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Episode 140: Elegantly Wasted Side 2

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

It’s with great pleasure that we get to deep dive and reviews side 2 of 1997’s Elegantly Wasted by INXS, starting with ‘Girl on Fire‘ at song 7. We take the unique step of also reviewing bonus songs ‘Shine‘ and ‘Let It Ride,‘ both of which were only on international releases (not American).

As always, Bee and I get to add some “deep cut” tracks that weren’t singles to our ever-growing Spotify playlist of lesser-known INXS songs that simply showcase the depth of this classy band's songwriting catalog.

Combined with some great fan engagement, the most up-to-date news, and interesting album anecdotes, this is a not-to-be-missed INXS Access All Areas episode.

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Nice review of my very favourite album. If this album had a lesser good track, i would probably say Shine (included in all territories except North America) or (sorry Bee) Girl on fire, it has this great guitar riff, i don't like the bridge much, it seems to me the song that sounds more like cannon INXS, a bit like Suicide blonde, but not as good.

Absolutely agree with "Show me" and "We are thrown together" for deep dive album. Hopefully in the next episodes some light will be shed on why Michael got credited for playing guitar on "She is rising", which i think he didn't.

After listening i just think i need to play this album again soon.…


Feb 28, 2023

So in iTunes, "Elegantly Wasted" is listed as Track 2 and "Everything" is listed as Track 3. On your album review it had them reversed. Anyhow, I just wanted to say that I disagree the "She is Rising" is the weakest track on the album. I LOVE the song and it is one of my favs. I really connect with the lyrics about overcoming adversity and to not allow oneself to be hurt or controlled by bad or harmful sh*t. And about new beginnings and having the opportunity to start over. So on that note, maybe give it another listen? It really is a great track! 😍

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