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INXS Calling It Quits

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    LOVED these guys. They could take a simple groove and just work it to death with feel and "space". Nobody EVER overplayed. And Michael Hutchence was pure sex as a front man.

    I remember seeing a live video of them and the bassist's tone was the best I have ever heard, before or since.

    The golden era of INXS died with Hutchence and the whole "reality show" audition for his replacement felt a little sleazy and cheezy... but I give them credit for carrying on as long as they did afterwards.
  2. matante


    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I had no idea they were still around.
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's too bad but as long as everyone is happy it's time to pursue other interests I wish them all good luck.
  4. steelbed45

    steelbed45 TRemington Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    Think I'm going to quaff a few and play Shabooh Shoobah in its entirety. Great band.
  5. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Anyone else notice that there's a link on the side of that page to pics of the World Pole Dancing Championship?

    Um.. er.. I'm sorry, the topic was what?
  6. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses/Genz Benz - RIP/Mojo Hand FX
  7. Hi.



  8. BFD
  9. Lemon Of Troy

    Lemon Of Troy Banned

    Nov 6, 2012
    Palmetto State
    What?? Why NOW??? Why not 20 years ago?
  10. Unprofessional


    Mar 5, 2012
    Saw them live in 1987 and they killed.

    Suicide is never the answer.
  11. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    Ditto. Amen. This.

    I liked INXS in the 80's. Some great catchy songs with good grooves. But yeah ... to me, they came and went.

    That Rock Star TV show = :rollno:
  12. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    +1 Thought they called it quits over a decade ago. But seem to recall them going back out on the road
    earlier this year or late last year for another stab at it.
  13. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I actually remember when they did that reality show to audition for a new singer. They manifestly did NOT pick the most talented and charismatic person in the competition, as far as I'm concerned. It just didn't seem like they were committed to revitalizing as a creative operation. I didn't think they'd last as long as they did after that.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Hence, might as well quit.
  15. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    The standing joke in Oz when they started was "what is your favourite lead solo" as even with 3 guitarists, nothing was happening. Huchence was considered a hybrid Jagger/Morrison clone.
    But they took off overseas whicj was the goal for all of us.
  16. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    Never cared for them and liked them even less when they hired J.D. Fortune as their singer in the first season of Rockstar.