Category:Songs written by Andrew Farriss
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The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 48 pages are in this category, out of 48 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. INXS – INXS were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. They began playing covers in Western Australian pubs and clubs, occasionally playing some of their original music, mainstays were main composer and keyboardist Andrew Farriss, drummer Jon Farriss, guitarists Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly, bassist Garry Gary Beers and main lyricist and vocalist Michael Hutchence. For twenty years, INXS was fronted by Hutchence, whose good looks. Initially known for their new style, the band later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk. In 1980, INXS first charted in their native Australia with their debut self-titled album, but later garnered moderate success in countries with Shabooh Shoobah. Though The Swing brought more success from around the world, its single Original Sin was even greater commercially, in the 1990s, INXS achieved a greater fan following through Hutchences romance with fellow Australian singer Kylie Minogue, and achieved greater acclaim in the United Kingdom. However, starting with Welcome to Wherever You Are, in 1992, after Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney in November 1997, the band did not perform publicly for a year. They made appearances with several guest singers, including Jimmy Barnes, Terence Trent DArby and Jon Stevens, Stevens formally joined the band for a tour and recording session in 2002. In 2005, members of INXS participated in Rock Star, INXS, with Fortune, the band released Pretty Vegas and Afterglow as singles, and the album Switch. In late 2010, the recorded and released Original Sin. INXS won six Australian Recording Industry Association awards including three for Best Group in 1987,1989 and 1992, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2001, as of June 2015, INXS has sold over 50 million records worldwide. The origins of the band began with Andrew Farriss convincing his fellow Davidson High School classmate, Michael Hutchence, to join his band, Doctor Dolphin. The band contained two other classmates, Kent Kerny and Neil Sanders and a player, Garry Beers and Geoff Kennely, from a nearby high school. In 1977, Tim Farriss, Andrews older brother, invited Andrew, Hutchence and Beers to join him, Tim and Pengilly had been playing together since 1971 as either an acoustic duo, Kirk and Tim, or as a four-piece band called Guinness. The band made their debut on 16 August 1977 at Whale Beach,40 km north of Sydney. Andrew Farriss remembers, I thought the show went really well, but I think my dad summed it up the day, Great show. I think everyone might have been stoned and they briefly performed as The Vegetables, singing We Are the Vegetables, before returning to Sydney ten months later, where they recorded a set of demos. At a chance meeting in the car park of the Narrabeen Antler, a pub in Narrabeen on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, New South Wales, Tim was approached by Gary Morris, the manager of Midnight Oil
2. Never Tear Us Apart – Never Tear Us Apart is a single released by Australian rock group INXS in August 1988. It was included on the sixth studio album, Kick. The music was written by keyboardist Andrew Farriss, who recorded a blues-style demo, Never Tear Us Apart is a sensuous ballad, written in the tempo of a modern Viennese waltz, layered with synthesizers and containing dramatic pauses before the instrumental breaks. Kirk Pengilly lends a cathartic saxophone solo near the end, according to the liner notes of Shine Like It Does, The Anthology, the song was composed on piano as a bluesy number in the style of Fats Domino. Producer Chris Thomas suggested a synth-based arrangement instead, the video for the song, featuring an extended intro, was filmed in various locations in Prague along with Guns in the Sky and New Sensation, all directed by Richard Lowenstein. The single reached #24 in the UK, and stayed on the charts for seven weeks, in the U. S. it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was used in the sequence of Donnie Darko. It would have featured in the original release had the rights for it not been deemed too expensive by the producers. In 2006, the song was voted Nations Favourite Lyric by viewers of pay TV music channel VH1 in Australia. The song has been adopted by The Squadron, the Newcastle United Jets supporter group and this is in homage to the line, cause we all have wings, but some of us dont know why, used now in reference to the Jets symbol of their club. The song, sung by Emma Louise, was included in a campaign for South Australian Tourism Commission. In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS, Never Tear Us Apart mini-series and it peaked at #11 on the ARIA Singles Chart, surpassing its original peak position of #14 back in 1988. Tom Jones covered this song in his album Reload, the song was also covered by Joe Cocker for his 2002 album Respect Yourself. Bono, a friend of Hutchence, sometimes snippets the chorus during live performances of several U2 songs. The hardcore band, This Is Hell, covered the track on their 2009 EP Warbirds, Never Tear Us Apart was also covered by 2010 X Factor Australia winner Altiyan Childs for his self-titled debut album. In 2011, punk rock supergroup Me First and the Gimme Gimmes recorded a cover of the song on their all Australian covers EP, the Vitamin String Quartet covered the song in the 100th episode of Gossip Girl. Beck with St. Vincent on vocals, recorded a cover of the song in May 2010 for Becks Record Club, the Horrible Crowes recorded a cover version live on Sirius XM radio, that was used as the b-side to their single Ladykiller. In June 2012, American singer Carrie Underwood covered the song during one of the shows of the Australian leg of her Blown Away World Tour, also in 2012, Indie/Folk artist Cary Brothers covered the song as the opening track of his EP Covers Volume One
