Split Enz

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Jonathan, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Member

    Messages:
    3,487
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Location:
    Missouri
  2. Dave2512

    Dave2512 Member

    Messages:
    5,768
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Can't decide if I like the early stuff. Late bloomer and it's tough for an MTV kid to get I Got You out of my head.
     
    Jamalot, beanbass, jiml and 1 other person like this.
  3. S. F. Sorrow

    S. F. Sorrow Member

    Messages:
    6,847
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2012
    Location:
    South of Mars
    Thanks!
    Sweet Dreams is on one of my favorite old college radio cassettes from around 1977. The Mellotron/bass break is sooo good.
     
  4. wire-n-wood

    wire-n-wood Member

    Messages:
    3,502
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    That sax solo at 2:30.

    Saw Split Enz a couple of times in Auckland. Great shows. One was a free New Years Eve concert at Mt Smart. Magic times sitting on the grass bank before they put all those grandstands in.
     
    Turi likes this.
  5. loudboy

    loudboy Member

    Messages:
    27,396
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    Sedona, AZ
    Saw them open for Tom Petty, on the Hard Promises tour. Pretty good show... <g>
     
    Turi likes this.
  6. jiml

    jiml Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,926
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Location:
    amorica
    Finn Brothers, still cranking out great tunes...
     
  7. gennation

    gennation Member

    Messages:
    6,891
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I've always like this band. I remember them pre MTV days on early cable channel called Music Video Television. I liked the other projects that stemmed from this band too, during the MTV days. Very unique and creative bunch.
     
  8. ChampReverb

    ChampReverb Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    10,049
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Location:
    Slightly west of Boston
  9. kiki_90291

    kiki_90291 Member

    Messages:
    3,149
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    I know Neil came late to the party, but that guy is a pop genius on par with Paul Mcartney. Split Enz, Crowded House and some amazing solo stuff (I think Try Whistling This is one of the best albums, end-to-end of the last 50 years).
     
    Turi likes this.
  10. loudboy

    loudboy Member

    Messages:
    27,396
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Location:
    Sedona, AZ
    Apparently, Paul concurs.
     
  11. jalmer

    jalmer Member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2014
    Neil wrote the good stuff in split enz IMHO. I like the early I see red album.
    I have a great beta tape of their videos. Suppose its all on YouTube though.
     
  12. wildschwein

    wildschwein Member

    Messages:
    3,772
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Location:
    Alkimos, Western Australia
    Always loved 'I See Red' and 'Six Months in a Leaky Boat' -- one of the first bands I really got into. I was about 8 years old and I used to the blast a cassette I had and play air guitar to it.
     
    Turi likes this.
  13. Turi

    Turi Member

    Messages:
    9,499
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Killer band.
    Love 'em. Love CH. Love Neil too.
    I love Neil doing acoustic covers of all the Split Enz and CH stuff, it's magic.

    Fav Split Enz song for me is "I See Red".
     
    deeohgee likes this.
  14. lennokez

    lennokez Supporting Member

    Messages:
    720
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    I love 'em too. So much to like.




     
    deeohgee likes this.
  15. beachbum0711

    beachbum0711 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    874
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Location:
    South Central FL
    Also one of the coolest vinyl LPs ever...

     
    deeohgee and Rumble like this.
  16. chopsley

    chopsley Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,079
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I honestly don't know anything they've done besides "I Got You" and "One Step Ahead", which I think are great tunes. Will have to check out more of their stuff at some point...
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice