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EP by
ReleasedSeptember 1983
Recorded1982, 1983
GenreRock, dance
LabelATCO, US – 90115-1
ProducerMark Opitz
INXS chronology
Shabooh Shoobah
The Swing
Dekadance cass.jpg
EP by
ReleasedApril 1984
GenreRock, dance
LabelWEA, Australia – XS-4
ProducerNick Launay, Nile Rodgers

Dekadance is the title of two different collections of remixes by Australian rock band INXS: a 1983 four-track 12" and cassette EP released in the United States of songs from Shabooh Shoobah; and a 1985 seven-track cassette released in Australia of songs from The Swing.[1][2] The latter included a cover version of "Jackson" as a duet by INXS' Michael Hutchence with Jenny Morris, their backing singer.[2] This compilation peaked at No. 2 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart in April 1985.[3]

The Australian cassette version of Dekadance features remixes from The Swing, and was released in six different versions. Each had a different sleeve, one for each member of the band, which were sourced from the band photo on the cover of The Swing. In following the general theme of the release, the photos themselves were "remixed" by the use of halftone (or similar) printing. Each image wraps completely around the package and is difficult to identify unless the package is dismantled and opened flat. Instead of the usual plastic hinged case, the packaging was a cardboard box that featured a flip-top opening, similar to that of a cigarette packet.

Track listings[edit]

12": ATCO 90115-1 (US)[edit]

Tracks are written by Andrew Farriss, mostly with Michael Hutchence.[4]

  1. "Black and White" (extended version) – 4:54
  2. "To Look at You" (extended version) – 6:26
  3. "The One Thing" (extended version) – 6:06
  4. "Here Comes II" (new version) – 3:27

Cassette: WEA XS 4 (Australia)[edit]

  1. "Original Sin" (Produced and mixed by Nile Rodgers)
  2. "I Send a Message" (Produced and mixed by Nick Launay)
  3. "Burn for You" (Produced and mixed by Nick Launay)
  4. "Dancing on the Jetty" (Remix by Andrew Farriss)
  5. "Melting in the Sun" (Produced and mixed by Nick Launay)
  6. "Love Is (What I Say)" (Remix by Mark Opitz)
  7. "Jackson" (featuring Jenny Morris)


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[5] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 18


  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Shaw, Julian; Meyer, Peer. "INXS". Australian Rock Database. Passagen (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 12 December 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'INXS'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 30 September 2004. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  4. ^ Farriss, Andrew; Hutchence, Michael; INXS (1983), Dekadance, ATCO. National Library of Australia, retrieved 15 August 2014
  5. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 149. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 437. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.