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2
Mar 2022

Epi 96: INXS Song Deep Dive: Need You Tonight

Episode 96: INXS Song Deep Dive: Need You Tonight
 
The crowning Billboard chart performance of INXS’ career stateside, Need You Tonight in January 1988 soared to the top of the charts. The lead single off the album KICK, with this song the pressure and eyes of the world were waiting to see what INXS would come up with.
 
INXS was not to be outdone and not to disappoint. Need you Tonight captivated the ears, eyes and dance floors around the globe with its sexy and sensual vocals and instrumentation proving an irresistible impulse.
 
With another groundbreaking video clip by Richard Lowenstein somewhat inspired by the staggering 3D album artwork by Nick Egan, fans truly experienced “an all sum of its parts” moment in time where INXS infiltrated the cultural zeitgeist.
 
Covered many times over the last 35 years by artists as diverse as Justin Timberlake, Bonnie Raitt, Liv Tyler and Dua Lipa, Need you Tonight’s greatness is stamped in history as a true pivotal INXS moment.
 
Enjoy! Love and peace ✌️
Haydn
 
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1
Mar 2022

Epi 95: INXS Song Deep Dive: What You Need

Well, folks, we are up and running in “Song Week” as we deep dive into the third groundbreaking and pivotal song that proved to be a shapeshifter for INXS. Today it’s 1985’s “What you Need” from the album Listen like Thieves.
 
A song that nearly never came to fruition if not for both Chris Thomas’ insistent ask for “one more song” with the hit-making scope and the band’s preparedness to polish up an old demo. With little time, Michael and Andrew came up with the lyrics, the band rehearsed and recorded, then it was added to the final pressed disc/album—all in 48 hours!
 
Talk about pressure! Hitting number 2 in Australia on its debut week, What You Need was surprisingly released as the second single in the USA, where it climbed to number 5 on the Billboard Charts. Accompanied by arguably their best film clip by Richard Lowenstein, it was a fitting reward after nearly 10 years as a band, thus opening the floodgates for the album Kick that followed some 18 months later.
 
So kick back, put the headphones on and enjoy What You Need!
 
Love and Peace ✌️
Haydn
 
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28
Feb 2022

Epi 94: INXS Song Deep Dive: The One Thing

Episode 94: INXS Song Deep Dive: The One Thing

Second up in our celebration of INXS song week is 1982’s The One Thing, a track that might be argued was the most significant musical leap and audience reaching of their careers. With shrewd management by Chris Murphy, INXS had Mark Opitz now at the helm who had the ability to bring out that “big INXS sound” for the first time.
 

With their first top 15 hits in Australia roaring through the airwaves, it set up Shabooh Shoobah for 12 months of Top 40 occupation and 3 subsequent strong singles. But most importantly, it crossed over into the fickle MTV and Billboard landscape by becoming a Top 30 hit Stateside.

 

The rest, they say, is history so sit back and reminisce the greatness of The One Thing that 40 years later, still sounds fresh and vital.

 

Love and Peace ✌️

 

Haydn

 

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26
Feb 2022

Epi 93: INXS Song Deep Dive: Burn For You

 
Bee and I are about to undertake our most ambitious recording workload with 5 episodes in 5 days!!! Why? Well, it’s time to go back and celebrate 5 “turning point and pivotal songs” in the INXS catalogue that remain fan staples and permeate the sound waves globally on a daily basis. 
 
First up, we discuss the legendary Australian charts number 3 hit “Burn for You” in all its glory, with sounds and structures reminiscent of two other tracks of its era. Added to the Live Baby Live album in 1991, “Burn for You” gained prominence, particularly in the USA when INXS conquered the land of Uncle Sam. 
 
The first of five episodes include the usual segments such as INXS/musical news, gig updates, and fan engagement. However, episodes 2-5 on the Song deep dives shall be perfect lunch break fodder and only be 30 minutes; it’s all “chorus and no bore us”!!!!!
 
So, INXS fans, this week it’s all about the songs that brought invaluable joy and ear-candy pleasure, representing a more innocent and nostalgic time in our lives when things were easy. 
 
Love and Peace ✌️
Haydn
 
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19
Feb 2022

Epi 92: Richard Clapton Part 2, INXS Back-Stories

 

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We return to Part 2 interview with Richard Clapton that takes things up a notch. Australia’s preeminent singer-songwriter continues to share fascinating tales of his days with INXS that include a life-changing night when he slept in the bed normally occupied by Michael and Kylie, the re-recording of INXS’ The Loved One in Paris, and his long-standing relationship with Chris Murphy. 

