The INXS concert film “Live Baby Live” — capturing the band’s iconic performance before 74,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium in 1991 — has been given an “astonishing visual upgrade” and audio makeover, and will be screened in movie theaters worldwide this fall. Check out the trailer here.
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. Releases from The Cult, Pixies, INXS, Rain Parade and more.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from the Ramones, The Fall, Big Country, Richard Hell and INXS.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include a new mini-album from Billy Bragg and the UK release of INXS’s ‘Kick 30’ box set.
INXS will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its world-conquering 1987 album Kick with a new expanded reissue that “extends” the previous 25th anniversary reissue with a half-dozen or so more remixes and alternate versions, plus a new Dolby Atmos mix of the album by Giles Martin.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we again turn to the era-defining West German TV show “Rockpalast” and this 1984 performance by INXS, who, in the course of 90 minutes, run through 20 songs from the band’s early catalog — including future classics “Don’t Change,” “Black and White” and “The Original Sin.”
Take a trip back to the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend that year that drew an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California — with this 90-minute collection of footage from the fest’s “New Wave Day,” featuring performances by The Clash, INXS, Oingo Boingo, The English Beat and more.
Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band performed Wednesday night in Sydney, Australia, and, as the band has been known to do, added a bit of local flavor to its set, performing, for the first time ever, a cover of INXS’ classic 1982 single “Don’t Change” to a very appreciative crowd of Aussies.
Thirty years after drawing an alleged 670,000 music fans into the middle of nowhere in California, the 1983 installment of the US Festival — a four-day event over Memorial Day Weekend — will be commemorated next month with a DVD concert film featuring performances by U2, The Clash, English Beat, INXS and more.
This week’s new releases include the U.S. release of the Bryan Ferry Orchestra’s ‘The Jazz Age,’ plus reissues of the debut from The Names, a two-for-one package by INXS combining ‘Shabooh Shoobah’ and ‘The Swing’ on one CD, and a five-disc box set from R.E.M. collecting all five post-Bill Berry albums.
Today we count down the best reissue of 2012 as voted on by Slicing Up Eyeballs in this year’s readers poll, and the Top 10 list includes releases by Icehouse, Ministry, The House of Love, Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen, Yazoo, Bob Mould’s Sugar, My Bloody Valentine, Peter Gabriel and more.
With the 15th anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death approaching later this month, INXS took to the stage in Perth, Australia, on Sunday night for what appears to be the final time, as Australian media are reporting that drummer Jon Farriss announced during the concert that it would be the band’s last-ever performance.
This week’s new releases include expanded reissues of albums from R.E.M. (‘Document’), Sex Pistols (‘Never Mind the Bollocks’), INXS (‘Kick’) and Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, plus new music from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, with Yoko Ono, and Mark Eitzel, John Foxx and The Cure’s Robert Smith.
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about Dead Can Dance, R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, The Fixx, The Mission, OMD, Laibach, The Wedding Present, Killing Joke, Morrissey, Devo, Madness and more.