"Neo-classi-cosmoidal-cosmetic, in a nutshell."
April 28, 2011 5:16 PM Subscribe
were to New Zealand what the Beatles were to the UK, and like the fabs their legacy is impressive: an endlessly entertaining back-catalogue
and some inspiring solo and band offshoots
. One of these, Crowded House
, captured more of the world's attention, but few in New Zealand would question the priority of the Enz. Which must be why, in 2007, Radio New Zealand made an eight-hour
documentary series split over ten podcasts about their fascinating journey from art-folk-classical-prog to New Wave pop mastery: Enzology
is essential listening for any Split Enz fan, featuring "excerpts from all the hits and numerous album tracks, plus previously unreleased demos, live recordings and studio out-takes gathered from the band members' personal archives and elsewhere".
Bonus Enz history: Mike Chunn's band biography Stranger Than Fiction
, online in its entirety with the author's blessing (via the fount of all Enzdom, frenz.com