Terence Trent D'arby fronting INXS live...what could have been.

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  1. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Two yrs after Hutchence's death INXS played a live broadcast with Terence Trent D'Arby singing lead.
    They should have hired him. Would've saved their career, and his.
    Made them sound much funkier for sure with a real soul singer out front.





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  2. jjboogie

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    He could have been great but he kept over doing the James Brown "Ha!" schtick and over singing.
     
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    I would have preferred him to J.D. Fortune. INXS pretty much died when Hutchence passed away. He's hard to replace.
     
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    Agreed "Ha's" overdone here, but he was a great singer. Loved his solo stuff and INXS sounds great here.
     
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    xjojox Tardis-dwelling wanker Gold Supporting Member

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    I thought that was a great performance. The "Ha" stuff didn't bother me, he did it with authority and conviction. Old-school soul singers with real pipes and who can move like that while singing that well... priceless. I do think that the 70's soul brother clothes and moves were a bit much but I suspect that was an intentional piece of stagecraft to highlight how funky that buncha ozzy white boys could play. Not sure how TTD would fit in with the rest of their tunes since I wasn't a huge fan, so I'll defer to INXS aficionados on that, but I liked the clips (liked the first one better).
     
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    I'm probably the only one who loved that replace MH reality show they had. I even have it on DVD. I though it was more real, whether it actually was or wasn't, than any other singing reality show since. Some great performances were filmed.
     
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    Sound awesome.

    Except for the "ha". Maybe if they added some Zach Wylde pinch harmonics, it would have balanced itself out.
     
  8. somecafone

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    I always liked INXS, from the first videos for One Thing and Don't Change.
    Those boys had a knack for writing catchy songs with some memorable guitar riffs/hooks.

    And to be honest, as a kid of/in the 80s, my first "exposure" to James Brown was Eddie Murphy in his Delirious special.
    Suh bud-duh huh all da people say hey!
    And sometimes, I flashback to that.
    This was one of those times.
    But I'll give TTD credit for not trying to shoehorn himself into being a MH clone.
     
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    I thought that was pretty great!
     
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    Oh, TTDA is a MONSTER talent, but I've heard he can be a little difficult. Correct me if I'm wrong on that, as I could well be. But yeah, he sounds great there (as typical for him).
     
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    I saw INXS with TTD fronting live at the opening of Sydney Olympic Stadium (before the Olympics at a soccer match - edit, the clips look like they are from that event). He was brilliant - didn't try to be a clone as somecafone mentioned above but it worked. I was actually optimistic about the band's future at that time but it didn't end up being permanent...

    I have the TTD album ""Symphony or Damn" & it's great.
     
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    Never saw that before...he was a great fit for them.
     
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    Yah I think that could have worked for sure. TTD has such a cool voice to me, and INXS is great as a band
     
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    Beats starting a reality show to find a singer.
     
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    I liked "Rock Star", to an extent, but was frustrated when a better singer got cut due to a poor song choice. In my opinion, INXS opted for a Michael Hutchence impersonater (J.D. Fortune), rather than choosing the better contestant.
     
  16. Bluesful

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    MH should never, ever have been replaced via a reality show IMHO.
     
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    How in the world does a band replace Michael Hutchence?
     
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    Indeed!
     
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    There doesn't seem to be any indication D'Arby was intended to be anything but a guest vocalist for one gig. They actually toured in 2002 and 2003 with Australian singer Jon Stevens, formerly of the band Noiseworks, as official lead singer, but only a single song with Stevens as singer was actually released.

    I seem to remember there was a rumour at one point after the Fortune era that Sass Jordan might be taking over as singer.
     

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