INXS

INXS is an Australian rock group. The band was formed in 1977 and comprised of Andrew Farriss, Michael Hutchence, Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Kirk Pengilly.

History

INXS began under the name The Farriss Brothers but the band changed their name to INXS in 1979, just prior to the release of their self-titled debut album in 1980. INXS and its follow-up, 1981's Underneath the Colours (produced by Richard Clapton) were hits in their native Australia, and their third album, Shabooh Shoobah was released worldwide but it wasn't until their Nick Launay-produced fourth album, The Swing in 1983 that the band received significant attention in the US or UK, as the single "Original Sin" became a minor pop radio hit and the band's charismatic singer Michael Hutchence gained attention for his MTV-ready looks. The band, which had started out as a New Wave act featuring more synthesizers than guitar, gradually moved in a more straight-ahead Rock oriented direction through the first half of the 1980s. By 1985's breakthrough album Listen Like Thieves the band had perfected a matured sound influenced by The Rolling Stones and U2 but true to the band's original roots in the Aussie pubs; that album spawned several hits, including the top-10 "What You Need".

The band's worldwide peak of popularity came with 1987's Kick, a punchy, confident set of pop-rock gems that yielded three top-ten US singles, including the number-one hit "Need You Tonight". However, the band's belated attempts to follow up on the success of Kick, 1990's X and 1992's Welcome to Wherever You Are found them struggling to stay relevant as alternative rock began to dominate the airwaves and more traditional rockers like INXS (fronted by Hutchence, who lived the rock-star lifestyle by dabbling in film acting and dating several models and public personalities including Kylie Minogue and Paula Yates), fell out of favor. 1993's Full Moon, Dirty Hearts was their attempt to capitalize on the grunge movement, and while it received mixed reviews, it plunged the band further into obscurity. 1994 brought the first of many 'Greatest Hits' compilations.

Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, INXS was a major force in Australian popular music, leading the way into worldwide popularity for several Australian bands. The band worked closely with several other Australian artists, such as The Models and Jenny Morris, helping to establish their careers.

On November 22, 1997 Hutchence was found dead in his Sydney hotel room, an apparent victim of suicide (some speculate his death was actually an accident, the result of autoerotic asphyxiation). Since Hutchence's death, INXS has continued, using Jimmy Barnes and Terence Trent D'Arby as temporary lead singers. Jon Stevens began singing with INXS in 2000 and was officially named a member of the band in 2002. However, he left INXS in 2003, only recording a song called I Get Up, released as a single (which charted in the top 100 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart) in the same year, and it was used in the Rugby Union World Cup 2003.

INXS returned to the news in 2004 when it was announced that a new reality television program titled Rock Star would feature a contest to find a new lead singer for the band.

Discography

Albums

  • INXS (1980); #164 US
  • Underneath the Colours (1981)
  • Shabooh Shoobah (1982); #46 US, US Sales: 500,000
  • INXSIVE (1982)
  • Dekadance (1983); #148 US
  • The Swing (1984); #52 US, US Sales: 1,000,000
  • Listen Like Thieves (1985); #11 US, US Sales: 2,000,000
  • Kick (1987); #3 US, #9 UK, US Sales: 6,000,000
  • X (1990); #5 US, #2 UK, US Sales: 2,000,000
  • Live Baby Live (1991); #72 US, #8 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000
  • Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992); #16 US, #1 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000
  • Full Moon, Dirty Hearts (1993) #53 US, #3 UK
  • The Greatest Hits (1994); #112 US, #3 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000
  • Elegantly Wasted (1997) #16 UK #41 US
  • Shine Like it Does: The Anthology (1979-1997) (2001)
  • Definitive INXS/The Best of INXS (2002) #144 US, #15 UK
  • The Years 1979-1997 (2002)
  • Stay Young 1979-1982 (2002)
  • INXS Squared: The Remixes (2004)

