second Thoughts was 'just that'......the addition of certain tracks and a re-thinking of of the production. They are , in my mind, far superior albums, than anything that came later. I agree that the early Enz work, that was more of a collaborative effort with Phil Judd and Tim Finn, reflected a state of mind ...and more!! .......a...
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Re: Mental Notes

Neoptolemus ·
Amen to that.
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Re: Mental Notes

kia kaha ·
Mlee, give it time. The "Mental Notes" album is QUITE unlike the Neil Finn-era Enz albums, but that doesn't mean it's any less notable. I've noticed that many on the forum here (not naming names) are either pro-Judd or pro-Neil Finn, with nothing in between... while personally, I can appreciate both eras and both artists in their post-Enz and subsequent solo work. Call me a fencesitter if you must, I prefer to think of myself as having a diversivied taste in music (which may explain why my...
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Re: Live Split Enz 1977 Era

Lozza ·
hi chris, unfortunately i doubt you will find any well, there is a chance one or two songs (e.g Maybe) had a live vocal done for them on NZTV. but it's one-song tv studio appearances so it's hardly live footage really. as seen on the spellbound doco - there's stuff from 74 on home movie - that would be the only material i've heard of and call me cynical but i dont think you have much chance of getting hold of that again a no unfortunately. the first decently recorded live material of the enz...
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Re: If you were alive in the 80s.....

kia kaha ·
Cheers, Melmo. It was indeed a soap... I wasn't thinking too clearly or proofreading too well when I posted that one, obviously... although, in my defense, I will say that I only watched Neighbours (and your own country's similar soapie "Shortland Street") for the unintentional laughs it provided, so in that sense, to me, it was a sitcom, if only unintentionally I agree, Kylie still sounds like a budgie on acid, doesn't she? (Although I confess a secret liking to her first...
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Re: If you were alive in the 80s.....

kia kaha ·
Aw, come on, "Fame" the song, rocked. I must admit, though, my mother bought me some legwarmers but I refused to wear them because I have really thick calves (it's all muscle, I swear!) and so they truly were the single most unflattering piece of clothing I could possibly wear. On the subject of clothing of the era, though, does anyone remember mesh t-shirts and studded belts? (And as an eleven-year-old, boy did I feel stylish in my doubled-up up flouro socks, rah-rah skirt, double studded...
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Re: songs I should hear

lavar78 ·
Let's see ... Neil's solo non-album tracks. Here's the list: TWT Era She Comes Scattered Family Ties Identical Twin 808 Song Tokyo Log Drums Spirit Of The Stairs Can You Hear Us I Can See Clearly Now One Nil Era Now I Get It Underestimated One All Songs Human Kindness Lullaby Requiem Personally, I'd call Human Kindness the best of the bunch. Other favorites include Lullaby Requiem, Can You Hear Us, and 808 Song. All of them are pretty good though (except Log Drums -- it sucks).
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Re: songs I should hear

kia kaha ·
Cheers, Lavar... I only posted so that this question didn't get lost amongst the myriad of Neil postings, because to be honest I'm rather ignorant of the non-album tracks of the Neil solo era... sounds like I have a lot to catch up with. Still, that's the joy, eh. That said... I KNOW I'm not the only fanatic of the Finns' earlier work... (thank the spirits for this place!!!!) and I thought the heads-up might be of some help... (That said, hmv.com.au does not stock "One All" - for that album,...
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Re: ook-u-le-le

shakespeare ·
Indifferent, huh? What about these tunes: The Climber Dream Date Mary of the South Seas Paradise (Wherever You Are) which all have uke on them? I notice that Neil, Lisa Germano, Jim Moginie and Johnny Marr all pick up the uke and have a bash on one song or another. It's the dawn of a new South Pacific era! People are strange. God only knows.
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Re: The Story so far.........

