The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by stevejamsecono » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:07 pm

Yeah, that definitely seems to be the case. Good on him.
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by DrPete » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:14 am

Huge Neil Finn fan from back in the day. Covered a few Crowded House songs over the years.

My favourite Finn Brothers song though is probably Six Months in a Leaky Boat.

And this version is fantastic: https://youtu.be/3xsemGVR42s

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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by rank » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:35 pm

I'll throw in "Private Universe" from the album Together Alone. Great album & great track.
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:22 pm

Neil Finn’s been doing some really nice little online radio shows over recent months, plus some socially distanced band performances.... https://www.neilfinn.com/

Also, I would strongly recommend the 7 Worlds Collide Live at the Powerstation film that came out last year (of a series of concerts 10 years previous) - Several Finns with lumps of Wilco, Radiohead, Marr, and more.
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by Telliot » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:54 pm

Bradley-Jazz wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:22 pm
Also, I would strongly recommend the 7 Worlds Collide Live at the Powerstation film that came out last year (of a series of concerts 10 years previous) - Several Finns with lumps of Wilco, Radiohead, Marr, and more.
Agreed, I enjoyed that film quite a lot.
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by sookwinder » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:05 pm

In the mid to late 70s Split Enz were a staple on the pub-gigs circuit in Melbourne … I recall seeing them many times on drunken Friday and Saturday nights along with the other bands of that era: Mother Goose (also from NZ and who also dressed up), Mondo Rock, Cold Chisel, The Sports, Dragon (from NZ), Jon English, Midnight Oil, ACDC, Mental As Anything, Skyhooks, Richard Clapton, Ol' 55, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, The Angels, The Radiators, Australian Crawl, Rose Tattoo … and many others .

But for a classic Split Enz track you cannot go past: I SEE RED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKj4upY1VYI

Some of Tim Finns' solo stuff (after he left the enz in the early 80s) is also pretty good.
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by Maggieo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:10 am

seenoevil II wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 pm
"Six Months in a Leaky Boat" is a few percent points of my soul. First exposed through Ted Leo's cover. Absolute banger.
That's the song that hooked me, and I've been a fan of the Finns ever since.

It probably has to do with timing, but Split Enz is *my* go-to for the brothers Finn. CH is beautiful pop music, but the Enz had an experimental edge to them that I latched onto. :-*
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by stevejamsecono » Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:09 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:10 am
seenoevil II wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:26 pm
"Six Months in a Leaky Boat" is a few percent points of my soul. First exposed through Ted Leo's cover. Absolute banger.
That's the song that hooked me, and I've been a fan of the Finns ever since.

It probably has to do with timing, but Split Enz is *my* go-to for the brothers Finn. CH is beautiful pop music, but the Enz had an experimental edge to them that I latched onto. :-*
Yeah I have to agree. I've been impressed with the Crowded House stuff I've been listening to but it's very much "Adult contemporary" type of music at times so I gotta be in the mood. SE's herky jerky New Wave (espec. the Neil songs) meanwhile is something I'm always in the mood for.
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Re: The Brothers Finn - Split Enz/Crowded House/Etc.

Post by stevejamsecono » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:10 am

Also, if anyone hasn't seen this more recent performance of Neil with a string section in Auckland, very much worth your time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UldU5eyIiEU
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