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INXSKick

Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Pop Rock
Year:

Tracklist

Guns In The Sky2:20
New Sensation3:39
Devil Inside5:11
Need You Tonight3:04
Mediate2:32
The Loved One3:25
Wild Life3:07
Never Tear Us Apart3:02
Mystify3:15
Kick3:13
Calling All Nations3:00
Tiny Daggers3:29

Credits (22)

Notes

Released on CD/LP/MC 16-11-87 Reached #9 in the UK Chart

Singles Released & Related:-
INXS - Need You Tonight (12-10-87) #2
INXS - New Sensation (29-12-87) #25
INXS - Devil Inside (29-2-88) #47
INXS - Never Tear Us Apart (13-6-88) #24
INXS - Mystify (27-3-89) #14

INXS - Kick The Video Flick (1988)
INXS - In Search Of Excellence (12-5-89)

Most fans of INXS will not disagree that Kick was their most successful studio album.
The album was produced by Chris Thomas and was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Released by the Australian rock band as their sixth studio recording in 1987, Kick has been certified six times platinum by the RIAA, and within a year of its release, the album had achieved gold and platinum status in many countries.

In Canada, the album kicked off four major Top 10 radio and club singles: "New Sensation", "Never Tear Us Apart", "Devil Inside" and "Need You Tonight.”
The "Need You Tonight"/"Mediate" stylish dance/rock hybrid remix was a huge club favorite and not surprisingly it also received DJ-play in the funk clubs.
Kick remains the band's best-selling album in Canada, having earned the diamond certification from CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association).

In 2012, INXS - Kick 25, the 25th Anniversary Super deluxe edition was released which included a 64 page book, a poster and a sticker sheet, albeit the bonus for world-wide DJs was the CD which contained remastered versions of the legendary classic remixes!

Like some other great recordings of the time, Kick fits in well in the genres of alternative rock, pop rock, new wave, funk and hard rock while you can find some of the newer remixes in genres of electronic dance-pop.
Today, Kick is also considered a classic rock album, receiving air-play from many classic rock radio stations around the world.

Versions

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    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album
    SR, No Timing Marks, Dolby HX Pro
    Atlantic – 7 81796-4, Atlantic – 81796-4US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    Mercury – 832 721-1Europe1987Europe1987
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album
    Atlantic – 7 81796-2, Atlantic – 81796-2US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    Atlantic – A2 81796, Atlantic – A2-81796Canada1987Canada1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Stereo
    SP - Specialty Pressing, Gatefold
    Atlantic – 81796-1, Atlantic – 7 81796-1US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album
    PDO (W. Germany)
    Mercury – 832 721-2Europe1987Europe1987
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    Mercury – MERH 114, Mercury – 832 721-1UK1987UK1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Picture Disc
    Mercury – MERHP 114, Mercury – 836 826-1UK1987UK1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987-10-12, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    WEA – 255080.1, WEA – 255080-1Australia1987Australia1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Mercury – 832 721-1Greece1987Greece1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Don Mills Pressing
    Atlantic – 78 17961Canada1987Canada1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    Mercury – 832 721-1Spain1987Spain1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Gatefold Sleeve
    Mercury – 832 721-1Italy1987Italy1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    King's – K-1408 AEDIndonesia1987Indonesia1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Mercury – 832 721 1Mexico1987Mexico1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album
    Chrome, Clear Shell
    Mercury – MERHC 114, Mercury – 832 721-4UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Picture Disc
    WEA – 255080.6Australia & New Zealand1987Australia & New Zealand1987
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album
    Mercury – 832 721-4, Mercury – 832721-4Europe1987Europe1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album
    Dolby HX Pro, B NR
    Atlantic – 78 17964Canada1987Canada1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold, Don Mills Pressing
    Atlantic – 78 17961Canada1987Canada1987
    Cover of Kick, 1987-12-10, CDKick
    CD, Album
    WEA – 32XD-864Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987-10-12, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album
    WEA – 255080-4Australia1987Australia1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Club Edition
    Atlantic – A1 81796Canada1987Canada1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album
    Mercury – 832 721-2Europe1987Europe1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    Mercury – 832 721-1Portugal1987Portugal1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Atlantic – 81796-1US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Club Edition
    Gatefold
    Atlantic – A1 81796US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987-10-02, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Club Edition
    Atlantic – 81796-1US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    Atlantic – A2-81796, Atlantic – 81796-2US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987-12-10, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Promo
    Gatefold
    WEA – P-13582Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, White Label
    Mercury – 832 721-1Greece1987Greece1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Patada = Kick, 1987, VinylPatada = Kick
    LP, Album
    PolyGram – 29083, Mercury – 832 721-1Argentina1987Argentina1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album
    WEA – 2 55080-4Malaysia1987Malaysia1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CassetteKick
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition
    Atlantic – 81796-4, Atlantic – A4-81796US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    CAPITOL
    Atlantic – 7 81796-2, Atlantic – 81796-2US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, VinylKick
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Allied Pressing, Gatefold
    Atlantic – 81796-1, Atlantic – 7 81796-1US1987US1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Patada, 1987, CassettePatada
    Cassette, Album
    Mercury – 185228, Mercury – 832721-4Chile1987Chile1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987, CDKick
    CD, Album
    (Biem/Stemra)
    Mercury – 832 721-2Europe1987Europe1987
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Kick, 1987-12-10, VinylKick
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    WEA – P-13582Japan1987Japan1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Kick, 1987-10-19, CDKick
    CD, Album
    Atlantic – 7 81796-2, Atlantic – 81796-2US1987US1987
    New Submission
    • okstatemike's avatar
      okstatemike
      Just got my copy, cleaned it up and dropped the needle. All was great, but then it happened...inner groove distortion. What a disappointment. Anyone else having this issue?
      • MrMatchstickMan's avatar
        Awesome pressing, but what happened to the artwork??

