LAST EDITED ON 09-09-05 AT 02:55 PM (EST)
A few people have said they hated, "Us." I gotta admit I liked it, but I might've liked anything they did, just being excited to see them all and Dave Navarro - man is he hot..........
Oh, where was I? Oh yeah, "Us." Anyway, not everyone liked it but it was kinda thrown together, not much rehearsal, in a completely new group configuration, sung on a Wednesday afternoon (how hard is to rock in the afternoon???) and most importantly - with nothing at stake for the singers - in short, not the best circumstances. Let's see what it's like on the album, but first impression of INXS on their own ain't universally overshelming. Maybe they know that and that's why they need a new fronter.
On the other hand, a LOT of people liked Pretty Vegas which was JD+INXS - so I think there is still plenty of INXS to draw new fans. I would love to see a Marty alone version of that song (and hell, MiG and Suzie can do one, too, but I'm not that impressed with their songwriting abilities - remember they also are the musical creators of "Stop! Go!")
That would be the most important test - not if they can sing the back catalog - but can they write anything that will bring anyone new to the fold?
I can't believe what a dork I am but I got a seeing people write that they liked my question. "Good, LaLa. Good, Girl!"