International Charting Singles

  • from "INXS"
    • 1980 "Just Keep Walking" #38 AU
  • from "Underneath the Colours"
    • 1981 "The Loved One" #18 AU
    • 1981 "Stay Young" #21 AU
  • from "Shabooh Shoobah"
    • 1983 "The One Thing" #30 US, #14 AU
    • 1982 "Don't Change" #80 US (1983 Release), #14 AU
    • 1983 "To Look at You" #36 AU
    • 1983 "Black and White" #24 AU
  • from "The Swing"
    • 1983 "Original Sin" #58 US (1984 Release) #1 AU
    • 1984 "I Send a Message" #77 US, #3 AU
    • 1984 "Burn for You" #3 AU
    • 1984 "Dancing on the Jetty" #39 AU
  • from "Listen Like Thieves"
    • 1985 "This Time" #81 US, #19 AU
    • 1985 "What You Need" #5 US (1986 Release), #2 AU
    • 1986 "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain) #15 AU
    • 1986 "Listen Like Thieves #54 US, #28 AU
  • from "Crocodile Dundee" soundtrack
    • 1986 "Different World" #28 AU
  • from "Kick"
    • 1987 "Need You Tonight" #1 US, #2 UK, (1988 release), #3 AU
    • 1988 "Devil Inside" #2 US, #6 AU
    • 1988 "New Sensation" #3 US, #25 UK, #8 AU
    • 1988 "Never Tear Us Apart" #7 US, #24 UK, #11 AU
    • 1989 "Mystify" #14 UK
  • from "X"
    • 1990 "Suicide Blonde" #9 US, #11 UK, #3 AU
    • 1990 "Disappear" #8 US, #21 UK, #19 AU
    • 1991 "Bitter Tears" #46 US, #30 UK, #37 AU
    • 1991 "The Stairs" #72 US, #4 AU
  • from "The Lost Boys" soundtrack
    • 1991 "Good Times" (with Jimmy Barnes) #18 UK
  • from "Live Baby Live"
    • 1991 "Shining Star EP" #27 UK
  • from "Welcome to Wherever You Are"
    • 1992 "Heaven Sent" #31 UK, #14 AU
    • 1992 "Baby Don't Cry" #20 UK
    • 1992 "Taste It" #21 UK, #37 AU
    • 1992 "Not Enough Time" #28 US
    • 1993 "Beautiful Girl" #46 US #23 UK
  • from "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts"
    • 1993 "The Gift" #11 UK, #12 AU
    • 1993 "Please (You Got That...)" #35 AU
  • from "The Greatest Hits"
    • 1994 "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)" #15 UK, #30 AU
  • from "Elegantly Wasted"
    • 1997 "Elegantly Wasted" #27 US, #20 UK, #44 AU
  • from "Definitive INXS"
    • 2001 "I'm So Crazy" (Par-T-One vs. INXS) #19 UK

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INXS returned to the news in 2004 when it was announced that a new reality television program titled Rock Star would feature a contest to find a new lead singer for the band. The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and was also inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003. However, he left INXS in 2003, only recording a song called I Get Up, released as a single (which charted in the top 100 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart) in the same year, and it was used in the Rugby Union World Cup 2003. They plan on releasing a new album this year. Jon Stevens began singing with INXS in 2000 and was officially named a member of the band in 2002. Most recently, their last two albums, Eternal (2001 (featuring the top 20 single, "Contagious"), and Body Kiss (2003), became chart-topping platinum-certified albums. Since Hutchence's death, INXS has continued, using Jimmy Barnes and Terence Trent D'Arby as temporary lead singers. Biggs" character, their 1996 album, Mission to Please hit gold status.

