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"Never Tear Us Apart" was a single released by Australian rock group INXS in August 1988. It was also included on the band's sixth studio album, Kick. The music is by Andrew Farriss, and the lyrics are by Michael Hutchence. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Kick is an album by the Australian rock band INXS, released in 1987. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... Andrew Charles Farriss is a rock musician (born March 27, 1959 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia) best known as the keyboardist and key songwriter for the Australian band INXS. Farriss first met INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence in high school after breaking up a fight between Hutchence and another student. ... Lyrics are the words in songs. ... Michael Kelland John Hutchence (January 22, 1960 – November 22, 1997) was the original lead singer of the Australian rock band INXS. // Hutchence was born in Sydney, son of Kelland (Kell) and Patricia Hutchence, but was subsequently raised in Hong Kong. ...


"Never Tear Us Apart" is a sensuous ballad, layered with synthesizers and containing dramatic pauses before the instrumental breaks. Kirk Pengilly lends a cathartic saxophone solo near the end. According the liner notes of Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979-1997), the song was originally composed on piano as a bluesy number in the style of Fats Domino. Producer Chris Thomas suggested a synth-based arrangement instead. Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... Liner notes are the booklets which come inserted into the compact disc jewel case or any sound recording container. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... Antoine Dominique Fats Domino (born February 26, 1928) is a classic R&B and rock and roll singer, songwriter and pianist. ... Chris Thomas may refer to: Chris Thomas (basketball), a former mens basketball player for Notre Dame Chris Thomas (boxer), a cruiserweight boxer Chris Thomas (comedian), a comedian and former host of syndicated music show Rap City Chris Thomas (record producer), a record producer of rock and New Wave albums...


The video for the song, featuring an extended intro, was filmed in Prague along with "Guns in the Sky" and "New Sensation," all directed by Richard Lowenstein. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Praga Caput Rei publicae Location within the Czech Republic Coordinates: , Country Czech Republic Region Capital City of Prague Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Pavel Bém Area  - City 496 km²  (191. ... New Sensation is a song by Australian pop goup INXS. It was their third single from the 1987 album Kick. ... Richard Lowenstein is an Australian film director. ...


The single reached #24 in the UK, and stayed on the charts for 7 weeks. In the US, it reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...


The song was used in the opening sequence of the director's cut of the 2001 cult film Donnie Darko. It would have featured in the original release if the rights for its use hadn't been deemed too expensive by the producers. ("The Killing Moon" by Echo and the Bunnymen served as its replacement.)[1] Donnie Darko is a 2001 drama/psychological thriller/science fiction cult film written and directed by Richard Kelly. ... For the band see The Killing Moon (band) The Killing Moon is a 1984 song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen from the album Ocean Rain. ... Echo & the Bunnymen is a British rock group formed in Liverpool in 1978. ...


Micheal Hutchence's coffin was carried out of St. Andrews Cathedral by the remaining members of INXS and younger brother Rhett, as "Never Tear Us Apart" was played in the background. This song is now thought of by many original INXS fans as Hutchence's anthem. An open casket A coffin (in North American English, also known as a casket, although the design is different - coffins taper towards the feet while caskets remain the same width) is a funerary box used in the display and containment of deceased remains -- either for burial or cremation. ...


In 2006 the song was voted 'Nation's Favourite Lyric' by viewers of pay TV music channel VH1 in Australia.


References

  1. ^ Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut DVD commentary

External link

  • "Never Tear Us Apart" music video with lyrics

 
 

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