 

Forever erudite and giving, Richard continues to talk with grace, humor, and fondness for the halcyon days before devices and ‘gotcha’ culture moments pervade everything an artist does these days. 

 

Hey, Bee gets poetic (lookout, Banjo Patterson!), we have another moment with Murphy and a very rare special voiceover from a dearly departed icon. 

 

So,  join the musical revolution of Access All Areas: INXS that kicks “The Voice’s” ass in every way, and tell your friends about it!! 

 

Love and Peace ✌️

 

Haydn

 

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12
Feb 2022

Epi 91: BREAKING NEWS: “Rock n Roll Hall of Fame snub leads to fan revolt”!

BREAKING NEWS: “Rock n Roll Hall of Fame snub leads to fan revolt”!

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In an episode not to be missed, INXS: Access all Areas brings to you this “special edition, not to be missed” episode attacking the criminal omission of INXS off the latest 17 artist ballot that was released last weekend.
 

With such “non-rock n roll” artists like Dionne Warwick, Dolly Parton and Lionel Richie making the ballot, this concept of recognizing this institution is sadly becoming a modern-day exercise in woke, identity politics, and rock n roll irrelevance.

 

So, are we wrong? Are we too harsh? Are we on the money? Well, we assemble a panel of music fans and some patrons of our group namely:

 

Dr. Jim: Melbourne

Genevieve: Amsterdam

Manny: Yorkshire

Craig: Newcastle

Laurie: Chicago

 

to debate the list of nominees that include:

Duran Duran

Rage Against the Machine

Judas Priest

Devo

Eminem

Beck

Pat Benatar

Carly Simon

Eurythmics &

Kate Bush

Dionne Warwick
 

Do we get a consensus? Wildly disagree? Argue yay or nay? Well, you’ll need to check in to what might just be our most volatile, contentious, and fiery podcast since we commenced in May 2021.

 

Warning: Not for the faint-hearted.

Watch it on YouTube https://youtu.be/9avTB1CRmJY

 

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Check out the ultimate INXS Fan Kit here https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/125104584918

 

Check out our website for all the good stuff... https://www.inxsaccessallareas.com

...and for some more cool stuff visit https://www.inxs.com

 Please sign the petition at  http://inductinxs.com to help get INXS nominated into the ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME, where they belong. 

A new episode drops every Sunday INXS Access All Areas is available on PodbeaniTunesSpotifyTuneIn, and Amazon Music

6
Feb 2022

Epi90: Richard Clapton: INXS on the Avenue, Part 1

Episode 90: Richard Clapton: INXS on the Avenue, Part 1

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The 1970s were a seminal time worldwide for singer-songwriters with the names James Taylor, Billy Joel, Carol King, and Neil Sedaka permeating the cultural landscape. In Australia, Richard Clapton spearheaded the “down under” contribution to the field of songwriting success. 

 

However, it was 1981 when a chance meeting with six young musical upstarts from the Northern Beaches paved the way for an enduring and successful musical kinship and friendship. The Loved One cover and Underneath the Colours album were pivotal in establishing INXS as an emerging act and one that fans and critics would jump on board with as this new decade took shape. 

 

So, in the first of two episodes, Bee and I are blessed to talk to Richard and dive deep into a time, place, and period where “the song, the craft, and the culture” were all about the artistic craft. Fascinating anecdotes, a loyalty to his mates and a heartfelt passion shine through as we thank Richard for all he has done. 

So dive deep and enjoy the dulcet tones of Richard Clapton. 

 

Love and peace ✌️

Haydn

P.S A Rant on the nominations for this year is very likely for our next episode. 

 

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Check out the ultimate INXS Fan Kit here https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/125104584918

 

Check out our website for all the good stuff... https://www.inxsaccessallareas.com

...and for some more cool stuff visit https://www.inxs.com

 Please sign the petition at  http://inductinxs.com to help get INXS nominated into the ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME, where they belong. 

