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INXS — Suicide Blonde
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Released: 1990
Length: 3:47
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Don't you know what you're doing
You've got a death wish

Suicide blonde
Suicide blonde
Suicide blonde
Suicide blonde

Suicide blonde was the color of her hair
Like a cheap distraction for a new affair
She knew it would finish before it began
Wow baby I think you lost the plan

You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde
You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde

She stripped to the beat but her clothes stay on
White light everywhere but you can't see a thing
Such a squeeze
A mad sad moment
Glory to you
Glory to you
Take me there
Take me there

Got some revelation
Put into your hands
Save you from your misery like rain across the land
Don't you see the color of deception
Turning your world around again

You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde
You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde

You want to make
You want to make
You want to make her suicide blonde
You want to make
Aww

That's the story

You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde
You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde

Love devastation
You want to make her suicide blonde
Love devastation, suicide blonde
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Finally the best INXS !
flashbacks to me pronouncing the band name as "inks" when i was 12 and my dad taking the mickey out of me for years afterwards  
 rmoore007 wrote:



crap–now I can't unhear that.



Same here!  Too Funny!
 bbgun wrote:
When I first heard this, I thought he was saying "Soup and Salad bar". Mmmmmm.... soup....{#Drool}



crap–now I can't unhear that.
 jmkate wrote:

Motivating :) Also, the world needs more amazing harmonica players.



i couldn't disagree more about the harmonica players.

but, i do love this song.
 QuantumShaman wrote:


Interesting -- I would never group those two bands together (and I wonder what type of influence you mean; just influencing listeners, or having some musical "weight" that influenced other musicians?).  

For me, it's thumbs up for INXS (virtually their entire catalog) and thumbs down for Duran Duran.


I'm not a fan of Duran Duran overall but their 1993 "Wedding Album" is great. 
 QuantumShaman wrote:


Interesting -- I would never group those two bands together (and I wonder what type of influence you mean; just influencing listeners, or having some musical "weight" that influenced other musicians?).  

For me, it's thumbs up for INXS (virtually their entire catalog) and thumbs down for Duran Duran.



I agree with you. I love 90% of INXS tunes! I only like 3 or 4 Duran Duran tunes, but I still think they were influential at the time!
 neptunejeff wrote:
Although hated by many INXS and Duran Duran were very 
influential bands in the 1980s...


Interesting -- I would never group those two bands together (and I wonder what type of influence you mean; just influencing listeners, or having some musical "weight" that influenced other musicians?).  

For me, it's thumbs up for INXS (virtually their entire catalog) and thumbs down for Duran Duran.
 chinaski wrote:

This was blaring from the speakers at the Tilt-a-Whirl at the Texas State Fair in Dallas in '91 and was so cool to hear while watching folks get whipped around on the ride.




Totally COOL!
Suicide Blah...
 SummitPlot wrote:

I didn't know the French were into triple exclamation marks. 


Please excuse his excitement. Maybe it woke you up.
Poignant song, considering Michael Hutchence was to have a "mad sad moment"
 mathieu.alexandre83 wrote:
Hi, I'm a French listener !!! My 16's INXS !!! We listen your wonderful radio every day !!! A taste of US and sometimes, we can hear French songs, Noir Desir... A long life RP !!!!
 
I didn't know the French were into triple exclamation marks. 
Anyone who liked INXS really should watch the recently re-released (2019?) live concert from Wembley Stadium "Live Baby Live".  A band at the top of their game. I used to think they were pretty good. Seeing them perform live, I now see them as an  amazing band.
This was blaring from the speakers at the Tilt-a-Whirl at the Texas State Fair in Dallas in '91 and was so cool to hear while watching folks get whipped around on the ride.
 bbgun wrote:
When I first heard this, I thought he was saying "Soup and Salad bar". Mmmmmm.... soup....{#Drool}
 
Call girl walks into the private room of an elderly gentleman living in a nursing home..
She asks him if he would like to have super sex?

The man replies, I'll have the soup.  

SLURP!
As Regurgitator sang "I like your old stuff better than your new stuff." This never did it for me. 
Marilyn Monroe born 6/1/1926.
Well played, Bill.
 mathieu.alexandre83 wrote:
Hi, I'm a French listener !!! My 16's INXS !!! We listen your wonderful radio every day !!! A taste of US and sometimes, we can hear French songs, Noir Desir... A long life RP !!!!
 Great!

 neptunejeff wrote:
Although hated by many INXS and Duran Duran were very 
influential bands in the 1980s...
 
I agree! ...I did like INXS (I didn't know why), at the time.  I did NOT like Duran Duran, but I appreciate them now, listening in FLACK w/ great headphones, amp, & DAC!
Although hated by many INXS and Duran Duran were very 
influential bands in the 1980s...
One of the worst songs of all time.
Hi, I'm a French listener !!! My 16's INXS !!! We listen your wonderful radio every day !!! A taste of US and sometimes, we can hear French songs, Noir Desir... A long life RP !!!!
Motivating :) Also, the world needs more amazing harmonica players.
Looking for the video of Alex Trebek pronouncing "INXS" and not finding it. 
Highly overrated band.
Ah, my heart. Love these guys . Their performance of this on Saturday Night Live was one of their best, imho.
Not my favourite track from this album but this band has a huge sound. I like them very much. Great driving music. I like Charlie Musselwhite's harpin' on this too. Introduced a really cool dude to the INXS audience.
Need not hear another song by this band.
 justin4kick wrote:

ziggytrix wrote:

Dyed by her own hand, tho?

 
kcar wrote:

{#Roflol}{#Notworthy}{#Clap}

 
Master of pun!

