Favorite Australian Bands #10 - Icehouse

@teamfreak16 (41388)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 30, 2017 1:48pm CST
It's time for yet another music countdown, this one the idea of @JudyEv , who suggested a series on my favorite bands from her native Australia. I have, in the past, done both German and Canadian bands, so yeah, I'm in. The #10 slot belongs to Icehouse. Led by vocalist Iva Davies, Icehouse hails from Sydney. The band formed under the moniker, Flowers, in 1977, and, as is usually the case with bands with such longevity, are still going strong despite numerous lineup changes (the group is now known as Iva Davies and Icehouse.) Icehouse's biggest success came in the 1980's, due to hits such as "Crazy," and "Electric Blue" (both Top 5 in Australia, with the latter reaching #1 there, and both Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.) Their 1987 album, Man of Colours, is, as of 2006 at least, the biggest selling album by an Australian band in that country. Having achieved over 28×platinum sales in Australia alone (eight Top 10 albums and 20 Top 40 singles,) Icehouse is in the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame. I've linked to the official video for my favorite Icehouse tune: "Cross the Border." Dig Davies' world class mullet. Ah, the 80's! Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Official music video for 'Cross The Border' taken from WHITE HEAT: 30 HITS out now! (c) Diva Records Pty Ltd
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@FourWalls (15202)
• United States
31 Oct
Yes to the music. No to the mullet. There are some things about the 80s that do not need to be revisited.....
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Oct
True. I do still see the occasional guy sporting a mullet. Trying to keep it going, I guess.
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
31 Oct
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• United States
30 Oct
This is a good one Scott, thanks
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Oct
Good band. I always liked this one best from them.
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• United States
30 Oct
@teamfreak16 I like it best too Scott. Its the one I know the best
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Oct
@TiarasOceanView - Although, as @much2say pointed out, "No Promises" is really good, too!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Oct
Yay!! Looking forward to these. Let's see if I've heard of them all. I'm a brontosaurus (or is it something else?) when it comes to bands.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Oct
I do hope you enjoy it!
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Nov
@teamfreak16 I've only just got around to listening and it was certainly enjoyable.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 Nov
@JudyEv - One of Australia's finest!
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@JohnRoberts (62926)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Oct
You stole my thunder from down under. I will have to see how your choices match with mine. Of to a good start with Icehouse.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Oct
I can think of two that I'd say will be matches.
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@JohnRoberts (62926)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Oct
@teamfreak16 I get the feeling you will be burning some midnight oil on this.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Oct
Yes, you can count on it!
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
30 Oct
I think of this song first with Icehouse . . . it's been a long time since I've heard this!
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Oct
Oh yes, this is a really good one as well.
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@much2say (40138)
• United States
31 Oct
@teamfreak16 I don't know much about them though . . . I admit I only know maybe a couple songs from them . . . did they do well out here?
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Oct
@much2say - They had a few hits here.
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• Austin, Texas
31 Oct
Your discussion just made me realize I don't know about very many Australian bands. Thanks for the intro.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Oct
Oh, you're quite welcome. I hope you enjoy them.
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@andriaperry (58524)
• United States
31 Oct
Never heard of them but I like them.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
31 Oct
They went in a very pop direction in the late 80's. Got played on MTV a lot.
@NJChicaa (46119)
• United States
30 Oct
I don't think I've ever heard of them before.
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@teamfreak16 (41388)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Oct
That's too bad. They're a good band.
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30 Oct
good job keep up the good work
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