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Shabooh Shoobah

May 3, 2011 | Format: MP3

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Like many new wave bands, INXS seemed to get progressively blander and more radio friendly into the mid and late 80's. On Shabooh Shoobah they were at, in my opinion, their creative peak. Of course Don't Change and The One Thing are great, but as others have said EVERY song on this album is really good. They all have that great mix of being a little strange, dark and off-kilter, but still very well written and catchy(I'm a sucker for great melodies and choruses). There's also just enough of a reggae feel to some of the songs to give the whole album a cool, new wave summertime Australia vibe to it. Also,because INXS didn't go too heavy with the synths and keyboards, this album doesn't sound as dated as other albums of that era. My personal faves: Here Comes, Golden Playpen and Old World, New World. Don't miss this one.
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The Australian band, Inxs bursted on the American Pop Scene in 1987 with a breakthrough album called "Kick", but Inxs had been a band that had been for several years prior to that album. "Kick" was actually the sixth album by the sixsome. Prior to "Kick", Inxs had established themselves as one of Australia's great bands. The album that actually landed them on the map in Australia was their third effort (from 1982) entitled "Shabooh Shoobah". This is a terrific effort and in a lot of ways, this collection often gets forgotten about - namely because it would be several years before the American audiences would appreciate this band (namely because of lack of airplay).

One fact that I find amazing about Inxs is that this six member band stuck together from their formation in the late 1970s through Michael Hutchence's untimely death in 1997. During this period, the band would release 10 studio albums, 1 Greatest Hits album, and 1 Live album. This has allowed the band to meld together and grow professionally. Much of this is due to the fact that three band members are brothers: Andrew Farriss (Keyboards), Jon Farriss (Drums), and Tim Farriss (Guitar). The other three members also stuck tightly with the band the whole way. These members include: Michael Hutchence (Lead Vocals), Garry Gary Beers (Bass), and Kirk Pengilly (Guitar and Sax). Hutchence - known for his long hair and theatrical performances in concert often gets the most publicity. But the remaining five members all make major contributions from a musicianship standpoint. In addition, Hutchence is not just eye candy - he plays a key role with Pengilly and the Farriss Brothers in the songwriting.
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this is my favorite inxs album, even though it was released before i was even born. the great thing about this band is that their sound progressed with time and so they ended up a wide range by the time they released their final ablum, elegantly wasted. their first few albums had a synth-pop, new wave feel, in the middle it was really pop, and the last couple albums were really rock. their first two albums, inxs and underneath the colours, were only released in australia, so it wasnt until this album came that they were known outside their native country. Shabooh Shoobah would fit into the new wave genre but not all of the songs sound like each other. the highlights include the infectious opener "the one thing", "to look at you" and closer "dont change." the first and last songs ended up being two of the bands best songs. this a must have for any real inxs fan. i can listen to it all of the time and never grow tired of it. and isnt that effect of a great album?
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For 'Shabooh Shoobah,' the single 'The One Thing' was the song that broke them out of Australia and into the American charts. A classic album from 1982, it showed more depth than their previous debut self-titled album, but still had that dark and unique sound that they kept throughout the life of the band. And while not as good as their third album, 'The Swing,' the album contained many great songs, the best of which are 'Black and White,' 'Don't Change,' and of course 'The One Thing.'

Few songs remind me of junior high like that song.
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The year is 1982, Australian band INXS have had moderate success with three previous studio albums. Shabooh Shoobah is released containing some of the band's boldest tracks. A broad range from classics like Don't Change, The One Thing, To Look At You and Black and White down to more soulful tunes like Old World New World and Spy Of Love. With this album the band has broken its shackles and dared to do what they wanted. The album takes the band in a new direction, away from garage rock towards pub rock. Entertaining video clips for The One Thing and To Look At you help but the band's energy push this album along. Shabooh also begins the strong writing relationship between Hutchence and Andrew Farris that will be the focal point for the remainder of their career. A great album that I still play often even after 18 years.
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INXS storm the U.S. with this release. OK, maybe not storm but this was the breakthrough that created the buzz on college playlists nationwide. To me, it is still their best effort. Shabooh Shoobah lays the foundation for what is to come. Whereas later releases such as KICK and X pushed them more into the mainstream with their chart topping singles and established them as a songwriting machine, SHABOOH SHOOBAH was simply a deeper and more creative release. One spin of this classic and you'll instantly be taken back to the innocent years of INXS. Each track is a classic in itself. The ONE THING and DON'T CHANGE are the standout hits but Black & White, To Look At You, Jan's Song and the others stand the test of time.

If you don't have it, get it. I NEED YOU TONIGHT may have been the breakthrough song that established them as worldwide superstars but I think they all sound dated with a later listen. Pop on Shabooh Shoobah. It's timeless.
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