All tracks written by unless noted. Released in 1980, the album featured more mature songwriting from. This continues by a part mostly heard by the gutair and drums and a strange whistling. Memories of early teens are hard to banish. Drummer Malcom Green and percussionist Noel Cromble generated a rollicking rumble underneath this accordion- driven rocker that was irresistible. They had a frolicsome aura all their own. I think that's what made Bjork's eclectic brand of music intriguing to my ears and I'm pretty sure that's what made this record by the New Zealand homeboys in Split Enz a pleasant though somewhat inconsistent listen.
Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012 Review 699064 Recorded at a time when Split Enz was transitioning from an eccentric, uncommercial, progressive pop-rock outfit to a more mainstream though still somewhat eccentric and polished new wave act, Frenzy displays a rawer, more modest side of a band apparently in search of a new cohesive identity. This copy remains factory sealed from new a nd is therefore in mint and unplayed condition! I do love the near end of it though near 2 and a half minutes though. It's a beautiful love song that I found highly emotional and worthy of revisiting often. Ultimately, there is certainly something self-contradictory and even slightly schizophrenic in this music: progressive, eclectic, and innovative and slightly progressive on the one hand, while folk-based and traditional on the other. It's like this until the minute and a half mark.
Otherwise this song to me is just an average instrumental song. Most significant within this rather odd assortment is the highly energized 'I See Red', an Australian top 20 hit which foreshadowed Split Enz's new wave pop sound and commercial success achieved with their next album True Colours , though its quirky edges may have prevented it from becoming an international hit. Their albums from 1980 onwards are of less interest to prog fans, 1980-1982 produced a trilogy of fantastic but yet pop albums, the still retained their imagination and zaniness, thanks in part to Eddie's Keyboards, they are good but with very little prog so I cannot recommend these to prog fans. Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock. Can't help it, though, it's the way I do my investigative business.
I respected their non-commercial mien but sometimes their arrangements wandered all over the place so much they never were able to settle into a solid groove. It was a fun ride through some imaginative streams of mayhem and I liked it mainly due to it being as incomparable to anything else as I've come across in many years. However it really ties in with the previous songs. That songwriting approach continues into the later recordings, even as the sound of the band changes, becoming more electric and keyboard-led - in that timbral context, the songs take on the character of zany, arty pop. Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012 Review 699070 Waiata Corroboree in Australia is usually seen as an acceptable, yet somewhat less original, safe follow-up to Split Enz's breakthrough album, True Colours, released a year earlier. House in as ilver record company folder Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock.
Walking Down a Road 6. By 1984, Tim had left the band to pursue his own solo career, the band cut one more album; See Ya Round and after a farewell tour with Tim reuniting for it the band called it quits. This is where I personally feel the album starts to go on a downward spiral, saved only by a couple of tracks to come. One that I really like because of growing up with it, but I can't see a place for it in a prog collection. Split Enz didn't truly dare to think outside of the box on their tracks until Time and Time in my opinion to be reviewed later. However, there are other strong tracks.
Like a lot of groups that enjoyed some success in the 70s, these guys gave the impression here that they were unsure of what direction they should be going in as the decade was coming to a close. The only song other than 'I Got You' to make it as a hit single from the album at least in Australasia is the love ballad, 'I Hope I Never', which features an impressive vocal performance by Tim Finn, though it may have been perceived as somewhat too sentimental and 'uncool' to Split Enz's newly-found new wave audience. The group was a major hit with their countrymen and in nearby Australia but their quirkiness never really caught on in the states and they remained basically a fringe act until they disbanded in the mid-80s. The song is pretty simple in terms of pop standards, but the simplicity of the music combined with Neils provoking and hard hitting lyrics overtop makes this track shine. I am immediately taken upon an interesting rollercoaster ride of synths, all leading to the 'Nobody take me seriously anyway chorus' which matches the tone of the synths. Best of all, the lead track, 'Hard Act to Follow', is an endearing piece of unrelenting, rhythmic melody, penned by Tim Finn, which should have been a major new wave hit. This song isn't the scariest ever, but quite strange and definitely a masterpiece.
By 1984, Tim had left the band to pursue his own solo career, the band cut one more album;. First aired December 7th 1980 and includes cue sheet, show 338 Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock. The chorus is so catchy too. My favourite, 'No Bother to Me' alternates between a gloomy piano melody with melancholic vocals and lyrics, and an almost euphoric vaudevillian cabaret atmosphere. This is a complete discography listing for , a originated experimental rock-pop group.
Indeed, this is perhaps Split Enz's only lateral move, essentially maintaining the sharp, new wave-like sound of True Colours, albeit in a slightly darker vein; although considering that the band had practically changed its style on each of their previous 5 albums, one can hardly blame them for capitalizing on the style that finally brought them some of the attention they very much deserved. Why this artist must be listed in www. Gotta say it's been a hit-or-miss endeavor. Features a concert recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London 1980 and includes 12 tracks including One Step Ahead, Missing Person, Ghost Girl and more. Posted Thursday, March 29, 2012 Review 699063.