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I was pretty cynical when I started watching it.  I am barely an INXS fan.  I really liked a couple tracks on Welcome to Wherever You Are, but that's about it.  I was a child of the 90's and INXS was a classic 80's band that tried and failed to make the transition from one decade to the next. 

 

Nevertheless, I found the movie surprisingly compelling and I learned some new things about INXS, the Australian music scene, and the music industry.  Not mention I learned a lot about Michael Hutchence, who was barely a celebrity in the US.  Clearly he was much more a household name in Australia and the UK. 

 

In the US Kick produced many hit singles, but the album was really seen as a one hit wonder and I don't recall any of their other albums coming anywhere close to it in population and sales.  By the time X came out, the sound of popular music was already moving on and "Suicide Blonde" did reasonably well as a single in the US, but it just wasn't going in the same direction as the rest of the pop charts.

 

So, I doubt this TV movie will ever make it to the US, but I hear they're trying to sell it to the UK.  It certainly brought me more appreciation of INXS and got me to go back and listen to some of their albums.  To me that means that it served its purpose.

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