Beck Enlists Liars, St. Vincent, Os Mutantes To Cover INXS Kick

So far Beck and a rotating cast have tackled Skip Spence, Leonard Cohen, and the Velvet Underground. When St. Vincent Tweeted about collaborating with Mr. Hansen, Os Mutantes, and Liars on an upcoming Record Club, I’m assuming nobody thought they’d be undertaking INXS’s 1987 blockbuster Kick. I’d actually jokingly guessed it’d be Suicide’s ’77 debut. I mention it because Michael Hutchence’s 1997 death, which was ruled a suicide, does bring a darkness to the album and the proceedings that wasn’t there when we first heard “Devil Inside,” “Need You Tonight,” “Never Tear Us Apart,” etc. It’s a collection full of hits and the band starts where it starts with the more-percussive-than-I-remembered “Guns In The Sky.” The Angus Andrew handles lead vocals and Liars’ fingerprints are all over it.

Curious to see what they do with “New Sensation.” Good album choice, Beck.