INXS, Kick (1987)
It might seem like I’m a massive fan of this album when I remind you I already wrote about having the picture disc and I have another (normal/standard-issue) version on vinyl. I bought both of the records for $1 – I had the picture-disc on the wall for a while, it reminded me of what a massive fan I was (of the tape when it was released). Then when I moved flats and took down the picture-disc it had yellow smoke-taint all over its plastic cover. The standard-issue version of the vinyl has always been my go-to in terms of the LP I play – but I never play it all that much. Last night I was at a friend’s place and I’m looking through his record collection to choose something to play – immaculate taste, a very good collection of records I might add. And I’m thinking of what I should play, something I haven’t heard in years or maybe even something I hadn’t heard at all, but something that will also be appealing (or at the least not a total turn-off) to the two other people in the room. And then I spot the name INXS and I figure that Kick will be the one. It was perfect as we were only there for one drink and so – one side of the record. And though I have all sorts of memories tied up in INXS’ Kick album (as I told you last time) it is very much a record of two sides: side one being the kick-ass one, side two not so much.
Sample Track: Need You Tonight
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