Thursday, 28 July 2011

INXS - Don't Change

Recollection Collection......musical memories recalled with affection!

INXS - Don't Change (1982)

Firstly, while Flycasual is away....I get to post a track that I love....

"Don't Change" is an absolute classic that sounds as good today as it did then (it featured originally on the album 'Shabooh Shoobah').  It wasn't the first track I ever heard by INXS, but it was one of their earliest songs that really cemented their place as my favourite band as a teenager. It had a synth intro,  punky edge, 80's 4/4 beat and a singer so charismatic you wanted to grow your hair long and get a perm (I did 50% of that).

In school, INXS were MY band, I played the albums "Original Sin", "Kick" & "X" to death. They were rock stars, their songs featured in "The Lost Boys" and not to forget the Kick album cover featured a Skateboard (it's a Vision Psycho stick) all of which was important to a 13yr old teenager.  As I got older their appeal started to wane, but I always bought their albums and followed any news about the band. (before the 'net!) So when I heard in 1997 that Michael Hutchence died...I was gutted. My first rock star gone....

Last year I heard this by Beck - it should help you remember the greatness of the band! Here are two tracks from that session that you need to hear - "Calling All Nations" & "New Sensation"

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28 July 2011 at 08:05

....and continuing on with our Aussie theme. I remember all this growing up, Lost Boys 'Laying Down the Law' with Jimmy Barnes, it was great pop rock and you used to want to be Micheal Hutchence. I think the only reason I bought Kick in the first place was because of the skateboard on the sleeve. Great covers by Beck and friends, certainly 'New Sensation'.

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28 July 2011 at 09:39

Never a great lover of INXS (did they copy the idea from XTC)but I did like there 'biggies' there was also a grudging admiration when 'he' went with Kylie, great covers by Beck

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28 July 2011 at 10:32

Not familiar with this one, but still good. INXS are always favourites from the 80's. Good times, bad hair!

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sfw
28 July 2011 at 11:08

Thanks...gotta love the Hutch

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Anonymous
28 July 2011 at 11:35

London Scouser here -
I was a BIG INXS fan, Kick was the first CD I ever owned. I played it so much that if it were vinyl I would have literally worn it out.
Old Pa - check out the video for Mediate (remind you of anything ??)
SFW - Have you got Michael Hutchence's solo album ?? It's got some great tracks on it. My fave is the duet with Bono.

Oh and I admit I don't remember this song, but I like the 80's-ness of it. Good choice.

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28 July 2011 at 12:04

Feltham Scouser - don't follow leaders, but watch your parking meters

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