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Enzology

Discovery: The first recordings of something-like Split Enz (heard on the Enzology podcast part 1, Tim Finn & Mike & Jeff Chunn) recorded in 1969 sound just like the first Genesis album (From Genesis to Revelation) sans strings (added by the producer) recorded in 1969. Maybe a hundred or a thousand other bands made albums that sounded like this, specifically described as being influenced by the BeeGees, but still I am all wow this morning.

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snidegrrl
Feb. 13th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
OH AND WHO IS SURPRISED TO HEAR EDDIE RAYNER TALKING ABOUT DOING GENESIS COVERS

ahhhhhh.
autobahnpatrol
Feb. 13th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
So it's true!
snidegrrl
Feb. 13th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
He says in the podcast that the band he was in at the time he saw SE and decided to join was called "Orb" and they played Yes and Genesis covers. :D
autobahnpatrol
Feb. 13th, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Has anyone else in Split Enz ever actually owned up to a Genesis influence? Being a NZer, I feel I should already know. :)
snidegrrl
Feb. 13th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Not that I am aware of just yet. :) It's weird to me that two bands I love came of age at the same time, but in very different ways. I hadn't really thought about the exact timing of it... of course between 1969 and when Mental Notes came out Genesis had a whole freaking career.

Did you know that the Enz opened for Black Sabbath at one point? I highly recommend you run right out and listen to the podcast.

This has all just bumped up "travel to New Zealand" on my life's priorities.
autobahnpatrol
Feb. 13th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
I was not aware they had ever opened for Black Sabbath - I can only imagine what the stoners made of all that. :)

To be able to visit NZ again is one of my life's priorities!

I wonder how many NZers have their own little Split Enz stories. I met Mike Chunn when I was working in a music shop some years ago, I sat near Eddie Rayner in a restaurant around the time he was working on NZ Idol, and Tim Finn nearly ran over one of my friends! :/
snidegrrl
Feb. 14th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
I so can't imagine ever wanting to leave NZ if I ever managed to get there!

i also didn't know Eddie Rayner worked on NZ idol.
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