Classic or Dud: INXS - Kick

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This was my favorite record in like 1st grade...i was just thinking about it and how cool i thought it was. i never really liked any of their other stuff though. but classic for Kick! haha

Matthew O'Malley, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

mmm, dud. I like 'Suicide Blonde' though.

Omar, Friday, 27 April 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

KICK is a great album but I wouldn't say its their best. The hits were great tunes but the rest I'm not so sure were there best work. I'd go with THE SWING or maybe LISTEN LIKE THEIVES. Great band though absolute Classic. "Don't Change" is still one of my favorite songs ever.

Tim Baier, Friday, 27 April 2001 00:00 (eighteen years ago) link

four years pass...
The Sound gets tiresome, hoo boy does it, but there can be no question that The Sound pwned 1987.

This was their Joshua Tree. At least four major singles, iirc, and prolly another four tracks that got heavy airplay. In retrospect, the only smudge is the so-not-Prince-it-hurts "Calling All Nations." "Tiny Daggers" should be remembered more.

rogermexico (rogermexico), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:38 (fourteen years ago) link

"Guns in the Sky" is still pretty cool

Roger Fidelity (Roger Fidelity), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:47 (fourteen years ago) link

hehehe ... this thread is actually WHAT YOU NEED:

INXS 'Kick' vs. 'John Lennon/ Plastic Ono Band'

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 02:55 (fourteen years ago) link

A rare dave q misfire, because it lacks his breakdown on the "Guns In The Sky" solo.

That you'll find here: OP10 - INXS

rogermexico (rogermexico), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 03:08 (fourteen years ago) link

hahaha YEAH!

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 17 August 2005 03:17 (fourteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2012/11/11/inxs-breaks-up/

With the 15th anniversary of Michael Hutchence’s death approaching later this month, INXS took to the stage in Perth, Australia, on Sunday night for what appears to be the final time, as Australian media are reporting that drummer Jon Farriss announced during the concert that it would be the band’s last-ever performance.

According to the Syndey Times’ Perth Now site, Farriss took the mic from Irish singer Ciaran Gribbin — who joined INXS last year — during the band’s slot opening for Matchbox 20 and said “I’m getting teary” as be broke the news before the band launched into “Need You Tonight.”

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: “He said they didn’t want to reveal anything ahead of the concert, but it was ‘the last time’ they would perform together. Farriss thanked the audience for their support throughout the years.”

The band’s management has not yet confirmed any split.

Since Hutchence’s death on Nov. 22, 1997, INXS has used several lead singers, including reality show winner J.D. Fortune. This fall, the band released a 25th anniversary reissue of its 1987 blockbuster Kick. INXS reportedly had been working on new music with Gribbin.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 12 November 2012 02:23 (seven years ago) link

opening for Matchbox 20

Way to go out, boys!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 12 November 2012 02:24 (seven years ago) link

the Syndey Times’ Perth Now site,

oh, sure

all-mod scone (sic), Monday, 12 November 2012 02:32 (seven years ago) link

dud

buzza, Monday, 12 November 2012 03:00 (seven years ago) link

so...the last 15 years were about...what?

Master of Treacle, Monday, 12 November 2012 03:01 (seven years ago) link

Making money while still possible.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 12 November 2012 03:04 (seven years ago) link

"Tearful, uplifting scenes today from reunion of Ciaran Gibbins and his family as he is returned home after a year as an INXS prisoner of war..."

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_oFOut1CjZhw/TNv4yjXYsQI/AAAAAAAABF4/F1Kh0rj_Luw/s1600/lt.col_stirm_pow_returns_vietnam_war_mar171973.jpg

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 12 November 2012 04:26 (seven years ago) link

HAHA!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 12 November 2012 04:36 (seven years ago) link

one of those album foldout sleeves that makes an instant poster for your wall! love this..

http://www.vinylclocks.com/wp-content/uploads/inxs-kick-vinyl-clock-gate-80s.jpg

piscesx, Monday, 12 November 2012 08:00 (seven years ago) link

PR is out now - last line:

As Jon Farriss says, “INXS’ touring days could never last forever. We wanted it to end on a high. And it has.”

good naber He help get undr control (sic), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:05 (six years ago) link

lol

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:16 (six years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/gFuzh.gif

gloveless (electricsound), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 04:20 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

did anyone else watch part 1 of the lolfacepalmfest tv movie that was 'Never Tear Us Apart: The INXS story'

As my sister described it: it's like an INXS episode of Home And Away. So bad. SO MANY HILARIOUS WIGS though. omg.

