Almost 35 years after it was first unleashed, the rare INXS remix compilation Dekadance is finally set to receive a widespread vinyl release.
Back in 1984, Sydney rock icons INXS released their fourth studio album, The Swing. Featuring classic singles like ‘Original Sin’, ‘I Send A Message’, and ‘Burn For You’, to name a few’, the record was a major success, hitting the top of the Kent Music Report and paving the way for the good things still to come from the band.
The following year, INXS released Dekadance, a special compilation featuring remixes from the record, courtesy of Nile Rodgers, Mark Opitz, Jenny Morris, Andrew Farriss, and Nick Launay.
This special edition was predominantly issued on cassette at the time, with six different editions featuring individual images of the band on the cover, designed to serve as pieces of a puzzle if they were all brought together.
However, if vinyl was more your thing, you weren’t destined to be as lucky, with only 250 promotional versions of the compilation being released in Australia, and since going on to fetch hundreds of dollars on the resale market.
Now, following a vinyl reissue in Europe earlier this year, Aussie fans will be able to get the chance to listen to these iconic mixes on widely-available vinyl for the first time.
Released through Petrol Records, the vinyl reissue of Dekadance will arrive on September 6th, and will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl, accompanied by artwork replicated from the original promotional versions distributed to radio stations all those years ago.
In related news, INXS guitarist Tim Farriss was recently revealed to be suing a Sydney boat hire company, claiming they are indirectly responsible for a “career-ending” injury that saw him sever his finger back in 2015.
“I will never forget what I saw next as long as I live,” Farriss noted in his statement for the case.
“My hand was covered in rust, blood and mud, but I could see one of my fingers had been severed and the others were disfigured, badly lacerated and bleeding.”
“I find my reattached ring finger to be an annoyance and unsightly. I have considered having it amputated,” Farriss continued. “I am no longer able to play guitar other than a few beginner-level chords.”
Check out INXS’ Dekadance compilation:
INXS – Dekadance tracklist
1. ‘Original Sin’
2. ‘I Send A Message’
3. ‘Burn For You’
4. ‘Dancing On The Jetty’
1. ‘Melting In The Sun’
2. ‘Love Is (What I Say)’