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INXS — Don't Change
Album: Shabooh Shoobah
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 1411









Released: 1982
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'm standing here on the ground
The sky above won't fall down
See no evil in all directions
Resolution of happiness
Things have been dark for too long

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me
Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me

I found a love that I had lost
It was gone for too long
Hear no evil in all directions
Execution of bitterness
Message received loud and clear

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me
Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me

I'm standing here on the ground
The sky above won't fall down
See no evil in all directions
Resolution of happiness
Things have been dark for too long

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me
Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me
Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me
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 nicknt wrote:
One of the most overrated bands of all time.
 
Here we go again. Someone determining whether a band was over or under rated. No substance buddy. Just your opinion. And wrong at that.
Rather interesting video on mtv
Dogs in Space!
The song defined my childhood.  My band covered it.  Burst on to the alternative -post-punk scene with this incredible and timeless piece of 1980's alternative rock.
 floydpink wrote:
Does anyone else hear Vangelis' theme for Bladerunner at the start?
 

Totally get that! 
RP you are doing GREAT this morning!
thank you
dr strangelove
 
 kretinburger wrote:
 Palais?whereismatty wrote:

I hope you are Australian. If not then I suggest you find your way back to the 80s in time machine and see this band play at the Palace in St Kilda. 

 

 

I only wish
Does anyone else hear Vangelis' theme for Bladerunner at the start?
GREAT tune. Wish I had a time machine.
 Palais?whereismatty wrote:

I hope you are Australian. If not then I suggest you find your way back to the 80s in time machine and see this band play at the Palace in St Kilda. 

 

 unclehud wrote:

Since that was such an easy request, I've tossed in a few extras.

1. Devil Inside
2. What You Need
3. Never Tear Us Apart
4. Need You Tonight
5. Suicide Blonde

6. Beautiful Girl
7. Bitter Tears, and the song to which these comments are attached ...
8. Don't Change
Want a few more?
 
Like shootin' fish in a barrel.
No accounting for taste, to each her own, etc.
 nicknt wrote:
Please name let's say 5 memorable songs of INXS ...   
 
Since that was such an easy request, I've tossed in a few extras.

1. Devil Inside
2. What You Need
3. Never Tear Us Apart
4. Need You Tonight
5. Suicide Blonde

6. Beautiful Girl
7. Bitter Tears, and the song to which these comments are attached ...
8. Don't Change


Want a few more?
I did'nt know thi great song. Thank's RP you make me wish to hear more from this band.
Every time RP plays this song, my rating goes up a notch - I think it‘s about 27 by now! Probably my favorite song of the decade, this.
 spek10 wrote:
INXS>U2

 
dont get carried away
The band put out a remarkable tribute to Michael on the anniversary of his death - a re-imagining of this song. I've always liked the version and the video that goes with it:

https://youtu.be/-ERjIhTPQy8


Always enjoy this song!
 
INXS>U2
one of my favorite INXS songs.  simple but terrific
One of my favs of INXS.  This was one of the first videos I remember on MTV as a kid, pulling out of the airport hanger on the back of a UTE, all the instruments blazing.  Thanks Bill.
 nicknt wrote:
One of the most overrated bands of all time.

 
Were they overrated? I guess you could make that claim. As much as I enjoyed a lot of their music (they were huge in my formative years), they got a lot of mileage out of remarkably simple musicianship & songwriting. Their tunes were catchy as hell and they made some great videos and Michael Hutchence was damn pretty, so they could get away with it. I ate up Kick & X - so many hits.

Were they among the most overrated bands of all time? Hardly - you could probably find 100 bands just during the height of the MTV era that out-kicked their coverage worse than INXS. They were prolific for two decades and were still releasing quality radio fodder before Michael's death (dang, almost 20 years!). He has probably gotten better press since he died than prior to, but that's just the nature of the beast.

Leave your hyperbole at the door and just enjoy it (or ignore it) for what it is - music for the masses.
 nicknt wrote:
One of the most overrated bands of all time.

 
I hope you are Australian. If not then I suggest you find your way back to the 80s in time machine and see this band play at the Palace in St Kilda. 
 nicknt wrote:
Please name let's say 5 memorable songs of INXS ...   

