Monday, November 18, 2013

My Music Monday

INXS and "Don't Change" have been on my short list for a while - i just never quite got around to do committing it to the blog.

There are a parts of the group I truly liked, and parts that just became annoying to the Nth degree. And most of both of those categories were the lead singer, Michael Hutchinson.

Early INXS was good. Very good. I'm a big fan of their albums Shaboo Shoobah and the Swing. Today's selection was a coin toss between "Don't Change" and "Original Sin".

I kind of liked their disk, Listen Like Thieves. But I also noticed that is where, for me they started to decline. When they got to Kick, I was done. Their stupid-ass rhyme scheme on "Meditate" was so annoying - and the MTV overkill of "Need You Tonight", "Never Tear Us Apart" and "New Sensation"just grated on my last nerve.

I was also getting tired of Hutchinson's faux Jagger movements in everything he did. He was ok, but he was no Jagger.

That all said, I'm still fond of some of their songs, "Don't Change" being at the top of my list. It sits on all my various iPod / iPhone rotations.

Oddly, I'm not sure I've ever seen the video for this song - and maybe that's not a bad thing. The man kind of creeps me out.


Anonymous said...

This is my fave INXS song!

Anonymous said...

He dayid, Blobby.

Erik Rubright said...

And this week is the 16th anniversary of Michael's death. The band never really was able to recover musically after that. :(

I'm assuming you know/knew that they ended every concert they did with "Dont' Change"?

I started my INXS journey with Kick, and quickly delved into all their albums, and would have to say that both The Swing and Shabooh Shoobah contain the most songs I consider favorites.