I've seen INXS six times and have been to 1,000 concerts in my life. It's very rare an act can make a crowd lose their shit like this. I wish I was at the concert back in 1991 but I live in the US. US crowds don't do this and never have. Europeans crowds are the best. What fun. I would have been right in the middle.
INXS Appreciation Thread
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/05/2020|
Really under appreciated band - they ended too quickly.
I lost much of my respect for St. Bob Geldof after reading about his involvement in Michael's death.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/01/2020|
why don’t American crowds do that? Americans are generally more uninhibited than Europeans yet they don’t seem to let go at rock concerts as their continental counterparts do.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/01/2020|
Can't leave out. . .
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/01/2020|
Jon Farris was one of the hottest drummers ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/01/2020|
Live Baby Live got a 4K restoration. It looks great.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/01/2020|
Um - American crowds are generally considered the most vocal and free. Many European crowds are very tame - excruciatingly so.
I don't understand what you're talking about.
But INXS's first 2 albums are masterpieces.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/01/2020|
I think it depends on the performer, the set list, the crowd, the general vibe. Sometimes I will see the same concert twice and it can be a completely different show especially due to the crowd.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/01/2020|
I recently watched a documentary about Hutchence/INXS called Mystify, it was good.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/01/2020|
[quote]I lost much of my respect for St. Bob Geldof after reading about his involvement in Michael's death.
R1 IIRC, Hutchence had an affair with Geldof’s wife, who divorced him to marry Hutchence, who got heavily into booze and cocaine while Geldolf struggled to help his ex-wife stay sober. Yet GELDOLF was responsible for Hutchence’s downward spiral? How so?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/01/2020|
^^ Dammit - I misspelled “Geldof” repeatedly. Forgive me, Saint Bob.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/01/2020|
Saint Bob NEVER forgives, [R11]. Can I have your stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/01/2020|
R10, St. Bob refused to allow his ex-wife, who had custody of their minor child, to leave the country. Facing the prospect of months alone was a huge factor in Michael's depression.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/02/2020|
Yeah. That was nowhere near as uninhibited as the crowd I was in at the Pearl Jam / Ramones concert when PJ was on their anti ticket master crusade. No security to speak of and a mosh pit like I hadn’t seen since the eighties. Unbelievable how good the Ramones were.
Saw INXS a couple of times. The best crowd was at an amphitheater. But it really wasn’t OTT. INXS is one of my favorite bands though. I have most of their stuff on vinyl.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/02/2020|
INXS was my first concert. I saw them a total of 4 times and one time, my friend and I slept in the parking lot to get tickets as soon as they went on sale. Lots of fun.
There was a great INXS/Hutchence/Geldof thread on here a while back that had a lot of juicy info. Sad story all around, of course.
Had the band ended after Michael's death I think that their legacy (at least in the US) would be stronger. But working with Terence Trent D'Arby and doing the reality show make them look sad and desperate though 80s kids remember the highlights.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/02/2020|
Michael was so incredibly hot - even without his sexy long hair. Belinda Carlisle and Michael made quite a beautiful couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/02/2020|
Thanks for sharing R16
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/02/2020|
R5 - agree about Jon Farriss
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/02/2020|
I don’t know, when I see European audiences at big rock concerts they seem to all jump in unison, all waving flags, singing along, all oblivious to each other’s odors or personal space. Ever see a British crowd react to Queen? or a German crowd react to vintage heavy metal? I guess it depends on lots of other factors but it seems American crowds are now kept far away from the action (due to ticket prices and security concerns) and their mark of appreciation of the artist is their fraus shrieking “WOOOOOOO!!!!”
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/02/2020|
Tim Farriss had the meatiest butt poured into those leather pants!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/02/2020|
1000 concerts? You go every week?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/02/2020|
R19, I think the fact that they basically put X in the water in Europe is one reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/02/2020|
R20, I had forgotten about that video - thanks.
You're right about Tim. Even with that awful Toni Home Perm, he's sex on stilts.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/02/2020|
I ❤️❤️❤️ INXS.
R20, my favorite line is “At 98 we all rotate”.
Simple, yet truthful & somewhat profound, all at once.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/02/2020|
[quote][R10], St. Bob refused to allow his ex-wife, who had custody of their minor child, to leave the country. Facing the prospect of months alone was a huge factor in Michael's depression.
Paula and Michael were heavy drinkers/drug users, and there was an incident where Michael pulled a knife on a bandmate in a fit of rage. Maybe Bob kept his kids in the country out of spite, but he probably was also legitimately concerned for their safety. How Paula got joint custody in the first place is a mystery. Sad story all around.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/02/2020|
The many faces of Jon . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/02/2020|
Paula was a big ol’ mess. Bob had every right to keep his kids in the UK for the holidays. She could have accepted that and just spent that time with Michael and their kid. It happens all the time in divorced families. I’m sure she ate his ear off moaning about how much she missed her kids to him. And what a great mother she was, eventually ODing in front of her toddler.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/02/2020|
[Quote] 1000 concerts? You go every week?
There are times I go to 4 to 5 gigs in a week.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/02/2020|
Those saying US crowds are more lively compared to Europeans crowds?
YOU ARE WRONG!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/02/2020|
Well of course not. But they are on their best manners until the fooball game starts.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/02/2020|
I'll just leave this here.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/02/2020|
Hallucinate, elucidate, communicate, evacuate
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/03/2020|
If you are pitting St. Bob Geldof against Michael Hutchence, I will take Michael.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/03/2020|
What does "at 98 we all rotate" mean? I have no idea, but the doc mentioned upthread is really good, I think it was co-produced by Michael's sister and I believe it was based on the book she wrote about him. Did anyone read it? Can we have excerpts? Where is our resident autobiography troll when we need him?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/04/2020|
It means that you must turn to your left and then up and back.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/31/2020|
R32, just back down and then back up.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/31/2020|
Love is no pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/31/2020|
St. Bob is selling wienrs on the streets of London?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/31/2020|
I was lucky enough to see them in 1988, my senior year of high school, at the Louisville Gardens. Great show, general admission. This has always been one of my favorite songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/01/2020|
The lie about Michael's death was horrible and Bob Geldof is to blame for it. Beautiful man gone too soon. The ass beating he took from the cab driver seems to be the source of his spiral. P.S. it appears that Kylie Minogue was really in love with him. They surprised me as a couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/01/2020|
Paloma's remake. Fab!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/01/2020|
In addition to Hutchence and Tim Farriss, can we also talk about bassist Garry Gary Beers, seen below in 2016 still looking good.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/01/2020|
What happened to JD Fortune? He was sexy as fuck when he was singing with them
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/01/2020|
If someone would post a picture of St. Bob here, the kids will be alright.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/04/2020|
INXS died with Hutchence. Get a life.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/05/2020|