On November 22, 1997 Hutchence was found dead in his Sydney hotel room, an apparent victim of suicide (some speculate his death was actually an accident, the result of autoerotic asphyxiation). In 1996, after the introduction to Ronald's "Mr. The band worked closely with several other Australian artists, such as The Models and Jenny Morris, helping to establish their careers. Their success returned in the 1990s with Ernie and Marvin reuniting with their older brother Ronald, the band began to become known as The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley. Throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, INXS was a major force in Australian popular music, leading the way into worldwide popularity for several Australian bands. In 1983, after the success of their Between the Sheets album featuring the hit of the same name (a top 5 R&B record that year), the 3 + 3 lineup broke up with the original Isleys' lineup returning in 1985 while the younger brothers formed the short-lived Isley-Jasper-Isley band. O'Kelly suddenly died in 1986 and after Rudolph retired to become a minister, Ronald decided to carry the torch of the Isley Brothers and their good name. 1994 brought the first of many 'Greatest Hits' compilations. The success of the Brothers Isley continued as the 1970s continued as they released hits like "Fight the Power", "Live it Up", "For the Love of You", "Footsteps in the Dark" and "The Pride".

1993's Full Moon, Dirty Hearts was their attempt to capitalize on the grunge movement, and while it received mixed reviews, it plunged the band further into obscurity. 1 & 2". However, the band's belated attempts to follow up on the success of Kick, 1990's X and 1992's Welcome to Wherever You Are found them struggling to stay relevant as alternative rock began to dominate the airwaves and more traditional rockers like INXS (fronted by Hutchence, who lived the rock-star lifestyle by dabbling in film acting and dating several models and public personalities including Kylie Minogue and Paula Yates), fell out of favor. They released the classic 3 + 3 album that year and released the hugely successful "That Lady, Pt. The band's worldwide peak of popularity came with 1987's Kick, a punchy, confident set of pop-rock gems that yielded three top-ten US singles, including the number-one hit "Need You Tonight". In 1973, the Isley Brothers transformed themselves into a band, now including younger brothers Ernie, Marvin and Chris Jasper. By 1985's breakthrough album Listen Like Thieves the band had perfected a matured sound influenced by The Rolling Stones and U2 but true to the band's original roots in the Aussie pubs; that album spawned several hits, including the top-10 "What You Need". After adding a few more family members and friends to the group, the Isley Brothers began moving towards rock and roll, covering "Lay Lady Lay" (Bob Dylan), "Spill the Wine" (Eric Burdon & War) and "Love the One You're With" (Stephen Stills).

The band, which had started out as a New Wave act featuring more synthesizers than guitar, gradually moved in a more straight-ahead Rock oriented direction through the first half of the 1980s. After a spell living in the UK, the Isley Brothers returned to the US and released "It's Your Thing", a popular record nationwide. INXS and its follow-up, 1981's Underneath the Colours (produced by Richard Clapton) were hits in their native Australia, and their third album, Shabooh Shoobah was released worldwide but it wasn't until their Nick Launay-produced fourth album, The Swing in 1983 that the band received significant attention in the US or UK, as the single "Original Sin" became a minor pop radio hit and the band's charismatic singer Michael Hutchence gained attention for his MTV-ready looks. After joining with Motown, the Isley Brothers recording "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)", a hit in the UK in 1967. INXS began under the name The Farriss Brothers but the band changed their name to INXS in 1979, just prior to the release of their self-titled debut album in 1980. James eventually began his own career under the name Jimi Hendrix. The band was formed in 1977 and comprised of Andrew Farriss, Michael Hutchence, Tim Farriss, Jon Farriss, Garry Gary Beers and Kirk Pengilly. In 1964, a then-unknown guitarist named Jimmy James began playing in their backing band, making his recording debut on "Testify".

INXS is an Australian rock group. 1962 saw the Isley Brothers release "Twist and Shout", a moderate hit of The Topnotes song later covered by The Beatles. INXS) #19 UK. The result was not financially successful at the time, but has become a beloved an oft-covered song by legions of other artists. 2001 "I'm So Crazy" (Par-T-One vs. After signing with RCA Records (a scout was in the audience), they were told to construct the first single out of the line. from "Definitive INXS"

    . They randomly interjected the line "You know you make me want to shout" to tremendous audience acclaim.