I'm gonna have to see if I can torr3nt part 2. It's just too craptastic to miss.

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 February 2014 20:58 (five years ago) link

zeitgeist thraed Veg

(D1CK$) (sic), Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:24 (five years ago) link

thx sic :)

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:31 (five years ago) link

Classic, especially because of 'Mediate' -- deep, mysterious and white-rappy in an entirely enjoyable and non-cringe-inducing way -- a solid mid-80s companion to 'West End Girls' in those regards.

3×5, Friday, 14 February 2014 06:20 (five years ago) link

test

flopson, Friday, 14 February 2014 06:27 (five years ago) link

I just finished part 1 and it was absurdly wonderful. Reminds me of that hilariously bad Def Leppard biopic where Anthony Michael Hall played Mutt Lange.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 February 2014 01:21 (five years ago) link

omg totally

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 22 February 2014 01:27 (five years ago) link

I wish this mess was shorter so I could view the two movies as a double feature. So much cheesy fun.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 February 2014 01:36 (five years ago) link

"Bono" just appeared in part 2 and HOLY FUCK.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 February 2014 02:29 (five years ago) link

ugh I still don't have part 2 yet, I MUST GO TO THE T0RRENTZ

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:05 (five years ago) link

I just binged and watched the whole thing at once. I was caught up in the rapture.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 22 February 2014 03:07 (five years ago) link

masturbate asphyxiate...
"kick" indeed.
jockoes in the 6th form used to throw our pussy galore / black flag / goth obscurant cassettes outta the window and put this half-baked simpering drivel on

massaman gai, Saturday, 22 February 2014 21:13 (five years ago) link

jockoes otm

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Saturday, 22 February 2014 22:11 (five years ago) link

jockoes get put in the bin. we put their inxs cassette in the kettle.

massaman gai, Saturday, 22 February 2014 22:25 (five years ago) link

jocko homo imo

balls, Sunday, 23 February 2014 02:08 (five years ago) link

i didn't watch any of this but i know the dude who played tim farriss.

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Sunday, 23 February 2014 11:02 (five years ago) link

he has a familiar face

föllakzoidberg (electricsound), Sunday, 23 February 2014 11:21 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

The dude who played Michael Hutchence is one of the stars of that Black Sails pirate show. I had no idea, but here he is right at the beginning of the first episode.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:31 (five years ago) link

lol! I was toying with maybe watching it

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:47 (five years ago) link

Did you catch the second half of Never Tear Us Apart? Did you laugh heartily at Bono?

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:02 (five years ago) link

loooll yes did I ever!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:24 (five years ago) link

That second half was hilariously bad. The earnest cheese of the first half went funky in a bad way.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:27 (five years ago) link

totally

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:28 (five years ago) link

best australian dramedy since HAWKE

any boss who doesn't let you read HAWKE LIVEBLOG THREAD is a bum

stakker human leg (haitch), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:31 (five years ago) link

can't they just put out a version of kick with all the 12" mixes on a second disc - don't want to have to pay $80 for a frickin box set

stakker human leg (haitch), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:32 (five years ago) link

new sensation towers over most of the rest of this album.

