So what happens when you tell a Beatles fan and self-professed "60's maniac" to check out a show like Rock Star: INXS? I'll let you read the following email and find out for yourself (editor's note: the old boy is probably losing his hearing so he thinks that MiG's name is Mick). By the way, the subject line of the email was "Wow, that really sucked".
Well, I watched your INXS show last night... I remember now why I hate "reality" shows. Because, they suck... all of them just suck, suck, suck. The band members sitting around like "Lords O Music"... fuck, it's just a lame rock band without a front man. Geez, the house band sounded pretty tight. I can't watch that again. Your bud, "Marty" sounded OK, kinda got stuck with a real sucky song. But everyone else did the usual "American Idol" oversing thing. They can't just sing the fucking song from the heart, they gotta show all their little "tricks" and their vocal range. Can't see a chick no matter how good she looks or sounds fronting INXS... The brother is also out, which leaves funk ball with the dumb ass hat (I guess he's from the hood?) and then Mick and Marty. Mick can actually play an instrument (wow, what a concept for a band?) so he and Marty will probably end up head to head... And Marty fits the mold better than Mick because he's got a stronger voice and more stage presence.
Also, the other reason I won't watch again is because you were right... How can you fuck up a Stones song so bad in front of a national audience? God that sucked.
Now, I've got to go rent "The Commitments" just to get that nasty over sung, over produced BS out of my head... or maybe "That thing you Do". Both of those reflect "reality" a hell of a lot better than that suck-ass show.
Marty rocks... In my humble opinion, and should win but then what is the prize? Fronting an aging lame rock band with no future.