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Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Music "Don't change" by INXS

I was driving home listening to my Sirius XM on the "80's" channel and this song came on and I liked the song and decided to make this one my "Monday Music".   I remember this song and video playing a lot on the new Music channel MTV, back when they played music video's and was actually pretty cool to watch. 

I would come home from school sit in front of the TV and watch music video's.  The older people didn't get it...they didn't understand the appeal.  My liberal Social Studies teacher considered it "subversive".  Funny coming from her...Even back then, liberals were not tolerant.  Oh well.   I would have fun with her debating her on various thing....especially on the Sandinista and the Soviets.....I was a bit right wing in high school...remember this was Reagan's America and we were proud to be Americans.

    Of course in my yearbook, they had a section of "What will certain people be doing in 10 years..". well I was voted most likely to be in central America killing communist.....Funny how things turned out.    Here is my favorite Pic of Ronald Reagan
    Back then it was a good time to be an American.

INXS (pronounced "in excess", in-ex-ESS) was an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music. Mainstays were main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarists Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly, bassist Garry Gary Beers and main lyricist and vocalist Michael Hutchence. For twenty years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose "sultry good looks" and magnetic stage presence made him the focal point of the band. Initially known for their new wave/pop style, the band later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk and dance elements.

"Don't Change" is a song by Australian rock band INXS.It was released as a single from the album Shabooh Shoobah, in October 1982. It has been described as the band's first international single.

"Don't Change" peaked at number 18 on the Australian Singles Charts and reached number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 17 on the Billboard Top Tracks chart,

The music video, directed by Scott Hicks, was originally planned to be filmed on an airport runway, in South Australia, but was cancelled due to a bad weather and filming took place in a nearby airport hangar. Hutchence knew Hicks, who had previously directed Australian film Freedom, for which Hutchence had performed on two songs including on the film's soundtrack, "Speed Kills" and "Forest Theme", which were written by Don Walker (Cold Chisel). "Speed Kills" was Hutchence's first solo single and was released by WEA in early 1982.
In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart mini-series, "Don't Change" charted again in Australia via download sales. It peaked at #92 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
The song has been covered by Brandon Flowers, The Audreys, The Bravery, Everclear, Face to Face, Goo Goo Dolls, Grinspoon, Zero (a post-punk band from Uruguay, covered the song with the title No cambies), A Fire Inside and Lazlo Bane. "Don't Change" plays during the credits of the movie Adventureland and is featured in its soundtrack.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed the song during their High Hopes Tour on 19 February 2014 show in Sydney, Australia, and played it for the first time in the United States in Albany, New York, on 13 May 2014.
The Baltimore Ravens play "Don't Change" at their home games when a call in their favor is being reviewed by the referees.


  1. I like the music. I remember it well. I also remember I used to call them INKS. LOL. Dumb kid I was.