Thursday, February 21, 2019

#46. "What You Need" - INXS (1986)

One of Australia's favorite musical exports, INXS got more prolific as the decade went on culminating with the epic Kick album and a slew of singles. 

My fave is the first single from the Listen Like Thieves album: the rock groove "What You Need".

This is one seriously funked up tune, with killer bass and sax riffs driving the track. 

Lyrically, it's pretty vapid but who cares. Not to worry, Michael Hutchence would come to the forefront in the next album. 

"What You Need" is a solid all hands-on-deck group effort albeit a bit of an underrated masterpiece. 

If I had to make a fave 3 from INXS, "Need You Tonight" comes third, while "Original Sin" would be #2:


  1. This list is seriously lacking in Blondie. Just saying...

    1. Well Rapture did make this countdown but my other fave Blondie tunes are from the late 70s. On another list in a galaxy far far away. :)