Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.Here is my chat with Eddie Rayner. I recorded this in late January during a couple of weeks in Auckland where I spoke with a couple of ex-Split Enz musicians and various other podcast guest (the rest of those conversations have all been shared previously).
It was my first time meeting Eddie – though we’ve corresponded a bit over the years. I drove out to his place where we spent a good portion of the day talking, including the two hours of this podcast.
We went through his journey from Space Waltz to Split Enz to Crowded House and Schnell Fenster and on to ENZSO via a stint recording with Sir Paul McCartney.
I was amazed to hear that Eddie was not a child prodigy. I assumed he was there making Mozart shapes at age three or four or five – but no. In some sense he was a late-bloomer…
Eddie generously talked me through his memories of the Split Enz albums and tours and reflected on a life in music.
It was my great pleasure to sit across from him and capture this conversation.
I hope you enjoy it too.