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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 8]

Following the insular release of “Code Blue,” [there was never a copy sold anywhere but in Australia/New Zealand] the band lineup that had stabilized around guitarist Bob Kretschmer, Andy Qunta, et. al. for several years of success splintered. I thought … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 7]

Holy Mackerel. Now where were we on this thread? That’s right. Icehouse rarities. After the commercial climax of “Man Of Colours,” I suppose it was inevitable that the juggling act between art and commerce that had balanced on an ever … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 6]

In 1987-1988, Icehouse went all Michael Jackson as the “Man Of Colours” album had an unprecedented five top forty singles peeled off of it in their native Australia. Only three of these got a release in the US, but “Crazy” rose to … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 5]

1987 found Icehouse making their inevitable “big commercial move” album that so many acts were also doing in the mid 80s. It speaks highly for Icehouse’s taste that their “groomed for maximum selling potential” release walks a finer line than most … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 4]

1985 brought a new drive to Icehouse since the previous album, “Sidewalk” saw a marked shift downward from the growth curve that had moved from “Icehouse” to “Primitive Man.” The pressure was on, but the band had now gelled around … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 3]

1983 brought a new Icehouse album made with the same band that had toured the previous album, which had been made without them, deep in Keith Forsey’s laboratory. After an album of glossy, synthesizer atmospherics, this one took a half … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 2]

After beginning life as Flowers in Australia, only to find a Scot band using that name in the Northern Hemisphere, the group wisely chose to take the name of their debut album, Icehouse. For the follow up, leader Iva Davies … Continue reading

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