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Simple Simon

INXS first single, released in May 1980. The band played it on their debut TV appearance on Simon Townsend's Wonder World.

1980
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Simple Simon

1980
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Just Keep Walking

'Just Keep Walking' was INXS' first Australian Top 40 hit in Sept 1980.

1980
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Just Keep Walking

1980
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INXS

After playing an average of two gigs a day, the band would record the album in midnight to dawn sessions at Trafalgar Studios in Sydney due to their budget of $10,000.

1980
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INXS

1980
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Underneath The Colours

After success with their third single 'The Loved One', the band wrote and recorded the album in just two months, releasing it in October and peaking at number 15 in the Australian chart.

1981
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Underneath The Colours

1981
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Underneath The Colours

Released in Jan '82, 'Underneath The Colours was the second single from their second album of the same name.

1982
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Underneath The Colours

1982
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Shabooh Shoobah

This was the first INXS album to be released worldwide, off the back of the band signing a record deal with WEA in October '82. It lasted a huge 94 weeks in the Australian chart.

1982
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Shabooh Shoobah

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Spy Of Love

'Spy of Love' was the third track from the album 'Shabooh Shoobah'.

1982
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Spy Of Love

1982
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The One Thing

This was the band's first video to air on MTV and their first single to chart in the US Top 30.

1982
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The One Thing

1982
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Black And White

The 4th single from 'Shabooh Shoobah', which was the first INXS album to be released worldwide.

1983
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Black And White

1983
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The Swing

1984
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Burn For You

'Burn For You' is the third single from the band's fourth studio album 'The Swing'. They performed this track at the Countdown Music & Video Awards Ceremony in 1984, where they won 7 awards.

1984
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Burn For You

1984
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All The Voices

'All The Voices' is the final track on 'The Swing'. Despite their success with the album in Australia, it was much ignored by the UK and did not receive any chart success.

1984
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All The Voices

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Dancing On The Jetty

'Dancing on the Jetty' was the final single from'The Swing'. This album remained in the top 100 Australian chart for over two years.

1984
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Dancing On The Jetty

1984
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Listen Like Thieves

Listen Like Theives was the fifth studio album from INXS, with a single of the same name. Although the album was deemed to have international success, the British press still continued to dismiss the band with negative reviews. Ahead of the album release, the band played a show in Melbourne for Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1985
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Listen Like Thieves

1985
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Listen Like Thieves

1985
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Kick

As the band's most successful studio album, it is certified six times platinum by the RIAA, and spawned four US top 10 singles, "New Sensation", "Never Tear Us Apart", "Devil Inside" and "Need You Tonight", the last of which reached the top of the Billboard singles charts.

1987
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Kick

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Guns In The Sky

This was the first track from the 6th and most successful album, 'Kick'. The album achieved 6x platinum in the US, despite being originally hated by Atlantic Records before release.

1987
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Guns In The Sky

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Mystify

This was the 5th and final single from the album 'Kick', reaching number 14 in the UK singles chart.

1987
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Mystify

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Kick Tour Laminated Backstage Pass

1987
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Mediate

The video for 'Mediate' replicated the Bob Dylan video for 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' and won the band 5 awards at the MTV VMAs in September '88.

1988
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Mediate

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Never Tear Us Apart

This single has been covered by many musicians, including a version in 1999 by Tom Jones which featured Natalie Imbruglia and more recently Paloma Faith, who took it to number 16 in the UK singles chart.

1988
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Never Tear Us Apart

1988
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New Sensation

This song is notably the first track to be performed at the London Astoria and was covered by the Automatic at the final performance in the venue in 2009.

1988
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New Sensation

1988
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Calling All Nations Tour Poster

1988
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Smash Hits Magazine

1989
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INXS Poster Advert

1989
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By My Side

This track is the third single from the album 'X', aptly named as it had been 10 years since the band's debut album in 1980.

