Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Need You Tonight

One of the best treats on Flickr is to occasionally come across some candid pictures of famous people. Such was the case when I found this. I was searching for photos tagged with "party 1986", and the thumbnail of this giant very white guy and the very small black girl caught my eye, so I clicked on the details, and I was in for a real treat. The description of the photo reads, "Gary and Hutch from INXS drop by for a party, Munich, 1986. Cost me around $1500 in damages to check out of the hotel room the next day :(" Holy Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, it's actually Michael Hutchence!



From the other details in the photostream, it seems like the photographer was in an 80s band that opened for INXS, and now he just has a lot of photographs of scenery and planes.

Is is kind of corny to really like INXS? Because if it is, call me Mordechai and throw me in the cornfield. People never talk about them, and you've never heard some new band said their main influence is INXS. But their hits are impeccable - think about it - you might not think you like them, but if any of their singles came on the radio, you definitely wouldn't change the station, and you'd think to yourself "haven't heard this in a while.."

But then again, you've put this on every mix tape you've ever sent me:

9 comments:

wordsprite said...

Well, I hope that $1500 included a nice tip for whichever hotel maid got stuck with that aftermath.

Although when I cleaned hotel rooms, one of the best tips I ever got was the mix tape that introduced me to Iggy Pop and the Stooges. My life was never the same again.

Deb said...

This is awesome - INXS is one of my favorite bands. :) They are completely underrated in terms of their catalogue...plus, Michael Hutchence ain't too hard to look at.

Sarah said...

Loved them in the late 80's/early 90's. They were my first concert at age 15 in 1990!

Bree said...

Effing LOVED INXS. To the point that I've already seen this picture during a sad little Flickr search for Michael Hutchence.

You can borrow my scrapbooks any time you want.

Neal said...

i recently became obsessed with the INXS song "Don't Change."

Josh said...

Yeah, Don't Change is pretty fucking premium.

Note: I'm trying to get "premium" used as the new "choice" or "awesome".

T-Biscuit said...

"Don't Change" plays over the closing credits to "Adventureland." And "Never Tear Us Apart" is one of the best karaoke jams ever.

herbaliser said...

I was just making a Driving Mix this week with part of INXS Greatest Hits. Rad.

GNG said...

we should talk more about inxs and often