Showing posts with label Tim Finn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Finn. Show all posts

Friday, 15 May 2009

Through the years - Tim Finn

'Through the years' was released as the last single from Tim Finn's solo debut album 'Escapade'. It was a nice upbeat song, which saw him conquer the charts in Canada (where the single peaked at number 34) and the Netherlands (number 34).

Tim's next release was 'Home for my heart', released from the soundtrack of the movie 'The Coca-cola kid', in which he also made an appearance for about five minutes.

My collection: 7" single no. 2463
Found: April 9, 1995
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Through the years' / 'Grand adventure'

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Fraction too much friction - Tim Finn

After the release of Split Enz 1982 album 'Time and Tide', Tim Finn decided to give the band a break after 10 years. It was Tim's intention to take the time to work some of the new songs that he wanted to release, but felt were not Enz material. Tim later commented that he tried some of the songs out with the band, but it just wasn't working.

'Fraction too much friction' was one of those songs. It became Tim Finn's first solo single, taken from the 1984 album 'Escapade'. A huge hit in Australia in New Zealand, the single also peaked at number 2 in the Dutch Top 40. The song was played a lot on the radio at the time, which meant that I didn't want to hear the song for a quarter of a century. I recently bought the single. Now I can listen to the song again.

My collection: 7" single no. 3697
Found: Empire Records, May 5, 2009
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Fraction too much friction' / 'Below the belt'

Thursday, 5 February 2009

In a minor key - Tim Finn

This is the first double single that I can remember, and it is quite possibly the first double single released on the European continent. After his big success in Europe with 'Fraction too much friction', Tim Finn released the beautiful ballad 'In a minor key' as the second single from his debut solo album 'Escapade'. This double single was widely available in the Netherlands, but it flopped all the same. The interest for Tim Finn has disappeared as quickly as it had come.

My collection: 7" single no. 1213
Found: Record fair, Den Haag, April 22, 1990
Cost: 5 guilders
Tracks: 'In a minor key' / 'Not for nothing' // 'Fraction too much friction (live)' / 'Below the belt (live)'
Download: here
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