NEW - INXS, Elegantly Wasted LP
Elegantly Wasted is the tenth studio album by Australian rock band INXS. It was released in April 1997, and is the final album recorded with lead singer Michael Hutchence before his death in November that same year.
The band had spent April 1996 rehearsing in London, and moved over to Vancouver to record with producer Bruce Fairbairn in December that year.Production of the album was completed by Hutchence and songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Farriss in Spain by February 1997. Two songs that did not make the final cut of the album were included on the Bang the Drum EP (2004).
The album's title was thought up by Hutchence, with the single itself trying to recapture the magic and groove of the Kick album, particularly the single, "Need You Tonight".
All three Farriss brothers dedicated the album to their mother, Jill, who died in 1995