Neil and Tim Finn have been responsible for so much of the music that lives within me; music that makes me smile and music that makes me cry - often in equal measure. Whether it be Split Enz, Crowded House, the songs they wrote and recorded apart or, and this is where I think the the Holy Grail resides, in the albums they made together as the Finn Brothers.
Their 1995 album Finn has just been made available on vinyl for the first time thru Pete Paphides' Needle Mythology label; Pete is truly one of the finest music journalists/authors around and a curator, some may say gatekeeper, of some of pop's most overlooked recordings. Here's a short film of Pete giving Neil his copy of the album.
And here is a taster of what you can expect to find on this luscious album. It's side one, track one and this is (I think) its first live outing on the BBC's Later - with both Neil & Tim (and Jools Holland) looking like mere boys.
The Finn Brothers - Only Talking Sense (1995)
Ah! Their harmonies. So good.ReplyDelete
That's brothers for you. Neil works best when Tim's around; a bit like Ray and Dave.Delete
My word they all look so young. Lovely song.ReplyDelete
It probably wouldn't have sounded out of place when I saw Crowded House in Manchester a few weeks ago, but without Tim (see my reply to Martin) it wouldn't have been the same. Am I talking sense? (See what I did there? I'll get my coat.)Delete
What a lovely little film - thanks for sharing. Ah don't they look young in the clip above.ReplyDelete
As for Pete Paphides, all you say about him is true, and ever since reading his book Broken Greek, I think I've been a little in love with him.