A "new wave" rock'n'roll band from Australia that kicked mighty ass in the 1980s and 1990s. Their intelligent lyrics and hard driving music rocked an entire generation. Their singer/songwriter Michael Hutchence had a Jaggeresque swagger (some INXS songs show a strong Stonesy influence). He was found dead in 1997 after the band had scored many hits around the world. After that they got a replacement in J.D. Fortune and resumed activity. Still, without Hutch and his macho stage aura (and superb songwriting abilities), it just ain't the same. INXS ROCKS! INXS KICKS ASS!
The best INXS albums include "Listen Like Thieves", "Welcome to Wherever You Are", "Kick", "X", and "Full Moon Dirty Hearts". Their anthology "Shine Like It Does" is EXCELLENT! Also check out their video DVDs.
by Starpunk November 17, 2006
Great Australian band that have been together since 1977 and have produced some of the best tunes of the 80s and early-90s. Around their Listen Like Thieves album, they became increasingly popular in the US and around the world. 1987's Kick album made them superstars. X sold less in 1990 but as a live band, many consider them to be one of the best ever. They did a huge show at Wembly Stadium in July 1991 in front of 72,000 which was recorded and is called Live Baby Live. It is one of the best concert DVDs in existence.

Later, the band fell out of favor with the rise of the grunge movement and changing tastes. Their 1992 album, Welcome to Wherever You Are, was brilliant and diverse, and ultimately one of their best, but sold poorly. Full Moon, Dirty Hearts in 1993 did not do well in sales or among critics. They released one more album before Michael Hutchence's death in 1997, Elegantly Wasted, which is a disappointment overall. Michael's death had a profound and lasting effect on the band.

They kept playing into the early 2000s with guest singers, and finally decided on a new singer, JD Fortune, through the show Rock Star INXS. His voice is similar in many ways to Hutchence but no one can replace Hutch's singing and songwriting talent, sexiness, or immeasurable charisma.
I'm watching Live Baby Live and singing along to one kick ass INXS song after another, just wishing I had half of Michael Hutchence's looks, charisma, and talent.
by el_che June 15, 2006
Inxs were one of the best and hugely underrated new wave bands during the 80's. The best album; Kick - no question a true classic.

ps: wtf were the members of inxs thinking with that atrocious reality show? They should be ashamed of themselves.
"Inxs was in my top 5 of live acts through out the 80's"
by criticalmass6 August 07, 2005
A "new wave" rock'n'roll band from Australia that kicked mighty ass in the 1980s and 1990s. Their intelligent lyrics and hard driving music rocked an entire generation. Their singer/songwriter Michael Hutchence had a Jaggeresque swagger (some INXS songs show a strong Stonesy influence). He was found dead in 1997 after the band had scored many hits around the world. After that they got a replacement in J.D. Fortune and resumed activity. Still, without Hutch and his macho stage aura (and superb songwriting abilities), it just ain't the same. INXS ROCKS! INXS KICKS ASS!
The best INXS albums include "Listen Like Thieves", "Welcome to Wherever You Are", "Kick", "X", and "Full Moon Dirty Hearts". Their anthology "Shine Like It Does" is EXCELLENT! Also check out their video DVDs.
by Starpunk November 08, 2006
inx
to harm oneself through a sexual act. Often implies an unusual act.
"Did you here about Jeff? Yeah he pulled an inx. Slipped and broke his chin before the closet rod popped!"
by Mike Bents October 10, 2006
A decent Australian band that formed in 1977. In 1997, their lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead of an apparent suicide (although many say it was an accident). Then the rest of the band decided they needed to make a reality show called "Rockstar: INXS" that aired on CBS. Several different vocalists competed to be the next lead vocalist of the band. JD Fortune won the competion. Shortly after, they became a boy band and released the album "Switch", with the single "Pretty Vegas".
Billy: "Who is INXS?"
Me: "A decent band during the 80's, but are now pretty much a boy band that sucks."
by jake jackson December 30, 2005
arguably the shitest band in history. how anyone actually enjoys their music is beyond me. they bring shame to rock music with their disgusting music. their song suicide blonde makes me want to commit suicide.
*inxs song come on radio

guy 1: "what the fuck is this shit"

guy 2: "i believe it's inxs"

guy 1: " well change the station before i neck myself"
by watsit tooya July 06, 2012

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