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Reply to "POLL: Finn On Finn>> Influence On Woodface's Success"

Good topic. I voted for Tim making a major contribution to Woodface but...

On my non-musically trained instinct ears WWY, ION, CC - the singles/songs represented most popularly on WF, Neil Finn takes lead vocals and sounds more like NF singing it all by himself. I've often wondered about this. On closer listening Tim does make a substantial singing input on those songs plus other ones on WF like the obvious classic Tim penned solo All I Ask (Which when I heard on the OZ Planet Ark advertisement I thought it was one of those golden olden 60's favourites/classic songs. Later when I heard it on WF I thought Tim covered it, when in fact it's his song - a testimony to how good the song is).
and others like Tall Tress, How Will You Go.

In fact when I first listened to Woodface this was the first album that I purchased of CH. I knew them before through DDIO & SSS but never really bought their records. My image of CH was Neil Finn. Even in the video clips of WF I still get attracted to NF. So when I knew nothing about the band I always associated WF with NF - which was my first proper CD introduction experience of the band.

On hindsight I agree Tim made a major contribution to WF both song writing, shaping/refining the sound (all important factors)but NOT image PR wise which was all Neil and a bit of Paul H.
My point?

IMHO people will always associate non-discrimanately WF with NF. Even when I hear WWY on radio outside in public I think of NF doing it all. That's just my gut reaction. I'm sure I would be speaking for the majority of Frenz Finn fans. Remember Neil was the leader of the band. Tim had his Split Enz. Neil has his CH.
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