Split Enz Re-Emerge With Unreleased Song ‘Murder’

14 March 2024 | 1:16 pm | Jeff Jenkins

A previously unreleased Enz song arrives – 45 years later.

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A rare Split Enz song called Murder has surfaced – 45 years after it was first played live – complete with a stunning new video.

The clip features Split Enz – Tim and Neil Finn, Eddie Rayner, Noel Crombie, Malcolm Green and Nigel Griggs – re-created as papier mâché puppets. The video was created by Peter Green (the band’s official archivist and president of their legendary fan club Frenz Of The Enz) in tandem with Mark Goulding.

Written and sung by Tim Finn, Murder dates back to 1979 when Split Enz released their fourth album, Frenzy. The band played the song live that year, but never released a recorded version (though parts of the song inspired 1982’s Fire Drill, the B-side of Six Months In A Leaky Boat).

Green and Goulding have been working on the video since July last year. “Well, the time has come to unleash our little arty Split Enz Murder video to the world,” they announced this week. “We hope you love it as much as we do.”

Green has also posted a making-of video for the clip.

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