- Format: VINYL
- Have: YES
- Released: 1984
I've already added my first album from INXS, but this one is pretty cool for its age.
On a Bus, Doctor, and Wishy Washy are great tracks in the 'new wave'.
What's interesting is this record wasn't released in the US until after Shabooh Shoobah was released. So even though this record was released in 1984, the album actually 'dropped' in 1980 in Australia.
Created by Gecko Graphics, who consequently did quite a few Grateful Dead covers in the '90s.
The cover art is a piece by painter is Sir Noel Coward, who painted quite a few fantastic pieces of art in his day.
This painting is called Two Nuns and can be found on his site: http://www.noelcoward.net/paintings/pages/page_31.html
An interesting thought from Noël's biography by Sheridan Morley:
"In his lifetime, Noël always reserved his own paintings as first-night or birthday gifts, allowing only one or two to go for the very occasional charity auction and fearing, as he once wrote, that a kind of 'celebrity snobbism' might otherwise make them valued more for their autograph than for their intrinsic worth."
Ah, the value of art.
- A1 On A Bus 3:49
- A2 Doctor 2:35
- A3 Just Keep Walking 2:42
- A4 Learn To Smile 3:57
- A5 Jumping 3:22
- B1 In Vain 4:35
- B2 Roller Skating 2:44
- B3 Body Language 2:02
- B4 Newsreel Babies 2:42
- B5 Wishy Washy 3:50
Recorded At – Trafalgar Studios
Mixed At – ATA Studios
Bass, Vocals – Garry Gary Beers
Composed By, Written-By – INXS
Cover [Front Cover] – Gecko Graphics, Noel Coward*
Drums [Skins], Vocals – Jon Farriss
Engineer – Duncan McGuire
Guitar – Tim Farriss
Keyboards – Andrew Farriss
Management – MMA Management
Producer – Duncan McGuire, INXS
Saxophone [Sax], Vocals, Guitar – Kirk Pengilly
Vocals – Michael Hutchence
The first two INXS records (this is the first) were belatedly issued in the U.S., after 1982's Shabooh Shoobah had broken them internationally.
Recorded at Trafalgar Studios.
Mixed at A.T.A. Studios.
Atco Records, Division of Atlantic Recording Corporation
A Warner Communications Company
℗ © 1980 Deluxe Records Pty. Limited
Printed in U.S.A.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 0 7567-90184-1
Barcode (Scan): 075679018410
(Notes are from Discogs entry)