Neil Finn messages = 222
Tim Finn messages = 77
I know this person versed with an educated and vast knowledge of pop music. He understood the importance of Nirvana, the popularity of R&B in the 90s etc. A competent rock historian you could say. Yet he never has given Tim Finn a chance ...
In fact I know and sense that many people discount Tim a little to easily. It's always Neil been more famous and that been the general consensus, from what I've experienced. I once held that premature belief. However listening to Split Enz stuff and Tim's solo work it strikes me how good he is. It even seems like he is a more grander producer / arranger of a the pop song medium, and uses more soundscapes than Neil . I'd even put Split Enz ahead of Crowded House. Though we have not seem Tim get the commercial & critical accolades he so rightly deserves, or to the extent brother Neil collects them. I really sympathise there because he is as every good as Neil but I have this niggling doubt and feeling that the general public and even the general Finn fan dome will never see this. I know 2 Neil fanatics that give Tim a pass by ...
I'd just like to say for the record that I wish Tim every bit of success and recognition because your as every good as Neil. Some questions:
1) Was there much general critical praise for Tim's solo work?
2) How about chart placements?
3) Was there (as I heard) a big backlash and abandonment of Tim's Big Canoe (an album that is so grandly produced, as per anything Tim ever does) ?
[This message has been edited by Jose Bay (edited 19 August 2000).]