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Re: true colors colors

Semi-Detached ·
Methinks there were 10 combos released throughout the world... #1 red & green The 'definitive' combo for all formats. Also used for the A&M CD issue. #2 purple & yellow In Canada, a special 'Audiophile' issue features this cover with a wide gold border around the outside. #3 blue & orange 1-3 are the most common sleeves used throughout the world. #4 fluorescent yellow & pink #5 hot purple & burnt orange 4 & 5 were used on repressings in Australia (and possibly New...
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Re: Enz LIVE on the WWW (Holmes)

HairyCanary ·
Done! Go to The World Time Server , select New Zealand from the list. Click 'calculate future event time', enter the event date and (NZ) time, select where you are from the list and it will calculate your local time for you. Clever clogs.
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Re: Enz anniversary-wheres the aussie tv coverage?

kia kaha ·
I envy you... well, sorta. Sydney's never been my favorite town - guess I'm biased tho as I grew up in Melbourne and lived in Brisbane for six years... As for the tv coverage, um don't hold yer breath. As I recall, the 20th Anniversary (was it really ten years ago? WOW) sailed by with nary a whimper... Ya gotta remember that the Enz were originally a New Zealand band, after all, and Australians tend to look upon their Trans-Tazmen cuzzens more than a little bit like Americans regard...
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Re: Split Enz DVD thoughts

Camus ·
Oh, sorry, I couldn't help but laugh at that In a perfect world maybe. The BBC are even worse, the gaps in their archives are enormous. When you think of classic programmes like The Goon Show (radio), Doctor Who, Till Death Us Do Part, The Avengers, Not Only But Also, The Goodies, Dad's Army, Top Of The Pops etc.. are all very incomplete in their archives (most are missing for good) is it any surprise to learn that our own ABC isn't any better? For old material and B&W material, there...
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Re: Tim and Phil - Will we ever see them team up again?

Flicker ·
"Appalling sales figures"? Let's remember that Mental Notes made the Top 10 in New Zealand when it was first released, and it re-entered the Top 40 when reissued in 1980.
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Re: Gig injuries

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Does a Tim Finn injury count? We saw him in Napier, New Zealand on Oct. 12, 2001...and during the jam session part of "Weather With You," Tim was twirling his guitar around, in preparation to go back into the chorus, and the end of the guitar whacked him right in the head, pretty hard! You could hear the whole crowd go, "OOOOH!" and it obviously had to hurt, because we were in the front row and heard the WHACK it made. It left a big red mark, and I hope he used ice later. Nobody would have...
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Re: enz with a bang

Lozza ·
hello to anyone in new zealand i'd also really enjoy seeing the enz with a bang on vhs holmes too, it's nice for the webcast to be there but the quality really is a shame - i fancy seeing it as decent as poss i have stuff, i reckon we could work out a swap or something ok alternatively. gonna be buying a dvd burner soon-ish. what a good idea that is pal/ntsc/secam crapola cut through via the pc or dodgy fiddling with your dvd player. at last. will prob do a site (vids) to help share it all...
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Re: NEED HELP FROM XPERT - DESPERATELY

gryphon ·
Just a reminder if any overseas fans are considering BETCHADUPAS fine album (Alphabetchadupa) and are buying it online, grab it from Marbecks or a NZ online site. The album is a mere 1500 short of going Gold in NZ> so all sales help. Thanks PG New Zealand http://www.marbecks.co.nz/
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Re: Hey, that guy looks like...but it's not !

kia kaha ·
The New Zealand Herald, quite frankly, would not know Tim Finn from Britney Spears. These people are lame. They have ALWAYS been lame. I recall a NZ Herald photographer asking ME, (as a FREELANCE photographer, and from Australia!!!!, mind you) before a Spilt Enz show, "which one is Neil Finn??" Trust me. These folks have LESS than a clue!!! This sort of stuff is just so typical... (where's the "yawn" emoticon?)
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Re: CH advertising NZ with DDIO in UK!

kia kaha ·
Same ad campaign's been running in Australia for at least the past couple of years. Of course, due to love and marriage, I've gotten far FURTHER from NZ than closer... (although I did spend my first couple of hours on New Zealand soil for the past nine years, in Auckland airport in transit from Australia to my now-husband in Connecticut) However I'm trying to get hubby to hike New Zealand with me, after we hike America's Pacific Crest Trail (see http://www.pcta.org/ and...
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Re: CH advertising NZ with DDIO in UK!

