When I was 14 years old I went to see INXS live. I wrote a long, passionate love note to Michael on the back of one of my many INXS posters and handed to one of the backstage bodyguards with specific instructions. Deliever this note to Michael by hand because:
1. My words would transform Michael Hutchence into my husband.
2. Angels, unicorns and rainbows would secure our love with lightening speed.
3. I was really the ONLY GIRL IN THE WORLD WHO LOVED HIM THE MOST.
Okay, I was a bit obsessed back then (I still wear my Kick tour pin on my jacket – thankyouverymuch) and just recently bought Kick on vinyl (that’s a record for all you millennium babies out there). I still love INXS although I do think their work sans Hutchence makes about as much sense as replacing Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones. To me, there’s only one INXS the rest is a really bad reality TV show.
Here’s a Live Version of Mystify. Observe the flip-hair action (all you would-be rock stars – take notes):