Was Hutchence our last rock god?

Oct 1, 2010 Full story: The Sydney Morning Herald 56

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Since: Apr 07

TERRA AUSTRALIS

#1 Oct 1, 2010
What a load of cack! Micheal Hutchence wasn't too far removed from Jim Morrison IMO, but he's even closer now.. he he
greg

Abbotsford, Australia

#2 Oct 1, 2010
high rises on the range wrote:
What a load of cack! Micheal Hutchence wasn't too far removed from Jim Morrison IMO, but he's even closer now.. he he
your too old to appreciate what a talent michael hutchence was.
he was a great crowd peformer and inxs concerts were electric

Since: Apr 07

TERRA AUSTRALIS

#3 Oct 1, 2010
greg wrote:
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your too old to appreciate what a talent michael hutchence was.
he was a great crowd peformer and inxs concerts were electric
Don't get cheeky with me ya little shit! I'll have you know my very first record was INXS the Swing.. on vinyl of course. I was putting him on a "Rock God" pedastal with the Lizard King.. not too many people on that pedastal ya know. It's actually in the same pantheon with Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, John Lennon and of course Elvis Presley.

Since: Apr 07

TERRA AUSTRALIS

#4 Oct 2, 2010
Btw I was responding to the story, not the heading. They are a bit different..stupid columnist bloggers
Turd Skin

Sydney, Australia

#5 Oct 2, 2010
high rises on the range wrote:
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Don't get cheeky with me ya little shit! I'll have you know my very first record was INXS the Swing.. on vinyl of course. I was putting him on a "Rock God" pedastal with the Lizard King.. not too many people on that pedastal ya know. It's actually in the same pantheon with Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, John Lennon and of course Elvis Presley.
Wow hurry up and cark it you old fart. You are a waste of space you smelly old mutt.

Since: Apr 07

TERRA AUSTRALIS

#6 Oct 2, 2010
Turd Skin wrote:
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Wow hurry up and cark it you old fart. You are a waste of space you smelly old mutt.
no way! I want a long retirement drinking gin and tonic, smoking copious amounts of weed through a hooka pipe and listening to the odd Max-Q cd between old Sinatra records.
Turd Skin

Sydney, Australia

#7 Oct 2, 2010
high rises on the range wrote:
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no way! I want a long retirement drinking gin and tonic, smoking copious amounts of weed through a hooka pipe and listening to the odd Max-Q cd between old Sinatra records.
Sounds great but you should also bang some prostitutes.

Dont forget the viagra you old fart.

“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#8 Oct 2, 2010
Michael Hutchence wasn't so great - I'm not sure why anyone makes such a fuss about him.

Dan Sultan even less so - at least INXS were original and innovative. Sultan sounds like every other cliche in American country & blues music.
MeatPiewithSauce

Sydney, Australia

#9 Oct 3, 2010
Yeah guys such a genius he hung himself while jackin off...
Turd Skin

Sydney, Australia

#10 Oct 3, 2010
ngali wrote:
Michael Hutchence wasn't so great - I'm not sure why anyone makes such a fuss about him.
Dan Sultan even less so - at least INXS were original and innovative. Sultan sounds like every other cliche in American country & blues music.
Do not speak about things you dont know anything about you smelly Indian animal.

“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#12 Oct 3, 2010
high rises on the range wrote:
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Don't get cheeky with me ya little shit! I'll have you know my very first record was INXS the Swing.. on vinyl of course. I was putting him on a "Rock God" pedastal with the Lizard King.. not too many people on that pedastal ya know. It's actually in the same pantheon with Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, George Harrison, John Lennon and of course Elvis Presley.
The article does have a point. Australia's a bit short on 'rock gods'- but it also explains why,

"Bernard Fanning confesses he avoided any classic rock-star behaviour on stage because

''I've had that great Australian fear that my mates are going to give me shit''.

There's the crux, says John O'Donnell, who signed Silverchair when they were monosyllabic ''long-hairs'', and who later ran the Australian arm of EMI.

