History Literature / StrangerThanFictionTheLifeAndTimesOfSplitEnz

18th Apr '17 4:45:08 PM nombretomado
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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their [[WidgetSeries wildly original music]] and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).

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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction [[Film/StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their [[WidgetSeries wildly original music]] and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).
23rd Jan '16 4:21:57 AM DeepRed
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* CountryMouse - Tim Finn (technically Neil as well, though it's brought up more often with Tim). Notably lampshaded in the song ''Maybe'', from early in their career:

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* CountryMouse CountryCousin[=/=]CountryMouse - Tim Finn (technically Neil as well, though it's brought up more often with Tim). Notably lampshaded in the song ''Maybe'', from early in their career:
23rd Jan '16 4:16:22 AM DeepRed
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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their wildly original music and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).

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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their [[WidgetSeries wildly original music music]] and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).
3rd Jan '15 3:33:58 PM Pyrarson
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* AscendedFanboy - Tim Finn actually meeting up with PaulMcCartney and ever getting to London itself. The former though was a partial example of BrokenPedestal learning about how musical idols aren't gods, just people.

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* AscendedFanboy - Tim Finn actually meeting up with PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=] and ever getting to London itself. The former though was a partial example of BrokenPedestal learning about how musical idols aren't gods, just people.



* BrokenPedestal - Phill Judd to Tim Finn, and the later [[AloofBigBrother Tim]] [[BigBrotherMentor Finn]] to Neil to a certain extent. Also Tim and PaulMcCartney above, leading Tim to write the song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tah52vTsBrM Famous People]]''.

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* BrokenPedestal - Phill Judd to Tim Finn, and the later [[AloofBigBrother Tim]] [[BigBrotherMentor Finn]] to Neil to a certain extent. Also Tim and PaulMcCartney Paul [=McCartney=] above, leading Tim to write the song ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tah52vTsBrM Famous People]]''.



* CreatorBreakdown - Tim Finn is no stranger to this: ''Time and Tide'' owed a lot to his depression. In particular, the opening track "Dirty Creature" is about his efforts to [[SadClown laugh off his demons]].



* WhatCouldHaveBeen - Neil leaving proto-band ''After Hours'' after only two performances.
6th Oct '14 11:29:24 AM m8e
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* Music/NewWave - The band steered in this direction with ''Frenzy'', and consolidated it with ''True Colours''.

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* Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] - The band steered in this direction with ''Frenzy'', and consolidated it with ''True Colours''.
6th Oct '14 11:26:54 AM m8e
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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier Music/NewWave band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their wildly original music and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).

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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their wildly original music and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).
9th Aug '14 11:24:51 AM MarkLungo
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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Will Ferell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier Music/NewWave band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their wildly original music and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).

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''Stranger Than Fiction: The Life And Times Of Split Enz'' ([[NamesTheSame no relation]] to the Will Ferell Creator/WillFerrell [[StrangerThanFiction movie]]) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Mike Chunn ('semi' as Chunn left the band [[ThePeteBest before their third album]]) detailing the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin life and times]] of the UsefulNotes/NewZealand premier Music/NewWave band ''Split Enz'', headed by Tim and Neil Finn. The group was best known for their wildly original music and, erm, wildly [[UncannyValleyMakeup original]] [[IconicOutfit appearances]] (that they only [[BrieferThanTheyThink actually wore]] for the Seventies).
9th Aug '14 11:24:31 AM MarkLungo
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9th Aug '14 11:22:17 AM MarkLungo
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Chronicling their beginnings from an Auckland flat (and even further back in the case of the Finn and Chunn brothers) to their final (non-reunion) concert and even [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue beyond]], the original book is now long out of print but with the author's permission can now be read online [[http://www.book.russells.id.au/ here]].

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Chronicling their beginnings from an Auckland UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}} flat (and even further back in the case of the Finn and Chunn brothers) to their final (non-reunion) concert and even [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue beyond]], the original book is now long out of print but with the author's permission can now be read online [[http://www.book.russells.id.au/ here]].
2nd Jul '14 9:01:08 PM BDF5000
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* BannedInChina - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeKdUeb1InI Six Months In A Leaky Boat]]'' in England, due to UnfortunateImplications with the Falklands War.



* ExecutiveMeddling - Most notably with producer David Tickle, during the production of ''Waiata''.



* MagnumOpusDissonance - Neil Finn never originally thought much of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkPaj0ttjbc I Got You]]''. The Enz's SignatureSong.



* ThePeteBest - ...It'd be easier to list the band members that weren't.



* TroubledProduction - ''Waiata'', the follow-up to their breakout album ''True Colours'', was dogged by conflicts with their producer after he [[TookALevelInJerkass developed an inflated ego]]. Tim Finn left during the production of 1983's ''Conflicting Emotions'', feeling that he couldn't diversify his songwriting any further if he remained with the group.
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