Dizrythmia

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Dizrythmia
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Studio album by
Released29 August 1977
RecordedJune – July 1977
StudioAIR Studios, London
GenreArt rock
Length40:19
LabelMushroom Records (AUS, NZ), Chrysalis Records (Rest of world)
ProducerGeoff Emerick, Split Enz
Split Enz chronology
Second Thoughts
(1976)
Dizrythmia
(1977)
Frenzy
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Dizrythmia (1977) is the third studio album released by New Zealand new wave band, Split Enz. It was the first Split Enz album without co-founding members Phil Judd and Mike Chunn. Neil Finn and Nigel Griggs, the first being the younger brother of band leader Tim Finn, replaced them respectively. Meanwhile, Nigel's old friend and former bandmate Malcolm Green took the place of Emlyn Crowther who also left around this time. The album was released domestically by Mushroom Records, and overseas by Chrysalis Records.

The single "My Mistake" was a hit in New Zealand and Australia, but failed to make much impact overseas. "Bold as Brass" was the second single. The album is regarded as the start of the band's breakthrough, and marked a shift from art rock to more pop-oriented songs.

The album's title comes from circadian dysrhythmia, more commonly known as jet lag.

The back cover was originally intended as the front cover. Both were designed by Noel Crombie, who also designed the band's costumes.

Tim Finn coughs forty-four seconds into "Nice to Know", a feature erroneously left in the final mix.

Both Tim Finn and Eddie Rayner were disappointed with the final mix of "Charlie" feeling that the vocals sounded very flat. Geoff Emerick, the engineer for the album thought it was a beautiful vocal, however, so it stayed.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Bold as Brass"Tim Finn, Robert Gillies3:31
2."My Mistake"Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner3:02
3."Parrot Fashion Love"Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner3:53
4."Sugar and Spice"Phil Judd3:52
5."Without a Doubt"Tim Finn6:00
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Crosswords"Tim Finn3:25
2."Charlie *"Tim Finn5:31
3."Nice to Know"Tim Finn, Phil Judd, Eddie Rayner4:24
4."Jamboree"Tim Finn, Phil Judd, Eddie Rayner, Noel Crombie, Malcolm Green, Robert Gillies, Mike Chunn6:43
Bonus Track for 2006 Re-release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."Another Great Divide"Phil Judd, Tim Finn, Eddie Rayner3:37

* Spelt "Charley" on some releases.

Personnel[edit]

Split Enz[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Gold 35,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. p. 288. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  3. ^ "Charts.nz – Split Enz – Dizrythmia". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 1977 — The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music New Zealand. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Split Enz Bio". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 November 2020.