Rock Star: INXS (Oh, the Humanity!)  

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7/28/2005 5:51 pm

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Rock Star: INXS (Oh, the Humanity!)

I made the mistake of watching the aforementioned show a couple nights ago and I was horrified.

For those not watching it, the remaining members of INXS are auditioning singers to front the band.

You just can't recapture past magic (ahem, TLC), no matter how many skinny people in low slung pants you put in front of a band.

The lowlight of the evening: a chick dressed in a ballgown doing an updated version of The Clash's "Rock the Casbah". One of the Farris brothers astutely commented that she "murdered" the song. LOL

Some people have a certain "je ne sais quoi" and the late Michael Hutchence had it in spades.

Now I know how my parents felt when their favorite songs started cropping up in television commercials. Ugh.

R.I.P., Mr. Hutchence. There is no replacing you. Literally.

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
7/29/2005 9:06 am


LMAO, ne sais quoi...great title for your email posts.

[blog talldarkavg1]

GenuaFoursHangs 53M
96 posts
7/29/2005 9:26 am

Hey DCE,

I have to admit that I fell into that same hum-drum TV experience the other night with TLC. It was like watching a freight train crash!

Then I couldn't what T-Boz and Chili ordered at that NYC was like they hadn't eaten in a week. The fan rushing in to their table and professing to be their BIGGEST fan was a little over the top too.

Did you see any of that?

I agree with your statement about Michael Hutchence.............RIP.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/29/2005 10:27 am

I haven't see this show but I HAVE seen Micheal Hutchence (though not lately).
Most definitely irreplaceable. Pure sex.

Excuse me, I need to wipe something off this chair.

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
7/29/2005 2:16 pm

That is a very sad and lame show. I watched 15 minutes and couldn't take any more than that. I was hopeful that a show that tries to rock might be watchable but this is warmed over Idol in spandex.


1586 posts
7/29/2005 8:19 pm


You know, I may need to rename my blog. "Je Ne Sais Quoi" has a nice ring to it.

Considering you never know what the hell I'm going to post, I think it's fitting.

If I do change the name, you get full credit for making the suggestion.

1586 posts
7/29/2005 8:22 pm

Dutch -

I haven't seen the TLC show.

Between having seen "Being Bobby Brown" (another train wreck) and that awful INXS show, I've been afraid to watch the TLC one.

I'm going to have to come to you TLC updates now that you've admitted watching the show.

Don't think for a second I'm not going to ask you for recaps! LOL

1586 posts
7/29/2005 8:24 pm

jayR -

If you watch the show, all you'll think about is the great loss that the band suffered.

I don't know why they're doing this show at all!

As one of the many women that lusted after Michael Hutchence, I haven't seen anyone remotely close to having that "something" he had.

The worst is the way some of the singers are trying to force the sexy. You can't force sexy. Either you are or you aren't. (Take that, Jessica Simpson! LO

1586 posts
7/29/2005 8:30 pm

Rockwriter -

The only thing worthwhile about the portion of the show that I saw were the expressions of horror on the judges' faces when that girl did "Casbah".

I wanted Joe Strummer's ghost to appear on stage just long enough to put a Doc Marten print square in the middle of her forehead.

LOL @ "Idol in spandex". Perfect description.

1586 posts
7/30/2005 8:32 am

Hey Kat -

I heard on this radio show that they'd booted the two awful women from the show. Good riddance! LOL

I think you're right about the money issue. I can't imagine that they'd be doing this unless their wallets are starting to get a little thin.

I guess my issue is accepting INXS with a different singer. They did some shows with Terence Trent D'Arby singing lead and it just didn't work for me. (Or anyone else I guess, otherwise I'm sure they'd have continued. LO

In recent memory, the only band I can think of that succeeded with a different singer was Van Halen with Sammy Hagar. Mind you, Hagar already had fans.

Anyway, I guess we'll see. I'll have to come to you for my Rock Star recap.

mi_mwpm 51M

7/31/2005 8:58 pm

Have to agree. Lose a drummer or a guitarist and the band can usually continue, but when you lose the lead singer you lose the sound. Sammy fronted Van Halen admirably, but he still wasn't David Lee and VH wasn't as successful.

So glad my fave band, Queen, didn't try to replace Freddie Mercury.

1586 posts
8/1/2005 1:57 pm

Mi -

To replace Freddie would go beyond sacrilege.

Sacrilege, I tell you!

I'm just sorry I wasn't able to see them live.

nehesi2 46M

8/2/2005 8:07 pm

Hate to post a "me too" post like a n00b AOL-er, but I wish I had discovered Queen when I was younger. I was strictly Hip-Hop till about 88 when I went to college and missed out on a LOT of stuff. Now that I'm an active DJ, I find myself playing catchup a lot. I recently picked up a Greatest Hits collection and found myself really enjoying the harmony and music - most of which I remembered hearing when it was new, but not paying much attention to.

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