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Old 10-05-2013, 15:47
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It has always puzzled me how some rockstars go un-noticed in the music world.

Some have all the charisma and still fail to leave a lasting impression in music.

Examples-
Jim kerr(Simple Minds)
Michael Hutchence(Inxs)
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Old 10-05-2013, 15:52
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It has always puzzled me how some rockstars go un-noticed in the music world.

Some have all the charisma and still fail to leave a lasting impression in music.

Examples-
Jim kerr(Simple Minds)
Michael Hutchence(Inxs)
How are those unnoticed? I think especially Michael left a lasting impact on music. Most people remember him with great fondness. INXS tried to continue with another singer, but that fell apart because everyone loved Michael and missed him so much.
Simple Minds is still performing and they are a pretty acclaimed and respected group.
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Old 10-05-2013, 15:54
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It has always puzzled me how some rockstars go un-noticed in the music world.

Some have all the charisma and still fail to leave a lasting impression in music.

Examples-
Jim kerr(Simple Minds)
Michael Hutchence(Inxs)
I wouldn't say that in the East end of Glasgow or Sydney!
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:04
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I am not sure on your examples but I know what you mean!

Brian Johnson once said singing with AC/DC was the best job in the world. He sang with one of the biggest bands in the world but at the end of the tour he could hang up his flat cap and leather waistcoat and go down the pub with his mates and he was just another bloke at the bar.
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:33
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I am not sure on your examples but I know what you mean!

Brian Johnson once said singing with AC/DC was the best job in the world. He sang with one of the biggest bands in the world but at the end of the tour he could hang up his flat cap and leather waistcoat and go down the pub with his mates and he was just another bloke at the bar.
Exactly..
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:37
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How are those unnoticed? I think especially Michael left a lasting impact on music. Most people remember him with great fondness. INXS tried to continue with another singer, but that fell apart because everyone loved Michael and missed him so much.
Simple Minds is still performing and they are a pretty acclaimed and respected group.
I am a big INXS and SIMPLE MINDS fan but disagree with you about the lasting impact on music.
Michaels career is overlooked by his death and he still to this day does not gain the recognition he deserved.

And Jim Kerr is the same in my book. Most people on the street do not know the lead singers of these 2 bands.
Shocking really.
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:41
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I wouldn't say that in the East end of Glasgow or Sydney!
I have been to Sydney and believe me the respect is missing their just as much as the rest of the world.

I do think aussies don't hold their singers on pedestals although I think Michael should be an exception in this case considering his contribution to his homelands music.
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:45
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I am a big INXS and SIMPLE MINDS fan but disagree with you about the lasting impact on music.
Michaels career is overlooked by his death and he still to this day does not gain the recognition he deserved.

And Jim Kerr is the same in my book. Most people on the street do not know the lead singers of these 2 bands.
Shocking really.
Maybe they don't know the name of the lead singer, but most people know INXS and Simple Minds and can sing their songs. So they do have a lasting impact that way. I think both of them were more about being part of a band and creating something together with the rest of the band. There weren't about being egotistical and making it all about them as some kind of personality cult which to me is a good thing.
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:52
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I am not sure on your examples but I know what you mean!

Brian Johnson once said singing with AC/DC was the best job in the world. He sang with one of the biggest bands in the world but at the end of the tour he could hang up his flat cap and leather waistcoat and go down the pub with his mates and he was just another bloke at the bar.
Yep, I remember how Clarkson introduced him on Top Gear, something like...

"My next guest is the singer for one of the biggest bands in the world and has the top selling album by any band in history. He's sold over 200 million records, and what's more, none of you have ever heard of him"
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:53
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Maybe they don't know the name of the lead singer, but most people know INXS and Simple Minds and can sing their songs. So they do have a lasting impact that way. I think both of them were more about being part of a band and creating something together with the rest of the band. There weren't about being egotistical and making it all about them as some kind of personality cult which to me is a good thing.
Agreed.

