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Split Enz

Split Enz broke moulds with their genrebending songs, onstage personas and off-kilter outfits. Among their many members, they introduced Phil Judd and Te Awamutu troubadours Tim and Neil Finn to the world. Formed in 1972 as Split Ends, the band moved towards leaner, poppier songs in the late 1970s, and found mainstream success with 1980 album True Colours. It spawned Neil Finn's single 'I Got You', a Trans-Tasman chart topper. The band's story was told in 1993 documentary Spellbound, and a 1983 episode of Kaleidoscope. It would be Neil Finn's next band Crowded House that finally managed to break into the American market.