The other day I was thinking about the song Never Tear Us Apart by INXS because I heard they axed the new singer (JD Fortune). C_ and I watched Rock Star: INXS with great interest, both of us being fans of INXS and the late Michael Hutchence and were dismayed at their pick. Fortune came across as fake and arrogant. We knew it wouldn’t last long and reading the Popeater’s report yesterday was some sort of silly validation. Sometimes people don’t know when to leave well enough alone.
Never Tears Us Apart is an awesome song and it stands the test of time. I particularly like the line, “we could live for a thousand years, but if I hurt you I’d make wine from your tears”. Whatever the hell that means. I guess I’ve always liked the thousand years part because you really can’t understand the end of the line all that well. You know, the passion overcomes diction. Regardless, it was a song you could hear on the radio today. Even the red hot blazing saxophone solo (in the graveyard!) doesn’t allow the 80s to come crashing down on it and bum everything out.