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Sunday, May 17, 2009

New INXS Frontman??

Apparently Brandon Flowers was chosen to be the new lead singer for INXS. I didn't even know who the heck the dude was, so I looked him up. The first thing that jumped out at me was he is a young sprig!! Born in 1981. I was like "My GOD!!" He was in diapers when INXS was popular! If there is one thing I won't do, it's look up to someone that young. But I still support my favorite men, and if this is who they want, it's their choice. But why someone so young? Maybe to appeal to today's young people. Who really knows? I'd feel better though if it was someone older. I mean, these are men in their 40s and 50s. They should find a singer that fits more into their age group. But then again, I still want to support my favorite men. I'm just going to have a hard time accepting this very young man as a part of their band. But then, I don't have to look at him anyway. I go to the concerts to see Tim, Jon, Andrew and Garry. No one else.

Anyway, here is the somewhat vague article, as posted to me in a bulletin from one of my MySpace buds:

'A new INXS frontman''

Aussie '80s supergroup INXS has a new frontman again and this time it's The Killers' Brandon Flowers. Brandon has teamed up with the lads from INXS to record an album dedicated to the band's original lead singer, the late Michael Hutchence who died in 1997.

"Michael would have loved it," says INXS bass guitarist Garry Beers. "He was the one who always tried to bring new influences to the band, so I think he would be in awe of this project.

"Flowers recently recorded the INXS hit 'Beautiful Girl' secretly while on tour in Australia. Other former INXS singers include JD Fortune, who was sacked after being recruited through a US TV reality show, Terence Trent D'Arby, Suze DeMarchi, Jon Stevens and Jimmy Barnes.'

I must have missed the time they had Suze DeMarchi as their lead singer. I don't even know who the heck that is. INXS have had so many lead singers since Michael died. I love these guys and I don't mean to sound hurtful, but when are they going to finally settle on a lead singer? I accepted JD Fortune and I learned to like him a lot. Just as I was beginning to love him, he is no longer with him. But I will not look up to this Brandon Flowers! He is too young for me. I have a severe block against idolizing celebs so much younger than I am. There is a long story attached to that, and you would have to have known me back in the early 90s to understand why I got this way. But thinking of Brandon Flowers as a member of INXS and accepting him directly as such is something I won't do. I love INXS, I love my favorite men, I can like Brandon Flowers, but I'll never love him like I do INXS, and I'll never look up to him like I do INXS. Sorry. Just won't happen. In my eyes, he's not that great-looking either. All I see is a man who looks like a boy. But INXS has had ugly people fronting them before, look at Jon Stevens. He looked like Barney Rubble with long hair. They can't find someone in their own generation who is good-looking and can sing? C'mon guys!! Look harder!!

That all being said, I hope they do intend to continue making more albums. I've been such a huge fan of INXS for so long, I don't know what I'd do without them. Without the feel of excitement I get when it is mentioned they will be releasing a new album, or they are going on a world tour. INXS has taken me to so many exotic places. I would NEVER have had the courage to drive all the way to Michigan if they hadn't done a gig there. Maybe next time, they will take me to NYC or some place like that. Shoot! Even Eva couldn't get me to go there! LOL! And I am still waiting for Tim to release his home video, Fish In Space!!! When will that happen? He said to me he may release it on the site, but that seems not possible now that the site is down and no one knows when it'll be back up.

I remember on the Pluba chat room, someone who called herself ShihTzuLady said she hated INXS!! She heard like one song of their's and judged their whole musical career on that one song, Need U Tonight. She told me she likes 80s "hair bands", and I thought "Has she even seen an INXS video??" I mean, really! No one I knew of could shake their hair like Michael did! But I said nothing to her because well, it's her own opinion, and I'm not out to change anyone's opinions! But it more sounded like a typical show breeder giving an opinion about someone or something they know nothing, or very little, about. One of the main reasons I despise show breeders!!

INXS are still getting a lot of bad press, but I just wonder how much of what is being said is really them, or their manager speaking for them. I've just gotten to where I say I don't care what anyone says. I still love my favorite guys, and whatever they do, I will still be there to cheer them on. Tim is the only one I care a great deal about anyway. As long as he is there, INXS is always INXS to me.

Anyway, if you want to know more about Brandon Flowers, I found his page on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers
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