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Radio with Pictures - Split Enz interview Television (Excerpts) – 1983 Documentary Music

Radio with Pictures - Split Enz interview

Television (Excerpts) – 1983 Documentary Music

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In this RWP interview, Karyn Hay gets Split Enz members Neil Finn and Nigel Griggs to explain some of the band's songs before a January 1983 performance at festival Sweetwaters. Both are tired of doing True Colours tracks; the album "has followed us around like a bad smell for a year and a half" says Finn. He also admits 'I Got You' was "probably only about the third lyric I'd ever written", and touches on the BBC banning of 'Six Months in a Leaky Boat'. Griggs admits he has no idea what Finn's 'History Never Repeats' is about; Finn praises Griggs' "incredibly good bass riff" on 'Lost for Words'.

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You can't bloody get rid of it you know. Once they're in the set there, and once the crowd wants them, you've just gotta play them.
– Neil Finn on the popularity of Enz song 'Nobody Takes Me Seriously'