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INXS- Listen Like Thieves 35th- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

For the 35th anniversary of INXS' breakthrough album "Listen Like Thieves"  in 1985 ( Billboard sales peak at #11), the band's keyboard player/ songwriter Andrew Farriss, guitar-playing brother Tim Farriss, and guitar/sax man Kirk Pengilly, tell of the tough and tender early days forming in the most remote city in the world, Perth Australia; surviving the one-nighters there,  in Sydney and in Melbourne; allying with a talented singer from Hong Kong-via-Hollywood,  the mercurial snakehipped Michael Hutchence;

INXS- X 30th Anniversary- Andrew Farriss, the late Michael Hutchence

It is bittersweet to share with you the World Premiere radio broadcast of INXS "X" which I was so fortunate to get to produce and host in September 1990 with guests lead singer/lyricist Michael Hutchence and keyboardist/ composer Andrew Farriss.
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INXS- Kick- Andrew & Tim Farriss, Kirk Pengilly, the late Michael Hutchence

Sadly,  November 22 1997 was when we all lost the gifted INXS lead singer/songwriter Hutchence. No less than two film documentaries on the life of Michael have been produced: one entitled The Last Rock Star in 2017 was not endorsed by the band, while another Mystify  is helmed by Richard Lowenstein who directed sixteen INXS music videos