Secret God (Stew) ·
I saw this for the first time the other day. Pretty strange for a person who avoids commercials at all costs, but despite my hatred towards all forms of advertising, I really like the ad - just Neil and some beautiful music... & my plane ticket to New Zealand is already booked!
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Re: Paul Hester's debut with the Enz?

John ·
Okey doe... From TV Week, January 21, 1984, p. 85 "SPLIT ENZ STRIKE IT RICH -Top Rock Group Go For Gold On Concert Tour Top Rock group Split Enz took a logical step when they launched their latest LP - Conflicting Emotions - and a national three-month concert tour. They journeyed to Ballarat in central Victoria, site of the 1851 Australian goldrush. But the Enz are hoping to strike more than gold with their new record. "We're panning for platinum," lead singer Tim Finn joked after the group...
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Re: Info on Oz/Nz required please

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Check yer PM, mate. Heidi's "stock list of New Zealand info" I send to listees who need it should be there, and hope it helps. Can I fit in your suitcase?
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Re: Info on Oz/Nz required please

Droopy ·
Thanks to everyone for their advice. Hopefully the financial situation will sort itself out and I'll be somewhere-bound come October time. Wierdly, the consensus of opinion seems to be that New Zealand is the place to go. So I guess that's where I'm going, although the flight price will probably cost my entire budget! Oh god, I've got some figures to add up.... Cheers
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Re: Second NYC show!

Mari G ·
Why has nobody posted a set list? Please. Someone must have written it all down- I saw lots of little red lights from the balcony so I know there are multiple recordings of the show... and I would love to have one ; ) Ah well, I guess people are on their way to Philly and have not gotten to their computers. Meanwhile, I will share the biggest highlight of the night for me... a new song. Neil paused in the middle of the set and it seemed like he would play a request if he heard one he liked.
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Re: Neil on "Open Mike" tonight???!!

cannan ·
I saw the whole show - it was great. Neil was the first guest and was interviewed for about ten minutes. The interview consisted of Mike Bullard insisting there were crocs and kangaroos in New Zealand and Neil correcting him; and then Neil telling a story about being kept awake by some people having a loud party the night before the opening 'Seven Worlds' concert. Neil then went on to perform Human Kindness (without a drummer - only Steinberg and Sullivan as backup). Neil returned to close...
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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: portland show

annefrancis ·
Hey everybody! Joanna and I are posting as one, after we have just seen both the Portland and Seattle shows. To add to Jamesina's excellent post recapping the Portland show, a few more tid bits to share with everyone: - Neil read an airplane from our boardergurl herself regarding baby names and he recommended the name "Maisy" if it is a girl... - Neil had fun with a small stuffed lamb that Joanna gave him (her last name is Lamb, thus the connection). The lamb wore a laminated sign readin...
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Re: Need Your Finn Stories, Please

wallflower77 ·
I've never heard this one - can anyone elaborate?? Robin
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Re: Bad concert pairings...

kia kaha ·
There's one I particularly recall from my teenage years, which I thought was pretty terrible pairing. But it probably won't make any sense to someone who doesn't remember the late-80's music scene in Australia... (oh well, here goes) (the legendary) Boom Crash Opera opening for (idol flash in the pans) 1927 I forget who'd dragged me along to this show, but after BCO, 1927 just shouldn't have bothered! In fact, both my friend and I were agreeing afterward that the main act was a letdown after...
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Re: Bad Covers

Elmo ·
In New Zealand Tv personality Paul Holmes put out an album of covers which you can now buy for 99 cents in the bargin bin basically everywhere you go. I remember when Rammstein where doing a concert here and they did an interview and they were given an autographed copy of the Paul Holmes album and the guy conducting the interview put the album on and the look on the faces of the band are priceless. They looked like they had just heard a beaver trying to mate with a plastic duck. I think it's...
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Re: The Story so far.........

