Friday, 6 April 2007
Well maybe not happy. But lets not dwell on the tabloid tragedy.
I loved this record when it came out. It was big and brash and rocky and funky and full of life. I can't remember whether it was cool to like INXS in 1987, I certainly remember Michael Hutchence getting a hard time from Oasis at some award ceremony for being past their prime (hmmm boot on other foot now Gallaghers!). It's probably not remotely cool in 2007 but I'm going to take it out, dust it off and dance around my manbag to it.
I think the reason I took to this was after being a goth for so may years my body was crying out to dance, jump and wear trainers.. rather than remain motionless and be difficult around family members.
I saw INXS live in 1987 in a cosy little venue just outside Birmingham (the NEC). They had a great opening. They would come on and start playing behind a massive curtain that completely obscured ths stage. At a suitably dramatic moment, the curtain would drop down onto the punters in the front r0w (me and my mate Stu). There then followed a 20 minute tug of war with the security staff for possession of the curtain. Great fun, and the band played on!
A couple of 1987 'also rans' for me:-
What a classic. Shame he went (even more) bonkers and started making rubbish music.
By the time this was released my sister, and her once giggling, now dour friends were really into The Smiths. Sis is 7 years my junior. It was time to move on.