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Old 01-29-2005, 09:51 AM   #31
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The Grateful Dead still tour under a slightly different name, since the passing of Jerry. For awhile they were "The Other Ones", now they're "The Dead", but even they know after all these years, and after other band members have died -- Pigpen, Brent Mydland --, that it's just not the Grateful Dead without him, even after so many years together.

I wish INXS took that same lesson to heart.

Maybe they should be XS now....
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Old 01-30-2005, 09:27 AM   #32
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Maybe they should be XS now....
How about X2 That would probebly be worse than using the original name!
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:51 PM   #33
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2XS?



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2XS?



eesh.
I like it!! How about XSIV?
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Remember this? Well..

INXS Star Fired, Back to Living in His Car
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:01 PM   #39
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INXS tarnished itself when Hutchence decided he couldn't get off by the usual means.

I mean who does he think he is? Dalton?
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I read that the other day, but then read yesterday that he hadn't been booted from the band. Or something. It's confusing, but then again, I don't really care that much.

When I read the original article, it's amazing how quickly I went from "wow, poor guy, that's shitty of INXS" to "... oh, so you blew it by being a big ol' cokehead. Shocking, dude."
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INXS tarnished itself when Hutchence decided he couldn't get off by the usual means.

I mean who does he think he is? Dalton?
I always speculated that he died because he completely misunderstood the instructions in one of those "How to Last Longer During Sex" manuals.

"Apply(ing) firm steady pressure at the base of the head" is a dangerous instruction when misunderstood.
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INXS tarnished itself when Hutchence decided he couldn't get off by the usual means.

I mean who does he think he is? Dalton?
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I always speculated that he died because he completely misunderstood the instructions in one of those "How to Last Longer During Sex" manuals.

"Apply(ing) firm steady pressure at the base of the head" is a dangerous instruction when misunderstood.



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I think INXS should do whatever they want with their band. They are still talented, healthy, and young enough to carry on for years to come. It bothers me (actually very little in the grand scheme things) to think that one person's silly/selfish act (be it auto-erotic asphyxiation or suicide) should determine the remaining decades of viable careers and life for others close to them. This stuff about their "legacy" doesn't mean much to me. Enough with the somber and endless funeral processions around the likes of Michael Hutchence, Kurt Cobain, etc. Life has to go on. People have families to support, etc. They can be great (according to whatever your definition of great may be) or they can sell out (whatever that is), but that is up to them. Michael Hutchence (or his legacy) don't get a vote any more. INXS is playing the best hand they can with the crappy cards that Michael Hutchence dealt them.

I am not saying this just to take a contrary position. It genuinely offends me that one person's selfishness (or whatever you want to call it) should be allowed to control so many other innocent lives. Should STP retire forever in order to protect their "legacy" just because Scott Weiland is such a troubled artiste that he will not stop injecting himself with garbage?
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I think INXS should do whatever they want with their band. They are still talented, healthy, and young enough to carry on for years to come. It bothers me (actually very little in the grand scheme things) to think that one person's silly/selfish act (be it auto-erotic asphyxiation or suicide) should determine the remaining decades of viable careers and life for others close to them. This stuff about their "legacy" doesn't mean much to me. Enough with the somber and endless funeral processions around the likes of Michael Hutchence, Kurt Cobain, etc. Life has to go on. People have families to support, etc. They can be great (according to whatever your definition of great may be) or they can sell out (whatever that is), but that is up to them. Michael Hutchence (or his legacy) don't get a vote any more. INXS is playing the best hand they can with the crappy cards that Michael Hutchence dealt them.

I am not saying this just to take a contrary position. It genuinely offends me that one person's selfishness (or whatever you want to call it) should be allowed to control so many other innocent lives. Should STP retire forever in order to protect their "legacy" just because Scott Weiland is such a troubled artiste that he will not stop injecting himself with garbage?

I understand and can see your point. I had no qualms with them carrying on in some fashion or another, under the moniker INXS is a different question.

My big falling out was how they went about carrying on. It lacked integrity, and that is something that they previously had, even after Hutch's suicide. Going on a contest/reality show and picking the most hackey, Vegas lounge-act, Michael Hutchence wannabe was completely disrespectful to what INXS had been, with or without Michael, up to that point.

And I have to say, no matter how selfish and cowardly Michael's actions were, some things are just indelible: R.E.M. without Bill Berry can still be R.E.M.; R.E.M. without Michael Stipe just wouldn't be R.E.M. Sometimes lead singers completely identify the band and sometimes not. O.M.D. without Andy McClusky probably would've been fine. INXS without Michael Hutchence just isn't INXS.

They could've gone on under a different name, e.g. New Order. Or they could've chosen an appropriate lead singer their own age, with a similar history and experience behind him or her. Instead they chose to pander to the lowest common denominator and do what they did and choose who they did.

That is why they lost all my respect. Not because they chose to carry on.
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