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2021-04-13 9:14:20 PM  
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2021-04-13 9:19:44 PM  
At the time, I liked INXS, however, the older I get the more I like them. Truly a great band.
 
2021-04-13 9:45:47 PM  
"Never Tear Us Apart"? That's a song

Nearly ruined by the over-the-top blatty sax solo. At least it's short.
 
2021-04-13 9:48:30 PM  
INXS - Don't Change
Youtube sLm3Khusq_8
 
2021-04-13 10:38:01 PM  

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Wow, they're all hot. I didn't realize that it was a pretty boy band. With talent.
 
2021-04-13 11:16:40 PM  
no new wave
Youtube kn-ggwkLZO8
 
2021-04-13 11:17:24 PM  

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Wow, they're all hot. I didn't realize that it was a pretty boy band. With talent.


They're often overlooked, but their first six albums (INXS, Underneath the Colours, Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing, Listen Like Thieves and Kick) are all excellent.
 
2021-04-13 11:20:36 PM  

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Wow, they're all hot. I didn't realize that it was a pretty boy band. With talent.


I always thought they must all be cousins or something.
 
2021-04-13 11:42:08 PM  
Michael Hutchence - Rooms For The Memory ('Dogs In Space' Movie Version)
Youtube BGwxgasT6Uk
 
2021-04-13 11:43:21 PM  
Dogs In Space ( Michael Hutchence ) - Dogs In Space
Youtube FIU22H__O2o
 
2021-04-13 11:43:49 PM  
Oops. That last video is NSFW. Sorry.
 
2021-04-13 11:57:15 PM  
What a band. And a front man. The video for Devil Inside make me feel things.
 
2021-04-14 12:15:56 AM  
They were a good band. And they had a unique sound - no other band sounds *even a little* like INXS.

What really fascinates me about them is their fall from the throne, though. They were arguably the biggest band in the world (top 3, anyway) in 1990. And then "Nevermind" hit in 1991, and that was it. INXS was done. Along with a lot of other 80s bands, obviously, but INXS got the brunt of the "the 80s style of pop music is over" effect of the grunge wave.
 
2021-04-14 12:17:40 AM  

Gulper Eel: "Never Tear Us Apart"? That's a song

Nearly ruined by the over-the-top blatty sax solo. At least it's short.


I find that all sad solos past say, 1965, are terrible. Unless it's Clarence.
 
2021-04-14 12:21:57 AM  
Do we really think he died from auto-erotic asphyxiation or did he commit suicide? a doorknob seems kind of like you could stop in the middle if you changed your mind, unlike if you did it from a height. that to me kind of takes away the suicide equation, but he was going through a lot of shiat at that point and was drinking/drugging. people make fatal mistakes when high/drunk all the time.
 
2021-04-14 12:25:15 AM  
You can't look as good as Michael Hutchence and have a normal life.

Finally. Someone understands what it's like for people like us.
 
2021-04-14 12:35:34 AM  
Oddly enough, Hutchence trashed Morrison in an interview with Rolling Stone. Questioned on his obvious copping of Morrison's style, Hutchence replied, "He was cool for a couple of years, but then he turned into a fat, drunken asshole." Yeah, but only one of them died in a closet jerking off with a rope around his neck.

A good band, for sure; they evolved over time--but not great. That reality show they did to replace Hutchens for the lead singer was beyond distasteful.

That said, they were playing "Need You Tonight" at the supermarket this weekend when I was shopping, and the mass vibe was palpable; I half-expected the entire place to break out into dancing at any moment.
 
2021-04-14 12:48:15 AM  

realmolo: They were a good band. And they had a unique sound - no other band sounds *even a little* like INXS.

What really fascinates me about them is their fall from the throne, though. They were arguably the biggest band in the world (top 3, anyway) in 1990. And then "Nevermind" hit in 1991, and that was it. INXS was done. Along with a lot of other 80s bands, obviously, but INXS got the brunt of the "the 80s style of pop music is over" effect of the grunge wave.


