Tha Nineez – Colt 45’s EE TEE SEE (Split Enz demos 1978)
Time for a Ninee Neez Up! Tha Nineez – Colt 45’s EE TEE SEE is a new compilation of restored home demos and preserved jams taped in 1978 by then twenty year old Neil Finn with Split Enz percussionist Noel Crombie. A few of these Nineez recordings debuted on nilfun.net in 2000 but the majority have never before been published.
With occasional guest Tim Finn, Neil and Noel recorded early versions of Give It A Whirl, Famous People, Mind Over Matter… even a fraction of Fraction Too Much Friction.
“We were in England in 1978 without a record deal or a manager, no money and too much time on our hands… Noel and I were living at no. 1 Appletree Dell, Dog Kennel Lane, Chorleywood in the country… most nights we would set up our identical Sony cassette decks, knock one up and indulge in some home recording…we were able to do some primitive overdubbing by recording on one machine then playing it back and playing along while recording onto the other… pots and pans, cardboard boxes, bowed cymbals, guitars and snake charmers were our our instrumentsâ€¦ some nights Tim would join us and together we would become Tha Nineez.”
This album, exclusive to neilfinn.com, can be heard here.