Simple Simon (INXS song)
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|Single by INXS|
|Songwriter(s)||Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence|
|INXS singles chronology|
Simple Simon is the debut single by Australian rock band INXS, released in May 1980 via Deluxe Records. The title track was co-written by four of the group's members, Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss and Michael Hutchence. The B-side, "We Are the Vegetables", was co-written by A Farriss, J Farriss, T Farriss, Hutchence and Kirk Pengilly. This title refers to an early band name, the Vegetables, which they used when performing in Perth in 1978.
Besides Australia the single was released in France (via RCA Victor). It was not included on the band's first album, INXS, which was issued in October 1980 but appeared on a compilation album, INXSIVE, in 1982.
- "Simple Simon" (Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence) – 2:32
- "We Are the Vegetables" (A Farriss, J Farriss, T Farriss, Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly) – 1:53
- McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'INXS'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Archived from the original on 30 September 2004. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
- Simple Simon release on Discogs.com
- "'Simple Simon' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 11 August 2018. Note: For additional work user may have to select 'Search again' and then 'Enter a title:' &/or 'Performer:'
- Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne: Wilkinson Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1.