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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
"What You Need" had taken INXS from college radio into the American Top Five, but there was little indication that the group would follow it with a multi-platinum blockbuster like Kick. Where the follow-ups to "What You Need" made barely a ripple on the pop charts, Kick spun off four Top Ten singles, including the band's only American Number One, "Need You Tonight." Kick crystallized all of the band's influences -- Stones-y rock & roll, pop, funk, contemporary dance-pop -- into a cool, stylish dance
ock hybrid. It was perfectly suited to lead singer Michael Hutchence's feline sexuality, which certainly didn't hurt the band's already ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
"What You Need" had taken INXS from college radio into the American Top Five, but there was little indication that the group would follow it with a multi-platinum blockbuster like Kick. Where the follow-ups to "What You Need" made barely a ripple on the pop charts, Kick spun off four Top Ten singles, including the band's only American Number One, "Need You Tonight." Kick crystallized all of the band's influences -- Stones-y rock & roll, pop, funk, contemporary dance-pop -- into a cool, stylish dance
ock hybrid. It was perfectly suited to lead singer Michael Hutchence's feline sexuality, which certainly didn't hurt the band's already inventive videos. But it wasn't just image that provided their breakthrough. For the first and really only time, INXS made a consistently solid album that had no weak moments from top to bottom. More than that, really, Kick is an impeccably crafted pop tour de force with the band succeeding at everything they try on it. Every track has at least a subtly different feel from what came before it; INXS freely incorporates tense guitar riffs, rock & roll anthems, swing-tinged pop
ock, string-laden balladry, danceable pop-funk, horn-driven '60s soul, '80s R&B, and even a bit of the new wave-ish sound they'd started out with. More to the point, every song is catchy and memorable, branded with indelible hooks. Even without the band's sense of style, the flawless songcraft is intoxicating, and it's what makes Kick one of the best mainstream pop albums of the '80s. [The 2002 reissue features four previously unreleased versions of "Move On," "Jesus Was a Man," "Mystify," and "The Trap."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/2002
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227820428
  • Catalog Number: 78204
  • Sales rank: 3,558

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Guns in the Sky (2:20)
  2. 2 New Sensation (3:39)
  3. 3 Devil Inside (5:14)
  4. 4 Need You Tonight (3:01)
  5. 5 Mediate (2:36)
  6. 6 The Loved One (3:37)
  7. 7 Wild Life (3:10)
  8. 8 Never Tear Us Apart (3:05)
  9. 9 Mystify (3:17)
  10. 10 Kick (3:14)
  11. 11 Calling All Nations (3:02)
  12. 12 Tiny Daggers (3:38)
  13. 13 Move On (3:47)
  14. 14 Jesus Was a Man (6:10)
  15. 15 Mystify (4:11)
  16. 16 The Trap (2:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
INXS Primary Artist
Gary Beers Bass
Andrew Farriss Guitar, Keyboards
Jon Farriss Percussion, Drums
Tim Farriss Guitar
Michael Hutchence Vocals
Kirk Pengilly Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals
Technical Credits
INXS Reissue Producer
Chris Thomas Producer
Greg Allen Reissue Design
Nick Egan Art Direction
Andrew Farriss Remastering, Creative Consultant
David Nicholas Engineer
Mark Opitz Remastering
Chris Thomas Producer, Liner Notes
Don Bartley Remastering
Bob Withers Assistant Art Director
Dan Jones Reissue Producer
Ken Smith Assistant Art Director
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    sweet sensation of sound

    Growing up in the 80's INXS was one of my favoriate bands. There song's were edgey and easy to dance to, "New senation" being my favorate one. Mistify was a song that just made you were walkig in a fog yet being led by a beautiful women. Like I said growing up in the 80'sthis is one of the albums that defines the era "Totaly".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of Just Don't Know Why...

    This is one of the greatest albums of all time. This album isn't just a collection of music, it is an odyssey of self-realization. The entire cd revolves around two seemingly simple lines that can unlock the power of the universe when used correctly. Your hint: "WINGS."

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