Bruce Springsteen brilliantly covers my favorite INXS song. If someone put a gun to my head, I’d still favor the INXS version, but this is a terrific cover … full of passion, power, and energy. This was recorded live in Sydney from February 2014. This performance also features Steve Van Zandt and Tom Morello on guitar.
I’m not a fan of INXS, but there’s a few of their songs I really like. “Don’t Change” is one of them. I think the reason I like this song so much (along with the other exceptions that appeal to me) is that it doesn’t really sound like most of their other stuff. When “Don’t Change” pops up on 80s or New Wave stations I sometimes listen to, I don’t change the dial. A very underrated song in their oeuvre. From the stupidly titled 1982 album “Shabooh Shoobah.”