8/21/2011

Deliberate, Fascinate, Deviate, Re-instate.


Start the second half of your summer off right and have a listen to the 2011 reinvention of INXS's "Mediate" featuring Tricky which got a remix treatment by DJ Ralphi Rosario. Rosario and producer Craig J were behind the remix of the reinterpretation of "Original Sin" with Rob Thomas on vocals.

The 2:36 "Mediate," from 1987's Kick, was never released as a single and is a segue from "Need You Tonight," the only INXS single to reach #1 in the U.S. On some of the band's greatest hits albums "Mediate" and "Need You Tonight" appear together and on others (Shine Like It Does, The Best of INXS, Definitive INXS) only "Need You Tonight" appears. "Mediate" almost never appears alone.

The video for "Need You Tonight/Mediate," directed by Australian filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, won 5 MTV Video Music Awards in 1988 and paid tribute to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues."