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It's great innit.
However, I liked most everything they did before this album. I did see them on the Kick tour however and they were excellent.
I picked up a used CD of Kick recently for $1 for nostalgia's sake; I worked a summer job on a golf course in '88 and used to listen to the Kick cassette on the way there and back. I am physically unable to listen to Need You Tonight without miming along to the tom and cymbal fills.
What's funny is I was playing it for my daughter and trying to convince her that, at the time, it was pretty much down to U2 and INXS vying for the title of Biggest Band In The World. (Even tougher task: trying to convince her that around the same time Eddie Murphy was the Funniest Man In America.)
Did everyone here catch Beck's Record Club's version of the album?
Cheers for that, had no idea it existed!
My parents tried telling me the same thing, which I found a bit perplexing, but with that whole album being single material I can understand why huh
forgot about Beck's version, thanks...! INXS seemed to be the biggest band in the (western) world for a while, the whole of Kick could have been hit singles, and I've got a lot of time for the song Heaven Sent off the next album.
Having picked up the greatest hits package I rather disagree about the quality of what they did before and am actually (pun) mystified as to where Kick came from given their patchy material beforehand. They seem to be struggling to decide to be a crap australian bar band and depeche mode sans tunes. I will keep listening though, add to the 'simple minds' and psychedelic furs' first albums were great, some say' playlist.
Is their best song!