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Michael Hutchence. Largely forgotten?*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sondek, May 29, 2016.

  1. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I thought that myself as I posted it (but they're on the above album I dropped here).
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  2. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

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  3. 905

    905 Senior Member

    St. Louis
    My INXS albums go from Shabooh Shoobah through Welcome. I didn't like Full Moon either.
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  4. Sondek

    Sondek Forum Resident Thread Starter

  5. One of my fave frontmen. Great voice and stage presence.
  6. fsutall

    fsutall Senior Member

    Nashville, TN
    I like a few INXS songs but always found Hutchence to be incredibly annoying and pretentious. He came across as cocky and smug in many of their videos, and quite frankly he wasn't a talented enough vocalist to get away with that kind of arrogance. And most of their hits have not aged particularly well either, IMO. If he were still alive I suspect INXS would be touring the state fair circuit in the US...
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  7. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    I only know one INXS song, and it's by the Rolling Stones.
  8. Planbee

    Planbee Negative Nellie

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  9. hello people

    hello people Forum Resident

    Fantastic singer with charisma. Great songs. Great band.
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  10. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Looking at wiki I see that the greatest hits album was released with three different track lists. The one you posted was the UK one and apparently those songs didn't chart there. What's interesting to me is seeing that Don't Change is also not on the US greatest hits, and that the song only made it to # 80 on Billboard. I would have thought it did a lot better. It was certainly played on MTV a lot.
  11. Carlox

    Carlox Forum Resident

    INXS was a great band.
    They had a great success.
    It's amazing how this band was...forgotten.
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  12. paulisdead

    paulisdead fast and bulbous

    He's remembered in Australia (see mini series above). But those artists you mentioned are the 1st tire of rock royalty. Not many people are compared with them in general.
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  13. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    My younger sister was into them in the late 80's/early 90's. I bought her to see them in 1990. Myself, I remember them being everywhere in 1987/88. They were big, almost U2 big during that time.
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  14. Nostaljack

    Nostaljack Resident R&B enthusiast

    Washington, DC
    This. They were bombing when he was still alive. The last two INXS records prior to his death stiffed badly in the U.S. He went out with a whimper.

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  15. sbsugar

    sbsugar Representing Benton County since 2010

    I also prefer INXS to most of the artists in the OP; Live Baby Live is one of the best concert films I've ever seen.

    Another thing to consider is maybe how he died. I am sure that I wasn't the first person who had never heard of autoerotic asphyxiation.

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  16. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Amy Winehouse is certainly not "1st tire of rock royalty"...
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  17. JRJ

    JRJ Forum Resident

    I totally forgot about this group. Remember listening to The Swing, and Listen like thieves a lot in my teenage years.
    Even watched the reality TV program "Rock star INXS" years ago, but still forgot about them!
  18. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    The guy kind of became a joke RE: how he died. The music is all over 80's radio stations still because the singles are good, but they didn't really matter by the 90's.

    I have one of their albums and a compilation which I both like, but beyond that I think the band itself is kind of one of those bands that people remember from the 80's but don't talk about much anymore.
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  19. elgoodo

    elgoodo Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Autoerotic asphyxiation is a story, doncha think?
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  20. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    I was just going to say pretty much the same thing. Weird circumstances surrounding his death....and not weird in a "good" way.
  21. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Yes, but not much. I mean how much can you say about that?
  22. elgoodo

    elgoodo Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Suicide is sexier?
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  23. Guitarded

    Guitarded Forum Resident


    Lesson Learned : Belt Knives > Pocket Knives
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  24. pghmusiclover

    pghmusiclover Forum Resident

    Right -- they way he died because it was a sexual fetish which makes people uncomfortable -- unlike suicide or drug overdose :rolleyes:
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  25. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

    Oh yeah, the guys want to be him and the women want to be with him. :rolleyes:

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