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Perth, Australia (1977 – 2012)

INXS (pronounced “In Excess”) was a rock group formed in Perth, Australia. The band formed in 1977 under the name The Farris Brothers. Original members included Michael Hutchence (lead vocals), Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (saxophone and guitar). The band changed their name to INXS just prior to the release of their self-titled début album in 1980.

The band’s second album, Underneath The Colours released in Australia in 1981, included the minor hit with “Stay Young.” The success of this album helped the band gain momentum and notoriety for the world-wide release of their third album, Shabooh Shoobah in 1982. The single “The One Thing” from this album brought them their first Top-30 hit in America. Touring in 1983 in support of fellow Aussies Men at Work helped bring them to American attention.

The Swing (album #4) was released in 1984 and “Original Sin” became their first #1 single and an international hit. It was followed by Listen Like Thieves in 1986; an album which brought the band’s singer Michael Hutchence into the spotlight as a sex symbol for the MTV generation. The single, “What You Need”, became a Top-Five Billboard hit and the band enjoyed ever increasing U.S. success.


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  • Kazzosed

    need inxs tonight

    4 Nov 9:22pm Reply

    By My Side ♥

    24 Oct 4:55am Reply
  • ArtOfNothing

    HaHaHaYoureDead Придерживаться какого-то стиля и делать хорошую музыку - разные вещи. С возрастом обычно проходят позерство и комплексы.

    16 Oct 11:00am Reply
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  • ravenpryde

    Just watched the mini-series Never Tear Us Apart yesterday. Definitely worth watching if you ever come across it on your TV.

    17 Aug 5:50am Reply
  • servitola

    Не скажу, что великие, но просто обожаю под них отплясывать дома.

    22 Jun 8:03am Reply
  • mandybula1995

    HaHaHaYoureDead хаха отлично!

    15 Jun 1:22pm Reply
  • easterntrees

    shabooh shoobah is probably the most underrated album of the early 80s.

    11 Jun 3:33am Reply
  • easterntrees

    Friends who listen to INXS: *list of people in their 30s and 40s*

    11 Jun 3:32am Reply
  • WarriorJones

    I do!

    5 Jun 6:59pm Reply
  • TrueMithrandir

    no one remembers this band

    5 May 10:01pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool band!

    3 May 6:10pm Reply
  • Kazzosed

    Kick is masterpiece, Michael was a genius, still best

    2 May 8:32pm Reply
  • divakaneva

    Now back to our regularly schedule program

    17 Apr 8:02am Reply
  • divakaneva

    @KingFahtah everyone's got an opinion just like everyone has a certain part of the body they sit upon.... rather them come where you don't like go spread some positive someplace or is that asking too much?

    17 Apr 8:00am Reply
  • KingFahtah

    Hutchence was a junkie degenerate. Srsly

    16 Apr 2:32pm Reply
  • white_lemur

    I love them! Hutch <3

    13 Apr 7:58pm Reply
  • budumov

    my top albums on a 5-point scale : INXS - 3,5; Underneath the Colours - 2,5; Shabooh Shoobah - 1,5; The Swing - 2,5; Listen Like Thieves - 3,5; Kick - 4,5; X - 4; Welcome to Wherever You Are - 5; Full Moon, Dirty Hearts - 3; Elegantly Wasted - 3.5; Switch - 3.

    25 Mar 12:58pm Reply
  • Cheekeemunkee

    "Which is the band's finest: The Swing, or Kick?" Not a huge fan of The Swing...but I would say you could easily make a case for Welcome to Wherever You Are or Listen Like Thieves as rivals to Kick. X was off on its own tangent, but I love it equally.

    23 Mar 12:53am Reply
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