- INXS take a break from filming the video for "Elegantly Wasted",
the title track of INXS' last abum. The huge sets for the video
were designed to look like the interior of a modern airport.
unfortunate death of lead vocalist Michael Hutchence occurred during
the Australian leg of the tour which followed the release of the
"Elegantly Wasted" album.
Farriss loves his G&Ls, and this particular Gold Metallic ASAT
Special with Vintage Creme pickguard and black pickup covers was retired
after this filming. Those of you in the UK may recognize this
guitar from photos in GUITAR magazine's interview with Andrew in the
Fall of 1997. This ASAT Special was signed by all of INXS, and
is now displayed in the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.
Farriss has always been the comedian of INXS, and here he is in his
classic form. Perhaps we should say in his ASAT Classic form,
as he shows off his cherryburst Classic. Although he has several
G&L models, Tim reports that he has a standout favorite - his
Blueburst ASAT Classic with wood binding, pearl pickguard and a Bird's
Eye maple neck with Tinted/Glossy finish.
Beers is credited with turning INXS on to G&L. Paul Payton
of F. Payton & Son, our Australian G&L distributor,
showed Garry an LB-100 and he was hooked. Garry always loved
vintage instruments from the late 50's and early 60's, and although
he says they need a bit of work to make them truly great, he's still
an avid collector. His reports that his G&Ls, however, were
perfect from day one. Garry is quick to point out that G&Ls,
as our founder used to say, "are the finest instruments (Leo)
ever built." Since discovering the LB-100, Garry became
more adventurous and chose an L-2500 for 5-string work and greater
tonal variation. Meanwhile, this black LB-100 with Vintage Creme
pickguard is the only bass which has ever replaced his prized '59
P-bass for studio work.
Pengilly is a master of "hooky" riffs, both on the guitar
and the saxophone. He's been known to have both his sax and
a G&L around his neck at the same time, something we'd never attempt.
Here he is with his favorite S-500, a black one with maple neck and
Vintage Creme pickguard, black pickup covers and knobs. While
Kirk uses this S-500 a lot, he's also fond of his ASAT Specials.
We have also just completed a very customized ASAT Deluxe for Kirk,
which we like to call the "Les Paulgilly".