tonguetied ·
'The Pig?' 'Yes....that er.....pig' 'Oh, Tammy Baker you mean......she was abandoned, was eating it's owners out of house and home apparently, I'm just showing her a touch of human kindness' Aria couldn't help thinking that her words sounded familiar....she gazed down at the scar only to see it slowly changing into a map of New Zealand. 'Well are you coming in deary or what?.....you'll be really greatful of the air conditioning I'm tellin' ya.....it's really close tonight' She was beginning...
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Re: Looking for a word from a song

Semi-Detached ·
The word is Aotearoa, the Maori name for New Zealand, which translates as "land of the long white cloud".
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Re: What other artists do Neil Finn fans like????

Patti (4huskies) ·
A freind of mine said I was one of those "loyal type of fans" - she goes for the moment, where she loves just a particular song or album, but nothing more from the artist. I tend to find a sound or style I love and never shake it. I know I seem entrenched in all things 80's, but I just keep following the same bunch! Like Lloyd Cole, nearly 20 yrs ago a old boyfriend made me a tape with Christine Lavin on one side and Lloyd Cole and the Commotions on the other, I was immediately HOOKED on...
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Re: music : share your best links

Joanna ·
Thanks, Sara! I also love Vision 100 FM out of Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand � it�s where I discovered lots of great NZ artists!
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Re: My run in with Neil

cdnkiwi ·
I found out about her work believe it or not from the Air New Zealand flight mag. "She sources materials from as far afield as Eroupe - she says the Austrians and Czechs have a wealth of old crystals, but looks closer to home for pearls and greenstone. Prices range from NZ $1,000 to 6,000 for a larger piece".
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Re: My run in with Neil

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
Coulda been a LOT worse, cdnkiwi... At least you didn't say "nice pants" like that guy in the GAP commercial, and at least in your travels you didn't bump into Neil in a men's room like my husband did, or throw up at TABAC like I did... (In my own defense of the throwing up episode, New Zealand wines are a lot higher in their alcohol percentage than I'm used to here, and only realized that LATER...I said a prayer of thanks that Neil HADN'T been in there when it happened....)
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Re: What does everybody do for a living?

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
1) I'm a charity fundraising events planner for a civil rights charity, which I like well enough, but it's a pretty difficult time to be in civil rights and an even MORE difficult time fundraising because nobody has extra money. 2) Ideally, I'd be a writer during the day and a musician at night. I'm actually working toward both, as I took my new year's resolution to write and get published more pretty seriously, and I just played out at a bar on Saturday night for the first time in 10 years,...
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Re: Opinion on NF/CH listener demographics?

Toet ·
I'm 18, and since a year or two I listen to Crowded House a lot. And I'm not from Australia or New Zealand either
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Re: The Finns and the Reid Brothers

kia kaha ·
Yes, yes, and Neil Finn has a New Zealand eksent so thuck you could carve ut. You wouldn't know it to hear him sing, though, and same with the Beatles. Whereas when the Proclaimers sing, there's really no doubting their nationality, now, is there? I didn't mean to offend the Scottish element. Really I didn't. I know what it's like to have your accent made fun of (not a week goes by when I don't hear some lame Steve Irwin "CRIKEY!" impersonation, usually from my own husband), so I wasn't...
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Re: The Haka

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
I have lectured to two schools and two church groups about the Maori and New Zealand. I have a lot more fun lecturing to the kids, because instead of showing my video or photos, I take a black lipstick and demonstrate the Maori tattoos on my son's face, and they laugh their little butts off. I show how the tattoos are all sybolic of different things, with every design meaning something different. I'll start with the hei matau, or the fish hook...and I'll explain the symbolism of that both...
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Re: The Haka

kia kaha ·
Heidi, I hate to say this, but as a "pakeha" (translation = outsider or white person), your use of Maori facial tattoos would be seen by the Maori as offensive... see here for further details - it's seen as theft of identity, not "imitation being the sincerest form of flattery". Back to the haka - I think the (mixed-race) New Zealand representative rugby union team doing the haka is seen as well and good (national pride and so on). When the Spice Girls, a bunch of white girls from the other...
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Re: The Haka

chester kruse ·
Well I for one am most definately a fan of THE HEIDI and have grown up in a society that walks on eggshells around Maori culture ( a culture that I am connected to in many ways and extremely proud of )but NZ needs to lighten up in regards to Maori culture....You go girl!! Unfortunately NZ is MOST DEFINATELY a country with RACIAL ISSUES and I worry that the non Kiwis on the forum see Aotearoa New Zealand with rose coloured glasses,it truly is a wonderful Maori culture and a great country but...
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Re: Tim Finn Question

