“Shabooh Shoobah” was the first album from INXS, at least to everywhere in the world except Australia. For whatever reason, the two previous INXS albums were not released outside of the band’s native land. With those albums being hugely successful there in 1980 and ’81, it was decided to finally unleash their unique brand of alt/new wave synth-pop rock and roll to the rest of the world.
“Shabooh Shoobah” earned INXS a gold record and two international hit singles, including “The One Thing” which broke onto the US top-40 charts. All in all, “Shabooh Shoobah” gained INXS a loyal following around the globe, setting a strong foundation for the huge success of their next three albums.