I can remember when I was a freshman in High School I bought a cassette tape that I was so proud of: INXS X. I’m not afraid to admit that I was a huge INXS fan. It was the zenith of MTV, CD’s getting popular, and the Euro-invasion was getting old – I believe it would have been around 1990 or so. After getting “X”, I went and got “Kick”, which was even better (an earlier album). I distinctly remember locking myself in my room, clicking play on the walkman and drifting into INXS-land for hours on end as I air drummed through every song (What can I say – I love a drummer who plays PAISTE! This also contributed to me begging my parents for a drumset until they finally caved in a year later).
Last year, Eric and I went and saw the new INXS at Pala Casino – it was kind of a joke, sorry to say. There were 40+ year olds getting stoned and drunk all over the place, making out, and dancing – pretty pathetic. I guess I was a little young to be into them? Anyway I like to remember the old INXS and here’s a few of my favorites:
I think this is my favorite all-time INXS song. Not even sure why, the song just has such a great character, way ahead of it’s time – almost like a “Streets have no name” type of song.