Comp ·
Just an update, because I know you were all terribly worried about my search for sound clips. I finally managed to find clips of the self-titled album on a New Zealand music site. Not many, just three, but that actually turned out to be enough. Unlike with any other Tim Finn clips I had managed to find in the past (for his most recent albums, and whole songs from his site), I am suitably impressed, and the Tim Finn album is on my list. Thanks again for your help! -Comp
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Re: What does everybody do for a living?

loopy ·
Oh man...I'm so late in replying (but I had fun reading other people's stuff)...anyhow...I'm a medical editor for an international medical journal. It sounds boring but it's the best place I've worked. Dealing with disease and death on a daily basis, everyone has a really dark sense of humor...and my office mates know (but can't understand) my interest in all things Enz, but still have made me a Split Enz bookmark and are now making me a Neil Finn collage to put up on the wall. Even my boss...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

NeilonlyNeil ·
My job is: teecher The best thing about it is: t makes me laugh The worst about it is: getting up in the morn If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: racing car driver My best Finn moment was:standing next to 2 16 year olds at the last concert My best non-Finn moment was: time spent with Pete My favourite: o Food: anything edible o Book: april fools day o T.V Programme: seinfeld o Movie: life of brian o Actor/Actress: none o Country to visit: new zealand I hate it when: it rains I�d...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

kylenano ·
(very) Random Things about ME My job is: Homemaker The best thing about it is: Can arrange (within limits) my own schedule The worst about it is: Not much time off. If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be an: Indexer My best Finn moment was: Portsmouth Guildhall, March, 1992 My best non-Finn moment was: too many to list My favourite:[list] Food: Fry's chocolate cream Book: Aaargh! I've got more books than CD's. For the BBC top 100 fiction, I nominated "The Silver Darlings" by Neil M.
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Re: Getting to Know You...

Sara ·
My job is: Office junior at a Solicitors The best thing about it is: Ummm... I would say the money, but the money's pretty crap. So Ermm... nope, sorry nothing. The worst about it is: It's a Solicitors, so I ruin people's lives on a daily basis, and its not what I want to do with my life If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be an: Management Assistant as I hope to be in the next few weeks (oh please oh please oh please!) My best Finn moment was: Erm. Meeting Neil My best non-Finn moment...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

boarderGurl ·
My job is: Assistant Manager at Kinko's The best thing about it is: The money The worst about it is: STOOOOOPID people If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: student My best Finn moment was: Finding out the DAY BEFORE seeing Neil that I was pregnant and having Neil name my baby on-stage the next night!! My best non-Finn moment was: Meeting my sweetie Chris My favourite: o Food: Right now? Chili dogs.....but that could change in 2 hours! o Book: the Lord of the Rings trilogy o T.V...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

chester kruse ·
My Job Is?....currently no job, I left New Zealand for Sweden last month and am looking now. Occasionally. The best thing about it is: Not many good things about not having a job, mind you more time to look at the er, Swedish sites The worst about it is: Lack of incoming money If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: Musician Best Finn moment: meeting Tim on my birthday last year at his gig on Christchurch My best non-Finn moment was: Going home (to New Zealand) after 2 and a half years...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

paimaopi ·
Yeay everyone - thanks for taking the ball and running with it. Great responses! The professor - now why didn't I think of him?? I guess I'm used to interpreting the question as who would I like to spend A LOT OF time with instead of who could help me get back to my regular life! BoarderGurl, yes, the Professor would be a helpful companion (and I always did have a crush on him anyway!) and Awamutu, a boat would be a good thing to meet. BTW who thought getting on a boat called the SS Minnow...
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Re: Getting to Know You...

