I'm just curious... How did you all get into the Enz gang? Is there anyone out there in the forum the was a memeber of the audience of one of Split Ends' Levi's Saloon gigs? Buck A Head gigs? Or was it when the Enz went more mainstream with I See Red and I Got You. What was the first album and song that got you into them? For me... Unfortunatley, the Levi's and Buck A Heads were about 15-16 years before my birth(and I'm in Australia). I got into the Enz mainly thanks to my mum buying CH's Recurring Dream when I was 9 or 10 and after collecting all the CH albums (took me about 3 months) I heard there was another unique and marvellous band with the wonderful Neil Finn called Split Enz. Flicking through my parents vinyl collection one day, I found a copy of True Colours. I listened to it and was gobsmacked, this was really great stuff. I knew I Got You AND I Hope I Never, and consequently went looking for more stuff. I found first Enz Of An Era. I played it and shocked myself by knowing most of the songs on it. I'd heard them on radio before and always thought "That song was allright!" but not much else! Next I got Spellbound, which was hot off the press, for Christmas and played so consistantly that it, sadly, turned my father, RIGHT off the Finns. Spellbound was great and WAS the ultimate Enz collection but I'm glad my stubborness prevailed to buy (eventually) the whole Enz collection. I bought most of the stuff with Neil Finn in it first, and only when I got the 70's box last year, I embraced that pre-Neil era.
So that's how I got into this marvellous band called Split Enz. What about you guys?