On August 1, I did not promise I would regularly participate in Battle Of The Bands, but I did not say I wouldn't either! This song came to mind as a contender, so here I am, the uninvited guest, crashing your party.
In the eighties, Australia set off to conquer the (music) world, with INXS being the weapon that pulled it off. With smash albums Listen Like Thieves, Kick and X, the band was incredibly successful, although their career skidded to a halt with frontman Michael Hutchence's death in 1997.
When listening to Bonnie Raitt's latest album for the first time, one song sounded real familiar to me, but took me a couple of minutes before the light bulb went on.
I probably do not need to bother-if you were alive in the 80's you know the original song by INXS, but here it is for reference only-don't vote on this one.
Here is Raitt's version. I like what she does with it here-not too far afield, but adds her own elements that gives it some unique flavor.
The challenger? This one's for McCarthy-I expect him to vote for it-but Richard Cheese has followed his muse making covers of other people's songs in a lounge style...and he did his own version of the INXS song that must have Hutchence spinning in his grave.
You know the drill by now....comment....pick one...get disappointed when I forget to do the obligatory follow-up post and you have to tally up the results yourself.