A weekly series of podcasts, delving deep into everything about The Band of Australian Brothers, INXS.
News, album and song reviews, interviews with special guests including the band
A interactive chat between a fan Girl and an INXS nerd, making it a fun look on INXS, from all angles.
Epi 177: Mark Pellington; Film Director of Beautiful Girl. Part One
Famed USA Video, Film, Doco and TV Director, Mark Pellington joins INXS: Access all Areas to dive deep on his fantastic video for 1993 INXS single “Beautiful Girl” amidst many other broader conversations.
Having gotten his start via MTV in 1983, Mark was at the forefront of when the video clip explosion was at the epicenter of the watching audience zeitgeist. Working initially with artists such as Leonard Cohen, De La Soul and PM Dawn, it was his future work with Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” video that brought Mark’s unbridled talents into the forefront of the music industry heavy hitters. As such, he went on a peerless run Directing for U2 (One), Public Enemy (Shut em Down), REM (Drive), Alice In Chains (Rooster) plus Springsteen, Keane, The Flaming Lips and obviously our beloved INXS.
Interestingly, it was INXS that would bring him his sole Grammy nomination eventually losing out to Peter Gabriel’s “Steam” video (Urghhhh).
Mark generously opens up how personal grief informed much of creative ideas and we get to dive deep on his work with other artists, feature films and his love of the Australian music industry culminating a cliffhanger moment regarding INXS’ lack of recognition by the Rock Hall of Fame Committee that shall leave you clamouring for an early release of Part Two.
So sit back and enjoy the iconic words of Mark Pellington.
Epi 176: “INXS face the new Millennium”!
With the year 2000 upon us, the world was entering an exciting new century. Music, cinema, pop culture and the arts were evolving and INXS were starting to take bigger steps in a world without Michael Hutchence.
With the dust settling on Michael’s posthumous album release, INXS took the left field move of signing up to the Tim Rice Spectacular Concert Series through Australia. Joining recognized artists such as Iva Davies (Icehouse), David Essex (Rock On) and a bevy of renowned Australian artists re-interpreting Tim’s amazing back catalogue of songs.
With confidence slowly returning as an entity, the band continued to surprise teaming up with Jon Stevens (formerly Noiseworks) for two impromptu but sold out gigs in Melbourne and Sydney. With fans traveling as far as Chicago and the UK to attend these gigs, the level of passion and pride at seeing a full-set INXS gig again was palpable!
Combined with some private corporate gigs, the band made their long awaited international return headlining the closing ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games with a rollicking updated version of What you Need that had the crowd on their feet.
So with small steps, INXS were getting their mojo back in a steady and incremental way against the odds.
Love and peace
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Epis 175 Prt 2: Alex Proyas; Kissing the Dirt and Hollywood 2024!
We contiune with part 2 of our nterview with famed hollywood film director Alex Proyras, to talk more about his work with INXS and his film carreer.
Epi 175 Part 1: Alex Proyas; Kissing the Dirt and Hollywood 2024!
Alex Proyas: Kissing the Dirt and Hollywood 2024! We are pleased to have famed Director and true auteur Alex Proyas on today’s episode of INXS: Access all Areas to share fascinating insights and anecdotes around the filming in Coober Pedy, South Australia of “Kiss the Dirt” video in early 1986. ARIA award nominated, this led to iconic videos for the emerging Crowded House band’s “Don’t dream it’s over” and “Better be home soon” hits that created the impetus for Alex to go overseas and pursue his ultimate passion being “feature films”.
A true sci-fi disciple, Alex went onto work with famed actors Brandon Lee, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Will Smith, Chadwick Bozeman, Jennifer Connelly and Nicolas Cage in iconic productions such as The Crow, Dark City, I Robot and Gods of Egypt, Alex is a true surrealist and auteur to his craft of making meaningful and impactful cinematic art for all the right reasons. We explore the interesting parallels between both the music and film industry and how one often informs the other in good and bad ways.
Passionate, purposeful and occasionally political, Alex truly opens up about a range of issues that affect the way we consume content and how things could be better, and for this, we are grateful for his stance and passion.
Love and peace
Epi 174: Happy Birthday Michael Hutchence, 64 years of impact!
It’s that time again where we celebrate what would have been Michael Hutchence’s 64th birthday with the latest installment of INXS: Access All Areas podcast.
Rather than dwell on the monotony and innuendo of what went wrong towards the end of his life, we are fortunate enough (courtesy of Uber fan Andrew Lambie) to share some special radio/tv interview anecdotes from 1999’s solo album launch.
We get to hear from Andy Gill, Danny Saber, Kell Hutchence and Michael himself as they all shared fascinating insights into the recording process, key tracks and the artistic ambition of the project.
Additionally, we also share a fascinating Toby Creswell Rolling Stone Australia retrospective interview with Michael and INXS from 1985, that’s tastefully narrated by current Editor & Chief Poppy Reid. Simply open the below link in the podcast episode and enjoy this fascinating step back in time when INXS were on the precipice of global superstardom.
So sit back and forget about all the problems in your life and live baby live!
Love and peace
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Part 2 follow the link below.
Epi 173: Michael Hutchence Solo Album: Part 2 - Song by song review
Welcome to 2024 to all of our wonderful bronze, silver, gold and platinum patrons and loyal listeners.
We kick off the new year (pardon the pun) with Part 2 our important deep dive into Michael Hutchence’s posthumous solo release with a song-by-song review.
Following part one, we see how Michael stretches his musical capabilities and range both lyrically and sonically to great effect. Haunting, open and often literal, Michael’s lyrics have never been more specific and brutal.
We discuss each track and rate them accordingly, with our unique criterion. Sonically lush, guitar-wise, often dirty and emotionally heartbreaking, I recommend listening to this album for the healing and the true insight into what Michael was truly feeling in his final years.
This episode of the INXS AAA podcast is completed with additional news items and details about our competitions just launched. We nudge the 100-minute mark, so this action-packed episode may be your own two parter! We struggled to contain our enthusiasm and passion for what was a truly meaningful project for Michael, Danny Saber and Andy Gill.
Plus don't miss out on how to win some fantasic INXS memorbilla or 2 Tickets to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. WhooHoo!
So sit back, relax, shut all distractions aside as INXS: Access all Areas kicks off a bumper 2024!
Love and peace ✌️
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If you are inquiring about the INXS AAA podcast, I cannot speak to the INXS Newbie. I can, however, address the hardcore INXS orthodox fan!
I do not take my band and the INXS canon of music and influence lightly. I have researched since childhood. I started early wanting to know about inspirations, music method, lyric analysis, musical deconstruction... I wanted to Know it All!
As a student of INXS, I am always Searching (😉) for Deep Dive information. Anything to advance and broaden my knowledge about INXS (and for me, Michael). I have listened to INXS Access All Areas from the absolute very beginning. INXS AAA has allowed me to deep dive weekly as well as be a part of a group of equally avid fans.
INXS AAA has allowed me to directly hear from podcast guests that have been my lifelong influencers such as Nick Egan, Mark Opitz, “Michael in Pictures” author Richard Simpkin, and auteur Richard Lowenstein—And of course, The Band Members, themselves. I can say that INXS AAA is a solid journey for the INXS aficionado! Well done Haydn and Bee !!!!!!
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INXS burst upon the scene in 1980s and more than four decades later remain one of the world’s most beloved groups, years after Michael Hutchence’s untimely death. Here Hayden and Bee keep the magic going with the most thorough INXS podcast around. Enjoy the enthusiasm, song and album info, tour discussions and the latest news related to group members. A must-follow page!