Feeding the Gods

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Feeding the Gods
Studio album by Tim Finn
Released October 2, 2001
Genre Pop
Length 40.06
41:46 [US Version]
Label Sonny's Pop Records
Producer Jay Joyce
Tim Finn chronology
Together in Concert: Live
(Tim Finn, Bic Runga & Dave Dobbyn)
Feeding the Gods
Imaginary Kingdom
Singles from Feeding the Gods
  1. "What You've Done"
    Released: 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
New Zealand Musician Favourable [2]

Feeding the Gods is the sixth solo album by New Zealand singer/songwriter Tim Finn.

After the release of Say It Is So Finn felt that he wanted to try something a bit "friskier" and more energetic. In the Frenz of the Enz released book Letters to My Frenz Finn stated that he was not completely happy with the songs he had written for the album, so he borrowed former Split Enz bandmate Phil Judd's song Incognito in California.

After Judd left Split Enz in 1977, Mushroom Records boss Michael Gudinski paid him to live in the English countryside and demo songs. Tim Finn caught wind of this and paid Judd a visit inviting him to rejoin Split Enz. Incognito in California was one of the songs Finn was reportedly smitten by when he went to visit Judd.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tim Finn, except where noted..

Australia/New Zealand track listing:
No. Title Length
1. "Songline" 3:18
2. "I'll Never Know (remix/edit)" 3:07
3. "What You've Done" (Tim Finn, Andy White & Liam O'Moanlai) 3:42
4. "Sawdust & Splinters" 3:58
5. "Party Was You" 3:13
6. "Incognito In California" (Phil Judd) 3:41
7. "Say It Is So" (Tim Finn, Andy White) 2:43
8. "Subway Dreaming" 4:14
9. "Dead Man" 3:58
10. "Waiting For Your Moment" 2:45
11. "Commonplace" 4:56

United States of America track listing:

US version
No. Title Length
1. "Songline" 3:18
2. "I'll Never Know" 4:57
3. "Subway Dreaming" 4:14
4. "Say It Is So" (Tim Finn, Andy White) 2:43
5. "What You've Done" (Tim Finn, Andy White & Liam O'Moanlai) 3:42
6. "Sawdust & Splinters" 3:58
7. "Dead Man" 3:58
8. "Commonplace" 4:56
9. "Waiting For Your Moment" 2:45
10. "Party Was You" 3:13
11. "Incognito In California" (Phil Judd) 3:41

Enhanced CD Extras[edit]

The CD includes four multimedia videos from his previous album Say It Is So:

  1. Underwater Mountain
  2. Twinkle
  3. Big Wave Rider
  4. Death of a Popular Song


Say It Is So is also the title of Finn's fifth solo album. A radio edit was also done for "Incognito In California" but was not used on the Australia/New Zealand release.



  1. ^ Feeding the Gods at AllMusic
  2. ^ Blaazer, Dominic. "Say It Is So". Review. New Zealand Musician. Retrieved 26 September 2012.