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    Pretty Vegas

    This is the Billboard Magazine review of Pretty Vegas. Sounds like Chuck Taylor was having a bad day. The song made it’s debut at #33 on the Pop Charts.


    http://www.billboard.com/bb/reviews/..._id=1001305931

    Producer(s): Guy Chambers
    Writer(s): J.D. Fortune, INXS
    Publisher(s): not listed
    Genre: POP
    Label/Catalog Number: Epic (CD promo)
    Source: Billboard Magazine
    Originally Reviewed: October 22, 2005


    INXS is done, at last, with its tacky reality show to find a replacement for deceased lead singer Michael Hutchence. While new vocalist J.D. Fortune is obviously talented, the whole gimmick smells so rank that it is tough to take the single "Pretty Vegas" seriously. For one, Fortune sounds like he needs a few more years to compete in the major leagues. Secondly, the fact that he attempts to sound like Hutchence is reprehensible. Obviously, it is not his fault—he simply participated in a game show and won through hard work. But the fact that the remaining members would indulge such a cheap gimmick to court longevity is unforgivable. Let sleeping dogs lie. —Chuck Taylor

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    I'm so glad this song is doing pretty well. I LOVE the song!

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    I posted the same article around October 15 and it was deleted. The reviewer is obviously not a fan of RockStar. However I agree that JD was a safe choice for INXS. JD is the one that most closely resembles Michael Hutchence in style, but a 2nd rate singer at best.

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    Pretty Vegas drops from #37 to #50 on US Billboard singles chart, after only 2 weeks charting.
    Last edited by OriginalSinner; 10-21-2005 at 04:56 AM.

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    Locally they are doing well here...... for the top 40 last week they were at 24, this week 12. Also every night we have a top 6 (most requested that day), and Pretty Vegas is #1 and has been in top 6 almost since it debuted.

    http://www.sunfm.com/Music/Top40.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by imajunkie2
    Locally they are doing well here...... for the top 40 last week they were at 24, this week 12. Also every night we have a top 6 (most requested that day), and Pretty Vegas is #1 and has been in top 6 almost since it debuted.

    http://www.sunfm.com/Music/Top40.asp
    Yeah but you are from the North Pole. How many people can be requesting up there?

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    well there are about 50,000 of us building our igloos up here

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    Another parody

    I posted a parody of PV in another thread before I found this.

    Pretty Lame Elvis
    (about) JD Fortune

    Fallin’ asleep for the clinic again baby,
    He probably drank too much wine.
    INXS’s hands are tied, and they’re losin’ fans quickly
    Dump him, he ain’t no favorite of mine…

    Fakin’ his way as Elvis, JD’s
    Scheming and he has no pride…
    Nothing but tears and laughter because
    This is one fake rock n’ roll ride

    It ain’t pretty
    It’s a new low…
    It ain’t pretty when the pretty lame Elvis wins
    The reality show.

    So, if you’re looking for a hit,
    The pretty lame Elvis won’t provide it…
    It ain’t pretty.

    When, everything that he’s done is wrong,
    And you
    Feel like you’ve been fed a bunch of jive…
    When INXS’s career
    Is crumblin’ downwards
    And we know it ain’t going to revive.

    Fakin’ his way as Elvis, JD’s
    Leading them down a path towards hell,

    JD, save your schemes
    We’ve got no patience
    We ain’t buying what you sell…

    It ain’t pretty
    It’s a new low
    It ain’t pretty when the pretty lame Elvis wins
    the reality show…

    So, if you’re looking for a hit…
    The pretty lame Elvis won’t provide it,
    It ain’t pretty

    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    It ain’t pretty…

    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Fakin’ his way as Elvis, JD
    must think we’ve been smokin’ a bowl,
    Save your tears and laughter
    Because although they tried…
    INXS is now a side show…

    It ain’t pretty
    It's a new low…
    It ain’t pretty when the pretty lame Elvis wins
    The reality show

    If you think they got the right fit
    It’s nothin’ but a counterfeit

    It ain’t pretty…

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    I'm up around the North Pole as well, and they're playing it on the radio here. I like the song and I don't think JD sounds particularly like Michael Hutchence (and if he did, so what? Did AC/DC take this much heat because Brian Johnston sounds like Bon Scott? is the rest of the band supposed to fling themselves into the grave after him? ) A good song is a good song, no matter how you get there, IMO.
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    I had a Pretty Vegas moment last night. They played it at the Dallas Stars hockey game I went to. Too funny.
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