Initially, "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" also looked like it would at last furnish Split Enz with the breakthrough UK hit that they had been hoping for, but this failed to materialise; after the controversial sinking of the Argentine warship 'General Belgrano' by the British Navy during the Falklands War the BBC reportedly included the song on a covert "blacklist" of songs. Split Enz played its last show on 4 December 1984 in Auckland. A double album recorded on the farewell tour, The Living Enz, was released in December 1985. After Split Enz. Neil Finn and drummer Paul Hester founded Crowded House.
This version of Six Months In A Leaky Boat reached No. 96 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 2005. The single also includes an instrumental song "Music for Love Robots", written by the band's guitarist, Simon Leach. The music video for "Come On Come On" was produced by Paul Butler and Scott Walton of Fifty Fifty Films (Powderfinger, Pete Murray) and was nominated for 'Most Popular Music Video' at the 2007 Western Australian Music Industry Awards. Time and Tide is the seventh album by New Zealand new wave band Split Enz, released in 1982. Dirty Creature" was the album's lead single, followed by "Six Months in a Leaky Boat". Both were hits in Australia, reaching and with the album reaching Time and Tide also topped the album charts in New Zealand.
Artist: Split Enz. Album: Time and Tide, 1982. New Zealand, Australian Band from 1982.
Split Enz's promo-video for the hit single 'Six Months In A Leaky Boat' (June, 1982) taken from the 1982 album 'Time & Tide'.
This track also forms an introduction to "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" on its original album release (on Time and Tide). Tim Finn - vocals, piano. The song was covered by UK rock band Marillion as part of their "Friends" evening at the Marillion convention 2007. Six Months in a Leaky Boat" was covered by Australian indie rock band Little Birdy, and appears on the 2005 compilation album She Will Have Her Way. They also played the song during their set at the Sydney Sound Relief concert. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists covered the song as a solo performance on their album Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead, and later recorded a full-band arrangement for their Sharkbite Sessions EP.
other tracks: Split Enz. (play) (pause) (download) (fb) (vk) (tw). Split Enz My Mistake. Split Enz Nobody Takes Me Seriously ( album, "True Colours", 1980 ). 03:30. play) (pause) (download) (fb) (vk) (tw). Split Enz What's The Matter With You. 03:12. Split Enz I Wouldn't Dream Of It.
An introductory piece titled "Pioneer", written by Eddie Rayner, appears before the song on the Australian and New Zealand release of History Never Repeats - The Best of Split Enz This track is not present on the American release This track also forms an introduction to "Six Months in a Leaky Boat" on its original album release on Time and Tide. Pop band Elle Rae consisting of Allison Robertson from The Donnas and her young sister Emily Robertson covered "Six Months In a Leaky Boat". The song was voted the 5th best New Zealand song of all time in 2001 by members of APRA.
by Split Enz. Album: Time & Tide (1982). Get the Sheet Music License This Song. This caused controversy when some assumed the song was an attack on the British invasion of the Falkland Islands. But that would be impossible because it was recorded in January 1982, months before the Falklands invasion. More songs from Split Enz. More songs with methods of transportation in the title. More songs that are commonly misinterpreted. More songs about boats. More songs from 1982. Dave from Salt Lake City, UtI think it about a bad six month relationship. Russ Halley from Brisbane, AustraliaEver since I heard the story about the English sailor Donald Crowhurst who went insane after nearly cheating his way to victory in the 1969 Gold Globe around the world yacht race, I've always thought this song was about him.
See All. Lyrics: Six Months In A Leaky Boat. When I was a young boy I wanted to sail around the world That's the life for me living on the sea Spirit of a sailor circumnavigates the globe The lust of a pioneer will acknowledge no frontier. I remember you by thunderclap in the sky Lightning flash, tempers flare 'round the horn if you dare I just spent six months in a leaky boat Lucky just to keep afloat . Ship-wrecked love can be cruel don't be fooled by her kind There's a wind in my sails will protect and prevail I just spent six months in a leaky boat Nothing to it leaky boat. See who else is singing Six Months In A Leaky Boat . Six Months In A Leaky Boat.
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Written-By – Split Enz, T. Finn*
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Written-By – Split Enz
Written-By – T. Finn*
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