INXS – What You Need (music video)

Listen Like Thieves was the fifth album from Australian band INXS, and it proved to be their international breakthrough. Released in 1985, “What You Need” was the second single off the record. I remember it well from my early teenage years. There were a bunch of Australians making the scene back then. Midnight Oil. Men at Work. Probably others I can’t think of right now. Midnight Oil and INXS were the most interesting, for different reasons.

“What You Need” and Listen Like Thieves turned me onto INXS as a teenager, but I had heard some of their earlier stuff, too. It was just this album – and Kick – when I really started paying attention.