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INXS — Kiss The Dirt
Album: Listen Like Thieves
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 997









Released: 1985
Length: 3:51
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Playing in the dirt
We find the seeds of doubt
Don't water them with your tears
Don't think about all the years you'd rather be without

Eden lets me in
I find the seeds of love
And climb upon the highwire
I kiss and tell all my fears

CHORUS
Falling down the mountain
End up kissing dirt
Look a little closer
Sometimes it wouldn't hurt

Do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do, playing in the dirt
We find the seeds of fun
Do-do-do-do, and we scream like alleycats
Do-do-do-do, tearing down what we attack
To prove that we are one

VERSE 4
Cutting through the night
We find the seeds of lust
And lose our minds on one intent
These passions never seem to end

CHORUS

You know it wouldn't hurt
Hey

CHORUS

I said get up, get up, get up
Get up to the top, yeah
I'm falling down the mountain
End up kissing dirt, yeah
I'm falling, falling
Yeah, yeah, yeah

VERSE 4
CHORUS
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My favorite INXS song! And that’s saying a lot
33 year old album! How can I possibly be that old? Seems like a couple weeks ago I was listening to this on my Walkman.... still sounds awesome
My band use to do 'What You Need' in the 80's. U4EA was the group name. I sang & played the Sax part on my DX21 with a blow thing attached to accentuate the sound. The 80's were maybe the best decade of all...a little bit of everything! I do miss.....
 dickmahoon wrote:
You forget how good these guys were.....

 
You might

remember


... wait that's another song.
Without a doubt,one of my favorite bands.  The "Live Baby Live" album and video are outstanding.  They could never recover after Michael Hutchence checked out. What a tremendous loss.
There's something about this tune. Never liked the band but this one song is really up there.
Love theses guys. I saw them in Bercy-Paris in 1991-1992 i don't remember. It was so good. Thinking to Michael Hutchence. Repose en paix.
I love this album. Another member of my vinyl collection. Doesn't get old, either.{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Dance}
Image result for inxs gif
yessssssssssss!
Another tribute (as I see it) to Glenn Frey who passed away today.
 taswegian wrote:
Bill, while we're on the subject of Aussie bands, how about some Midnight Oil?
 
They get played here; there are at least a dozen Midnight Oil tunes on the playlist.
You forget how good these guys were.....
Bill, while we're on the subject of Aussie bands, how about some Midnight Oil?
They were definitely big in their time, even overplayed in the day! I'm happy to say that it seems to hold up really well. Got it CRANKED
This was a great album. And this song was one of the best on it.  The power of this song. The way it builds.  Brings back such good memories too. 
Kind of weird to hear Michael Hutchence on a day when all are remembering Robin Williams... RIP to those creative geniuses...
 
Great band...esp their early stuff
excuse me, but does anyone else sound like this? This is INEX!   glorious..as it was said 'sometimes you kick, (official dot dot dot) sometimes you get kicked" listened to Kick three times this month. 
 treatment_bound wrote:

Thanks for that live review—I've always kind of admired them, and like some of their songs, but generally couldn't make it all the way through any of their albums without dumping out. 

Radio Paradise has deemed only 1 cut of theirs worthy, and it's the last on this "Greatest Hits" package:

 
Track Listing1 - Public Image2 - Death Disco3 - Memories4 - Careering5 - Flowers Of Romance6 - This Is Not A Love Song7 - Rise8 - Home9 - Seattle10 - The Body11 - Rules And Regulations12 - Disappointed13 - Warrior14 - Don't Ask Me

Rumor has it they're coming back for more fun—

>>John Lydon, the guy that used to front the Sex Pistols and go by Johnny Rotten, has announced that his band Public Image Ltd. will release a new album titled This Is PiL at some point in 2012. NME reported yesterday that the Lydon-fronted art-punks have been working on the album for the past two years. It will be their first since 1992's That What Is Not.

Lydon talked to BBC 6Music about the album, where he said he had to tour for two years to raise funds to cover the recording costs.

"I was always full of ideas, but I had to wait until I had enough money to release an album," Lydon told the BBC. "Everybody thinks I made such a fortune with the Sex Pistols. Well, unfortunately that is not true."



I was at that show in NYC, and it was great, Crazy mixed crowd of big hair from Long Island and Jersey and the PIL punks still trying to hold on. 

Great music Bill, you make the long hours in the office most pleasant.  Thank you.
 


7 becomes 8. Good tune. 
Always underwhelmed by INXS but time treats them well and RP makes anything sound good in the mix.
Ages since I heard a good Inxs track, thanks for this one; I have given it a 7 but it may yet go up...
that's a good one.

i love this song.
This is my favourite misheard lyrics song:

Falling down the Mountain
Anarchists and Ducks
Was pretty sure this was Listn Like Thieves when I heard it.  These guys really did have a "sound" which they repeated over and over and over and over and .......
Thanks!  This song brought back some specific good memories and feelings.
Wow.  This is the first time I've heard this on "the radio".  Refreshing to hear it again after all these years.

