Saturday, 8 August 2015

My Week with INXS Day 2 - Never Tear Us Apart

Day 2 of My Week with INXS and today its 'Never Tear Us Apart'.

'Never Tear Us Apart'  was released as a single in in 1988. It was taken from their 1987 album 'Kick'.

This was another output from Fariss who put together the music, and Hutchence who wrote the lyrics.

'Never Tear Us Apart'  was one of those songs that hooked you instantly, and still gives me goosebumps. Its that good.

This is a modern day ballad, a love song of epic proportion. Its powerful, emotional, tingle inducing and sensual. Its rock and its pop and its fantastic.

Its also become known as Michael Hutchence's anthem since his death and has been covered several times, most notably by Paloma Faith. The original INXS version reached number 24 in the UK singles chart.

The original video features Hutchence and the band walking around a very cold and drizzly looking location, which I believe was Prague.

For me its this line that takes this song to new levels "I was standing, you were there, two worlds collided. and they could never ever tear us apart". Then the beat that goes "dum dum dum dum". So powerful, so emotive.

This song showcases Hutchence's vocals at their most powerful, but its the instrumental backing that really makes it special. The highlight for me is the final bit where the Sax kicks in.

I love this song. I loved it then, and still do. Stood the test of time and better than ever. So there we have it - Day 2. Pop back soon for day 3, or if you can't wait, then just pop to My Music page here for more. Happy listening :)

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