I just love these types of proclamations. Prove it!
 
 

 
Start with the RP list. There are 10 there. Then I would add Mystify, New Sensation and The One Thing. Having said that, who am I to determine whether they are over or under-rated? That would be ridiculous. 
Please name let's say 5 memorable songs of INXS ...   

I just love these types of proclamations. Prove it!
 
 


 nicknt wrote:
One of the most overrated bands of all time.

 
As opinions go, that definitely is one.
 nicknt wrote:
One of the most overrated bands of all time.

 
I just love these types of proclamations. Prove it!
One of the most overrated bands of all time.
 {#Bananajam}Relayer wrote:
Just a brilliant song.  Truly brilliant.  

What was I thinking? I rated this at a 9.  Changing that to a 10 immediately.  

 


Never get tired of hearing that song.  Love it.
Just a brilliant song.  Truly brilliant.  

What was I thinking? I rated this at a 9.  Changing that to a 10 immediately.  
INXS at their very best.
One of the first Videos I can remember.... ABSOLUTELY LOVED this....
Was it really '82 when this took the airwaves by storm? Simmer of rebellion, dreams of upheaval... These guys had the right sound!
First class upbeat song. Weird factoid about the guy who is singing it. 

Should I bump it? 8 > 9

 
Awesome tune. I remember the MTV video clearly even after 30 some years.
{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 Wilfrue wrote:
Categorically the best INXS song in a long line of contenders for same. What a great band they were. Their stuff really hangs in nicely 35 years on. 

 
Oh geez, has it really been 35yrs? Seems like yesterday sometimes.
Great song, great memories 
 sullivanssusie wrote:
Give a listen to INXS' "Johnson's Airplane" and let me know what you think.

Grazie. 

 

Great song! Wish it was on the playlist.
Brilliant

 Image result for INXS dont change
YEEEAAAASSSSSSS!!! 😍
INXS is a favourite of Steven Wilson.
 Wilfrue wrote:
Categorically the best INXS song in a long line of contenders for same. What a great band they were. Their stuff really hangs in nicely 35 years on. 

 
Hear, hear!
Categorically the best INXS song in a long line of contenders for same. What a great band they were. Their stuff really hangs in nicely 35 years on. 
 Wilfrue wrote:
I think this is the best in a long line of really good INXS songs. Thanks for playing it!
 

 
I doubt I can disagree...I also think this song has contributed to my diminished hearing...
Give a listen to INXS' "Johnson's Airplane" and let me know what you think.

Grazie. 
 robus wrote:
I really like this song - but isn't it just a bit Flock of Seagulls-esque? (ducks)

 
It's the intro. that's doing that for you.

Hutchence would have stomped the sh*t out of Mike Score if he walked into his salon.
I really like this song - but isn't it just a bit Flock of Seagulls-esque? (ducks)
I think this is the best in a long line of really good INXS songs. Thanks for playing it!
 
 kcar wrote:

Fair enough. I quite agree with you about this song. I'd be cranking it right now if it weren't the middle of the night. I did go through a phase with the Eurythmics where I'd stop listening to every bit of their music except their latest hits. Roxette was like that too. It struck me that the pop music industry pushes you to do to listen only to a band's latest single. If you fall into that habit, a band's music will seem disposable. 

Again, a shame about Hutchence. He could really sing. It would have been interesting to see what the band would have done after the 90s. INXS did have a contest to find a new singer and it put out a single with that guy, but after that...{#Question} 

 
Oh you did NOT just compare Eurythmics to Roxette.  {#Eek}
 dwhayslett wrote:

Speak for yourself.  Perhaps a product of the times for me, but both of the bands you mention put out some great stuff that is a long way from disposable, IMO; this whole record being a great example thereof.

 
Fair enough. I quite agree with you about this song. I'd be cranking it right now if it weren't the middle of the night. I did go through a phase with the Eurythmics where I'd stop listening to every bit of their music except their latest hits. Roxette was like that too. It struck me that the pop music industry pushes you to do to listen only to a band's latest single. If you fall into that habit, a band's music will seem disposable. 