    1997 "Elegantly Wasted" #27 US, #20 UK, #44 AU. Perhaps their most well-remembered song is "Shout", which came out of a performance of "Lonely Teardrops" in Washington DC in 1959. from "Elegantly Wasted"

      . Brothers Ronald, O'Kelly, Rudolph and Vernon began recording in 1957, with a series of doo wop singles that failed to attract attention. 1994 "The Strangest Party (These Are the Times)" #15 UK, #30 AU. The Isley Brothers are an American pop, R&B, funk and soul group who began their musical career in Cincinnati in the early 1950s. from "The Greatest Hits"
        .

        1993 "Please (You Got That...)" #35 AU. 1993 "The Gift" #11 UK, #12 AU. from "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts"

          . 1993 "Beautiful Girl" #46 US #23 UK.

          1992 "Not Enough Time" #28 US. 1992 "Taste It" #21 UK, #37 AU. 1992 "Baby Don't Cry" #20 UK. 1992 "Heaven Sent" #31 UK, #14 AU.

          from "Welcome to Wherever You Are"

            . 1991 "Shining Star EP" #27 UK. from "Live Baby Live"
              . 1991 "Good Times" (with Jimmy Barnes) #18 UK.

              from "The Lost Boys" soundtrack

                . 1991 "The Stairs" #72 US, #4 AU. 1991 "Bitter Tears" #46 US, #30 UK, #37 AU. 1990 "Disappear" #8 US, #21 UK, #19 AU.

                1990 "Suicide Blonde" #9 US, #11 UK, #3 AU. from "X"

                  . 1989 "Mystify" #14 UK. 1988 "Never Tear Us Apart" #7 US, #24 UK, #11 AU.

                  1988 "New Sensation" #3 US, #25 UK, #8 AU. 1988 "Devil Inside" #2 US, #6 AU. 1987 "Need You Tonight" #1 US, #2 UK, (1988 release), #3 AU. from "Kick"

                    .

                    1986 "Different World" #28 AU. from "Crocodile Dundee" soundtrack

                      . 1986 "Listen Like Thieves #54 US, #28 AU. 1986 "Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain) #15 AU.

                      1985 "What You Need" #5 US (1986 Release), #2 AU. 1985 "This Time" #81 US, #19 AU. from "Listen Like Thieves"

                        . 1984 "Dancing on the Jetty" #39 AU.

                        1984 "Burn for You" #3 AU. 1984 "I Send a Message" #77 US, #3 AU. 1983 "Original Sin" #58 US (1984 Release) #1 AU. from "The Swing"

                          .

                          1983 "Black and White" #24 AU. 1983 "To Look at You" #36 AU. 1982 "Don't Change" #80 US (1983 Release), #14 AU. 1983 "The One Thing" #30 US, #14 AU.

                          from "Shabooh Shoobah"

                            . 1981 "Stay Young" #21 AU. 1981 "The Loved One" #18 AU. from "Underneath the Colours"
                              .

                              1980 "Just Keep Walking" #38 AU. from "INXS"

                                . INXS Squared: The Remixes (2004). Stay Young 1979-1982 (2002).

                                The Years 1979-1997 (2002). Definitive INXS/The Best of INXS (2002) #144 US, #15 UK. Shine Like it Does: The Anthology (1979-1997) (2001). Elegantly Wasted (1997) #16 UK #41 US.

                                The Greatest Hits (1994); #112 US, #3 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000. Full Moon, Dirty Hearts (1993) #53 US, #3 UK. Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992); #16 US, #1 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000. Live Baby Live (1991); #72 US, #8 UK, US Sales: 1,000,000.

                                X (1990); #5 US, #2 UK, US Sales: 2,000,000. Kick (1987); #3 US, #9 UK, US Sales: 6,000,000. Listen Like Thieves (1985); #11 US, US Sales: 2,000,000. The Swing (1984); #52 US, US Sales: 1,000,000.

                                Dekadance (1983); #148 US. INXSIVE (1982). Shabooh Shoobah (1982); #46 US, US Sales: 500,000. Underneath the Colours (1981).

                                INXS (1980); #164 US.

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