        Compared to my original pressing, the brightness on the gatefold is all wrong. All of the band mates are in super low contrast (clothes that are black on the original gatefold look gray on this one) and the skin tones and red hues are a bit off-tint. It makes the spine look like it’s been bleached by the sun when sitting on the shelf.

        On the inside of the gatefold, the lettering is more of a brick red on my original sleeve, but more of a candy red on the new one. And Michael Hutchence looks faded and washed-out on the inner graphic, too.

        Not a printing error, as the “INXS - KICK” logo on the front is sharp and vibrant, in the correct colors with nice, deep black tones. But the rest of the sleeve looks like a cheap inkjet print you get when the cartridge is almost empty.

        Also, for whatever reason, the highlight colors on the disc labels are green on this release, when they are red on my original release. What a strange thing to change!

        The inner lyric sleeve, however, looks fantastic. And, again, the album sounds better than it ever has, with a wide soundstage and no surface noise. But what a buzzkill that the gatefold artwork seems to have been mishandled for this release. It’s iconic, and it deserved better.
        • RoyBon's avatar
          RoyBon
          Suena bastante mal en los primeros segundos de cada lado pero es comprensible, el cassete que tengo tiene más de 30 años de vida y mucho uso. Pero me sorprende lo bién que suenan todos los temas del disco. Grabes muy potentes y unos agudos bien brillosos.
          La calidad de la portada es terrible y pésima, pero no me quejo porque es algo súper típico de los discos que se fabricaban en Argentina en el siglo pasado.

          Por todo lo demás, un discazo.
          • Chubins's avatar
            Chubins
            My copy I just got sounds fantastic…. Sorry to know others don’t
            • jodaco's avatar
              jodaco
              My US and CDN run of the mill 80's pressings absolutely slay this pressing. Not sure why all the love for these Abbey Road 1/2 spd masterings. So far the ones I've heard all have poor dynamics and 2 dimensional sound.
              • PNWRich's avatar
                PNWRich
                One of the quietest records I’ve heard. Zero noise then the needle drops. Sounds excellent.
                • Nasty_pussy's avatar
                  Nasty_pussy
                  muffled sounding cd . . . . . . . .
                  • Paul-Londen's avatar
                    Paul-Londen
                    Isn't this upload a personal joke from a skateboarder ? Pasting his shoes and board on this cover ?
                    • musicjunky1967's avatar
                      One of those albums that you put on and leave it on! I've owned this one on multiple formats.
                      • mikeSF_'s avatar
                        mikeSF_
                        Edited 7 months ago
                        I've been hunting for an older pressing of this, one of my favorite records since the day it came out in '87.
                        Well, I finally gave up on that and ordered this 2020 reissue from Rhino Records.

                        Highlights include "Need You Tonight", "Devil Inside", and "Mediate". There's really only one weak song out of the entire set list, which is impressive.

                        The mix is super clean. The remaster incorporates a subtle bass boost and some ultra high treble(versus my CD copy anyway). I'm more of a mid-hump guy, but this fills the room nicely. A very wide soundstage has been created here by hard panning rhythm guitar and individual percussion elements to the extreme edges. This helps to achieve a nice three-dimensional sound in the room.

                        The pressing is absolutely top notch. The vinyl is beautiful and quiet. Sleeve graphics are excellent.

                        recommended.

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