I used to listen to this album a lot, but I don't necessarily think this is their best....
...and better was to come on "Kick" and "X".

This one's easily worthy of a seven - no less.    
Definitely dig this tune - been a LONG time since I've heard it - good memories!
 Synth80s wrote:
This was the last INXS album that I really identified with. "Shabooh Shoobah" and "The Swing" were both monsters and both very formative for me. "Listen Like Thieves" was the transitional album that set them up for the massive fame that really came with "Kick." I like the later albums as well, but it didn't feel as quirky and original as the early albums.

Today INXS may be written off as something from a far off time and land (and their current pursuits to don't so them any favors) but for most of the 1980s they could do no wrong. I really wish we would have had the opportunity to see how they could have evolved with a healthy, happy Hutchence, but it wasn't to be.
 
i agree with your first paragraph word for word!! same for me!

and feel the same way about your 2nd.  
This was the last INXS album that I really identified with. "Shabooh Shoobah" and "The Swing" were both monsters and both very formative for me. "Listen Like Thieves" was the transitional album that set them up for the massive fame that really came with "Kick." I like the later albums as well, but it didn't feel as quirky and original as the early albums.

Today INXS may be written off as something from a far off time and land (and their current pursuits to don't so them any favors) but for most of the 1980s they could do no wrong. I really wish we would have had the opportunity to see how they could have evolved with a healthy, happy Hutchence, but it wasn't to be.
 Proclivities wrote:

I saw PIL around 1990 or '91, in NYC - they had quite a talented, well-rehearsed band, which enabled Lydon to run all over the stage being "theatrical".  I can't speak for all of their shows, but that one was quite good. 
 
Thanks for that live review—I've always kind of admired them, and like some of their songs, but generally couldn't make it all the way through any of their albums without dumping out. 

Radio Paradise has deemed only 1 cut of theirs worthy, and it's the last on this "Greatest Hits" package:



Track Listing
1 - Public Image
2 - Death Disco
3 - Memories
4 - Careering
5 - Flowers Of Romance
6 - This Is Not A Love Song
7 - Rise
8 - Home
9 - Seattle
10 - The Body
11 - Rules And Regulations
12 - Disappointed
13 - Warrior
14 - Don't Ask Me


Rumor has it they're coming back for more fun—

>>John Lydon, the guy that used to front the Sex Pistols and go by Johnny Rotten, has announced that his band Public Image Ltd. will release a new album titled This Is PiL at some point in 2012. NME reported yesterday that the Lydon-fronted art-punks have been working on the album for the past two years. It will be their first since 1992's That What Is Not.

Lydon talked to BBC 6Music about the album, where he said he had to tour for two years to raise funds to cover the recording costs.

"I was always full of ideas, but I had to wait until I had enough money to release an album," Lydon told the BBC. "Everybody thinks I made such a fortune with the Sex Pistols. Well, unfortunately that is not true."


 MiracleDrug wrote:
these guys could do NO musical wrong for a brief moment in time...
 



Well said
 vit wrote:
Hard to kiss the dirt when your feet can't touch the floor. 

Ouch. Black humour at its best.
these guys could do NO musical wrong for a brief moment in time...
5->6->7 and the song isn't finished yet... 8 for now
{#Good-vibes}
 treatment_bound wrote:
Can you enlighten me on just what a PiL show was like circa the mid-80's?  For some reason, I picture sloppiness personified.

 
I saw PIL around 1990 or '91, in NYC - they had quite a talented, well-rehearsed band, which enabled Lydon to run all over the stage being "theatrical".  I can't speak for all of their shows, but that one was quite good.  I didn't ever get to see INXS though.  Good tune, this one.

My favorite Inxs song of all time.
Hard to kiss the dirt when your feet can't touch the floor.

On a side note I heard these guys tried to get back together and called Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, etc.) to see if he'd replace their lead singer. He laughed and laughed before he declined.
sitting in the heat of Adelaide it seems perfect-nice choice Bill
 peacockangel wrote:I saw the Kick tour in Chicago ~ they played everything including the Lost Boys soundtrack stuff

~ PIL opened

Can you enlighten me on just what a PiL show was like circa the mid-80's?  For some reason, I picture sloppiness personified.

 


I saw them live at the Gladesville Tavern (Sydney) in May of 1981, I  thought to myself wow who is this guy, he reminded me of a version of Mick Jagger the way he owned the stage and strutted around.  It was a great show.
 peacockangel wrote:
AMEN. they were such an underrated band, and i think michael was one of the best frontmen ever.