Patti (4huskies) ·
My job is: stay at home mom The best thing about it is: I'm the boss The worst about it is: the only time I have for me is when everyone else is asleep If I didn't do the work I do, I'd would be a: I can't imagine being anything else. If I still worked I'd probably still be working for the Leigh Bureau. My best Finn moment was: my husband and I seeing Neil for my first time @ the Electric Factory this year My best non-Finn moment was: our wedding day and the birth of our girls is dead even...
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Re: Mental Notes

private life ·
If I might offer an adjunct to the above in the form of a further question: can anyone rack their brains and think of one single significant musical precedent to the sounds heard on Mental Notes and its subsequent companion, Second Thoughts? All the elements described above are certainly present - in a big way - but nothing seems overly drawn from one particular inspirational source. It's simply confounding how unique their synthesis was and still is to these ears. Early Roxy Music managed...
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Re: Nambassa

kylenano ·
Apart from finding time to look up the info, I've hesitated replying to this because I'm not from NZ. But no one else has answered so here goes with what I've come across... The info is from:- 'Stranger Than Fiction - the life and times of Split Enz' by Mike Chunn 'Stranded In Paradise - New Zealand Rock 'n' Roll 1955-1988' by John Dix 'New Zealand Film 1912-1996' by Helen Martin and Sam Edwards The first 'Nambassa Music, Crafts & Alternative Festival' was in January 1978 at Golden...
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Re: Tony Visconti producing new album?

Jaffaman ·
Latest quote from Tony Visconti's website : It's official that I'll be starting Neil and Tim Finn's new album in July. We originally wanted to record in New Zealand but all the best studios there are booked (wow, the studio business is not exactly booming anywhere else in the world). So the Brothers Finn and their rhythm section are flying halfway across the world to record at the beautiful Allaire Studios, in upstate New York. For me this is a welcomed return to the studio where David...
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Re: Something So Strong...again

Bean ·
Hey there Laura, Try New Zealand Books - nzbooks.com - I got my copy there just a few months ago! And with the exchange rate it's about 26 dollars. They also have Private Universe. Search under Crowded House by Title. Good luck
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Re: Mild Geography Chuckle

Heidi in Pittsburgh ·
ummmmm...that's not a mild error. For a global corporation such as McDonald's, it's an embarrassment. As someone who used to work in advertising, I can't believe they wouldn't have checked this out and that this ad made it to print. That's really slipshod and McDonald's should fire their agency over it. I hope you take that photo and e-mail it to their marketing department, pointing out their error. I'm sure they'll sell a few less McKiwi's now. (McKiwi is a special burger sold by McDonald's...
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Re: Mild Geography Chuckle

athenazilla ·
I'm not suprised at such a geographical faux pas. That is hilarious! It's also bloody pathetic, but then not everyone is as smart as we are but then again...mebee just mebee some serious plate tectonic shifting has occured while we were sleeping and new zealand really is now in the carribean. When my friend gets back from her trip to the bahamas, I'll ask her if she happened along new zealand on her travels( you all know I'm joking right?!)
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Re: Mild Geography Chuckle

kia kaha ·
For some reason I'm reminded of something I read in the Onion once. I think the headline was "Australia gets drunk and moves itself to the top of the world"... something like that, anyway... I wouldn't put it past New Zealand as a nation to get together and do the same thing... perhaps after imbibing too many Steinlagers after another All-Blacks' win... (and all you Kiwis out there, please KNOW that that was a good-natured jibe from someone who'd hold NZ dual citizenship by birth, if such a...
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Re: Private Lives album

John ·
I like it too but to my ears it's definitely disjointed. I prefer side one to side two. Here's an interview from Australian mag RAM promoting the album. RAM, December 9, 1983 Invasion of Privacy Phil Judd has become something of a recluse since his Split Enz and Swinger days. Greg Taylor tracks him down and finds that making solo albums is just as traumatic as group efforts. “Once upon a time it was Hastings, New Zealand, a medium sized town surrounded by orchards and hops and tobacco...
 
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