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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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    Kylie's cover on Kiss Me Once Tour <3

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  • Flubbar

    amazing band! rip michael ♥

    18 Jan 9:46pm Reply
  • Jenny_Babydoll

    Great band!

    16 Jan 5:59pm Reply
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  • Nick14Orlov

    Ребята создали, по сути, свой собственный жанр - этакий белый соул с налётом новой романтики (куда ж без неё родной). Очень стильный и мелодичный. Хатченс очень харизматичный певец с цепляющим вокалом, да и семейка Фарисс постаралась на славу. Самые любимые альбомы - Welcome To Wherever You Are и Elegantly Wasted

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Kazzosed

    need inxs tonight

    4 Nov 2014 Reply

    By My Side ♥

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ArtOfNothing

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

    16 Oct 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • servitola

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

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mandybula1995

    HaHaHaYoureDead хаха отлично!

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • easterntrees

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

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • easterntrees

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

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • WarriorJones

    I do!

    5 Jun 2014 Reply
  • TrueMithrandir

    no one remembers this band

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool band!

    3 May 2014 Reply
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