INXS & The XCERTS

Episode 43

This week, Aaron and Brent look at the music of a British rock band, originally formed in Scotland in 2001 and an Australian band who have sold over 70 million albums worldwide since forming in 1977.

Formed after guitarist Murray MacLeod and bassist Jordan Smith met in the headmaster’s office at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen when they were 13 years old, Aaron spotlights the band The XCERTS.

Featuring three brothers from New South Wales and a lead singer who exuded charisma and sex appeal, Brent highlights three songs from INXS.

This Week’s Playlist

  1. New Sensation – INXS – Kick (1987)
  2. Feels Like Falling In Love – The XCERTS – Hold On To Your Heart (2018)
  3. Beautiful Girl – INXS – Welcome To Wherever You Are (1992)
  4. Drive Me Wild – The XCERTS – Hold On To Your Heart (2018)
  5. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS – Kick (1987)
  6. Shaking in the Water – The XCERTS – There is Only You (2014)

Show Notes

Other Links

The 75 Best Albums Of The 2010s – Kerrang
The 50 Albums That Shook 2018 – Kerrang
INXS Stream Video of “New Sensation” From 1991 Concert Film – YouTube
The Unlikely Story of How INXS Came to Rule the Late ’80s With ‘Kick’ – Billboard

Band Websites

INXS
The XCERTS

Listen to the Playlist


Videos Mentioned

(04:15) INXS – Need You Tonight/Mediate Official Music Video – YouTube
(08:34) Bono and The Edge pay tribute to Michael Hutchence – YouTube
(13:21) Rick Astley – “New Sensation” Cover – Melbourne 2020 – YouTube
(14:57) The Xcerts Interview // 2000 Trees 2017 (Feels Like Falling In Love, New Album, The Breakfast Club) – YouTube
(18:04) The Xcerts interview – Murray Mcleod (part 1) – YouTube
(23:04) Feels Like Falling in Love – Acoustic – YouTube
(30:01) Andrew Farriss – Beautiful Girl – Acoustic – YouTube
(34:07) Muppets – Stop Whats’s that sound – YouTube
(46:38) The Teskey Brothers – Never Tear Us Apart (INXS cover) feat. Ainslie Wills – Youtube
(51:06) The Voice contestant Cami Clune performing “Never Tear Us Apart” – YouTube
(01:06:47) The XCERTS – We Built This City (Official Video) – YouTube
(01:08:58) Bono: 60 Songs That Saved My Life – Rolling Stone
(00:00) INXS – New Sensation Live From Wembley Stadium 1991
Bands Mentioned
  • INXS
  • The Xcerts
  • Cami Clune
  • U2
  • Bono
  • Rick Astley
  • Biffy Clyro
  • We Were Promised Jet Packs
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • Twin Atlantic
  • The Tesky Brothers
  • New Found Glory
  • The Ataris
  • Bruce Hornsby
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Tom Petty
  • The Beatles
  • Starship
  • The Ramones
  • Avril Lavigne
  • The Cure
  • The Edge

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