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Episode 135: Michael vs Murphy

Updated: Jan 26, 2023

As we commemorate the two-year anniversary of INXS Manager Chris Murphy’s passing we simultaneously pay homage to what would have been Michael Hutchence’s 63rd birthday with a deep dive into their professional but often volatile relationship.

In 1995 Chris severed ties after 15 years of committed and trailblazing stewardship of INXS precipitated by what seemed an untenable relationship with Michael.

Both the alpha male type bulls in a paddock, their collective ambitions pushed INXS to the top of world music however creatively they often clashed particularly after INXS’ game-changing performance of the KICK album.

So today we examine the relationship of two dearly departed icons that date wise, cross-over this January 2023.

Love and Peace ✌️


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Each person in INXS was a vital component to the overall success of the band. Chris Murphy hands down was the 7th member of the band. He fought hard for them. He had to be strong and decisive to get desired results. Chris was strong enough to handle it all. He is a genius. However, I can see why Michael and Chris clashed. Chris's interests were with INXS as a whole not with Michael as a solo artist. Michael on the other hand, regardless of what discussions and disagreements he may have had with Chris and his desire to break out on his own, Michael was still loyal to the band. It speaks volumes to Michael as a person. Michael…

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