likerain ·
She had Terrible Vision, but she got on the train, nonetheless - southbound from Loyola - hoping for an intelligble announcement of the Addison stop. She simply had to find out who could translate the writing on the scroll. AB, BB, ERA, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SLG, W-L%, OBP, AVE - what could it all mean?
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Re: just felt like sharing this with another forum

addictedagain ·
getting some tracks now. Yes, it is awesome. Ive been a fan of all their work, and to compare, i'd say they were heading back towards the guitar led OK Computer era, but everythings sounding really melodic, almost like Pablo Honey. Vocally, Thom's on top form, with a lot of really good layering with his voice. (check out 'i will'). on a related note, just bought a ticket for glastonbury (Radiohead & REM headlining) wooooooo!
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Re: just felt like sharing this with another forum

mabelle (Guest) ·
i admit that there are two tracks i don't care for on this new one - "myxomatosis" and "where i end and you begin". everything else is good, by my standards. heh. melmo - if you're partial to their earlier stuff, there's a chance you might like this one. there are a couple of electro-driven, idioteque-ish songs, of course. but if you're looking for pablo honey, bends era stuff, yeah - you're better off sticking with coldplay, travis and muse. addicted again - i know what you mean. thom's...
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Re: ancient songs that still sound great.....

dr hfuhruhurr ·
don't worry kia, no age limit, it's open to all music fans. i mean i was probably only about 5 when the small faces released the song i was talking about. i was just thinking if anyone had any old records in their collections or had heard an oldie on the radio that still sounded vibrant and fresh. i suppose we can define an 'oldie' song as anything before the punk era, mid 70's backwards if you like.... and elton, yeah his early 70's stuff is fantastic. i revisited a lot of those albums last...
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Re: MONEY

Lester Lives ·
Not that weird a topic. I've wondered about it myself (thanks for bringing it up). Just want to know the boys are doing alright.
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Re: Whatz this easter egg track on DVD?

Flicker ·
I assume you're talking about the instrumental track "Lord Nord" ... recorded 1999 rather than Luton era. I can't say I care much for it. Go here if you want spoilers on the other two Easter Eggs Split Enz DVD Easter Eggs
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Re: Harmonies

Mlee ·
I went with the Finn Brothers, but I promise it's not biased. Please allow me to explain... I have been a fan of the Beatles waaaaay before Neil & CH, and my dad has always loved the Beach Boys. I almost picked the Beach Boys, but then I remembered this really horrible Christmas album that they put out and the harmonies were HORRIBLE! I don't know what happened--I love Brian Wilson's writing and arrangement, but I think the ultimate reasons I picked Finn Brothers is because: A) the...
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Re: Upstate N.Y.?

kia kaha ·
Upstate NY? Mexico? These are both places I've been (relatively, for this formerly rather un-world-travelled Aussie) quite close to in the last six months. But feel free to lead or mislead us some more, Peter... I, for one, will travel unimpeded throughout the States (or the world, for that matter) having been unaffected by the news. Well, I grew up in Melbourne during the era of Crowded House, being a fan but remaining sane... didn't I? (anyone who happened to know me way back when, feel...
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

Semi-Detached ·
I "discovered" Yes in the past week or so. A lot of music listeners despise progressive rock for its pomposity and arrogance, but I love it. Perhaps the Enz of 1975-1976 prepared me for it. I hear shades of Yes on Mental Notes via Eddie's keyboard work. The extended instrumental passages on songs like 'Heart Of The Sunrise' (1972) echoes in the likes of 'Stranger Than Fiction'. Also, the musical proficiency and expertise of what is/was, let's face it, an all-star band (Steve Howe, Rick...
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Re: Early Enz musical influences

private life ·
Actually, the band Family is a pretty good comparison - not so much for sound, but in the fact that they were likewise uncategorizeable. Very delicate at times, ferocious at others, with an astounding vocalist and front man in Roger Chapman, as unique in his own respect as early Enz-era Tim Finn - strong words! It was "prog rock" in the finest possible respect: on the same terms that The Beach Boys would merit being labeled "prog rock": by refusing to accept the current boundaries and...
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Re: Rare II & that Enz book

van ·
YAYYYYY, is this a definate maybe that Luton is possibly rumoured to be kinda happening? Can i send a cheque now ? Who would have believed a year ago that a splendid dvd, unreleased enz track, new shows, new book (hopefully filled with the same love as the dvd) and now luton ! the icing on the cherry, the 'piece of resistance', the 'creme du menthe' Please keep the feast coming, sure beats the famine. Many thanks peter and eddie and all. what more could follow, remastered cd's with bonus...
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Re: I said....OUCH!

