Founding member of Split Enz, creator of the mighty Mental Notes album, and its wonderful cover image too, Judd should need no introduction. But I’ve given him one on the podcast anyway, and will do so here. He’s one of my musical heroes. His music has been in my head since I was four or five years old. Through the Enz, his first solo album, The Swingers and on through Schnell-Fenster to his more recent solo albums and a run of film soundtracks too. I’ve collected up most of it – and obsessed over a great deal of it. I think he’s one of our greatest talents, and somewhat overlooked, forgotten.
So I sat down to talk with him through his career and life – I’ve talked to him on the phone before but this was a conversation in person. My first time meeting Phil – I was able to tell him, to his face, how grateful I was for all of his music; how much it had meant to me. We shared lunch before recording this podcast, we talked a bit about New Zealand, a bit about Australia, we talked about music. And then we sat down to record a little chat. I’m very proud of this – one of the ones that had been on my “list” from even before I had ever recorded a podcast. Phil’s brand new album is worth checking out too and head on over to his Bandcamp page to check out some of his recent music.
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