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The Michigan Daily Friday, October 16, 1987 Page 7

INXS

'Kick'

off

American

tour

By Brian Jarvinen
October continues to devastate the
pocket books of live music fans
tomorrow when INXS arrive at Hill
Auditorium on their fledgling
American tour in support of their
upcoming LP Kick. Saturday's show
will be only their second show of
the year in the States, with the Kick
tour opening in East Lansing
tonight.
INXS have always enjoyed a
special rapport with college aud-
iences. Last year the College Media
Association voted INXS "best live
band of the year." On this leg of the
tour INXS play mostly at various
colleges until November. Saxophone
player Kirk Pengilly told the Daily
in a phone interview that they "feel
sve kind of owe it to all the college
towns in a way because we sort of
started in college towns." After this
brief stint in America the band
moves on to Canada and other in-
ternational locales before returning
to our shores in February.
Kick, which will be released on
Monday, is INXS's sixth album, and

their fourth since breaking through
in the U.S. in 1982 with Shabooh
Shoobah. INXS gained an audience
in America after the success of
Shabooh Shoobah's two singles and
their very successful videos on
MTV. "The One Thing" and the
energetic burner "Don't Change"
both had a contemporary sound
technology-wise, but INXS rocked
like few groups could during the rise
of synthesized, lipstick bands such
as KajaGooGoo and Culture Club.
1984's The Swing maintained
their listenership with two more
popular songs, "Original Sin,"
which earned them a reputation for
quality lyrics, and the dance club
fave "I Send A Message." Their last
album, Listen Like Thieves brought
even greater success with four songs
that received airplay on commercial
radio.
Kick comes at a junction in
INXS's career. One of the summer's
hottest singles, "Good Times," a
three day project with Jimmie Barnes
which will not appear on the album,
has made this album highly an-
ticipated. In his interview with the
Daily, Pengilly revealed that Chris

Thomas, the producer of Listen Like
Thieves, has returned to produce
Kick, which was also engineered by
Bob Clearmountain, one of the best
in the business. According to
Pengilly, Kick is "a mixture of
feels and things to say," and will
'contain some "R&B-ish tracks and
quite a few dance-kind of tracks," as
well as "classic INXS songs."
He adds that the band plans to
tour for about a year in support of
the LP, and that some of these
shows will be recorded for a possible
live album. In addition, the band has
already completed a video for their
new single, which is directed by
Robert Lowenstein, who had directed
many of their previous videos.
With all this activity going on
Kick should do quite well, and will
probably be fairly high on the charts
by the time INXS return to America
in February. This will create a
dilemma, however, as Pengilly
prefers playing smaller places. By
the end of their last tour they were
approaching arena act status. Pen-

gilly remarks that he doesn't like
fans having "to pay pretty mean
bucks to get a ticket... and then need
binoculars to see the band." When
asked about returning to Michigan,
Pengilly seemed pretty positive that
they would, but added that they
would probably return to a larger
venue than Hill Auditorium.
Kick won't be available until
Monday, so INXS will provide the
best way to hear new material when
they play most of it tomorrow
night. Until now, INXS fans in
Michigan have been spoiled by
oodles of shows at small venues
including the Fox Theatre and a
previous stop at Hill two years ago
that has many fans eagerly
anticipating their return. Un-
fortunately, this could be your last
chance to catch an incredible live act
without binoculars.
INXS appear at Hill Auditorium
on Saturday at 8 p.m., with opening
act The Brandos. Tickets are $15 and
are available at the door and at the
Union box office.

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INXS will kick off their American tour tonight in East Lansing before
hitting the stage at Hill Auditorium tomorrow night.

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