Good_Times_INXSIn 1987, INXS was preparing to tour all of Australia with former Cold Chisel singer/guitarist Jimmy Barnes on The Australian Made Series when they decided to cover a song together. They decided to cover a track from Australian act The Easybeats called Good Times which featured George Young who is the brother of AC/DC’s Angus & Malcolm Young and the father of current AC/DC rhythm guitarist Stevie Young. The song was written, recorded, and released on the soundtrack to the iconic 1987 vampire flick The Lost Boys which was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland to name a few. First off, the song sounds amazing as INXS and Jimmy do a great job updating the sound of the song for 1987. The second thing is that it’s amazing to hear Michael Hutchence’s voice and the range that he had matched with Barnes gritty blues based voice as well. The song is rocking and very upbeat that just about anybody will be able to groove with. Their version of the track reached number 2 in Australia while it peaked at 47 in the United States and 18 in the UK (in 1991). Besides the fact that you have to check out this song and the film itself, you should also check out the rest of the soundtrack which is pretty good featuring songs from Echo & The Bunnymen, Roger Daltrey, Lou Gramm (of Foreigner), and more. Check out the song Good Times below:

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