May 3rd, 2012

NZ Music Month

New Zealand Music Month - Day 3

Split Enz are another group that have been quite well served by the "re-releases with bonus tracks" phenomenon in recent years. However, their habit of recording much more than ever actually got released means there are still some oddities floating around which are currently unavailable.

Your Inspiration may sound familiar, but that's because much of the tune (and some of the words) got recycled for I Walk Away, their last decent sized hit single as an active band; and some of what was left over from that got recycled into the fairly obscure Crowded House B-side Can't Carry On. But the original song only got released once, about twenty years ago, on a bonus disc from a long out of print boxed-set of albums.



And as a post-script to followers of the Hole in the Leg Saga: Went back to hospital again today. Not much change. Leg still all wrapped up like I'd just crawled out from under a pyramid. Looks like this year's Dunedin trip isn't going to be going ahead... there's no way the crook leg will get me up some of the cliff faces that pass for streets in Dunedin...