“Original Sin” is one of my favorite songs by INXS but I’m not sure how I feel about this remix. What do you think?
Liner Notes from INXS.com:
“1983 and we had been touring the world seriously by now. We had performed to many different cultures and learnt more about our own culture because of our distance from it. Before leaving Australia, during a short break from constant touring, I had written a few new songs and instrumental grooves.
We were on tour in the U.S. and Canada and one of the tapes we used to listen to at the time was Nile Rogers “In the Land of The Good Groove”. I have always had a great love of funk guitar had we had all become really fond of Nile’s guitar work and production style.
The next sequence of events were bizarre and kind of weird.
We had finished a show in Canada and it was a support gig. We played well but it was not our gig. We were just sitting there drinking beer and smoking cigarettes when none other than Nile Rogers walks through the door saying how much he enjoyed the show.
Next thing we were all talking about going to New York to record a new song with Nile producing. What song were we going to record? Michael and I worked out the basic form of what was to become Original Sin. Michaels lyrics were to the point and the music I had written was timed right for us to enter both the charts and dance clubs in many new places, in particular, Europe, Asia and South America. I think it was the first or second take for the version we ended up using had captured what we wanted. Darryl Hall and Kirk helped out on back up vocals.
In the United States we had a death threat from one listener who took offence to the lyric. Another dude threw a pistol on stage during a club gig in Texas saying “…..you may need this……”. The one obvious reality here was we were doing something that for the first time was on the edge. ” – Andrew Farriss.