Tag Archives: Icehouse

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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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 1]

Yesterday we skirted the edge of the phenomenon of bands I deeply love and collect but have not yet compiled a BSOG for. Ultravox were the elephant in the room, but as I mentioned, most of their rarity output can … Continue reading

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New Wave MVP: Guy Pratt

This morning I was listening to my favorite Icehouse album and it reminded me that I’ve needed to look more closely at the career of bass player Guy Pratt in a way that I have been meaning to do for … Continue reading

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Icehouse – Taking The Town

Icehouse: Taking The Town UK 12″ [1984] Taking The Town [extended dance mix] Java Taking The Town This was a single that I encountered after getting the “Sidewalk” album courtesy of a UK pressing of the 12″ single, which was … Continue reading

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Record Review: Icehouse – DubHOUSE Live

Icehouse: DubHOUSE Live AUS CD [2014] Exodus/Great Southern Land Electric Blue/Could You Be Loved Hey, Little Girl/You Don’t Love Me [No, No, No] Icehouse Walk On The Wild Side/Heartbreak Kid Crazy No Promises Can’t Help Myself Walls Buffalo/Soldier/Street Cafe Sister … Continue reading

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