Simple Simon (INXS song)

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"Simple Simon"
Single by INXS
  • "We Are the Vegetables"
Released May 1980
Format 7" single
Recorded 1980
Length 2:32
Label Deluxe
Songwriter(s) Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence
INXS singles chronology
"Simple Simon"
"Just Keep Walking"

"Simple Simon"
"Just Keep Walking"

Simple Simon is the debut single by Australian rock band INXS, released in May 1980 via Deluxe Records.[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Simple Simon" (Garry Gary Beers, Andrew Farriss, Jon Farriss, Tim Farriss, Michael Hutchence)[3] – 2:32
  2. "We Are the Vegetables" (A Farriss, J Farriss, T Farriss, Hutchence, Kirk Pengilly)[3] – 1:53


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Simple Simon release on
  3. ^ a b c "'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:'
  4. ^ Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne: Wilkinson Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1.

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