Switch, INXS's first release since re-fashioning itself as a prime-time reality show spectacle, could earn somebody an A in sociology. A poll of inter-generational hipsters is bound to show that the degree to which you like it correlates directly to … see full wiki
I am giving this CD two stars for the memory that is Michael Hutchence. This was a man who had both a wonderful voice and ability to lead a rock band. I was a hard core INXS fan until Hutchence's death. The way the remanding band went about finding a new lead singer, via reality TV show (Hmmmm.....Just jump on the bandwagon) was tacky.
As for J.D. Fortune, is it his fault or the band's fault that he is trying so hard to sound like Hutchence. HERE IS YOUR WAKE UP CALL INXS; "You can't replace a great lead singer with some shoddy facsimile!" No matter whom INXS would pick to be the new lead singer, he was going to be compared to Hutchence. If INXS wanted to really go into a different direction, they should have picked one of the female singers on the reality show. After all, some of them had some nice talent. How cool would it have been to see a woman sing Suicide Blonde?