Video Review

INXS: The Great Video Experience

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Genres: Documentary, Musical; With: INXS

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 Jun 23, 1995 Published in issue #280 Jun 23, 1995 Order article reprints