I was still listening to INXS - Kick and Faith No More - The Real Thing quite a bit when Nirvana - Nevermind came out (mostly because housemates at the time hated all of the heavier\darker stuff I also liked). Seems like after I moved into a solo living situation I never really went out of my way to listen to Kick or The Real Thing again until after alternative rock overtook the mainstream. Obviously that transition went better for the California rockers than the handsome blokes from down under but its still sad MH felt obliged to make an early exit.
 
2021-04-14 1:05:10 AM  

sweetfark: Do we really think he died from auto-erotic asphyxiation or did he commit suicide? a doorknob seems kind of like you could stop in the middle if you changed your mind, unlike if you did it from a height. that to me kind of takes away the suicide equation, but he was going through a lot of shiat at that point and was drinking/drugging. people make fatal mistakes when high/drunk all the time.


It wasn't suicide. He was probably high at the time, though, which didn't help. People underestimate how quickly you can die from asphyxiation . It happens *fast*. Especially if you pass-out with a belt around your neck.
 
2021-04-14 1:10:03 AM  

realmolo: They were a good band. And they had a unique sound - no other band sounds *even a little* like INXS.

What really fascinates me about them is their fall from the throne, though. They were arguably the biggest band in the world (top 3, anyway) in 1990. And then "Nevermind" hit in 1991, and that was it. INXS was done. Along with a lot of other 80s bands, obviously, but INXS got the brunt of the "the 80s style of pop music is over" effect of the grunge wave.


I was at a now defunct music retailer when the popularity of hip hop and rap and the grunge movement basically stuffed a number of great bands. From my vantage point, the Black Crowes got the worst of it. Just as they released their second record, a seamless southern rock album that would've decimated the charts just a few years before, got them tossed into the hair rock band bin. INXS was huge. But tastes changed overnight and once thriving new wave and pop bands - successful, polished holdouts from the second British invasion of the early 80's - like U2 and INXS (Australian, but same era) Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and their contemporaries just couldn't respond to the rawness that was the catalyst for both rap and grunge.

INXS did their edgiest work when they were young and wisely evolved into a serviceable pop band in the mold of U2, which brought them huge success. But when synthesizers and solid state gear gave way to a virtual audio forest full of big beats and youthful, post-punk, lower-class latchkey kids with ragged guitars and tube screamers, the die was cast for aging late 80's early 90's pop and conventional guitar rock acts.
 
2021-04-14 1:55:29 AM  
INXS - COMEDY COMPANY
Youtube B23-UdAL8u4
 
2021-04-14 1:56:30 AM  

Gulper Eel: "Never Tear Us Apart"? That's a song

Nearly ruined by the over-the-top blatty sax solo. At least it's short.


Fixed
Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart (Official Video)
Youtube dCYtesyE7OA
 
2021-04-14 2:00:42 AM  

Todorojo: realmolo: They were a good band. And they had a unique sound - no other band sounds *even a little* like INXS.

What really fascinates me about them is their fall from the throne, though. They were arguably the biggest band in the world (top 3, anyway) in 1990. And then "Nevermind" hit in 1991, and that was it. INXS was done. Along with a lot of other 80s bands, obviously, but INXS got the brunt of the "the 80s style of pop music is over" effect of the grunge wave.

I was at a now defunct music retailer when the popularity of hip hop and rap and the grunge movement basically stuffed a number of great bands. From my vantage point, the Black Crowes got the worst of it. Just as they released their second record, a seamless southern rock album that would've decimated the charts just a few years before, got them tossed into the hair rock band bin. INXS was huge. But tastes changed overnight and once thriving new wave and pop bands - successful, polished holdouts from the second British invasion of the early 80's - like U2 and INXS (Australian, but same era) Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and their contemporaries just couldn't respond to the rawness that was the catalyst for both rap and grunge.

INXS did their edgiest work when they were young and wisely evolved into a serviceable pop band in the mold of U2, which brought them huge success. But when synthesizers and solid state gear gave way to a virtual audio forest full of big beats and youthful, post-punk, lower-class latchkey kids with ragged guitars and tube screamers, the die was cast for aging late 80's early 90's pop and conventional guitar rock acts.


