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Sunday Evening Videos: Enz Again

splitenzYour PopCulteer is in New York covering Toy Fair, so this week we’re going to recycle a Sunday Evening Videos post from eight years ago. Admit it…if I hadn’t told you, you wouldn’t have noticed.

One of my favorite new wave bands of the early 80s, Split Enz eventually evolved into Crowded House and started having hit songs. Before that, lead by brothers Tim and Neil Finn, Split Enz scored a few minor hits in America, but they were one of the coolest “weird” bands of the era. Here’s one of their coolest weird songs, “Dirty Creatures.”

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You’ll find more tunes by Split Enz On the other side of the jump.

“Message To My Girl” was a harbinger of the more commercial sound that Neil would develop in Crowded House.

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“I See Red” is pure skinny-tie new-wave goodness.

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Here’s the band performing one of their US hits live on the show “Fridays.”

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We wrap up our case of Split Enz with “Six Months In A Leaky Boat”

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That’s it for this week’s Sunday Evening Videos. Check back in the morning for some special Monday Morning Art which I promise won’t be recycled.

1 Comment

  1. Rob Woozle

    From New Zealand, to Australia and now to PopCult! Fantastic to see that some of the best antipodean bands are appreciated in the USA.

    “Mean to Me” is my fave Crowded House song. Anyone that can use “Te Awamutu” in a lyric must be a genius. By the way, it’s the name of the Finn brothers’ home town in NZ.

    Wooz

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