Album of the Day
As INXS continued its climb to rock stardom, SHABOOH SHOOBAH represents the point where the summit first came into view for the Australian sextet; the 1982 collection was their first to be released worldwide, and reached the upper half of the Billboard 200. INXS was already a powerful live act, and veteran hard rock producer Mark Opitz capitalizes on that energy, giving the group more punch than most of their New Wave contemporaries. The 10 originals show the band members – guitarist Andrew Farriss and singer Michael Hutchence in particular – coming into their own as songwriters, and “The One Thing” and “Don't Change” both charted in America. Hutchence passed away 20 years ago today, and we'll remember the dynamic frontman with SHABOOH SHOOBAH.