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AC/DC- Jailbreak- Dallas 10-85

When AC/DC played Dallas in October 1985, the band "threw the dog a bone" by performing "Jailbreak" for their earliest American fans who were in San Antonio and Dallas/ Ft. Worth ten years earlier when the Aussie's were just struggling to get known by playing Texas clubs.  

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.

Crowded House- It’s Only Natural- Los Angeles July 2010

Ten years ago "It's Only Natural" that Aussie all-stars Crowded House would want to celebrate. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the brilliantly eclectic, melodic quartet and they had a new studio album, "Intriguer",  dropping as well...
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AC/DC- Highway to Hell- Angus Young, Brian Johnson

AC/DC original lead singer Bon Scott's generous body art and ear studs, plus his affable demeanor, made Scott appear less like a rock singer and more like a character out of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick"...

Crowded House- I Got You- America 2010

This song "I Got You" was done in 1980 by New Zealand band Split Enz, who started their career by dressing in such bizarre  garish make-up that would make KISS look like Lady Gaga. Split Enz was led by Tim Finn and younger brother Neil, who…

Crowded House- World Where You Live- San Francisco 4-87

Having never had the opportunity to see the Beatles play live, seeing Crowded House several times, including a private sunset performance on the banks of White Rock Lake in Dallas, is the closest I'll probably ever get to progressive pop nirvana.…
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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