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Favourite Melbourne Tunes

“Songs by the Finn brothers’ bands Crowded House and Split Enz took out the top five spots in a poll of the best Melbourne tunes of the past 40 years, voted by Herald Sun readers and Triple M listeners…”
Not bad for a couple of New Zealanders! But most of these songs were written when they lived in Melbourne, after all.


Here’s the top 5:

1. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House

2. Four Seasons in One Day – Crowded House

3. I Got You – Split Enz

4. Six Months in a Leaky Boat – Split Enz

5. I See Red – Split Enz

Split Enz – TV debut 40 years ago today

On November 18th, 1973, Split Ends (soon to be spelt with a Z) made their debut TV appearance. The footage below is all that exists of that broadcast, filmed off the TV screen by a friend of the Finns.
(Don’t look for Neil. He didn’t join brother Tim’s band until 1977.)

More information can be found in our diary post from December 10th, 2012.

Split Enz co-founder Mike Chunn and New Faces producer Christopher Bourn spoke to Jim Mora about this performance in an interview today on Radio New Zealand.

Wellington’s Dominion Post celebrated the anniversary with the article The Beginning of the Enz.

Hear more about the origins of Split Enz in part one of Enzology: The Story of Split Enz.