80s new wave mania: "I Got You" Split Enz (1979)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
December 7, 2017 8:55am CST
Okay, 1979 is not quite the 80s but “I Got You” screams 80s new wave. The song was heavily played on alternative radio throughout the era and remains a nostalgic 80s new wave staple. Split Enz were Kiwi’s! The band was founded in Auckland, New Zealand by Tim Finn and Phil Judd in 1973. Judd exited the group prior to Split Enz achieving success and Finn was joined by his brother Neil who would become the band’s creative force. Split Enz sported flamboyant stage costumes and hair styles. From the album “True Colours,” “I Got You” is a love song written and sung by Neil Finn. The tune only charted at Billboard #53 but seemed like a huge hit in the new wave world. Split Enz broke up in 1984 and Neil Finn would found Crowded House.
Live at Hamilton Place 1982. This was my first effort ever trying to convert VHS to DVD, so hopefully I did it properly.
5 people like this