The album sold extremely well in Australia but the band was still relatively unknown throughout the rest of the world. Five singles were released from the album. Since its release, the Kick album has gone 6 times platinum. The band followed up the biggest selling album of their career with the album X in Once again INXS enjoyed incredible success with the album release as the record spawned five singles. In , the band released essentially what would be their final album with the original lineup, entitled Elegantly Wasted. The album was called Switch.
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Theirs was, however, and initial slow burn that eventually lit a fuse that exploded globally with the multi-million-selling Kick album, which was unleashed almost exactly 10 years after their formation, on October 19, The youngest of the three Farriss siblings, drummer Jon completed the line-up, and when he graduated from high school the newly re-christened INXS relocated to Sydney to ply the small club circuit — a move which landed them a deal with a local label, Deluxe Records. A superlative-defying platter which propelled the band to global stardom, the multi-platinum-selling Kick moved over four million copies in the US alone. Devastated by losing both their close friend and one of the greatest frontmen of their generation, the remaining members of INXS inevitably then retreated from the music scene for a time in the late 90s and early 00s.
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During their first 10 years as a band, INXS went from playing pubs across Australia to filling modest-size venues in the United States. Kick has been certified platinum six times over in the United States, and has reportedly sold 20 million copies worldwide. Four singles off the album reached the Top 10 in the U. A special 30th-anniversary reissue of Kick will be released next month. In honor of the milestone, here are 10 facts about the album, from its initial reception to connections with Eighties vampire movies. Their label hated the album. After the success of Listen Like Thieves , the band teamed back up with legendary producer Chris Thomas to take their collective efforts a step further.
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