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INXS

Band
1977 August / 2012 November
Australia Australia

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Band INXS

Overview

History

INXS (pronounced "In Excess") was a rock group formed in Perth, Australia. The band formed in 1977 under the name The Farris Brothers. Original members included Michael Hutchence (lead vocals), Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (saxophone and guitar). The band changed their name to INXS just prior to the release of their self-titled début album in 1980.
The band's second album, Underneath the Colours released in Australia in 1981, included the minor hit with "Stay Young." The success of this album helped the band gain momentum and notoriety for the world-wide release of their third album, Shabooh Shoobah in 1982. The single "The One Thing" from this album brought them their first Top-30 hit in America. Touring in 1983 in support of fellow Aussies Men At Work helped bring them to American attention.
The Swing (album #4) was released in 1984 and "Original Sin" became their first #1 single and an international hit. It was followed by Listen Like Thieves in 1986; an album which brought the band's singer Michael Hutchence into the spotlight as a sex symbol for the MTV generation. The single, "What You Need", became a Top-Five Billboard hit and the band enjoyed ever increasing U.S. success.

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Members

Andrew Farriss (keyboard, guitar)
1977 August - 2012 November
Jon Farriss (keyboard, drums)
1977 August - 2012 November
Kirk Pengilly (saxophone, electric guitar, background vocals)
1977 August - 2012 November
Tim Farriss (electric guitar)
1977 August - 2012 November
Garry Gary Beers (electric bass guitar, double bass)
1977 August - 2012 November
Ciaran Gribbin (lead vocals)
2010 - 2012 November
J. D. Fortune (lead vocals)
2004 - 2010
Jon Stevens (lead vocals)
1999 - 2003
Michael Hutchence (lead vocals)
1977 August - 1997 November

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Discography

Studio Album

1980
Album has 6 releases
1981
Album has 3 releases
1981
Album has 6 releases
1983
Album has 7 releases
1984
Album has 11 releases
1986
Album has 26 releases
1989
Album has 9 releases
1991
Album has 9 releases
1993
Album has 5 releases
1996
Album has 5 releases
2004
Album has 4 releases
2009
Album has 6 releases

Single

1982
Album has 2 releases
1984
Album has 3 releases
1986
Album has 3 releases
1986
Album has 7 releases
1986
Album has 7 releases
1989
Album has 3 releases
1990
Album has 2 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases
1991
Album has 1 releases
1992
Album has 1 releases
2001
Album has 2 releases

EP

1982
Album has 1 releases