You should write for Rolling Stone.

SRSLY.
 
2021-04-14 2:34:03 AM  
So today was the day where I realized I listened to a lot of INXS, but never knew the names of anyone in the band.
 
2021-04-14 2:36:31 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Todorojo: realmolo: They were a good band. And they had a unique sound - no other band sounds *even a little* like INXS.

What really fascinates me about them is their fall from the throne, though. They were arguably the biggest band in the world (top 3, anyway) in 1990. And then "Nevermind" hit in 1991, and that was it. INXS was done. Along with a lot of other 80s bands, obviously, but INXS got the brunt of the "the 80s style of pop music is over" effect of the grunge wave.

I was at a now defunct music retailer when the popularity of hip hop and rap and the grunge movement basically stuffed a number of great bands. From my vantage point, the Black Crowes got the worst of it. Just as they released their second record, a seamless southern rock album that would've decimated the charts just a few years before, got them tossed into the hair rock band bin. INXS was huge. But tastes changed overnight and once thriving new wave and pop bands - successful, polished holdouts from the second British invasion of the early 80's - like U2 and INXS (Australian, but same era) Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and their contemporaries just couldn't respond to the rawness that was the catalyst for both rap and grunge.

INXS did their edgiest work when they were young and wisely evolved into a serviceable pop band in the mold of U2, which brought them huge success. But when synthesizers and solid state gear gave way to a virtual audio forest full of big beats and youthful, post-punk, lower-class latchkey kids with ragged guitars and tube screamers, the die was cast for aging late 80's early 90's pop and conventional guitar rock acts.

You should write for Rolling Stone.

SRSLY.


BZZZT, correct answer is screen caps from movie American Psycho
 
2021-04-14 2:53:09 AM  
Duran Duran in US
1986 #12
1988 #24
1990 #46
1993 #7
1995 #19
 
2021-04-14 2:56:02 AM  

Todorojo: I was at a now defunct music retailer when the popularity of hip hop and rap and the grunge movement basically stuffed a number of great bands. From my vantage point, the Black Crowes got the worst of it. Just as they released their second record, a seamless southern rock album that would've decimated the charts just a few years before, got them tossed into the hair rock band bin. INXS was huge. But tastes changed overnight and once thriving new wave and pop bands - successful, polished holdouts from the second British invasion of the early 80's - like U2 and INXS (Australian, but same era) Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and their contemporaries just couldn't respond to the rawness that was the catalyst for both rap and grunge.

INXS did their edgiest work when they were young and wisely evolved into a serviceable pop band in the mold of U2, which brought them huge success. But when synthesizers and solid state gear gave way to a virtual audio forest full of big beats and youthful, post-punk, lower-class latchkey kids with ragged guitars and tube screamers, the die was cast for aging late 80's early 90's pop and conventional guitar rock acts.


U2 packaged itself differently and had a smash hit as late as 2004 with Vertigo, and Duran Duran's wedding album, with a couple big hits in "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World," came out in 1993, two years after Nevermind. So I'd argue they survived.

But the truly pop-pop-pop acts did kinda go away for a while, notably the ones that were kinda rock but moreso pop. Someone brought up Roxette of "The Look" fame the other day, and yeah, they were one of those groups that had no place once grunge and alternative kind of flipped the script. INXS was pretty squarely in that genre.

Pop made a comeback with the Mickey Mouse Club crowd (Britney, Christina, Justin & NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, etc.) as well as some acts that were pop dressed as some variant of alternative (Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray), but a lot of folks didn't jump the gap.

One song I always point to as an example of a group trying to make the leap from the slick pop 80's to the alternative 90's is "Break It Down Again" by Tears for Fears. I love the song, personally, but check out this video: Long hair, earthy tones, and yet, there's the guy who sang "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Shout" right in the middle of it all. And when you think about those songs, and this guy trying to look like a budget Eddie Vedder, you're like ... huh?

