Since the late ’70s, this talented Aussie group had been circling a sound that encompassed hip-hop, new wave, dance-pop, R&B, and hard rock. Well, it took them nearly a decade, but they eventually got it right in 1987. So right, “Kick” punched a large hole in the album charts, with four brilliant Top Ten singles(“Devil Inside,” “Need You Tonight,” “New Sensation,” and “Never Tear Us Apart”) that guaranteed superstar status. Singer Michael Hutchence fronted the band with a menacing, irresistible sexuality, adding still another exhilarating element to an ’80s album that simply has it all. Read more..