I saw the Kick tour in Chicago ~ they played everything including the Lost Boys soundtrack stuff

~ PIL opened


 
Loved that movie and the music.  Especially liked Echo and the Bunnymen's cover of People are Strange.


 cjones3b wrote:
I LOVED INXS in the 80's and still do.  They were so much fun live.  I sure miss Michael. 
AMEN. they were such an underrated band, and i think michael was one of the best frontmen ever.

I saw the Kick tour in Chicago ~ they played everything including the Lost Boys soundtrack stuff

~ PIL opened

 cjones3b wrote:
I LOVED INXS in the 80's and still do.  They were so much fun live.  I sure miss Michael.
 
AMEN. they were such an underrated band, and i think michael was one of the best frontmen ever.

I LOVED INXS in the 80's and still do.  They were so much fun live.  I sure miss Michael.
Yeeehaaa! Thank you Bill.
 horstman wrote:


Is essentially just another mindless opinion. Anyone with "TEX" in their username bespeaks ignorance.

Kinda like our leader, George the idiot.

INXS are no more corporate than U2. And both were good bands in their time. Unfortunately for us, Micheal succumbed to his fears.
 

Please- if you are going to call out ignorance, don't embody it. George was pretty pathetic, though.
Shine Like it Does{#Sunny}
 guthrieandme wrote:
I can't believe how much I miss INXS and Hutchence.  Their music always makes me feel so good!
 

my friend's sister did it with him when they were on tour.. he kicked her ass right out afterwards. i think he was kind of a douche.

regardless i've always loved their music, regardless of how suburban and blonde it makes me feel.

I think INXS is one of the most underrated bands of the 80's. They had at least 3 really good albums top to bottom and that is more than most bands can say!{#Yes}
80s crunchy goodness!
 
 chyk5 wrote:
Anyone ever hear any cuts from "The Swing" album on RP? That, for me, was their best work; much overlooked at the time.
 
first CD i ever bought - my fave too! although Shabooh Shoobah is its twin, i still play them both frequently ... there are only six INXS tracks on RP, none from their first three albums

Then the Beatles, Bill you got it goin on!
Its great to hear an old INXS tune followed up by something cool like Supergrass!
 guthrieandme wrote:
I can't believe how much I miss INXS and Hutchence.  Their music always makes me feel so good!
 

Yeah.
 kangoid wrote:


Right. Naked. With no suicuide note. Look up autoerotic asphyxiation.

 
Thanks for the education. Seriously. I will never look at situations like this again. Makes me appreciate (and miss Michael) all the move.

And then we hear about David Carradine.

Drug abuse is so much more preferable (and socially tolerated).

I can't believe how much I miss INXS and Hutchence.  Their music always makes me feel so good!
I needed to hear this right now. Thanks, RP!
Luv me sum INXS! I especially like the title track to this album!{#Bananajam}
cool - not one of the overplayed INXS songs!
Anyone ever hear any cuts from "The Swing" album on RP? That, for me, was their best work; much overlooked at the time.
Solid, solid 8.
IT'S THE YEAR OF THE HUTCHENCE!!!
cheap jokes about Michael's death disappoint me.. INXS is quality music