A new episode drops every Sunday INXS Access All Areas is available on PodbeaniTunesSpotifyTuneIn, and Amazon Music

 
 
30
Jan 2022

Epi 89: Happy Straya Day, INXS and Fans

Episode 89: Happy Straya Day, INXS and Fans

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January 26th is Australia Day, and it’s with patriotic pride we take listeners back in time when this freshman band of brothers blasted out of the blocks with a gunslinging swagger to take on the Australian music scene. Full of passion and pride, INXS were proud of their Aussie heritage but never made it a cringey marketing ploy unlike their contemporaries (hello, Men at Work!).
 

So, this week Bee and I pay tribute to the 1977-86 period of INXS’ career whereby they came, they saw and they conquered Australia first before making the massive play for international success. Many Oz fans see Shabooh Shoobah and The Swing as their favourite and most iconic albums, and we pay tribute to the effect and role these albums played before the Chris Thomas trilogy of Listen Like Thieves, Kick and X had globally.

 

We dive deep into touring, the early videos, local awards achieved, chart success, and the cultural impact earned that brought about confidence, self-belief, and financial ability to relocate and take on North America, Asia, and Europe.

 
 All this and a whole lot more as we celebrate with patriotic pride and passion, the “formative Aussie years” of INXS and their homeland, Australia. Great southern land …. awesome Australian band!!!
 

Enjoy!

Haydn

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Check out our website for all the good stuff... https://www.inxsaccessallareas.com

...and for some more cool stuff visit https://www.inxs.com

 Please sign the petition at  http://inductinxs.com to help get INXS nominated into the ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME, where they belong. 

A new episode drops every Sunday INXS Access All Areas is available on PodbeaniTunesSpotifyTuneIn, and Amazon Music

22
Jan 2022

Epi 88: Happy 62nd Birthday Michael Hutchence

Episode 88: Happy 62nd Birthday Michael Hutchence

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C’mon INXS fans! Let’s take heed from Andrew Farriss, who recently on our podcast urged all fans to celebrate Michael’s birthday rather than commiserate his passing. So, with January 22nd upon us, that’s what we are going to do.

Michael Kelland Hutchence, born in 1960 Sydney to Patricia Glassop and Kell Hutchence, grew up to be one of the most charismatic frontmen of his era and all time. With moments of grace, moments of brilliance, and a penchant for the unpredictable, Bee and I individually rate our “top 6 or more Michael moments” of all time and revel in a time where not hip hop but “rock stars drove the big cars”!

Also, we have a chunky news section that both informs and educates all, whilst there is a long-awaited return of the rantiest of rants that has a certain 1980’s hair metal tosser firmly in view.

All that and a whole lot more, so do yourself a favour and join the Michael party that is Access all Areas: INXS!

 

Peace and love! ✌️

 

Haydn

 

To become a Patron/ subscriber check out our different levels and see which one suits you.

https://patron.podbean.com/INXSAccessAllAreas

Check out the ultimate INXS Fan Kit here https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/125104584918

 

Check out our website for all the good stuff... https://www.inxsaccessallareas.com

...and for some more cool stuff visit https://www.inxs.com

 Please sign the petition at  http://inductinxs.com to help get INXS nominated into the ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME, where they belong. 

A new episode drops every Sunday INXS Access All Areas is available on PodbeaniTunesSpotifyTuneIn, and Amazon Music

16
Jan 2022

Episode 87: Your INXS Dream Concert Event (Pt. 2)

Episode 87: Your INXS Dream Concert Event (Pt. 2)

 
 
 
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The Dream INXS Concert continues... with encore after encore amounting to a spectacular, surprising yet wonderful ending. A concert with our heroes at the forefront where they should be, ready to be honored by their fans, family, friends, and peers! This epic concert was created by the fans for the fans. It was so sad that we never got to say goodbye to INXS properly.

 

Haydn and I hope that this will take you all there and you can rejoice in our imagination. Yes, this is a dream, but dreams can come true. Well, they have so far...

 

Releasing this episode on 16th Jan a year already gone when we that we lost Chris Murphy, may he rest in peace.

 

Love, Bee 🐝

To become a Patron/ subscriber check out our different levels and see which one suits you.
 

Check out our website for all the good stuff... https://www.inxsaccessallareas.com

...and for some more cool stuff visit https://www.inxs.com

 Please sign the petition at  http://inductinxs.com to help get INXS nominated into the ROCK & ROLL HALL of FAME, where they belong. 

A new episode drops every Sunday INXS Access All Areas is available on PodbeaniTunesSpotifyTuneIn, and Amazon Music

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