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Schnell Fenster

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Years active


New Zealand (1986)

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Past members
Phil Judd Nigel Griggs Noel Crombie Michael den Elzen

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Phil Judd, Noel Crombie, Nigel Griggs, Michael den Elzen

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Schnell Fenster was a Melbourne-based band, formed in 1986 by members of Split Enz after the breakup of that band. Tentatively named "The Wanx", the band selected their name, which is German for "quick window", because it "appealed to [their] perversity".


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The band also formed the core of the members of "Noel's Cowards", an ensemble whose only output was six tracks on the Rikky and Pete movie soundtrack in 1988.

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Line up

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  • Phil Judd (guitar, trumpet, keyboards, vocals)
  • Nigel Griggs (bass guitar)
  • Noel Crombie (drums and percussion)
  • Michael den Elzen (guitars, guitar synth, fretless guitar, keyboards)
  • Split Enz keyboardist Eddie Rayner was a member of the early line-up, under the name "The Wanx".

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    Noel's Cowards consisted of the above members, plus Wendy Matthews (vocals), Michael Harris (fiddle), Louis McManus (mandolin), Vika Bull and Lisa Edwards (backing vocals).


    Schnell Fenster released The Sound of Trees in 1988. The band played in Australia and also toured New Zealand in 1989, as a support act for Crowded House (another band to have emerged from Split Enz). Renewed interest in Split Enz led to an American album release later that year, but with no tour and little record company support, the album did not chart well. Their second album; OK Alright A Huh Oh Yeah was released in 1990. Band tensions and Crombie's worsening tinnitus led to the breakup of the Fensters in 1992.

    The group have appeared on a few compilations and soundtracks since 1988 in New Zealand:

  • Rikky and Pete (soundtrack) (1988) "Run a Mile" as well as six songs by Noel's Cowards.
  • Sweetie (soundtrack) (1989) "Whisper", "This Illusion" and "That's Impossible" are listed in the closing credits.
  • The Big Steal (soundtrack) (1990) "Fun City"
  • Other Enz - Split Enz and Beyond (1999)
  • Songs

    Love-Hate RelationshipThe Sound of Trees · 1988
    That's ImpossibleThe Sound of Trees · 1988
    Heroes Let You DownOk Alright a Huh Oh Yeah · 1991


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