Since talking about this with a lot of my friends, hardly any of them knew who the lead singer of SIMPLE MINDS was and the same for INXS.
These friends are the same age as me 34.
That's the part I find sad.
And the people that do know Michael Hutchence can name him but I bet not the drummer or guitarist so a lot of the time it is about the lead singer.
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Old 10-05-2013, 18:19
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You know, I think John Paul Jones would be another... I seriously doubt that many people would recognise him walking down a street.

I've always thought Rockstars had the best job in the world... They get to play the huge stadiums, makes more money than popstars and still easily go back to living a normal life

And i would say its down to media exposure. Bands bring in huge numbers solely due to their music, where as outside the world of rock and across to pop... It's all very media driven and they stay relevant due to the tabloids, not because of music.
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Old 10-05-2013, 18:37
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Jim Kerr's music has left a lasting impression on me. That's all that should matter for an artist. I expect the O2 to be full of appreciative fans when I see Simple Minds later this year.

Not forgetting Charlie Burchill's fabulous collection of guitar riffs either.
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Old 10-05-2013, 18:41
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Jim Kerr's music has left a lasting impression on me. That's all that should matter for an artist. I expect the O2 to be full of appreciative fans when I see Simple Minds later this year.
I do so hope your right.

But will it be full/sell out?

Once again the question is arises. Under appreciated.

Inxs and simple minds were on the same bill in Australia not so long ago. Same show both headlining.
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Old 10-05-2013, 18:43
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I do so hope your right.

But will it be full/sell out?

Once again the question is arises. Under appreciated.

Inxs and simple minds were on the same bill in Australia not so long ago. Same show both headlining.


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Old 10-05-2013, 18:45
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I do so hope your right.

But will it be full/sell out?

Once again the question is arises. Under appreciated.

Inxs and simple minds were on the same bill in Australia not so long ago. Same show both headlining.


inxs without Micheal Hutchence i am sure if he were still alive inxs would still be a big act he was the real rock star deal.

The place to see simple minds and it has sold out is their date at the 1,200 person venue the LCR in east anglia small venue magic concerts.
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Old 10-05-2013, 19:06
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inxs without Micheal Hutchence i am sure if he were still alive inxs would still be a big act he was the real rock star deal.

The place to see simple minds and it has sold out is their date at the 1,200 person venue the LCR in east anglia small venue magic concerts.
Small gigs are the best! Sweat dripping from the ceiling..

But 1,200 for SIMPLE MINDS! See what I mean.
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Old 10-05-2013, 19:10
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Small gigs are the best! Sweat dripping from the ceiling..

But 1,200 for SIMPLE MINDS! See what I mean.
Yes the LCR in east anglia (Norwich) has a reputation for having big acts a couple of years or so ago Coldplay were on there.!

An arena act in a small venue thats the pull of the LCR.

The venue only holds 1,200 and sold out ages ago unsurprisingly for Simple Minds .
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Old 13-05-2013, 11:33
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Yep, I remember how Clarkson introduced him on Top Gear, something like...

"My next guest is the singer for one of the biggest bands in the world and has the top selling album by any band in history. He's sold over 200 million records, and what's more, none of you have ever heard of him"
I think it is wrong to assume that every member of a band is after fame. Most are in bands because they love what they do, but keep their public life and private life very separate.
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Old 13-05-2013, 19:46
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Although Simple Minds and Inxs are not great examples, I take what your point, ACDC are a better example. There's a very simple answer to this. Most of the great old rock bands of the 70's got popular off the back off radio airplay. Unless they were dedicated fans, you were not forced to have seen the faces of the acts you were listening to.

In the 80's that changed with MTV. In some cases the old rock bands were seen as too minging for the video TV age or just didn't regard it as cool and stuck to radio. So many of them became effectively faceless, unless they could back their music up with a look- like Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, all those LA hair metal bands.
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Old 13-05-2013, 20:44
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Funnily I find Arthur Brown very underrated overall.
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Old 13-05-2013, 20:57
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I have been to Sydney and believe me the respect is missing their just as much as the rest of the world.

I do think aussies don't hold their singers on pedestals although I think Michael should be an exception in this case considering his contribution to his homelands music.
I won't speak for Sydney but Jim Kerr is held in high regard in certain parts of Glasgow and Belfast.
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