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Wipe away those 'Bitter Tears': 30th anniversary of 'X,' seventh studio album from INXS

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Fri, Sep 25th 2020 02:20 pm

Founding member Andrew Farriss recalls massive success of album 

Singer/Songwriter Andrew Farriss celebrates the 30th anniversary of the multi-Platinum-selling album “X,” released on this day 30 years ago (Sept. 25, 1990) from the world-renowned band INXS. Farriss, a founding member of the band, played keyboard and provided backing vocals and other instrumentation. With INXS, he has sold over 60 million records, received multiple Grammy nominations, and an induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2001. “X” was INXS’ seventh studio album.

“I can’t believe it’s been 30 years since the release of the ‘X’ album,” Farriss said. “As INXS, we knew we had to have the right songs to follow up on the massive success of our previous album ‘KICK.’ I love the energy of the ‘X’ album. My favorite songs are still ‘Suicide Blonde,’ ‘Disappear,’ ‘Bitter Tears,’ ‘Who Pays The Price’ and ‘Hear That Sound,’ plus having blues music legend Charlie Musselwhite playing on the ‘X’ album with us was awesome!”

“X” served to further the tremendous success achieved by the band with singles such as "Suicide Blonde" and "Disappear."

“Mystify,” a documentary released in March of 2019 details the life and untimely death of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. The documentary remembers Hutchence at his most vulnerable and artistic states. For more information or to view the “Mystify” trailer, visit YouTube.

“Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS,” released in 2014, gives fans an inside look at what unique star qualities carried INXS from Australian pubs to sold-out stadium tours around the world. In July of 1991, the band sold out Wembley Stadium in the U.K., playing the show of their lives to more than 74,000 fans. The concert was captured by over a dozen film cameras and the original audio and video were simultaneously remastered from the original 35mm film and re-released in 4K UHD and other digital and disc formats earlier this year.

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A true testament to the timelessness of “X” lies within the millions of people who still revisit its signature sound 30 years later.

Outside of INXS, Farriss continues to embark on a solo career and bring healing music to longtime fans. “Love Makes The World,” Farriss’ five-song EP, will release Oct. 2 through BMG worldwide.

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