23 November 2021

23 November 2021 - INXS - Need You Tonight

I'm not one to bury the lede.  This was INXS's biggest hit.  The opening single from the Kick album in 1987, the Andrew Farris/Michael Hutchence classic about living in the moment was a #1 hit around the world and set the band up for superstardom.

More than that, it moved the band a little away from the rock band mentality and more into a zone where it was OK to use electronic instruments to augment their sound.  It made them a richer, deeper, and, ultimately, more popular band.  

The song is more about the video, which won 5 MTV Video Music Award.  It was directed by Richard Lowenstein and used photocopied images to accomplish the visual effects.   

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