INXS

I bought this book about a decade ago and never properly read it until now. It’s an okay book it’s written in a way that makes INXS out to be the gods of the 80s but contains a lot of information and stories about the band. From childhood to the death of Michael Hutchence. I was surprised to learn how manufactured the music was. I naively like to think that true talent is rewarded. Of course this is not the case at all.Another interesting aspect of this book is how the band describes the way they were treated in Australia after gaining international success and wealth. It might explain why so many entertainers end up leaving Australia.

Since reading this book I have listened to their album’s starting from the first one in 1980. I know a lot of the songs but there is a lot that didn’t make the greatest hits or the charts. The song Johnson’s Aeroplane for example is really unique but I had never heard it.

INXS

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