Fan Club Head, Mary Woods, was lucky enough to visit the video shoot for
the new INXS single, Elegantly Wasted. Here's her report:
Held in a
production studio in the San Fernando Valley, there was a large crowd
of extras and production crew, record company personnel and at least 2
video cameras rolling. There was only time for quick hellos when they
took a break. The band was behind the set most of the time until called
and then rehearsed continuingly. That day they were being taped hanging
around a circular riser in an "airport" lobby, equipment cases about,
Michael singing with the rest of the guys seemingly waiting for the flight.
It's true there's a lot of "hurry up and wait" while the video crew sets
up the shots, angles and blocking. Many hours of hanging around, and yes,
it does seem like it could get boring (even though I was way too excited
to be bored!).
looked great! A little bit glam and very fresh. Lynne, the stylist found
some appropriately colorful duds for the guys. Jon in a mustard colored
leather coat, Tim wearing a green leather jacket, Kirk in blue-lensed
glasses and red & black spats, Garry with an orangey buzz cut. Andrew
looked smashing in a multicolored stripped jacket (and those wild red/white
& black plaid pants Michael wore I hear belonged to Paula). It was
so exciting to see them all [together again]!
For the first
few hours only the beginning strains of Elegantly Wasted were played
over and over and right before I left, I got to hear the whole song from
beginning to end. It's a real rocker and should be a big hit off the new
album. It will be facinating to see how the video comes out, after the
special effects are added!
Star Magazine has a great new article/interview with INXS at the site
of the video shoot for "Elegantly Wasted." Also, there is a Quicktime
Video Clip of Michael talking over at All Star's site. Definitely worth
Wasted, the first single from the eagerly-awaited album, will be released
on March 10 in the UK. No word yet on the US release date. The album (of
the same name) will be released April 7 in the UK and April 15 in the
of INXS is today participating in A Day Without Graphics in
conjunction with World AIDS Day.