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Michael Hutchence was pretty Awesome...

Discussion in 'The Music & Movies Forum' started by Sans Souci Sainter, May 3, 2021.

  1. Sans Souci Sainter

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    Charisma. Vocals. What more do you want!

    He was f**ken great. An Australian legend.
     
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    Pay that.

    I was in Sydney the weekend he died, drove back to Newcastle in stunned silence.
     
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    Dont Change is my favourite Hutchence/ INXS song. The NYE fireworks the year he died and they played a snippet of the song in tribute to him i had a tear in eye.
     
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    Had tickets for the Elegantly Wasted tour.

    Managed to salvage a worksite tour poster and it's still rolled up in a postpak at my mum's.

    Loved a lot of their gear.

    Songs to check out:

    Girl On Fire (Elegantly Wasted)
    Baby Don't Cry [original and vocal and orchestral mix - b-side to single; plus all b-sides too] / Heaven Sent (Welcome To Wherever You Are)
    The Gift (Full Moon Dirty Hearts)
    Just Keep Walking
    Guns In The Sky, Mediate and Never Tear Us Apart (Kick)
    Don't Change - like @horrie hastings probably close to one of their best
    Underneath The Colours
    Dancing on the Jetty
    What You Need - 12 inch extended mix [ probably in my Top 10 of all time fave songs - after A Ha Take On Me, Starship We Built This City, Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon, Madonna Open Your Heart and FYC She Drives Me Crazy ]



    Plus Max Q - especially Way Of The World and Monday Night By Satellite
     
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    outstanding song
     
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    Had a girlfriend growing up, and By My Side was "our song". When we broke up I sat in my room playing it over and over and over and over, thinking that my life had just ended. Whenever it comes on now in the car or wherever it gets skipped or the channel changed lol

    The missus picked up the DVD of Live Baby Live at Wembley years ago, apparently it has since been remastered in 4K, with improved audio quality as well, so I may have to look to see where I can grab that from.
     
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    I recently bought it. Fantastic.
    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/...3adcd6bc4c615376a1ee5b60059ce&objectID=449036
     
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    And I have always loved the mystique and mystery around the backing vocals in the chorus for Elegantly Wasted. Popular urban myth is that the song was pretty much written and tracked, but after the Noel Gallagher incident, Hutchence apparently demanded to go back into the studio to re-record the vocals to say "...better than Oasis" instead of the original "Elegantly Wasted".

    God I hope its true, because it is some legendary shade if so.
     
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    Driving back from the Hunter via Wollombi and Peats Ridge Need You Tonight popped up on the CD i was playing, actually forgot it was on the 80s CD i had on.
     
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    What a disgraceful, punk act that was.

    “Beautiful Girl” is high on my list.

    I distinctly remember being at Brisbane Expo ‘88 when “Kick” came out. I then went on to be a proud owner of a Vision “Psycho Stick” in years to come.
     
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    When they first started in the late '70s I thought they were just a cheap copy of XTC, even down to the band name. Just Keep Walking could have easily been from White Music. They certainly developed over time though, as did XTC for that matter.
     
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    SK8 or Die
     
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    I gleamed many a cube.
     
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    Back in my younger days a bunch of work mates talked me into seeing Jimmy Barnes play at the old Entertainment Centre in Chinatown. The highlight was Michael Hutchence made a guest appearance and sang “Good Times” with Jimmy. Pretty glad I went now.
     
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