INXS: The Great Video Experience

Genre: Documentary, Musical

Why INXS? This career retrospective — concert clips, videos, and backstage footage covering a 17-year period — offers a few clues along with the usual visual clichés (slinky babes, explosions, snakes). Certainly, frontman Michael Hutchence has charisma. And his bandmates churn out a canny commercial mix of ’80s arena rock and light disco. Unfortunately, they’ve yet to come up with even one original lick or insight, and INXS: The Great Video Experience, at 94 minutes, is likely to be a real grind for all but fans. Big exception: 1993’s ”Please (You’ve Got That)” video, which deserves fulsome praise for showcasing Ray Charles to the Beavis and Butt-head set. B-

Originally posted June 23 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT

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