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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2009, 12:30:33 am »




Three tracks from Shabooh Shoobah were featured in the soundtrack for the 1984 film Reckless.[23] The band then travelled to the UK to begin sessions on their fourth album with Nick Launay at the Manor Studios in Oxford.

    Nick was always going to be the main production force behind The Swing. We had a really genuine interest in the stuff that he had done and we knew he was the right guy for us at the time. It was funny, actually, because we arrived at the Manor, which is up in Oxford, and we basically walked in and said, 'Nick, we've recorded one song for the album'. And he was like, 'Oh yeah, where did you do that?' And we said, 'New York.' "Who'd you do it with?' 'Nile Rodgers.' And his face just went white because he was a major Nile Rodgers fan himself. So he said 'Well, 'suppose we'd better listen to it', and we put it on and he was just blown away. I think that started poor old Nick off on a bit of a -- he wasn't as secure and confident as he probably would have been.
    —Andrew Farriss[12]

The album The Swing released in April 1984,[3] received more significant attention from around the world, as "Original Sin" became their first #1 single and was a highly popular song worldwide with fans and reviewers.[24] During 1984 it was #1 in Australia (for two weeks in January)[4] as well as in Argentina and France, #11 in Canada, #23 in Switzerland,[25] #31 in the Netherlands and #58 in the U.S.[6] Yet "Original Sin" was largely ignored in the UK, where INXS was described in New Musical Express as a "depressingly definitive example of excruciating, boring, incredibly unimaginative MTV rock",[1][26][27] and INXS didn't have any Top 50 chart success until the 1985 album Listen Like Thieves.[28]

During 1984, INXS toured non-stop performing across Europe, the UK, the United States and Australia and by December 1984, The Swing, was double platinum, making it, at the time, one of the five biggest domestic albums in the history of Australian music.[12] In March 1985 the band re-entered Sydney's Rhinoceros Studios to record their next album, together with producer Chris Thomas (Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Pretenders, Elton John).
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