Split Enz

Split Enz was a New Zealander art-rock band from Auckland, formed in late 1972 and active through several iterations over a 12-year period. In 1973, the band released a pair of singles on Vertigo and EMI, followed by nine albums on Mushroom between 1975 and 1984. Their first album, Mental Notes, includes the popular early […]

The Swingers

Swingers were a Kiwi new wave band that released the album Practical Jokers in 1981. Their single “Counting the Beat” reached No. 1 in New Zealand and Australia. They feature in the 1982 Australian musical comedy Starstruck. Guitarist–singer Phil Judd was a founding member of Split Enz. Members: Phil Judd (vocals, guitar), Dwayne “Bones” Hillman […]

Split Enz ‎– Mental Notes (1975)

Mental Notes is the debut album by kiwi art-rock septet Split Enz, released Down Under in 1975 on Mushroom Records. Tracklist: A1. “Walking Down a Road” (5:26) A2. “Under the Wheel” (7:49) A3. “Amy (Darling)” (5:17) A4. “So Long for Now” (3:18) B1. “Stranger Than Fiction” (6:58) B2. “Time for a Change” (3:46) B3. “Maybe” […]

Split Enz ‎– Second Thoughts (1976)

Second Thoughts is the second album by kiwi art-rock septet Split Enz, released in 1976 on Mushroom Records. In the Northern Hemisphere, the album was re-titled Mental Notes and released on Chrysalis with a modified version of the namesake earlier album‘s cover art. Tracklist: A1. “Late Last Night” (4:04) A2. “Walking Down a Road” (5:28) […]