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INXS 'reimagining' classics

For its next album, the sort-of-still-standing INXS will revisit its back catalogue with a cast of guest vocalists. The tribute (self-tribute?) album is set to feature big names like The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Ben Harper and reportedly even dark and dastardly trip-hop survivor Tricky.

After initial news of the concept last year, it has been revealed that the collection is set for a 2010 release.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, the band’s drummer Jon Farris enthused about the “really beautiful, heart-wrenching rendition” of Beautiful Girl Flowers performed while in Australia for V Festival last year. Just as you always dreamed, Rob Thomas has been locked in for Original Sin and Never Tear Us Apart.

One man who is unlikely to be invited onto the new album is Rockstar: INXS winner J.D. Fortune, who was dismissed by the band “with a handshake” at Hong Kong airport, even after he’d worked long and hard on a cocaine habit.

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grattan

grattan said on the 25th Feb, 2010

Wasn't 'self tribute' what caused Hutchence's demise?

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 25th Feb, 2010

Why won't they just let INXS die? Drug habits?

daverh

daverh said on the 25th Feb, 2010

last line was classic, jack. you know ray davies is doing something similar with the kinks as well. oof.

rodismdotcom

rodismdotcom said on the 25th Feb, 2010

This thread needs more Terrence Trent D'arby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q95BcrV7af4

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Feb, 2010

Reimagining classics basically means INXS is doing an album of covers of their own songs.

They could call is ShaPOOh Shoopah

rodismdotcom

rodismdotcom said on the 25th Feb, 2010

Reimagining classics basically means INXS is doing an album of covers of their own songs.

They could call is ShaPOOh Shoopah

Yeah but could it be as bad as David Lee Roth doing bluegrass covers of Van Halen songs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za2oatuzwKQ

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 25th Feb, 2010

As I like to call them, IN-they-drove-dump-trucks-full-of-money-up-to-our-houses-XS.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 25th Feb, 2010

If they were really smart about the new album they would have used all the old instrument tracks from previous recordings and just got new vocals recorded.

They wouldn't have even needed to leave home!

nojman

nojman said on the 1st Mar, 2010

jd fortune performed with them at the winter olympics this week. after seeing that terence trent d'arby clip i wonder why they ever looked any farther.

grattan

grattan said on the 18th May, 2010

Ever wondered what would happen is an annoying UK rapper worked with an INXS sample?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Fcb7ToaoA