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Listen Like Thieves
By the time they entered Rhinoceros Studios in Sydney with noted producer Chris Thomas to record their fifth album, INXS had spent years paying dues on the Australian music scene; with LISTEN LIKE THIEVES, the sextet were ready for their close-up. Brothers Andrew, Jon and Tim Farriss, Garry Gary Beers, Kirk Pengilly and Michael Hutchence (born on this day in 1960) brew up an irresistible mix of swaggering rock, dance and new wave sounds on 11 originals including the title track and U.S. Top Ten single “What You Need” (the album as a whole just missed the U.S. Top Ten). The punchy appeal of LISTEN LIKE THIEVES inspired millions around the world to give INXS a closer listen, setting the stage for even greater commercial triumphs.