Split Enz songs never played live

Inspired by Camus saying recently that he didn't think there were many commercially released studio-recorded Split Enz songs that the Enz never played live, I thought I'd look through my live recordings and see what songs were missing:

Sweet Talking Spoon Song
Home Sweet Home
Mental Notes
Master Plan
The Choral Sea
Holy Smoke
Clumsy
Livin' It Up
Make Sense Of It
Two of a Kind
Remember When
Kia Kaha (although it was mimed on TV)
Parasite
Overdrive
Voices
The Lost Cat
Adz

Some of the above might well have been performed live by the Enz at some stage (possibly "The Devil You Know" in NZ, I think). I've only got my tapes to go by. Any corrections or queries welcome.
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Mental Notes & Livin it Up were what I consider to be "closing" songs as they're both very short & are tacked on the end of their respective albums, so I can understand them not being played live.

I don't have the evidence to back it up but I'm sure that they did sing Kia Kaha live during the Kia Kaha tour in 1983. I'm positive I had it written down somewhere but can't find it... maybe I'm imagining it Smiler
Holy Smoke was defintely played in Brisbane Festival Hall back round the Time and Tide or Corroboree tours please time line those for me someone also where I remember my Lead a Horse to Water. Think both tours were around July.
Kia Kaha was performed festival hall Brisbane, it was a fav song of the moment, bought the Kia Kaha tank top and wore it there.

Pretty sure Make Sense of It was played at the Environfest at Samford on the 6th or 1st of June as well at the time of the Next Exit single seemed to do a one off performance on the back of that one. Tim also did his Fraction too Much Friction there as well.

That's all I can think of at the mo.

Sorry my years are running in packs like dogs.
I've got a live recording of Kia Kaha from the Enz with a Bang show from one of the Auckland 1984 shows, and Clumsy has been performed live, Peter mentioned that Clumsy was mooted for the live CD they were going to put together initially for the re-release of True Colours and then for a book, he did mention it was only performed a couple of times.

Devil You Know perfomred at the final Split Enz show in Auckland 1984, just Neil and Tim with Neil at the piano.

After I said that Jaffa I immediately thought of Mental Notes and some of the earlier songs. I thought of Master Plan as well.
That leaves the following:

Sweet Talking Spoon Song (mimed on TV)
Home Sweet Home (possibly performed on first Uni tour?)
Mental Notes
Master Plan
Two of a Kind
Remember When
Parasite
Overdrive
Voices (early version performed by After Hours)
The Lost Cat
Adz

That's pretty good going, considering they released ten albums and numerous singles before they ended.
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Originally posted by Vortex:
According to a post in this thread, Aka o Miru got a performance of "Holy Smoke" by paper plane (great story!) — on, I'm guessing, the Waiata tour?


As nice as it is to see myself quoted (and I so wish it had been at an Enz gig) it was actually at a CH gig in '94.

Tho' when he played it, Neil did say that he'd never played it live before...
I might be wrong, but I'd swear Voices was played live - I think maybe the outdoor Wollongong gig that was absolutely bucketing rain, one band didn't even show (Matt Finish??), the Enz headlined, to about the smallest 'crowd' I've ever seen. The place was mostly empty. sorry, not sure of other details. Maybe someone else will remember that show, seeing as it was so weird!

Seems obvious it must have been in the lead-up to Enz with a Bang, but I don't think it was at any of the three Sydney 'Bang' concerts (I went to all three, but I really think I was bopping along at an outdoor gig to Voices - one of my favourites).
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Originally posted by Camus:
Well there you go.

One last one, how about Albert of India?


Oddly enough, the first Enz concert that I ever went to was on the Waiata tour in 1981 at Perkins Palace in Pasadena. They opened the show with "Albert of India". The support act for the evening ... The Vapors.

Those were the days.
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Originally posted by Camus:
What about Things? I suppose as it was an A-side they would have played it....
And Ships?