Tears For Fears - Break It Down Again (MA's Extended Version)
Youtube YhJk6aWH48I
 
2021-04-14 3:50:14 AM  

phlegmjay: Gulper Eel: "Never Tear Us Apart"? That's a song

Nearly ruined by the over-the-top blatty sax solo. At least it's short.

I find that all sad solos past say, 1965, are terrible. Unless it's Clarence.


Check out Miasma by Ghost. Whoever plays the sax gets into altissimo register.
 
2021-04-14 4:11:12 AM  

LewDux: Gulper Eel: "Never Tear Us Apart"? That's a song

Nearly ruined by the over-the-top blatty sax solo. At least it's short.

Fixed
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solid redo.
 
2021-04-14 4:12:57 AM  
Guess he just hung around too long.
 
2021-04-14 4:41:45 AM  

Pfighting Polish: One song I always point to as an example of a group trying to make the leap from the slick pop 80's to the alternative 90's is "Break It Down Again" by Tears for Fears. I love the song, personally, but check out this video: Long hair, earthy tones, and yet, there's the guy who sang "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Shout" right in the middle of it all. And when you think about those songs, and this guy trying to look like a budget Eddie Vedder, you're like ... huh?


picture from ,1986
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Looks pretty much the same
 
2021-04-14 5:59:46 AM  

realmolo: sweetfark: Do we really think he died from auto-erotic asphyxiation or did he commit suicide? a doorknob seems kind of like you could stop in the middle if you changed your mind, unlike if you did it from a height. that to me kind of takes away the suicide equation, but he was going through a lot of shiat at that point and was drinking/drugging. people make fatal mistakes when high/drunk all the time.

It wasn't suicide. He was probably high at the time, though, which didn't help. People underestimate how quickly you can die from asphyxiation . It happens *fast*. Especially if you pass-out with a belt around your neck.


Across the board, humans underestimate personal survival in extreme circumstances quite often.  As a more relatable situation, think of the person who is bench-pressing too much for too long with a heavy weight and no spotter at a gym.  The shiat can flip in the blink of an eye.  With no help around, it could go badly very quick.
 
2021-04-14 6:37:23 AM  

sweetfark: Do we really think he died from auto-erotic asphyxiation or did he commit suicide? a doorknob seems kind of like you could stop in the middle if you changed your mind, unlike if you did it from a height. that to me kind of takes away the suicide equation, but he was going through a lot of shiat at that point and was drinking/drugging. people make fatal mistakes when high/drunk all the time.


I don't think coroners tell the public someone was found dead with his dick in his hand and think that it helps cover up the tragedy of suicide.

However, if someone were to murder someone else and wanted to cover it up...
 
2021-04-14 8:09:47 AM  
I will say this about INXS. Their reality television singing competition was the most entertaining of all such competitions.

And the weird thing is the over the hill group desperately searching for a new singer to continue their tribute band shows had their biggest his with their show winner.

INXS - Pretty Vegas (Official Video)
Youtube a8SSDvDI5yg
 
2021-04-14 8:26:40 AM  
Michael Hutchence, longtime frontman of INXS, was sex on toast.

Oh, sure, that *SOUNDS* exciting, until you try it, and you end up getting hard toast crumbs in places you didn't know you had.  It's like the idea of having sex on the beach sounds sexy until you try it and you get sensitive areas ground with sand.

Trust me on this one, sex on toast really isn't as fun as it sounds.
 
2021-04-14 8:32:59 AM  

phlegmjay: Gulper Eel: "Never Tear Us Apart"? That's a song

Nearly ruined by the over-the-top blatty sax solo. At least it's short.

I find that all sad solos past say, 1965, are terrible. Unless it's Clarence.


The sax outro starting at 2:40 gives me the shivers. It's the perfect cap to a chorus that goes from accusatory, to pleading, to sad resignation.

