INXS are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1977, their first single “Simple Simon/We Are The Vegetables” was released in Australia and France in May 1980. The band received their first taste of worldwide attention in 1984 when the single “Original Sin” charted in New Zealand, Argentina, France, Canada, Switzerland, Netherlands and the US while also hitting #1 in Australia for two weeks.
Their success in 1984 continued into 1985 with the release of the album “Listen Like Thieves” and for the third single, the band released the title track.
For the 12″ remix of “Listen Like Thieves” the band turned to Francois Kevorkian who provided the band one of his best dance rock remixes and he would return to work with the band in 1987 for the single “Devil Inside” from the mega selling album “Kick”.
Both of Francois’ remixes for INXS can be tracked down on CD but one that has never been released is the instrumental remix of “Listen Like Thieves” from the US 12″ single. The remix is more of a dub than an instrumental so I can recommend this for fans of both FK and INXS.
Listen Like Thieves (Instrumental Remix) 4:07