"All good things must come to an end..."
In 1992, when I first started
actively using email, I was surprised to find that there wasn't any
information about INXS out on the internet. Back then, fans of most
bands would congregate in text-only bulletin boards or Usenet
discussion forums, sharing lyrics and tour dates with each other.
Realizing the potential to spread INXSdom to a previously untapped
market, I started the first INXS email list with all of eight
subscribers. The following year, "An Excess of INXS" was launced as an
off-shoot of the email list. Over the past ten years, the email list
and website exploded in popularity, and quickly became the definitive
centers for INXS fans worldwide. With such resources as the most
comprehensive INXS discography in existence, exclusive INXS interviews,
previously unavailable lyrics, guitar tabs and chords, media archives,
multimedia, biographies, message board, chat rooms, and much much more,
"An Excess of INXS" helped maintain and foster the band's popularity
among the faithful even as their worldwide popularity began to wane.
In the post-Hutchence years, the site soldiered on, and in 2000 merged
with "Welcome to Wherever You Are," a Swiss INXS site run by Mario
Though we've attempted to keep the site updated, it's become evident
that we simply no longer have the time or energy necessary to maintain
such a high quality website. Therefore after much consideration and
deliberation, we've decided the time has come to close the site. As a
lasting legacy, "An Excess of INXS" will continue to have a permanent
home at inxsweb.com, but there will no longer be further updates.
There is no way we can properly thank all of you, our faithful
supporters, for the years and years you've visited the site. Without
you, we probably would've stopped years ago. INXS fans are the best
fans in the world, and we feel proud to have performed our small part
in helping to keep the flame alive and burning into this new century.
Neil Kothari and Mario Ferrari