Thursday, October 01, 2009

An Early Clue to the New Direction: Special Absolutely Antipodean Edition

From 1979, please enjoy the fabulous Finn Brothers, Neil and Tim, in one of their earlier incarnations as Split Enz, and their wonderfully frenetic Farfisa-driven New Wave pop hit "I See Red."



As always, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans the clip's relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

23 comments:

Billy B said...

Aussie art rockers?

Billy B said...

Oh, and the Finn Brothers are way cool.

steve simels said...

Yes they are, but no.
:-)

ms. rosa said...

"Visionary" songs? Wokka! Wokka!

David said...

songs that reference colors?

CovetedNOPrizeWinnerWithOakLeafCluster said...

Bands from unlikely locations, such as New Zealand

Jeff said...

Best song by a group with family members?

Thanks for the video. Quite a vivid slice of that era.

Cleveland Bob said...

Yes, great video.

So it's, as previoulsy nted, songs about color.

Or, it's songs with piano solos.

Or, perhaps it;s bands that whose names are spelled with fractured English/double entendres.

Anonymous said...

Songs of ANGER!!!!!

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

No, no, no, no, no and no. Have I left out a no?

Seriously -- lots of good guesses, a couple of which I will probably steal.

geor3ge said...

Songs from before they were famous?

Sal Nunziato said...

Songs about things you see, for example, red.

Edward said...

Devo-esqe video personas?

Geek rockers?

Band with uniforms?

steve simels said...

No, and no.


Here's a hint: It has something to do with the band name.

NYMary said...

Fish-themed bands?

Body parts?

TJWood said...

Here's a hint: It has something to do with the band name.

Perhaps something to do with bands that have split up? Since that's too broad a guess, I'll go with Best Band Reunions. Or Band Reunions That Should Occur. Or, if we're into vitriol as in last week's Listomania, Band Breakups That Should Occur.

dSmith said...

I think I remember reading somewhere the name Split Enz references their leaving New Zealand, they Split N.Z.
So, best bands with punning names?

Anonymous said...

Good bands with bad hair? (Spilt Ends/Enz)

ROTP(lumber)

Sal Nunziato said...

bands that broke up and made better music as solo artists

geor3ge said...

Literary references?

Dave said...

Misspelled groups or song titles?

steve simels said...

Anonymous said...
Good bands with bad hair? (Spilt Ends/Enz)

ROTP(lumber)


Close enough, my friend. Hair it is.

Your coveted PowerPop No-Prize is wending its way to you via planaria patrol even as we speak!

Anonymous said...

Hey, how about some hair (good or bad) for the top of my head.

ROTP(lumber)