Again, a shame about Hutchence. He could really sing. It would have been interesting to see what the band would have done after the 90s. INXS did have a contest to find a new singer and it put out a single with that guy, but after that...{#Question} 
One of my all time faves...wish I  had a chance to see them live before Michael  "left"
 Will62 wrote:
Was lucky enough to see INXS in a sleazy pub, The Stardust in Cabramatta, Sydney, around a week after their first Australian release came out. There was a fairly simple barometer for the worth of a band. if there wasn't an all-in brawl, the band rocked.

The buds and I were milling about, waiting for this support act to get out of the way for Richard Clapton, the 80's Sydney North Shore surfer-set icon (and a mighty fine muso at that - take note Bill). One of the crew asked "who are these guys"? I replied I had heard their first song 'Just Keep Walking' earlier in the week on Double J (our first alternate national radio station). Said it sounded ok.

After 45 mins we couldn't quite remember the name of the main act - just wanted these guys to play on and on. Fuzzy gutiar, driving bass and then boom - Kirk Pengelly started up with the sax and the night climbed to enormous heights.

Never forget that night. They did put out some commercially driven guff later on but I guess standards slip occasionally for all. And I liked the way they experimented with their sound as time passed. Hunters & Collectors were another established Oz pub band that changed chameleon like.

Overall, one of the greatest Australia has produced.   

 
Yes I saw them in the Belmont 16' Sailing club south of Newcastle, New South Wales in 1981 - the only reason I went there was because they had just released their first 'single' and so I thought I would go and have a look see what they were like. Well the club did not even have a stage - the band just played on the floor at the bar and we the audience of about 50 people just stood in front of them. Michael Hutchence was the real thing - a rock star in the making and reminded us of a young Mick Jagger.  They went on to much bigger and better things of course but is nice to be able to say we saw them before they 'made it' so to speak. Happy memories.
Hell yes!  One of my all time favorite songs. Thanks for playing!
What a trip in the way-back machine this is!!!!
 Will62 wrote:
Was lucky enough to see INXS in a sleazy pub, The Stardust in Cabramatta, Sydney, around a week after their first Australian release came out. There was a fairly simple barometer for the worth of a band. if there wasn't an all-in brawl, the band rocked.

The buds and I were milling about, waiting for this support act to get out of the way for Richard Clapton, the 80's Sydney North Shore surfer-set icon (and a mighty fine muso at that - take note Bill). One of the crew asked "who are these guys"? I replied I had heard their first song 'Just Keep Walking' earlier in the week on Double J (our first alternate national radio station). Said it sounded ok.

After 45 mins we couldn't quite remember the name of the main act - just wanted these guys to play on and on. Fuzzy gutiar, driving bass and then boom - Kirk Pengelly started up with the sax and the night climbed to enormous heights.

Never forget that night. They did put out some commercially driven guff later on but I guess standards slip occasionally for all. And I liked the way they experimented with their sound as time passed. Hunters & Collectors were another established Oz pub band that changed chameleon like.

Overall, one of the greatest Australia has produced.   

 
Cool yea.
 kcar wrote:

Great story—thank you! 

INXS was a great pop band like the Eurhythmics. Their songs were very catchy and polished but not all that deep. You could listen to their latest release over and over but you wouldn't want much to do with once they'd put out new hits. I really like "Welcome  to Wherever You Are"  and played sections of it relentlessly but I wouldn't call it a classic or even deeply memorable. 

A shame about Michael Hutchence, Paula Yates and Peaches Geldof. RIP.
 

 
Speak for yourself.  Perhaps a product of the times for me, but both of the bands you mention put out some great stuff that is a long way from disposable, IMO; this whole record being a great example thereof.
Still love this damn song! 
 Will62 wrote:
Was lucky enough to see INXS in a sleazy pub, The Stardust in Cabramatta, Sydney, around a week after their first Australian release came out. There was a fairly simple barometer for the worth of a band. if there wasn't an all-in brawl, the band rocked.

