In Mustang's mind, this week's musical post is a return to psychedelic commieland. For the rest of us, it is a feature of one the best Australian acts of all time.
They were once called the Farriss Brothers and at another time, the Vegetables. By the time they were INXS, the lead singer was mentioned in the same breath as Morrison and they were on their way to a string of hits a mile wide. Their versatility was well known in the music world in the 80s and 90s. Ska, dance, rock, jazz, they did it all.
Sadly, their lead singer died in 1997 under strange circumstances. The authorities say it was suicide, others have other theories that I will leave you to research for yourselves.
Because their hits are many and since I cannot post them all, here is a very small collection of a few of my favs. All of them are from live performances.
From the album entitled X, here is the third hit from that 1990 release:
This one comes from the 1987 cut, called Kick:
The title cut from their last album with Michael Hutchence. This one's a little jazzy:
And finally comes this tune also from the Kick CD, probably the only one that will have half a chance of gaining a bravo from Mustang. (Well then again, maybe not)