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Split Enz - New Faces Television (Full Length) – 1973 Music

Split Enz - New Faces

Television (Full Length) – 1973 Music

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New Zealand’s first global pop success story made one of its earliest screen appearances on this TV talent quest. The episodes are no longer preserved, but a family friend of the Finns pointed his Super 8 camera at the television screen. The clips are combined with the band’s memories from 2005 radio documentary Enzology. Split Ends (the ‘z’ came later) competed in the 18 November heat with ‘129’, and a week later in the final, miming ‘Sweet Talking Spoon Song’. They lost to Wellington's Bulldogs Allstar Goodtime Band, with a pre-Simon Cowell Phil Warren judging the lads “too clever”.

Key Cast & Crew

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Christopher Bourn

Producer

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Lyn Bremner

Judge

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Justin du Fresne

Judge

I think we thought we were bound to win, that we were bound for glory ... but it was in a very naive sort of way.
– Tim Finn