"Things" was played at Sydney's Capitol Theatre in 1979. That's the same concert that "Murder" comes from. "Ships" was played at the Regent Theatre, Sydney, March 1981.

A tape exists of the Sweetwaters 1981 concert and was almost going to get a release a few years ago. Extravagenza's 1993 peformances came out instead.
You mean March '78, ahwell. The Enz were at the end of their ill-fated first US tour in March '77. By the way, do you have a more complete version of the Aylesbury '78 gig?



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A tape exists of the Sweetwaters 1981 concert and was almost going to get a release a few years ago.


You mean it was almost scheduled for release sometime in '94? What's the recording like, Jaff? Good performances, good quality and good set?
Sorry March 78 it was. Anything i have to do with that particular gig will be at my mum and dads house in the secrets cupboard. This may well take a bit trawling through but i will see what i come up with. Having spoken to my brothers who were with me however they cant remember mental notes being played. Im now wondering if ive got it wrong ? They did play there after that im sure, so just maybe it was then. Bear with me i know ive heard it live.I will get back to you.
Voices has been played live, Master Plan has been played Live -usually around the same time as Things (the exception being the Mushroom Birthday show in Sydney-State Theatre) where Things was in the set but Master Plan wasn't (from memory..but i can check our reels, I think Famous People fileld it's spot that night as they did a tribute to several Mushroom acts in the middle of the song..)...songs like Carried Away, Animal Lover etc all played as recent as Adelaide (14/6/06)

I'm sure we have recordings of some of the others on the list, will try and bump it down a bit with some confirmed dates or tours...Kia Kaha quite a lot especially on the Kia Kaha Tour.

Gryph
I rememebr Nige saying 'Make sense of it' was never played live but a few eyars back we had a tape from one of the Time & Tide shows and 'Make sense of it was on it', we mentioned this to Nige and he says possibly they might of done it once and I think he said Canada.....which would be right as the gig was Canadian.....I thought they also did it at one Aussie show on one of the tours BUT it might of been soundcheck.....all a bit blurry. But i'd say YES to this one at least once and probably Canada.
Gryph
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Originally posted by gryphon: songs like Carried Away, Animal Lover etc all played as recent as Adelaide (14/6/06)
Gryph


Are you talking about the sound check, rehersals or the actual concert performance in Adel 14/06/06? Confused I was at the concert and I can honestly say that CARRIED AWAY was not in the final performance. Frowner
Yep NFAddict at Soundcheck (and a whole host of other great stuff) soundcheck is pretty much LIVE (just no audience, OK 4 Frenz members, crew etc) but soundcheck should count as 'played live'....opens a whole can of worms as so few witnesses and so few recordings.....
Gryph.
Hmmmm so just Nigel doing the bass line from Fire Drill, while Tim pulled up his dacks and a lights blackout could be considered a performance at the rehearsal gig in Brissie?? Which would therefore be 2 requests played for big mouthBig Grin !

Okay on topic what songs have you got left to find then Jaffa?
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Originally posted by gryphon:
Yep NFAddict at Soundcheck (and a whole host of other great stuff) soundcheck is pretty much LIVE (just no audience, OK 4 Frenz members, crew etc) but soundcheck should count as 'played live'....opens a whole can of worms as so few witnesses and so few recordings.....
Gryph.



Yep, only 4 Frenz, and one of them very young! Wink

But like you said Gryph, it was certainly the most amazing sound check, and it was definitely the most memorable time of the whole tour... I still can't believe our luck!!

Yeah, bits and pieces of Animal Lover, Parrot Fashion Love, Log Cabin Fever, Bullet brain and Cactus Head, and about 2 seconds of Serge... I'll never forget it!! Smiler

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Originally posted by gryphon:
I know Nige visits www.Frenz.Com so maybe he can read the request for this one....(:
Gryph


You're not talking about Nigel Griggs, are you???!!!
If you are, it seems not only weird but unusual to me to find any member of Enz/Crowdie/Finn looking around here.Wink I always thought this would be one website they would NEVER visit. Frowner On the other hand... I could be wrong!

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