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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Post 500 - Tim Finn - You Saved The World -Les' Fanfare - Coup D'etat

Brian Timothy "Tim" Finn, OBE was born on 25th June 1952. His musical career includes forming 1970s and 1980s New Zealand rock group Split Enz, a number of solo albums, temporary membership in his brother Neil's band Crowded House and his joint efforts with Neil Finn as the Finn Brothers. Born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand. He went to Sacred Heart College, Auckland, a Catholic boarding school. In 1971 he started a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Auckland. There he jammed in music practice room 129 (later the name of a Split Enz song) with friends and future Split Enz band members Mike Chunn, Robert Gillies, Philip Judd and Noel Crombie. Music soon became more important to him than his studies; in mid-1972 he quit university. A few months later, Phil and Tim formed group Split Ends (renamed Split Enz, shortly before their first move to Melbourne in 1975). Finn's focus also turned to soundtrack music, and he landed a few acting roles on-screen. Finn has composed for a number of Australian films and TV productions, including 1981 teen tale Puberty Blues and comedy Les Patterson Saves the World, which yielded Australian hit “You Saved the World” b/w “Les’ Fanfare” & Coup D’etat” (7-258352) For WEA Records in 1987 here for you to download. The single was produced by Ricky Fataar  Finn had a small part in Australian film The Coca-Cola Kid alongside then-girlfriend Greta Scacchi, and a larger one in her Italian-shot romance La Donna della Luna (The Moon Woman).

3 comments:

Linda Vandermeer said...

Very hard track to find. According to wikipedia this was a number one hit in Australia, but doesn't appear on Tim's greatest hits album, or in fact any CD release that I can see (licensing issues perhaps?). Very very grateful for this post Ozzie!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations mate 4 500 posts :)
It's an amazing feat and great 2 ave u on the net!

8-)

AussieRock said...

Thanks for the share Ozzie

always great to get the rariest ones !

Happy 500th post by the way