…and speaking of INXS, what a good excuse to re-visit my most mind-blown moment of 2012. (Well, okay, getting hugged by Mike Einziger was pretty mind-blowing too.)
Loved INXS and Michael Hutchence back in the day!
Oh my fucking god, I don’t think I can breathe. Just when I thought things couldn’t possibly get any steamier after that little snippet of Need You Tonight at the Atlanta show …could it be? …yes? …yes? …Some Like it Hot?!? Here’s the original version. You go ahead and listen to it while I try to figure out how I’m going to get any work done today.
seriously?? uggghhhhh nothing but smiles…..enjoy.
My goodness, my recent Brandon Boyd/Michael Hutchence post turned out to be pretty popular, so perhaps it’s time for another shot of INXS. Here’s Michael in suit, tie, and ponytail doing his best Mick Jagger/Jim Morrison/Robert Palmer. Not as hot as Need You Tonight (or anything Incubus does, for that matter), but close, in an 80s sort of way.
I'm totally happy that you posted that video from Sunday with Brandon singing INXS. My mom and I were on the way home from the concert and were trying to remember what song it was!! :)
My pleasure! Your mom might remember that the 80s were kind of an odd time for music, but Incubus has a gift for picking out the good stuff.
As I was saying…
Incubus - Need You Tonight (impromptu)
Alpharetta, Georgia, August 19, 2012
My dearest Incufans, I swear to you, the first time ever I saw the face of Brandon Boyd, my exact words were, “this dude is the hottest thing since Michael Hutchence.” If you’ve never heard of the late Michael Hutchence, he was the lead singer of INXS, and the guy who inhabited the fantasies of anyone who was paying attention and had a pulse back in the late 80s. Imagine, then, the frenzy I went into when I suddenly heard the words “slide over here” come sliding out of Brandon Boyd’s mouth last Sunday night. I could barely process what was happening, and the prospect of Incubus actually taking Brandon’s seemingly impromptu suggestion that they “should totally learn that song” is still making my head spin. Here’s the clip I managed to get (it’s a miracle my camera was on and pointed in the right direction), and for your further viewing pleasure, here’s a link to the original Need You Tonight by INXS. Granted, it’s very 80s, but still, you might want to turn your A/C down a notch or two. It’s likely to get a little warm.
OMFG, I just left the Linkubus Atlanta show. Lots to share with you, but first the long drive back to Miami. I will say one thing in the meantime, though. Just when you think Brandon Boyd and the rest of Incubus can’t possibly get any sexier, they do an INXS cover. Don’t wait for my video - someone else is sure to post it to YouTube, so try to find it as soon as you can. Go!