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Episode 155: The Making of the Elegantly Wasted Video

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

As we tie our final bow on what was 1997’s Elegantly Wasted album release, we are delighted to be joined by video producer of the title track and first single release, the fantastic Bruce Haymer-Coleman.

Having worked with other artists including Elton John, Depeche Mode, Donna Summer and The Cranberries, Bruce coordinated at very short notice the shoot for Elegantly Wasted in Los Angeles with only 4 days before the band were committed to flying to the UK. Creating the airport scene from scratch, the production of the set came together with urgency and expertise with a budget “INXS” (😜) of $150,000 in costs, but it shows in the ultimate release.

A prolific video producer at the time, Bruce would often create 4-6 videos per month with a prior grounding working with famed directors George Lucas, Ridley Scott, David Fincher and Gore Verbinski—only proving that INXS were incredibly smart as to who they trusted turning their words and melodies into pictures!

So, buckle up and sit back and hear from another major player in the music scene who loved working with the band and whose favourite track of theirs was “Devil Inside”! Tribute track, perhaps? Make sure you listen to the end!

To view and buy Bruce Colemans book click here

Love and Peace ✌️ Haydn

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