The buds and I were milling about, waiting for this support act to get out of the way for Richard Clapton, the 80's Sydney North Shore surfer-set icon (and a mighty fine muso at that - take note Bill). One of the crew asked "who are these guys"? I replied I had heard their first song 'Just Keep Walking' earlier in the week on Double J (our first alternate national radio station). Said it sounded ok.

After 45 mins we couldn't quite remember the name of the main act - just wanted these guys to play on and on. Fuzzy gutiar, driving bass and then boom - Kirk Pengelly started up with the sax and the night climbed to enormous heights.

Never forget that night. They did put out some commercially driven guff later on but I guess standards slip occasionally for all. And I liked the way they experimented with their sound as time passed. Hunters & Collectors were another established Oz pub band that changed chameleon like.

Overall, one of the greatest Australia has produced.   

 
Great story—thank you! 

INXS was a great pop band like the Eurhythmics. Their songs were very catchy and polished but not all that deep. You could listen to their latest release over and over but you wouldn't want much to do with once they'd put out new hits. I really like "Welcome  to Wherever You Are"  and played sections of it relentlessly but I wouldn't call it a classic or even deeply memorable. 

A shame about Michael Hutchence, Paula Yates and Peaches Geldof. RIP.
 
holy crap man this song still rocks
Wow, so good to hear this again after a long time...they didn't really break it big onto the airwaves till late '84-early '85 when The One Thing was absolutely THE ONE THING and then they were big all right...then kinda faded until '88 when Kick was so big I got it in Bali!
 hempmandan wrote:
Their best song The only thing bad about that song is that it ends.
 
Agreed...tho in life, all good things must end.

Don't Change is like that first beer of the night.  Nothing after can beat it.
 
 Aud wrote:


Ears aren't right for that breed

 
You're right, the ears are upright naturally and not cropped.  Back to the music...
Their best song The only thing bad about that song is that it ends.

One of the most overrated bands in rock history.
One of their best songs.
Well-constructed and executed. 
Was lucky enough to see INXS in a sleazy pub, The Stardust in Cabramatta, Sydney, around a week after their first Australian release came out. There was a fairly simple barometer for the worth of a band. if there wasn't an all-in brawl, the band rocked.

The buds and I were milling about, waiting for this support act to get out of the way for Richard Clapton, the 80's Sydney North Shore surfer-set icon (and a mighty fine muso at that - take note Bill). One of the crew asked "who are these guys"? I replied I had heard their first song 'Just Keep Walking' earlier in the week on Double J (our first alternate national radio station). Said it sounded ok.

After 45 mins we couldn't quite remember the name of the main act - just wanted these guys to play on and on. Fuzzy gutiar, driving bass and then boom - Kirk Pengelly started up with the sax and the night climbed to enormous heights.

Never forget that night. They did put out some commercially driven guff later on but I guess standards slip occasionally for all. And I liked the way they experimented with their sound as time passed. Hunters & Collectors were another established Oz pub band that changed chameleon like.

Overall, one of the greatest Australia has produced.   
 willmcnaught wrote:
What great memory! These guys opened up for the Stray Cats in Portland, and KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF!   Truly{#Bananajam} a special show!

 
Yes, INXS had it going back in the day. Makes me want to pull out the Live Baby Live DVD.
What a great memory! These guys opened up for the Stray Cats in Portland, and KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF!   Truly{#Bananajam} a special show!
 Webfoot wrote:

Pharaoh Hound?

 

Ears aren't right for that breed
My teenage favorite band, as an aussie - its all class!!

Not a real huge INXS fan, but I've always liked this a bunch. Not just a great 80s tune, a great tune.



This song is a great driving song.  It can get you a ticket if not careful.
 Aud wrote:
Is that a Greyhound or a Whippet?

 
Pharaoh Hound?
Battlestar Galactica, until the guy started singing
 
Can't help myself - 9 - {#Bananajam}Don't change a thing.....for me...!

{#Guitarist}  {#Drummer} {#Bananapiano} {#Bananajam}


{#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} {#Dancingbanana} 
This song is horribly dated, and I love it.
YEEEE HAAAA!
{#Guitarist}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana}{#Motor}{#Yell}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Daisy}{#Bananapiano}{#Dance}{#Sunny}{#Good-vibes}
Is that a Greyhound or a Whippet?
 RichardArthur wrote:
Strange how much "Flock of Seagulls" I"m hearing in this song.   But in a good way!