3. Mediate (song) – Mediate is a song by INXS from their 1987 album, Kick. On the album, the segues from their big hit single. The song has the distinction of having almost every line rhyme with the word ate, according to the liner notes of the remastered Kick, Andrew Farriss received help from Michael Hutchence with the lyrics. In return, Farriss helped Hutchence with the lyrics to Guns in the Sky, and a compromise was reached, Farriss received sole credit on Mediate, the song was never released as a single, but there was a video for it, which followed Need You Tonight. Both the video and the song pay homage to Bob Dylans Subterranean Homesick Blues, as the members flip cue cards with words from the song on them, beneath the lyric a special date in the Mediate portion of the video, the cue card shown reads 9-8-1945. This refers to the date 9 August 1945, which was the date the atomic bomb, codenamed Fat Man, was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. As the date is in the little endian format, with the day first and month second, the cards contain multiple spelling mistakes, E. G. Facinate which should have been Fascinate, further emulating Dylans video, in 2010, Mediate was re-recorded by INXS and featured Tricky on vocals. The song was remixed by Ralphi Rosario, the recording was originally released on the bands twelfth studio album, Original Sin. On 29 July 2011, a promotional, three-track single was released through Petrol Electric/Atco Records to U. S. Billboard, the disc contained three different remix versions of Mediate all done by Rosario. 16 September 2011, the peaked at #5 on the Billboard dance chart. 20 September 2011, an official, three-track single entitled Mediate, the MP3 album had the same track listing as the aforementioned promo disc. Additional promotional remixes were released to Billboard Dance Chart reporters, entitled The Empulsive Naked Highway Mixes by Reed McGowan, all tracks are remixed by Ralphi Rosario and feature Tricky on vocals. INXS - Mediate on YouTube INXS Featuring Tricky - Mediate at Discogs INXS featuring Tricky - Mediate on YouTube
4. Need You Tonight – Need You Tonight is the fourth song on INXSs 1987 album Kick as well as the first single from the album released worldwide. It is the only INXS single to reach No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, on its first run on the UK Charts in October 1987, it stalled at No.58. While it would become the bands signature song, it was one of the last songs recorded for the album. In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of the INXS, Never Tear Us Apart mini-series and it peaked at No.28 on the ARIA Singles Chart. He asked the cab driver to wait a couple of minutes while he grabbed something from his motel room, in fact, he went up to record the riff and came back down an hour later with a tape to a very annoyed driver. The song is a more electronic track than most of the bands material before or after, combining sequencers with regular drum tracks. To approximate the sound on the track, the band often utilizes click tracks for a frequent synthesizer chord as well as rim shots heard throughout the song. On the Kick album, the song is linked to the next song, on some compilations, the two tunes appear together and on others, only Need You Tonight appears. The music video combined live action and different kinds of animation, directed by Richard Lowenstein, the video was actually Need You Tonight / Mediate, as it combined two songs from the album. For Mediate, it segues into a tribute to Bob Dylans Subterranean Homesick Blues, the members flip cue cards with words from the song, the last one displays the words Sax Solo, at which point Kirk Pengilly starts a saxophone solo. The video won five MTV Video Music Awards including 1988 Video of The Year and was ranked at number twenty-one on MTVs countdown of the 100 greatest videos of all time. The song was renamed One of My Kind, where it reached No.10 on the Australian Top 100 Singles Chart, One of My Kind is the second single released by the Rogue Traders for their debut album We Know What Youre Up To. The music video is set in a party where the lizard on the single cover wanders around looking for a girl of his kind. The two sit together and he sings the line one of my kind before the video ends. The single also topped the ARIA Dance chart, in 1998, Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers covered the song for her medley Rock The Party. Canadian singer Jacynthe covered this song in 2003 for her album Seize the Day, lostprophets covered this song on The Fake Sound of Progress CD single. Australian singer Gilli Moon covered this song in 2003 on her album Woman as a slower arrangement. Cassettes Wont Listen covered the song for the Guilt by Association Vol.2 compilation, crimpshrine has a live cover of this song on the Benecia By the Bay Compilation
5. Afterglow (INXS song) – Afterglow is a song by Australian rock band INXS, released as the second single from the bands eleventh studio album, Switch, on 25 April 2006. The song was written by Andrew Farriss and Desmond Child, and was a tribute to Michael Hutchence, one of INXS founders, in singing the song, J. D. Fortune, winner of Rock Star, INXS, described his role in Hutchences legacy—his afterglow. The song is described as rock, with melody reminiscent of INXS earlier work with Hutchence. Afterglow peaked at #24 on the ARIA Singles chart, spending 10 weeks in the top 50, the song reached #22 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart, and #20 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks. Afterglow appeared on the Kuschelrock, Vol.20 compilation released in September 2006, the video for the single features actress Estella Warren and J. D. Fortune in a loft in downtown Los Angeles, Fortune walks alone on the empty Sixth Street Viaduct and is later joined by the rest of the band of INXS. Additionally Randy Boyer has reworked the song in a remix with Eric Talda, music critic Matt Collar of the publication Allmusic praised the song as an epic ballad, noting how it drew influence from U2s track With or Without You
6. Baby Don't Cry (INXS song) – Baby Dont Cry is the second single from the 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are by INXS. It was written by Andrew Farriss, Farriss has said it was written about his daughter Grace and how he missed his young child whilst touring. The single was released only in Europe and Australia, incorporating the 60 piece Australian Concert Orchestra, the song hit #20 on the UK, and #30 on the ARIA charts. In November, the band won one of two Australian Music Awards for Best Best Video for Baby Dont Cry, the other for Best Australian Band
7. Beautiful Girl (INXS song) – Beautiful Girl was the fifth, internationally released single from the 1992 album Welcome to Wherever You Are, by Australian rock band INXS. The song was written by Andrew Farriss who was inspired to write this by the birth of his baby daughter, the most rare thing about this release, was it in the US was available only in Cassette format and not in digital format. The band recorded an album in memory of Michael Hutchence, Original Sin and this song was used for an American TV awareness campaign about the effects of anorexia. In February 2014, after the Channel 7 screening of INXS, Never Tear Us Apart mini-series and it peaked at #77 on the ARIA Singles Chart