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Through The Years (Enz demo)
Through The Years (Escapade version)
My Voice Keeps Changing On Me (Noel Crombie single)
My Darkest Day (Neil demo)
Fraction Too Much Friction (Escapade)
Conflicting Emotions (rehearsal - fast)
Strait Old Line (rehearsal)
Strait Old Line
Growing Pains (Escapade)
Conflicting Emotions
No Mischief (with count-in and extra at end)
Devil You Know (additional piano intro)
Message To My Girl
Our Day (different bridge section)
Conflicting Emotions
Bullet Brain and Cactus Head
Merry Christmas to the Frenz of the Enz
?? (??Deckchairs Overboard - Paul Hester)
I Wake Up Every Night (??Hester demo with Split Enz)
some percussion from Noel
Working Up An Appetite (live)
Kia Kaha
Bon Voyage

Fascinating insight into this period of "conflicting emotions" (which was played as a recurring motif throughout the episode). Sounds like general agreement that they went overboard with the drum machine. Lots of problems with Mushroom and A&M ("Bullet Brain" & "Cactus Head"?), some of which were probably self-inflicted. Bittersweet interview with Tim (early 1984?) just before Bon Voyage saying he'd never considered leaving the band. Great to hear Kia Kaha given a run (shocking omission from Spellbound IMHO).

Darkest Day sounded promising
This is my darkest day
Smoothered in Storm Clouds
Big-city landscape's
Keeping My mind from coming round
What am I here (for?) this day
What did I do that was wrong
I don't remember
Just wish I could kill it all in a song
I think I'll write a letter home to Maisey(?)
Tell her I'm true
I think that maybe she alone can help me


Additional bonus with Tim's rarely heard "Runs In The Family" being played after the episode (to celebrate - prematurely as it turned out - a few Australian wickets in the cricket match between New Zealand & Australia).
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Perhaps the most revealing episode to date. Nathan Brenner's recollections were especially revealing. 'My Darkest Day' should have made it beyond just being a demo. In a lot of cases, I feel the demos and rehearsals of songs that made it to Conflicting Emotions were actually better than the sterile, clinical, drum-machine dominated final recordings. Like Frenzy, the album does have great songs (albeit less), but it's marred by bad production. More so than ever, Tim's 'Bon Voyage' sounds so eerily prophetic.

I have to agree with you on 'Kia Kaha', David - why that didn't make Spellbound is a big mystery to me.
Here's the official track list:

THROUGH THE YEARS (Enz rehearsal, Now studio, Australia 1979)
THROUGH THE YEARS
MY VOICE KEEPS CHANGING ON ME
MY DARKEST DAY/LETTER TO MAISIE (Neil home demo 1983 - title is a guess)
FRACTION TOO MUCH FRICTION
CONFLICTING EMOTIONS (rehearsal, Paradise Studios, Sydney 1983)
STRAIT OLD LINE (early take, Paradise Studios, 1983)
STRAIT OLD LINE
GROWING PAINS
CONFLICTING EMOTIONS
NO MISCHIEF (with count-in and outro from rough mix, 1983)
THE DEVIL YOU KNOW (with piano intro from rough mix, 1983)
MESSAGE TO MY GIRL
OUR DAY (includes the deleted "Someone is coming to me" section and alternate ending from rough mix, 1983)
BULLET BRAIN AND CACTUS HEAD
BULLET BRAIN AND CACTUS HEAD (instrumental mix, filtered from album mix)
CONFLICTING EMOTIONS
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE FRENZ OF THE ENZ
THAT�S THE WAY (Deckchairs Overboard)
I WAKE UP EVERY NIGHT (live, Wellington 11/1/84)
BULLET BRAIN AND CACTUS HEAD (live, Wellington 11/1/84)
WORKING UP AN APPETITE (live, Wellington 11/1/84)
HIT THE ROAD, JACK (live, Wellington 11/1/84)
KIA KAHA
KIA KAHA (instrumental rough mix, 1983)
BON VOYAGE

Plus:
Tim i/v from Escapade promo LP 1983
Tim NZ radio i/v, 2ZM, January 1984
brief TV news report on upcoming Te Awamutu centennial celebrations 1984
Tim & Neil i/v, Tonight Show, Radio NZ, January 1984

Flicker - The sampled voice on "Bullet Brain" is definitely female. I'm not sure whose it is, though I always thought it might belong to one of the girlfriends. The accent sounds more Australian to me than British.

I imagine that "Kia Kaha" didn't make it to "Spellbound" because the production is so naff. Funnily enough, when "Conflicting Emotions" came out, I was into drum machines and electronic music and thought that the album sounded great. Yet, "Kia Kaha", included on the bonus 12" single, was thin to my ears. Didn't care for it much at all. The early rough mix, however, is much more organic with ukuleles to the fore. Showed such promise...
Yes, same song. It was sometime after I'd edited that section that I realised Tim had eventually recorded it. I have a tape of Split Enz rehearsing it, but there was never a proper Enz attempt.

BTW, that's only Eddie reading out the song titles. And they're songs from earlier than 1983. "Been There Done That" is from around 1979. There's another thread about it in the Tim Finn forum.
I just couldn't resist! I went back and transcribed that list of unrecorded songs by Tim...

Relax
Been There, Done That
If It's All The Same With You
Popular
No One Will Ever Know
Get What You Deserve
Carless Days
Raining
Face To Face
Manage Me (Eddie sings a short excerpt: "Won't you manage me? I'll give you 100%", then laughs manically!)
Secret Part Of Me
Own Back Yard
Thrillseeking
Through The Years
No Remorse
Settle Down
Heart To Heart
Fool Around
Rise To The Occasion
In The Heat Of The Moment

I wonder how many of these songs turned up as parts of other songs in the future. Obviously 'Been There, Done That' and 'Through The Years' were recorded.

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