Originally posted by pinkytuscadero:
Originally posted by Guy:
One of the aspects of preparing the tour was contacting all members of Split Enz. There's probably a good reason for Phil not joining the band, most likely a multitude of reasons. I'm sure it was his own decision not to join.
All valid points you've all been making, but (and sorry to sound like a broken record) - he WASN'T approached at all about the tour, and YES, would have been completely willing to do it. It ain't speculation. The 'reliable source' was Phil, OK?
I wasn't aware that Phil wasn't asked to join the band. Did Phil comment on this on his website? Could you point us to the source please?
Seeing some of he other guys, like Chunn, Crowther, Gillies, etc. would definitely be brilliant.
Probably the decision was made to tour with a line-up that actually existed back then. That there was a decision to let this be the True colours line-up is probably because of a) it was the commercially most succesful and b) as noted earlier the death of Paul Hester.
I think a whole lot of people tend to imagine Split enz as the 1980-era band. So there may be a business apect to it as well. The big audience would perhaps be less interested in the mental notes or dizrythmia line-up. (just guessing, I'm not from NZ or Australia).
The die hard fans, who are relatively more involved with duscussion here concerning the Enz, would be more interested in a band including Phil Judd.
I'm not sure if there are pesonal reasons behind this. And I don't think any of us should go to far into this until there has been word from Peter or the band about the decision.
I'm just still in doubt if I should buy tickets, or wait till word of a NZ or better, London, show.