Monday, January 16, 2017

My Music Monday

It's Erik's theme this month. Songs that make you cringe.

Erik loves INXS, so his own theme is gonna come back to bite him in the ass............thanks to me.

Now, I like INXS too. Like, not love.  I own their music, but I can tell you this was the turning point for me.

I was fine.......for a while......with "I Need You Tonight", but after MTV played it for 7,402,882nd time (and that was just in the summer of '87), I was almost out.

I was totally out with the follow-up 'song', "Mediate", which I think "I Need You Tonight" just morphed into.

Lord, it takes it a step beyond 'cringe'.

Clearly someone got Michael Hutchence a rhyming dictionary and he used it for all it was worth. ...and then some.

And worse, someone got a guy in the band a Kenny G Sax™.

One might call the video an homage to Dylan (Bob, not Thomas). I might have thought that early on, but then I just scrapped that. You even have to figure Dylan was annoyed - had he ever watched this.

Ditto with the people at Websters.

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