Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Musical Interlude: Original Sin (1983)

The Australian band INXS traveled to New York to record tracks for their CD, "The Swing", working with producer Nile Rodgers, who recruited Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates) to sing backup on the first single off the album, "Original Sin".

Unfortunately, despite the additional star power, "Sin" failed to crack the top 40 here in the US, peaking at #58, but reached #1 at home in Australia. The video was shot in Japan without Hall, who was likely touring at the time.

22 years later, "Original Sin" was redone for a tribute album in memory of vocalist Michael Hutchence.

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