 

Get the flock out of here... ;)
My absolute favorite INXS album.

{#Cheers} 
 jmsmy wrote:
Right Now - I wish I was in my car with this playing at 120 dB going 85 mph on an empty highway going nowhere.

 
Did that exact thing in my '72 Cutlass convertible on the road to the Delaware shore.
Strange how much "Flock of Seagulls" I"m hearing in this song.   But in a good way!
Yup, it was EPIC then, and we rather knew it. They just had that sound, that urgency, that blaring call to get up and do something radical!

When INXS was innocent. And....rather bad!

Pseudo melody - and not much of anything else!

BAD!


 jmsmy wrote:
Right Now - I wish I was in my car with this playing at 120 dB going 85 mph on an empty highway going nowhere.

 
Crossing the Buckman Bridge over the St. John's River in Jacksonville, Florida in an MG Midget with the top down at dusk (60mph felt like 100mph).
One of my all time favorites.  Great song!
Sentimentality never sounded so good... This is not a back-handed compliment. I swear.
I promoted this song from 8-->9 because I was so disappointed I'd just missed it!  I don't get tired of it... but then again, it's never been overplayed. 
I have been listening to RP for years and this is my first comment. Fitting it is for one of my favorite bands and songs of all time. I never tire of this song. MH r.i.p. you left way too soon.
Not sure why I didn't click godlike...that song has always been godlike!  Miss them- I always say they could have done some really cool things.
Michael.  *Sigh*



My intro to the band was this song in the airplane hangar on MTV.  AWESOME.  MH gone way too soon. 
Great song!
One of the greatest songs of the 80's
I loved this song the very first time I heard it, and I never get sick of it. This is a great album to boot.
wore out my casette version of this album playing this song over and over and over...
Right Now - I wish I was in my car with this playing at 120 dB going 85 mph on an empty highway going nowhere.
 Relayer wrote:
Love this song.  And I am a total prog music Snob. 
 
Prog? I think you have a slightly different definition of prog than this old sailor. Oh, never mind...I see what you said now.
Love this song.  And I am a total prog music Snob. 
same here - how did I not know this was INXS.

the toes are tapping!

Segue wrote:
This is a great song. Didn't know it was (yawn) INXS. More of this, if they had it. And Fixx has a new one!
 


Instant 8.
Hate being after Lazarus (again), but this song is one that touched a nerve in the day.  And the video...awesome!

prophetic...  love it...
 
Great song, brings back some great memories. {#Sunny}

Thanks zepher for the AWESOME vid. Tom set the stage for all who rip today.{#Dancingbanana_2} 


<—- Totally 80's - how it was used back when power surfing was king.  The Australian sound from the 80's was great.
This is a great song. Didn't know it was (yawn) INXS. More of this, if they had it. And Fixx has a new one!
 a2sportsguy wrote:
One of my all-time favorite 80s songs. And the best INXS song ever. Saw them at the tiny Bayou in DC after their next album, the unfairly neglected "the Swing." One of the best live shows I've ever seen - and I've seen quite a few.
 
Miss the  Bayou!
 
The 80's!!!!!!!! Some of the best music ever!! Chair dancing vociferously right now!!!!{#Dancingbanana}
eve...from germany.....sry for the shity-music at THAT time....
Great tune mon.
 
Wow, so many memories...couldn't love this song more!!!!
10 all the way.
One of my all-time favorite 80s songs. And the best INXS song ever. Saw them at the tiny Bayou in DC after their next album, the unfairly neglected "the Swing." One of the best live shows I've ever seen - and I've seen quite a few.
.....3->2.....smiley
Absolutely!
 
lexica wrote:
Ah, happy memories... of being a depressed, alienated teenager stuck in my room miles from anywhere interesting. Huh. {#Confused}

Still, awesome song.
 


Ah, happy memories... of being a depressed, alienated teenager stuck in my room miles from anywhere interesting. Huh. {#Confused}

Still, awesome song.
Boy does this bring back those 80's feelings. Thanks.