KICK: the original 12-song album with 4 bonus tracks: the non-LP single "Move On" plus the previously unreleased tracks "Jesus Was A Man"; "Mystify" (Chicago Demo); and "The Trap" (Demo).
Throughout the early 1980s, INXS kept threatening to go big league, and with 1987's Kick
they broke wide open, sENDing a sharp quartet of singles--"New Sensation," "Devil Inside," "Need You Tonight," and the shimmering ballad "Never Tear Us Apart"--right to the charts. The rest of Kick
, especially the strutting "Guns in the Sky" and the groovy "Wild Life," is of similar quality; all of it is marked by the band's Stones-y guitars and angular, funk-tinged rhythms. Vocalist Michael Hutchence's MTV good looks and Aretha-meets-Aerosmith swagger completed the musical equation for both the girls and the boys. One of the decade's great live bands, too. --Michael Ruby
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