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Episode 125: The Great INXS Debate FOR 1987–1997

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

Ok, INXS progressives! It’s now time to argue your case for the truly global years of 1987-1997 with strong opinions, facts, anecdotes, and passion as to why this era truly resonates with you.

We are pleased to invite long-term contributors such as Chicago’s finest Laurie Alfaro, Aussie Regional outback hotelier Darren Jones, and our Queen of the INXS Fandom Mary Woods to state their case with no fear or favour.

With the chance to rebut and rebuke last week’s episode debaters, the team surely gives a great fist of things along with Glenn Hoffman, who tweets a War & Peace riposte to those so-called “regressive fans”!

Anyway, all is discussed with total INXS love and no nasty cancel culture put-downs, and sets us up nicely as we enter the latter years of our INXS deep-dive narrative.

Love and peace ✌️ Haydn

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Feb 20, 2023

I LOVE how INXS evolved as a band. 1987 - 1997 had the guys trying new things - new sounds, new tempos, new beats, Just "WOW" lyrics. I feel they became more creative, and a bit bolder during this time. 1977 - 1987 they figured things out which was 10 years of amazing-ness, but the last 10 years with Michael still out shine the earlier years IMO. Elegantly Wasted which came out in 1997 is such a phenom album that was totally under valued and not celebrated for it's own genius-ness.



Well, I added up all the songs to decide which decade was more influential in my opinion. Both are equally strong, but this decade edged out the earlier decade. I was off by one song. Why? In one word, KICK. The KICK album was monumental! It blew everything and everyone out its way. It was a tsunami of an album. It was strong and powerfully packed with hits!

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