The Ocean - The Origin Of God
Youtube I6YcopmQKU0
 
2021-04-14 9:45:17 AM  

LewDux: Pfighting Polish: One song I always point to as an example of a group trying to make the leap from the slick pop 80's to the alternative 90's is "Break It Down Again" by Tears for Fears. I love the song, personally, but check out this video: Long hair, earthy tones, and yet, there's the guy who sang "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and "Shout" right in the middle of it all. And when you think about those songs, and this guy trying to look like a budget Eddie Vedder, you're like ... huh?

picture from ,1986
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Looks pretty much the same


Yeah, I never understood how Tears for Fears didn't make the jump into grunge. They were depressed, blue collar kids with suicidal ideation. I always thought the singer was kinda British cute.
 
2021-04-14 9:46:01 AM  

CaptainFatass: Oddly enough, Hutchence trashed Morrison in an interview with Rolling Stone. Questioned on his obvious copping of Morrison's style, Hutchence replied, "He was cool for a couple of years, but then he turned into a fat, drunken asshole." Yeah, but only one of them died in a closet jerking off with a rope around his neck.

A good band, for sure; they evolved over time--but not great. That reality show they did to replace Hutchens for the lead singer was beyond distasteful.

That said, they were playing "Need You Tonight" at the supermarket this weekend when I was shopping, and the mass vibe was palpable; I half-expected the entire place to break out into dancing at any moment.


Much better to drink yourself to death, right?
 
2021-04-14 10:20:42 AM  

mjbok: CaptainFatass: Oddly enough, Hutchence trashed Morrison in an interview with Rolling Stone. Questioned on his obvious copping of Morrison's style, Hutchence replied, "He was cool for a couple of years, but then he turned into a fat, drunken asshole." Yeah, but only one of them died in a closet jerking off with a rope around his neck.

A good band, for sure; they evolved over time--but not great. That reality show they did to replace Hutchens for the lead singer was beyond distasteful.

That said, they were playing "Need You Tonight" at the supermarket this weekend when I was shopping, and the mass vibe was palpable; I half-expected the entire place to break out into dancing at any moment.

Much better to drink yourself to death, right?


Well...yeah. If he was on drugs then you have the same indignity of Morrison's death plus the embarrassment  of someone walking in on you masturbating, and millions of people hearing about it.
 
2021-04-14 11:07:24 AM  

LewDux: Duran Duran in US
1986 #12
1988 #24
1990 #46
1993 #7
1995 #19


DD's actually a quite good band that puts on a very entertaining live show.  They just happened to have what it took to weather the storm.  Their CD that was produced by "Uptown Funk" guy (name escapes me at the moment) was probably one of their best.
 
2021-04-14 11:11:32 AM  

Pfighting Polish: Todorojo: I was at a now defunct music retailer when the popularity of hip hop and rap and the grunge movement basically stuffed a number of great bands. From my vantage point, the Black Crowes got the worst of it. Just as they released their second record, a seamless southern rock album that would've decimated the charts just a few years before, got them tossed into the hair rock band bin. INXS was huge. But tastes changed overnight and once thriving new wave and pop bands - successful, polished holdouts from the second British invasion of the early 80's - like U2 and INXS (Australian, but same era) Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and their contemporaries just couldn't respond to the rawness that was the catalyst for both rap and grunge.

INXS did their edgiest work when they were young and wisely evolved into a serviceable pop band in the mold of U2, which brought them huge success. But when synthesizers and solid state gear gave way to a virtual audio forest full of big beats and youthful, post-punk, lower-class latchkey kids with ragged guitars and tube screamers, the die was cast for aging late 80's early 90's pop and conventional guitar rock acts.

U2 packaged itself differently and had a smash hit as late as 2004 with Vertigo, and Duran Duran's wedding album, with a couple big hits in "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World," came out in 1993, two years after Nevermind. So I'd argue they survived.

But the truly pop-pop-pop acts did kinda go away for a while, notably the ones that were kinda rock but moreso pop. Someone brought up Roxette of "The Look" fame the other day, and yeah, they were one of those groups that had no place once grunge and alternative kind of flipped the script. INXS was pretty squarely in that genre.

