24 November 2021

24 November 2021 - INXS - Pretty Vegas

In 1997, INXS lead vocalists Michael Hutchence died in what appears to have been an accidental suicide.  After a few years of hiatus, they did what any normal band would do in their circumstance.

That, of course, is hold a reality television competition to find a new lead vocalist.  And they found a vocalist that had a similar bravado to Hutchence - a homeless man from Toronto who went by the name J.D. Fortune (it wasn't his real name).  

This song, the only top 40 hot of the J.D. Fortune era, was co-written by Andrew Farris and several of the contestants, includin Fortune.  In my opinion, it absolutely holds up against the hits from 1980s-era INXS.  

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