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New Zealand Music Month - Day 1 [May. 1st, 2011|11:33 pm]
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[Current Location |Invercargill]
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Um, er.... well, it looks like the first of May snuck up on me without me actually noticing, leaving me without any actual viable ideas for anything to do for New Zealand Music Month.

So it looks like I'm going to have to bring out my Emergency Plan: a month's worth of random Split Enz videos. "All from the same band?" I hear you asking. Well, all from bands of the same name, but the band had so many line-up changes and changes in musical style and sartorial image that it would be almost unbelievable that the long-haired folk-rock group of 1972 had anything whatsoever to do with the polished power-pop group of 1984. In between these two extremes were a decent bunch of albums and a lot of good music.

Some of this music is rare or almost completely unheard. Tonight's effort - Brick Wall, from 1978 - is one such. I have no idea where someone found it (I'm suspecting that it's been isolated from the "Enzology" series), and parts of the lyric and themes seem to have been recycled into the 1979 song Master Plan, but this is at least of historic interest if nothing else.