Pop made a comeback with the Mickey Mouse Club crowd (Britney, Christina, Justin & NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, etc.) as well as some acts that were pop dressed as some variant of alternative (Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray), but a lot of folks didn't jump th ...


TFF failed because everything after Seeds of Love (possibly excepting Happy Ending) was awful.  And I say that as a huge TFF fan ("Famous Last Words" is one of my all-time favorite songs)
 
2021-04-14 11:42:52 AM  
Well there's his problem
I'm Too Sexy - Saint Etienne
Youtube _li55Niw69U
 
2021-04-14 11:45:31 AM  
GusGus - Obnoxiously Sexual (Live on KEXP)
Youtube ANIPyy1Wnb4
 
2021-04-14 1:35:22 PM  
S.O.D. - Ballad of Michael H.
Youtube UZTXR0AOE0I
 
2021-04-14 2:08:06 PM  

Slow To Return: Pfighting Polish: Todorojo: I was at a now defunct music retailer when the popularity of hip hop and rap and the grunge movement basically stuffed a number of great bands. From my vantage point, the Black Crowes got the worst of it. Just as they released their second record, a seamless southern rock album that would've decimated the charts just a few years before, got them tossed into the hair rock band bin. INXS was huge. But tastes changed overnight and once thriving new wave and pop bands - successful, polished holdouts from the second British invasion of the early 80's - like U2 and INXS (Australian, but same era) Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, and their contemporaries just couldn't respond to the rawness that was the catalyst for both rap and grunge.

INXS did their edgiest work when they were young and wisely evolved into a serviceable pop band in the mold of U2, which brought them huge success. But when synthesizers and solid state gear gave way to a virtual audio forest full of big beats and youthful, post-punk, lower-class latchkey kids with ragged guitars and tube screamers, the die was cast for aging late 80's early 90's pop and conventional guitar rock acts.

U2 packaged itself differently and had a smash hit as late as 2004 with Vertigo, and Duran Duran's wedding album, with a couple big hits in "Come Undone" and "Ordinary World," came out in 1993, two years after Nevermind. So I'd argue they survived.

But the truly pop-pop-pop acts did kinda go away for a while, notably the ones that were kinda rock but moreso pop. Someone brought up Roxette of "The Look" fame the other day, and yeah, they were one of those groups that had no place once grunge and alternative kind of flipped the script. INXS was pretty squarely in that genre.

Pop made a comeback with the Mickey Mouse Club crowd (Britney, Christina, Justin & NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, etc.) as well as some acts that were pop dressed as some variant of alternative (Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray), but a lot of folks didn't jump th ...

TFF failed because everything after Seeds of Love (possibly excepting Happy Ending) was awful.  And I say that as a huge TFF fan ("Famous Last Words" is one of my all-time favorite songs)


TFF were admittedly trying to imitate The Beatles for their whole career, so that's probably why they never did much of a genre swap to grunge or anything.  Also they explained most of their songs were depressing lyrics married with upbeat tunes. Dance to your depression, I guess.

I rather liked Elemental and even Raoul, especially in comparison with most things played on contemporary American radio at the time. Honestly though around 1990 I basically checked out of the American scene, with few exceptions, and went hard into the European pop/electro stuff, circling back to the States in the early '00s to pick up a handful of artists here and there when pop came back but still largely avoid most of the Billboard set; I'd rather play  INXS on repeat than listen to the sound-alike two-tone bleeped-out autotune mess that floods the Top 40.
 
2021-04-14 3:13:09 PM  

sensitive yet dangerous: I rather liked Elemental and even Raoul


I've returned to Raoul a number of times, TRYING to like it.  I just can't.

sensitive yet dangerous: bleeped-out autotune mess that floods the Top 40.


Autotune grinds on my eardrums like nails on a chalkboard, I always find it surprising that most people (my wife and daughter mostly...) don't even notice it, until you point it out to them.
 
2021-04-14 3:53:21 PM  

GRCooper: At the time, I liked INXS, however, the older I get the more I like them. Truly a great band.


Still listen to The Swing all. the. time.
 
2021-04-15 9:02:38 AM  
I can.
 
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