horstman wrote:
Dude, He was found in his hotel room, naked, with a belt around his neck which he was hanging from. If that ain't suicide, don't know what is. :beat:
Right. Naked. With no suicuide note. Look up autoerotic asphyxiation. :doh:
kangoid wrote:
Succumbed to his fears? His death wasn't a suicuide...more like pleasure gone overboard...
Dude, He was found in his hotel room, naked, with a belt around his neck which he was hanging from. If that ain't suicide, don't know what is. :beat:
horstman wrote:
INXS are no more corporate than U2. And both were good bands in their time. Unfortunately for us, Micheal succumbed to his fears.
Succumbed to his fears? His death wasn't a suicuide...more like pleasure gone overboard...
perfectly crafted pop, without being overproduced IMHO
awesome
Great album overall.
dionysius wrote:
Isn't that rather like saying that Albert Speer was one of the good Nazis?
No. Not really at all. But at least you didn't go completely out of your mind overboard with that comparison. :)
Upgraded to an 8!
Michael Hutchence's voice sounds so sweet.
EssexTex wrote:
A huge pile of steaming shit!
Is essentially just another mindless opinion. Anyone with "TEX" in their username bespeaks ignorance. Kinda like our leader, George the idiot. INXS are no more corporate than U2. And both were good bands in their time. Unfortunately for us, Micheal succumbed to his fears.
EssexTex wrote:
A huge pile of steaming shit!
Dude, put the mirror down.
A huge pile of steaming shit!
I always kind of dug them, but I never listened much to the radio around that time (or since) so I wasn't over-exposed to it. I actually own "Kick" (and played it) :redface:
verzonni wrote:
Whenever Bill plays INXS, he should always play "Remember to Breathe" right afterwards.
Didn't Michael study martial arts? I heard he had a black belt.
:dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: ...
Whenever Bill plays INXS, he should always play "Remember to Breathe" right afterwards.
INXS ?? Wow, I've been listening to RP for 18 month now, but this is a first. Dunno what to make of it.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
Corporate Pop, but really good Corporate Pop.
Isn't that rather like saying that Albert Speer was one of the good Nazis?
:eek: :eek: :eek:
sandpebble wrote:
Shine................like it does!!!
ditto. Michael we miss you. And their work totally transcends "corporate pop" by a long shot. :surprised: :naughty: :clap:
Corporate Pop, but really good Corporate Pop.
Shine................like it does!!!
musikalia wrote:
Yeah, teenage flashback! I loved INXS way back in the day. This is a great album. So good to hear this again. :dance:
what he says!
Yeah, teenage flashback! I loved INXS way back in the day. This is a great album. So good to hear this again. :dance:
brokenlibrarian wrote:
This was one of my favorites as a teenager. I own it on vinyl, but do not currently own a turntable. Made my night, hearing it again.
Me too- Complete flashback. I played the hell out of this album on vinyl. Good stuff.
Never heard this one. It aint bad. INXS had a sexy image, and Hutchence had a great voice. JD isnt Hutchence, but apparently he loves this band and so getting the gig as lead singer was a dream come true. So what if he's 20 years younger than the bandmates...
Wisercrowe wrote:
This is JD Fortune at his best.
LOL!
randomprime wrote:
It was good music for those times you found yourself hanging around the Ritz Carlton.
Good one.
Kismet wrote:
Fluff or not, it sounds pretty good. Gave it an '8'.
Absolutely agree! Fun song.
queenjill wrote:
grammar not at it's bess
sarcasm at its most biting
spartanron99 wrote:
commercial rock at it's worse.
grammar not at it's bess
please more new sensation, need you tonight, suicide blonde..... :dancingbanana_2:
This was one of my favorites as a teenager. I own it on vinyl, but do not currently own a turntable. Made my night, hearing it again.
I saw INXS a few times back in their prime. They were the real deal back then and Michael Hutchence was one of those rare singers that had a distinct powerful voice mixed with an undeniable charm (aka sex appeal for the ladies). Sadly for INXS he is irreplaceable.
one of my faves from that era.
meloman wrote:
I agree. Generic pop fluff. Never understood the attraction.
It was good music for those times you found yourself hanging around the Ritz Carlton.
commercial rock at it's worse.
Fluff or not, it sounds pretty good. Gave it an '8'.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
Sorry. I always thought INXS made this one song, and played it over and over again with different lyrics. And now they're reduced to a reality show on TV. Well, well.
I agree. Generic pop fluff. Never understood the attraction.
jdpinball wrote:
hey, I'm back in college, Friday afternoon, time to hit happy hour for $1 pichers of Hams
Headin' over to the College Pub for a few beers and people watching! :dance:
This is JD Fortune at his best.
Oh yeah chase away the Monday morning doldrums... :music:
... ...
hey, I'm back in college, Friday afternoon, time to hit happy hour for $1 pichers of Hams
Boosiewolf wrote:
:yes: True. There are SO many great INXS tunes that were non-hits. They were better than the hits, in fact. And Michael Hutchence will ALWAYS be the voice of INXS--never to be replaced! IMNSHO!
I'M with you 1000%!! Michael, RIP........ :angel:
:bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: Haha, jumping to the beat!
dolfan wrote:
I always thought this was better than their "hits." Takes me back to another time, not really a better time, just another time.
:yes: True. There are SO many great INXS tunes that were non-hits. They were better than the hits, in fact. And Michael Hutchence will ALWAYS be the voice of INXS--never to be replaced! IMNSHO!
I always thought this was better than their "hits." Takes me back to another time, not really a better time, just another time.
SpaceCowboy wrote:
Sorry. I always thought INXS made this one song, and played it over and over again with different lyrics. And now they're reduced to a reality show on TV. Well, well.
Exactly. They wore out their welcome a long time ago.
TobalMoreno wrote:
That could be the most original song comment of all time...
Maybe we should start a collection...
love/loved this cd.
Wow, I think this is my first time hearing INXS on RP... and I love it! Keep it coming :bananasplit: (Had to use the banana -he's in perfect time to the song!)
Mari wrote:
Kiss The Dirt Listen Like Thieves INXS Is here to entertain us... :clap:... :drummer:... :clap:...
That could be the most original song comment of all time...
Zep wrote:
I'll never forget when these guys came up in a clue on Jeopardy! and Alex Trebek called them "inks".
:lol: