Neil Finn

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Amore Ricardo

A special Fangradio session to honour Ricardo Finn was held on Saturday 12th October. Neil answered questions via Skype, performed requested songs via Skype, and spun some of his father’s favourite songs.

The first half of the show, replayed on Sunday 13th October, is archived below. Scroll down to hear the broadcast and to see the original full playlist.

Every now and then I will broadcast a very intimate radio show from wherever I am, through my laptop direct to you, no middle men, no technical staff, just play some music, talk a little and hopefully include a few audio-only Skype chats with you. (Audio-only is best so that I don’t have to floss my hair up or have a shave.)

I am using a platform called Mixlr. My station name is Fangradio (here is the link). I will send alerts for those who have signed up on Mixlr for live broadcast times ahead of time (you will be sent an email and, if you have the Mxlr app, an alert on your phone.) The shows, however long or short, will be archived on this page and on my Mixlr showreel. If you would like to Skype me to ask a question or present a radical notion, I will invite you during the show. You can search my Skype address, Fangradio. Remember to push the phone icon for audio only.

This is a home made outing and an experiment in progress, so some patience may be required. Exciting prospect though.



Fangradio technical tips from Team NF:

Listen via the player on the top of this page or at, or download the Mixlr app.

To contribute to the text chat with other listeners during the broadcast, go to or use the Mixlr app. You will need to set up a free Mixlr account to join in the chat.

Live show alerts
To receive an alert whenever Fangradio goes live, subscribe to the Fangradio Mixlr page and press the Follow button. You can choose email alerts and, if you have the Mixlr app on your phone, banner notifications on your device.

Skype calls
When Neil invites Skype calls (they won’t happen on every show), search for the Skype name “FangRadio” and call Neil using audio only. The connection will fare better without video. Neil won’t have his camera on either.

If Neil is already on another call, his profile will say Do Not Disturb. Try again in a minute or so. Your call attempt will not interrupt an on air call.

Due to buffering, the live stream is delayed by ten seconds or more. When calling Neil, make sure you turn the Fangradio broadcast volume right down and listen to Skype rather than the Mixlr output or we’ll all experience a mess of digital déjà vu.

Team NF


Note: The audio starts 8 seconds in and is the edited version which Neil replayed on Sunday 13th October. Just the first 40 minutes “Sans the skype calls only because they had some pretty vague cover versions from me that I wouldn't want to live any longer . I think I may have a crack at those songs again soon.” - Neil.

View the Fangradio chat history here.

Fangradio “Amore Ricardo” full playlist Saturday 12th October 2019
pre-show: André Previn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Fantasia On A Theme (Thomas Tallis)

Bunny Berigan - I Can't Get Started
Bunny Berigan - Marie
Neil Finn - Faster Than Light
Ella Fitzgerald - I’m Just A Lucky So And So
George Harrison - If Not For You
Count Basie - Open the Door Richard
Neil Finn’s Cornucopia of Flowers - lotus (flower review)
Neil Finn - Wicked Game (live by request)
Neil Finn - You I Know (live by request)
Neil Finn - Into Temptation (live by request)
Neil Finn - Lost Island (live by request)
Neil Finn - I’m Only Sleeping (live by request)
Neil Finn - Sinner (live by request)
Ella & Louie - Can’t We Be Friends
Neil Finn - Catch the Wind (live by request)
The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love
Crowded House - 2 Minutes of Silence
Neil Finn - Alone (live by request)
Louis Armstrong - When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Neil Finn - Across The Universe (live by request)
Neil Finn - Won’t Give In (live by request)
Neil Young - Birds
Ella Fitzgerald - These Foolish Things

View the Fangradio chat history here.

Fangradio playlist Sunday 1st September 2019
pre-show: Crowded House - Spooky Vibrations (fan club release)

Neil Finn - Animal Vs Human (demo)
Dur-Dur Band - Aada Fududey Iga Ahowy
Yellow Magic Orchestra - Light In Darkness
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
Television - Venus
Deerhoof - Super Duper Rescue Heads!
Pavement - Gold Soundz
Iggy Pop - Sister Midnight (live)
Shocking Blue - Love Buzz
Neil Finn’s Cornucopia of Flowers - Peony
Serge Gainsbourg - Ah Melody
Chats / Pierre Elliott by Various Artists
Elroy - Promises
Donovan - Sunny Goodge Street
The Everly Brothers - So Sad
The Beach Boys - All I Wanna Do
Neil Finn - Who’s In Control (demo)
S. E. Rogie - Nor Weigh Me Lek Dat (Woman To Woman)
“Strange Affectations” - vocal review
TLC - No Scrubs
The Byrds - Everybody's Been Burned
Louis Armstrong - When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
Gene Pitney - 24, Sycamore

View the Fangradio chat history here.

Fangradio playlist Friday 23rd August 2019
Daphne Walker - Haere Mai (Song of Welcome)
Orchestral intro
Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
Super Eagles - Love’s a Real Thing (not Ngozi Family)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick (live)
Todd Rundgren - Can We Still Be Friends
Neil Finn’s Cornucopia of Flowers - The Poppy
(theme music is by Crowded House - God Lives Over The Road)
Neil Finn - Give Into Sadness (2012 demo)
Anton Ellis & The Flames - Cry Tough
Luke - Springs
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - On Tomorrow
Cilla Black - I’ve Been Wrong Before
Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake
The Everly Brothers - Like Strangers
Neil Finn - Not Like Other Men (demo)
Liam Finn - I Found Noise at ATP
Calexico - Not Even Stevie Nicks
The Byrds - Draft Morning
Tristan and Isolde (excerpt)
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound
Ennio Morricone - Lontano (from “Gott Mit Uns”)

View the Fangradio chat history here.

Fangradio playlist Saturday 17th August 2019
Brian Eno - Here He Comes
Chilly Gonzales - Cactus Impromptu
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - South of the Border
Neil Finn - Freeze pedal demo
Neil Finn - Your Next Move (demo)
Albert Marcoeur - Téléphone privé
Neil Finn’s Cornucopia of Flowers - The Gardenia
(theme music is by Crowded House - God Lives Over The Road)
Split Enz - Home Sweet Home (album mix)
The Bystanders - When Jesamine Goes
Neil Finn & ACO - Faraway Children (live in Sydney, 2001: Parables, Lullabies and Secrets)
Neil Finn - Uplift (early piano demo of Turn It Around)
Neil Finn - Independence Day (live with the APO, Auckland, March 2018)

Neil Finn - instrumental demo
David Bowie - The Secret Life of Arabia
Chilly Gonzales - Be Natural
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Max Romeo - Wet Dream
Lulu - To Sir With Love
Barney Isaacs & George Kuo - Maui Medley
Keola Beamer & George Winston - Kalena Kai (excerpt)
The Reels - Quasimodo’s Dream
Betchadupa - The Bats of Darkwell Lane
Neil Finn - Serious In Love (demo)
Fleetwood Mac - Did You Ever Love Me
Ruru Karaitiana Quintette with Pixie Williams - Blue Smoke
Sandy Denny - Quiet Joys of Brotherhood
Neil & Liam Finn - Troubles (from Lightsleeper vinyl release)
Neil Finn & ACO - Gratitude and Grief (live in Sydney, 2001: Parables, Lullabies and Secrets)
Liam Finn - Lucid Dream (from the Rain Soundtrack)