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Released September 1983
Recorded 1982, 1983
Genre Rock, Dance
Length 21:11
Label ATCO, US - 90115-1
Producer Mark Opitz
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Released April 1984
Recorded 1983
Genre Rock, Dance
Label WEA, Australia - XS-4
Producer Nick Launay, Nile Rodgers

Dekadance is the title of two different collections of remixes by Australian rock group INXS: a 1983 four-track 12" and cassette EP released in the United States of songs from Shabooh Shoobah; and a 1984 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. The album was also available strictly for Promo use to radio stations. The LP version omitted the Jenny Morris/INXS cover version of "Jackson". It is a highly prized collector's item, as it was for promo - hence it is very scarce nowadays & finding it on LP is indeed a needle in a haystack!

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)


  1. ^ Holmgren, Magnus; Shaw, Julian; Meyer, Peer. "INXS". Australian Rock Database. Passagen (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. 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