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It has been an eclectic 30 years since Tim Finn’s first band Split Enz took his
native New Zealand and Australia by storm, scoring hits such as 'I See Red',
'Poor Boy', 'I Hope I Never', 'Six Months In A Leaky Boat' and 'Dirty
Creature,' while thrilling audiences with their transcendent live shows.

A brief Tim Finn timeline: In 1983, he recorded Escapade, the first of what
have been his too infrequent solo albums, each one raising the bar for his
leaps into the world of Beatle-esque pop. 1986’s Big Canoe tapped into the
synth-pop sound of the era with shoulda been hits like "Don’t Bury My Heart"
and "No Thunder, No Fire, No Rain." 1987 found Tim penning the soundtrack to
the Dame Edna Everidge film Les Patterson Save the World. In 1989, he
delivered his third solo disc, the self-titled Tim Finn, recorded with
Mitchell Froom, who produced Crowded House. The connection to Froom was a
preview of wonderful music to come, when in 1991, Finn moved in as a fourth
member of Crowded House for the Woodface album and tour. Collaborating with
his brother Neil for the first time (they'd shared the stage in Split Enz),
he wrote some of the most memorable songs of his career, including 'Weather
With You,' 'It's Only Natural,' 'Four Seasons In One Day' and 'All I Ask.'
Tim released Before & After in 1993, a record Q Magazine gave four stars and
described as "tuneful, pert, intelligent pop." In 1994, Neil and Tim continued their brotherly musicmaking with the homemade, highly-winning "Finn."

1995 saw a commission by the New Zealand Cricket Council to write a
song to mark the 100th anniversary of the sport. Tim rounded out 1996 by
contributing to Enzso, Eddie Rayner's album of orchestrally arranged Split
Enz songs. It was a massive success in New Zealand and Australia. And in
2000, Finn released Say It Is So.

All this music-making ties into to the title of his new album. Finn says,
"Music itself became a strong theme of this album, and feeding the gods
refers to the idea of leaving out offerings. Music is my offering to the
gods if you like, and I leave it out there and it’s just comforting in a way
to offer something back up. When you feel you’ve been blessed - and music is
a blessing - you offer back."


 

 


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