1990
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By My Side

1990
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X

It was the third consecutive INXS album produced by Chris Thomas and it peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 5 in the United States, No. 2 in the United Kingdom.

1990
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X

1990
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Disappear

'Disappear' peaked at number 8 in the US Billboard chart and and marked the last top 10 hit for the band in America.

1990
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Disappear

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Suicide Blonde

It is rumoured that the title of the song is inspired by Michael Hutchence's girlfriend at the time, Kylie Minogue, as the part she had in film 'The Delinquents' required her hair to be dyed platinum blonde. The main riff of the song was a rework from their previous single 'Original Sin' and became the signature riff of producer on the track, Nile Rodgers.

1990
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Suicide Blonde

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Suicide Blonde: Japanese 7-track promo sample CD

1990
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Bitter Tears

This track was the 4th UK single from 'X', released to coincide with their headline appearance at the Summer XS concert in Wembley Stadium in '91.

1991
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Bitter Tears

1991
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The Stairs

'The Stairs' was a fifth single from 'X', however was released only in the Netherlands in order to coincide with the release of 'Live Baby Live'

1991
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The Stairs

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Shining Star

This track is the only new song written for the album 'Live Baby Live' and the only one to be released as a single from the album in '91.

1991
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Shining Star

1991
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Not Enough Time

Second single from the album 'Welcome to Wherever You Are'. This album was produced by Mark Opitz, who also produced the band's third album 'Shabooh Shoobah' and took the band in a more experimental direction with the use of sitars and a 60-piece orchestra.

1992
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Not Enough Time

1992
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Baby Don't Cry

The video for this song won an Australian Music Award for Best Video. The track was reportedly written about how Andrew Farriss missed his young daughter whilst on tour with the band.

1992
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Baby Don't Cry

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Baby Don't Cry: UK 2-track 7" Vinyl Single

1992
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Taste It

The video was banned from MTV and replaced by live footage as the original clip got deemed too risqué

1992
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Taste It

1992
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Welcome To Wherever You Are

On this album INXS tried to establish a new direction for itself, incorporating sitars, a 60-piece orchestra, and a much more "raw" sound to their music.

1992
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Magazine Clipping

1993
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The Gift

The first single released from album 'Full Moon, Dirty Heart', 'The Gift' had its video banned from MTV due to its use of Gulf War and Holocaust footage.

1993
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The Gift

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Please (You Got That)

This track featured guest vocals from the legendary Ray Charles and was released as the second single from 'Full Moon, Dirty Heart'. This album was again produced by Mark Opitz.

1993
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Please (You Got That)

1993
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Full Moon, Dirty Hearts

The album was written soon after the release and promotion of the band's previous album, Welcome to Wherever You Are, at the end of November 1992. The album was recorded and produced at Capri Studio on the Isle of Capri in Italy.

1993
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1993
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The Strangest Party

Featuring on the 1994 film 'Drop Zone', this track was a single written for and released from the band's Greatest Hits album, which hit number 3 in the UK album chart.

1994
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The Strangest Party

1994
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Elegantly Wasted

First single from the album 'Elegantly Wasted', the song is reportedly written about a night out Hutchence had with Bono from U2. It is also speculated that the lyrics in the chorus can be heard as 'I am better than Oasis' instead of 'I am elegantly wasted' after an argument with Liam Gallagher.

1997
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Elegantly Wasted

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Elegantly Wasted Tour Guitar Pick

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Elegantly Wasted

Elegantly Wasted is the tenth studio album by INXS and is the final album recorded with lead singer Michael Hutchence.

1997
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Everything

The single was a 4-track live EP from the band's performance for Comic Relief. It was the second single from album 'Elegantly Wasted' and the album was tragically the last to feature Michael Hutchence.

1997
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Everything

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Searching

Previewed at the Australian ARIA Music Awards months before scheduled release, the single was never able to be released. This led to promo copies of the single being destroyed and the few remaining in circulation are now very attractive collector's items.

1997
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Searching

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Andrew Farris' Guitar Pick

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