If one has read the thread on the 80s I mentioned the word Supergroup and thought I would start a topic. I personally do not like this labeling of bands because it makes them sound unstoppable. And while in some cases its true, in others its not. I remember Genesis getting to this status and died a very quick death after We Can't Dance was released in late 1991. Sure, they did the world tour for that album and were very busy in 1992 but unfortenetley they dissapeared. Music had changed just too much I guess, although I know the band started having some problems. How about INXS? Did they ever reach Supergroup status?I'll compare INXS and REM. The latter almost reached it with Out Of Time in 1991 and that sold 10 million copies, and when Automatic For The People came out the following year it was official: SUPERGROUP. But so did INXS sell 10 million copies in the late 80s with Kick and with X being released in August of 1990 (and being a much bigger seller in Europe than North America, the opposite as Kick) and them performing to a sell-out crowd of 72 000 on July 13 1991 at Wembley Stadium it was official: SUPERGROUP. Or was it? I have never thought of INXS as a supergroup. I never heard them labelled that although I believe they were within one more top ten single of reaching it. But perhaps it was just too late. We all know what happened that autumn with the music industry and when the album Welcome To Wherever You Are was first played in length on radio in August of 1992 the damage was already done. A kind of new new breed of supergroups now had been born. That summer of 1991 though, at least for that one night at Wembley, they were on top of the world. In thinking, that was probably the pinnacle of their career. INXS is still around and just about as far away from the supergroup title as a band can get. To me, thats good but its also sad for without the frontman it just isn't the same. INXS - The supergroup that never really was.