As you probably know by now, The Analog Kid lives for b-sides and non-album cuts. In this continuing series, I will share some of my favorite EPs and 12″ singles from over the years in their entirety. And since it’s digital, you don’t have to worry about correctly setting the turntable speed to or 33⅓ or 45!
There was not a new Analog Kid blog entry yesterday, and for that I would like to humbly apologize. It’s been a very hectic week, and I actually only have time for a quick blog today. My band Diamondbag is playing a big show here in Dallas at Lee Harvey’s tomorrow night, and I have quite a bit left on my to-do list. It’s going to be a pretty unique show: the first set will consist of Neil Diamond’s legendary Hot August Night album in its entirety, and the second set will be all ’80s new wave classics. Neil and new wave– two great tastes that taste great together!
We’ll be premiering a few new songs in the second set, and the one I’m most excited about is “Don’t Change” from INXS. I know I say this a lot, but this time I mean it: “Don’t Change” is in my all-time Top 10. Even though we haven’t played it in front of real people yet, the whole band has already decided that it is now our best song– and that makes me very, very happy.
Unfortunately for me, “Don’t Change” wasn’t one of the four songs from Shabooh Shoobah included on the 1983 remix EP Dekadance. But have no fear– it’s still a great EP, and one that has never been released on CD. The Analog Kid will return next week with a full slate of new blogs, but until then…
Don’t you go changin’!
Atco Records, 1983
Vinyl rip courtesy of the Analog Kid
1. “Black And White” [Extended Version] (Andrew Farriss/Michael Hutchence)
2. “To Look At You” [Extended Version] (Andrew Farriss)
3. “The One Thing” [Extended version] (Andrew Farriss/Michael Hutchence)
4. “Here Comes II” [New Version] (Andrew Farriss/Michael Hutchence)
The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.
INXS: “Don’t Change” (INXS)
From the album Shabooh Shoobah
Atco Records, 1982