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.
Producer(s): Guy Chambers
Writer(s): J.D. Fortune, INXS
Publisher(s): not listed
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