Daniel, Esq 2, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:33 (five years ago) link

how did I never see Hawke wtf

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:38 (five years ago) link

richard roxburgh as hawke

just gonna let you marinate on that for a bit

stakker human leg (haitch), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:49 (five years ago) link

fucking hell

i need that in my life

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:02 (five years ago) link

while we're on a roxburgh tangent, i've been enjoying the hell out of rake lately.

all is fair in love and womp (monotony), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 05:35 (five years ago) link

that reminds me, must get crackin on rake before it leaves iview

stakker human leg (haitch), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 05:59 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

My top fifteen

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 05:42 (two years ago) link

uh looks like 14, Al. good selections tho

Vinnie, Sunday, 30 April 2017 12:38 (two years ago) link

'To Look At You' suspiciously absent.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Sunday, 30 April 2017 13:28 (two years ago) link

oh good -- I can add "This Time"

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:02 (two years ago) link

yes!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:44 (two years ago) link

Sharp looking band all around too, at their best. Kirk Pengilly was kinda perfect nerd aspiration for 1987. (Some years after that, not so much.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 April 2017 14:54 (two years ago) link

garry gary beers was a pretty regular outlier in that regard

behold

http://c8.alamy.com/comp/F2MMKD/inxs-australian-rock-group-with-garry-gary-beers-about-1985-photo-F2MMKD.jpg

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 30 April 2017 15:00 (two years ago) link

When I was 12 or 13 or so my first concert was going to be either U2, INXS or Peter Gabriel at their popular peaks. Picked U2, adult me might have picked PG, younger me might have had the most fun at INXS, in retrospect.

They're a weird one, too good to dismiss as a singles band, but just short of a consistent album band. Love all of Listen Like Thieves and Kick, though, I think. MH one of the last gasps of a great traditional rock band frontman.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 April 2017 18:37 (two years ago) link

U2 > INXS.

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Sunday, 30 April 2017 18:48 (two years ago) link

great band. i think they're pretty undeniable up to and including Welcome to Wherever You Are.

nomar, Sunday, 30 April 2017 18:53 (two years ago) link

oddly, I like the Kick singles least.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 30 April 2017 19:06 (two years ago) link

This was a must have in 87

calstars, Sunday, 30 April 2017 19:34 (two years ago) link

"never tear us apart" is good

brimstead, Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:15 (two years ago) link

"need you tonight" is pretty indisputably classic, the main riff at least. love the way hutchence sings 'i'm lonely...can't think at all'

brimstead, Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:20 (two years ago) link

Was the title track a single? Or just a solid deep cut? (If a title track can even be a deep cut)

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 30 April 2017 21:51 (two years ago) link

I'll tell ya, it didn't feel so at the time but those X singles were a tonic on top forty radio in 1990-1991. I even have a fondness for "Bitter Tears," thanks to that house-influenced piano.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 May 2017 00:44 (two years ago) link

I thought Not Enough Time and Heaven Sent were both underrated (undervalued?) later singles.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 May 2017 00:57 (two years ago) link

I keep thinking X was a year late in retrospect -- not that they weren't still getting hits and all that but if that had come out in 1989 I think they might have gelled here even more strongly and kept them going longer.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 May 2017 00:58 (two years ago) link

^^^ to your point: looking at what made the top forty and ten in December '91 versus January-February when "Disappear" was a hit is like, I dunno, December 1914 and looking at March or April. Not much had happened but everything had happened.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 May 2017 01:09 (two years ago) link

Instead Michael went for art and Max Q. Hey, it was his life.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 May 2017 01:11 (two years ago) link

i was v lukewarm on them when X came out, but now I like that album way more than I ever did at the time. And Welcome To Wherever You Are is pretty good in retrospect

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 1 May 2017 01:16 (two years ago) link

xp VG I'd hate to out-Oz you but that'd be a Tim Farriss there, six strings on that guitar. GGB was on bass duties.
Also for all y'all, hesitant recommend of Beck's record club version with St Vincent and Angus Andrew from Liars, among others - the version of New Sensation is superb. It's listed on his record club page but the links seem to default to the homepage. http://recordclub.beck.com/recordclub/

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 1 May 2017 06:08 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

we can stop the world and let off all the fools and let em all live with their guns

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 9 November 2019 01:28 (three days ago) link

otm

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 November 2019 05:56 (three days ago) link

Revive otm. I’ve never been an INXS fan but tonight I was at friend’s house, who is a huge audiophile, and he played this album on the dolby atmos format and oh my god.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 9 November 2019 09:26 (three days ago) link


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