 

I wish I could claim credit, but that's actually the origin of the expression!
 INXS had me going like this in the office. {#Dancingbanana_2}
I miss them. Good memories.
 sdwright wrote:
Image result for blonde surfer amputee


 
 OMG I'M GONNA DIE {#Cheesygrin} {#Cheesygrin}  {#Cheesygrin}
 kcar wrote:
 
File under: Kids, don't try this at home (or in a hotel bathroom).
Talk about embarrassing ways to go... 

 
According to a recent "Autopsy" I was watching, that wasn't what he was doing at all ...

ziggytrix wrote:

Dyed by her own hand, tho?

 
kcar wrote:

{#Roflol}{#Notworthy}{#Clap}

 
Master of pun!

 ziggytrix wrote:

Dyed by her own hand, tho?

 
{#Roflol}{#Notworthy}{#Clap}
 ojibwe wrote:
I'll never forget when, years ago, decades ago even, this group turned up as the answer to a clue on "Jeopardy!", and when no one came up with the proper question, Alex gave it to them ...

"What is Inks?" 

 
{#Roflol}
Nowhere near their best but still stormin' after Ms Raitt.
 Proclivities wrote:

I knew this super blonde girl who worked at a salad bar in a mall, back in the '80s; I don't think she was suicidal though. 

 
Dyed by her own hand, tho?
This isn't one of my FAVOURITE songs but there's something about hearing it in a certain time and place that makes it stick for me. Something about having the FM radio on the Sony Sports Walkman tuned to FM and having this come on, I think.
Plus, that's some nice harmonica blowin'
 tiare wrote:
These guys (unlike Bonnie Raitt) ROCK!
 
You're right; Ms. Raitt has a dirty-sexy saunter.  RAWR!
 skindy wrote:
Bill, nice segue from Bonnie Raitt's cover of "I Need You Tonight!" {#Clap}

 
Not a day goes by that RP doesn't makes me smile in the middle of a workday with stuff like this. Cool cover and great flash back!
Bill, nice segue from Bonnie Raitt's cover of "I Need You Tonight!" {#Clap}
These guys (unlike Bonnie Raitt) ROCK!
I'll never forget when, years ago, decades ago even, this group turned up as the answer to a clue on "Jeopardy!", and when no one came up with the proper question, Alex gave it to them ...

"What is Inks?" 
 tulfan wrote:
Just for fun, replace the term "suicide blonde" with "super salad bar" and you'll never get it out of your head...

 
Thanks for that! Now it is stuck in my head forever. {#Doh}
Woo-hoo man this has it boppin!    Happy New Year All!
 tulfan wrote:
Just for fun, replace the term "suicide blonde" with "super salad bar" and you'll never get it out of your head...

 
I knew this super blonde girl who worked at a salad bar in a mall, back in the '80s; I don't think she was suicidal though. I wonder what she's up to these days.  
Probably coinciding with their 1st hit in America, remember listening to AFN in Europe and the DJ (Casey Kasem?) called the group 'In-Exes'
 
These guys really did rule the airwaves for a while with several juicy rocking hits! Can't help but hear the hints of Blondie in this one...
 2020sk wrote:
It just goes on and on and on, doesn't it? Could have been a great hit, like We Will Rock You, by cutting off the last two minutes.

 
Great tune.... everything stops, volume hits 11 when this comes on..... 
It just goes on and on and on, doesn't it? Could have been a great hit, like We Will Rock You, by cutting off the last two minutes.
 ppopp wrote:
Good quality 80's hit which sounds a bit long in the tooth today.

 
It's intriguing how a lot of good pop hits just don't have much staying power. This still works but it plays up INXS' limitation as a deliberate manufacturer of pop. 

"Soup and salad bar" {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Hungry}


 ScottN wrote:
INXS--Michael, so sad and avoidable.  I wish this music could still be performed.

  
File under: Kids, don't try this at home (or in a hotel bathroom).
Talk about embarrassing ways to go... 
INXS--Michael, so sad and avoidable.  I wish this music could still be performed.
I remember buying the cassingle of this back in 1990 while a student at University of Illinois.

CHIEF!!!! 
Just for fun, replace the term "suicide blonde" with "super salad bar" and you'll never get it out of your head...
A classic really... 8
Good quality 80's hit which sounds a bit long in the tooth today.
Yes !  One of their best.

Instant 8
Love the harmonica but was never a fan of Michael Hutchence's voice so it's a 5 for me
When I first heard this, I thought he was saying "Soup and Salad bar". Mmmmmm.... soup....{#Drool}
This song used to always fill up the dance floor back in the day...that sax solo is still awesome 23 years later.