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IGP Crew Album Review: INXS - Kick

IGP Crew Album Review: INXS - Kick

Update: 2022-05-30
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Season 6 is rolling and we're back with another one of our famous or well if you're Michelle, "infamous" album reviews. This week Russ decided to throw a hail mary and pick something he thought for sure everyone would love.

Hailing from Australia is a little band that you might have heard about at some point in your music listening career. Shoving their way into the music industry all the way back in 1977. Initially known for their new wave/pop style, the band later developed a harder pub rock style that included funk and dance elements. It wasn't until 1984 that INXS would finally snag a number-one hit in Australia with "Original Sin", and the band would later achieve substantial international success in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s with the hit albums like "Kick".

The band's sixth studio album would kick the music industry's door in (no pun intended) and is still the band's most successful studio album to date. Exploding onto the music scene in October of 1987, and initially rejected by Atlantic Records for being too far off from their traditional rock base, but "Kick" lauched the band into worldwide popularity and put them on a brand new level within the industry. The album peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 3 on the US Billboard 200, No. 9 in the UK and No. 15 in Austria.
In the US, the album spent a total of 79 weeks on the Billboard 200, staying 22 consecutive weeks in the top 10. Just two months after it's initial release the album would reach platinum status with the RIAA in the US. By the end of 1989, it was certified quadruple platinum, having sold in excess of four million units in the United States alone. "Kick" remains the band's best-selling album in Canada, earning a diamond certification from the CRIA, for shipments of one million copies. "Kick" would go on to be certified six times platinum by the RIAA and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200.

Having your sixth studio album perform as well as "Kick" has, is somewhat of a modern day miracle. It's almost like these guys knew exactly what they were doing at the time, even if the record label didn't understand (thanks Grandpa). To say that "Kick" was a smash it, would be a severe understatement. This timeless album was on fire, and still is when you drop (gently set) the needle on it today.

Join us as we jump on the Michael Hutchence bandwagon, and take one hell of a ride. It's season 6, episode 4 of your favorite Aussie's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!!!

Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.

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IGP Crew Album Review: INXS - Kick

IGP Crew Album Review: INXS - Kick

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