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Split Enz - Spellbound Television – 1993 Documentary Music

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Sam Neill narrates this doco plotting the career of one of NZ’s most successful rock bands: from formation by Mike Chunn, Phil Judd and Tim Finn at Auckland University in 1971 to demise in 1984 when Neil Finn walked away. The major players talk freely about good times and bad — art rock, the wayward genius of Judd (with a rare interview), Noel Crombie’s spoon playing and costume design, hard times in England and the punk backlash, the big pop hits after Neil joined, Tim’s solo album, an obsession with paper darts, and the pre-gig ritual of One For One.

A lot of it was the romance, the romance of being in the perfect band with perfect friends.
– Tim Finn

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Stratford Productions

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Made with funding from NZ On Air