boarderGurl ·
OMG Heidi....should I REALLY start on the whole maternity clothes issue?? I'm 5'1" and usually have to shop in the petite section. (unless I buy clothes at Goodwill and just cut them off, leaving a ragged edge!) Anyway, I could NOT find ANYWHERE a store that was BOTH maternity and petite. The pants in maternity stores were a good 5-6 inches too long....I ended up buying capris that were a couple sizes too big because they actually fit me like pants! And tops? Forget it....I have a short...
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Re: Your fantasy concert?

jenn ·
Ooooooh, can you throw in Paul Carrack with that mix? I would be there... I would say my all time dream concert is seeing Neil and Tim Finn together...I'm hoping that will become a reality though **crosses fingers** I would love to see Genesis in concert again, a total dream because it will never happen! It can be just Phil, Mike and Tony, but if Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett wanted to join for a few, I would be pleased as punch. Songs from every era, 70's and 80's especially...would love...
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Re: Does anyone have....

Bean ·
Peter, I have a CH tour tee shirt from their first tour in the US and it has the burning building on the back of it -crazy flames. Are you looking for one from this era or from Temple? Jill
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Re: Most Beatle-esque CH Song

gph ·
There are so many options in answering this question. Neil has always had McCartney-esque overtones to his writing, in his Enz work, his CH material, and also his solo stuff. But there are Lennon-overtones as well, particularly on the final album. But what of it? The Beatles are influences on almost everyone, even those who don't like them all that much . . . Better the Beatles than the Stones, though. So let's see . . . "Kill Eye" is the most obvious example, from the separated stereo mix,...
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Re: Non-album b-sides

Chris Camfield ·
Well, what makes it confusing about Tim's songs is that they were written within a couple of years of each other. "Hole in the River" is from a completely different era from "Hole in the Ice". You folks got me to put Big Canoe on now for the first time in god knows how long! "Want ya... want ya... hear me now!"
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Re: Cruel Black Crow Q

Spence ·
Anyone know of any other material from that era that didn't end up getting released? It's hard to believe there were only 11 songs recorded at those sessions (the 10 from the album, and Cruel Black Crow) - knowing how the Finns usually work, there's usually a fair few 'leftovers'... Cheers, Spence
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Re: ancient songs that still sound great.....

safe in my head ·
My selections including songs that come together instrumentally, deliver a strong message, and/or make you think, think, think. I found the 80's to be the era, for me, when the message found the technology that bumped it up a few notches. Depeche Mode - Nothing, Black Celebration, Waiting For The Night. Nik Kershaw - Save The Whale, Don Quixote, L.A.B.A.T.Y.D., Cloak & Dagger Chalk Circle - Empty Park, April Fool, N.I.M.B.Y. Icehouse - Great Southern Land, Man Of Colours The Sound -...
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Re: Officially lost Enz recordings

Gordon ·
It would seem that a lot has been lost from this era of the enz. I remember reading that they had many demo-ed songs that could not make it onto albums because of re-recording Mental Notes. Chunn refers to many songs played live but never recorded. I would imagine that if they existed they would be on the Enzology series. Of course there is nothing stopping them getting together and recording them now but thats another story.
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Re: Officially lost Enz recordings

Semi-Detached ·
Hey Incognito...for the band's 10th anniversary, Tim had wanted to get all the past Enz members together with the 5 guys in the band at the time (Dec 1982) to do a big concert. There was a live album and movie planned. Alas, only Mike Chunn, Rob Gillies and Paul Crowther turned up, and the Enz Of An Era shows that did eventuate had a mixed reaction from the crowd. I assume that new live renditions of past classics would have been recorded had Tim's idea gone ahead. I know that there was a...
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Re: RIP Paul...

Harrison ·
This is my 3rd post today. I've been trying to think of something to put my feelings into words that express my grief but instead just keep going back to the memories of gigs like the Myer roof top, Festival Hall, Dallas Brooks Hall, Capital car park, warm up before Sydney Myer Music Bowl in Richmond all just keep coming back .. I've just got "Nails in my feet". Absolutely gutted. It's the Enz of an era.
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Re: RIP Paul...

crowdie_dave20 ·
Forgive me if I'm repeating myself but I just needed to say this. I watch the 24-hour MAX tribute to Paul, I watched the Dreaming DVD last night, and, after a week of holidays, I was listening to Crowded House in the car on the way to uni as I always do. I saw again how close Neil, Nick, Mark and Paul were - what a great, irreplacable band they were. I was listening to these great instrumental sounds, the great lyrics, but the drumming and background vocals are so good. Then, in the car, it...
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Re: RIP Paul...

