Sunday, November 27, 2011
Split Enz: I Got You
Here in Britain we know Split Enz because of this singer and because it is the band Neil and Tim Finn were in before Crowded House. But as the Wikipedia article on Split Enz (clearly a labour of love) makes clear, they had a considerable career in New Zealand and Australia before they became in Britain.
Because of that you might expect them to be a little of the cultural pace. But I Got You still sounds good and, poised between new wave and new romantic, it is 1980 encapsulated in four minutes.