''No one wants to be a rock star 'wanker', whereas that is celebrated in other countries,'' O'Donnell says".

The only guy who really reveled in it that I can recall is the wholly underrated Dave Graney - but he was being ironic.

The last I saw of him was an all star turn with the Beasts of Bourbon.
dusty fog

Bangalore, India

#13 Oct 3, 2010
i don't think any band can come anywhere near what i consider true rock - deep purple & the rolling stones.

“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#14 Oct 3, 2010
dusty fog wrote:
i don't think any band can come anywhere near what i consider true rock - deep purple & the rolling stones.
I wouldn't call that 'true' rock.

Just old.

Both good bands though.
dusty fog

Bangalore, India

#15 Oct 3, 2010
ngali wrote:
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I wouldn't call that 'true' rock.
Just old.
Both good bands though.
you must be very young. whats true rock iyo?

“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#16 Oct 3, 2010
dusty fog wrote:
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you must be very young. whats true rock iyo?
I'd say it's the ideas and emotion that the music evokes - and it's different for different people and in different times.

Elvis was considered 'Rock n Roll' in the 50s - but now he's a golden oldie that is quaint rather than rebellious and new.

There's "classic" rock - Led Zepplin, Stones, KISS etc - but it evolves and changes with every generation.

It's a young man's game and the best rock bands around right now are probably playing in some divey pub somewhere wholly unknown to me.

But who I think of some of the best rock bands around right now... ummm...

Actually I quite like the old 70s sound so when I think of rock I'm thinking of revival sound bands like Wolfmother, The Datsuns (NZ), Baroness,

But I'm pretty picky when it comes to music and there's not much good or innovative out there,
dusty fog

Bangalore, India

#17 Oct 3, 2010
ngali wrote:
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I'd say it's the ideas and emotion that the music evokes - and it's different for different people and in different times.
Elvis was considered 'Rock n Roll' in the 50s - but now he's a golden oldie that is quaint rather than rebellious and new.
There's "classic" rock - Led Zepplin, Stones, KISS etc - but it evolves and changes with every generation.
It's a young man's game and the best rock bands around right now are probably playing in some divey pub somewhere wholly unknown to me.
But who I think of some of the best rock bands around right now... ummm...
Actually I quite like the old 70s sound so when I think of rock I'm thinking of revival sound bands like Wolfmother, The Datsuns (NZ), Baroness,
But I'm pretty picky when it comes to music and there's not much good or innovative out there,
well said. i also think rock bands that did not stick to one or two trademark genres became more successful. those who experimented got better dividends. for example, richie blackmore's habit of playing close to the amplifier generated what he called 'chance music' which the group agreed added to the overall result of the performance.

“Free Screeech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

Australia

#18 Oct 3, 2010
Haven't you mob ever heard of Australian Rock Legend "Norman Gunston" ?

“Ngali”

Since: Jun 08

Perth

#19 Oct 3, 2010
dusty fog wrote:
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well said. i also think rock bands that did not stick to one or two trademark genres became more successful. those who experimented got better dividends. for example, richie blackmore's habit of playing close to the amplifier generated what he called 'chance music' which the group agreed added to the overall result of the performance.
All good and well - 30-40 years ago.

Now it's an old sound, and there's always something new to look forward to.
dusty fog

Bangalore, India

#20 Oct 3, 2010
ngali wrote:
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All good and well - 30-40 years ago.
Now it's an old sound, and there's always something new to look forward to.
you're right. my 10 year old jeers at me and calls my choice 'lame' when we listen to the 60s and 70s music.
rick

Abbotsford, Australia

#21 Oct 4, 2010
Turd Skin wrote:
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Wow hurry up and cark it you old fart. You are a waste of space you smelly old mutt.
Hey I know where you should work immigration your the man they need someone who has the balls to tell unwelcone migrants from africa and indian countries to f*ck off .

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