hunxstar ·
It has taken me quite long time to find the courage to write, to find the words...As a long time Crowdie, I have to say that coming to this community has been like coming home. I was once many yrs ago a member of the fan club, and part of the TITM mailing list, but that was LONG ago! I had forgotten that Finnfans have always been so welcoming, friendly and supportive,and none more so that at this time. Thank you so much guys, and it means a lot. Coming here and reading, grieving, sharing all...
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

Kazzie ·
Most certainly Neil is proud of Crowded House and what they achieved, and he is still performing Crowded House songs at his shows, but I've always felt from his interviews in the past on the subject, that he didn't have any desire to resurrect the band. That's the impression I got anyway. Ten years really isn't that long, I suppose. It's true Split Enz with various members have done some performing together since they split but not huge scale reunion tours. And certainly not in Australia.
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Re: why no reunion after ten years

Martine ·
this whole discussion reminds me of something George Harrison once said in response to "Will the Beatles get back together?"....he said something along the lines of "Not as long as John Lennon is dead..." Bands don't seem as anal about re-uniting years after breaking up these days as they did back in the an earlier era--and as sad as I am that the Beatles didn't reform for a concert tour--I'm also glad in a way that they never did. Their legacy seems somewhat more pure because they never did...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Steve W ·
I always thought Raise was their best album. I miss this era of music. Creation signed so much great music! Manchester was going off! Do you have the My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive & Ride albums?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Seany ·
Hi Steve, i must admit that i jumped on the Swervedriver Bandwagon during their second album, mainly because of the single Duel, & their first album was purchased as a bit of an afterthought. It's quite raw, but i do really like Rave Down, & Feel So Real. Sci-Flyer is pretty good too. Vaguely know of Ride & My Bloody Valentine. If you can recommend some albums that i should keep my eye out for, i would greatly appreciate it Steve! I'm always on the lookout for sonically tasty...
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Re: Farewell to the World - CD & DVD

Nothing Wrong With You ·
Forgot to say, although musically it's almost spot-on, I wouldn't class it as one of the best shows either. Some of the German broadcasts of around Woodface era have much more character and are a bit more off the cuff. Paul's Hairy Back bet for a start, or his cartwheels and somersaults all add to a time where they were playing as tight as they ever did.
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Re: Another anniversary of sorts

jurden ·
I only came to know about it a year or two later when I read about it in a Rolling Stone magazine. I was shocked that... 1 they were still together. I have known them to be an 80s band, I actually thought they would not last the alternative/grunge era. 2 that the band that came up with DDIO had disbanded. IRONICALLY, that's when I got interested in Crowded House.
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Iarla ·
Marty P. Casey of The Bad Seeds - One of the few bassists to make me sit up and take notice in the last few years. His basslines just exude a coolness musically. Red Right Hand, Stagger Lee, Lovely Creature, Into My Arms, Babe I'm On Fire and nearly all of the last record. Superb. Nigel Griggs - Not really because of the Enz connection. The Enz being one of my favourite bands is beside the point. Objectively speaking, I just love his playing. Especially on Time and Tide, and it's great...
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Re: Favorite Bassists

Sara ·
Being partially lazy, I agree with Iarla on this - Also, I really like Chris Wolstenholme's bass playing - he's from Muse. Especially on Absolution and Blackholes and Revelations. He went from never having picked up a bass before prior to joining the band that was to become Muse, to being top class. Particularly like his stuff on Absolution - Time Is Running Out & Hysteria especially. I just think he's ace. He's also quite funny to watch live because he stands pretty much stock still,...
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Re: How'd we all get into the Enz?

Kari Sprite ·
Great topic revival, Gav . I always remeber the first time i heard the Enz. Actually, it wasnt even the actual Enz. I saw a bunch of guys singing 'I see red' on Hey hey it's saterday's red faces about....umm...about 10 or 12 years ago. I fell in love with the song on the spot. My mum took me into our lounge room and, from our glass record cabinet, presented me with 'Enz of an era'. That moment was the 'bang' moment when i stared loving the Enz. At around the same time, we had a compilation...
 
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