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ICEHOUSE

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Hey, Little Girl ICEHOUSE 04:24
Crazy ICEHOUSE 03:23
Trojan Blue ICEHOUSE 05:02
Street Cafe ICEHOUSE 04:12
No Promises ICEHOUSE 04:40
Electric Blue ICEHOUSE 04:24
Hey, Little Girl ICEHOUSE 06:59
Don't Believe Anymore ICEHOUSE 05:17
Man Of Colours ICEHOUSE 05:10
Great Southern Land ICEHOUSE 05:17

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Morphing from pub-rockers to '80s new wave heroes in the late '70s, Australia's Icehouse formed in Sydney in 1977 and kicked up a tornado of excitement with their synth-powered Icehouse debut in 1980. Released under their initial name of Flowers, the LP spawned three Top 20 Australian hits, including debut single, "Can't Help Myself" and "We Can Get Together," which reached Number 51 in the US. Put together by mainstay and multi-instrumentalist Iva Davies – who was joined by bassist Keith Welsh as an original member – with the lineup shifting over the years, the Roxy Music-loving Icehouse were christened in 1981 and yielded eight more studio albums, including 1984's Sidewalk, which peaked at Number 8, 1986's Measure for Measure, which featured Brian Eno as an additional musician, 1990's Code Blue, which they took to Number 5 on the Australian album charts and 1995 covers album The Berlin Tapes, which was a collaborative effort between Iva Davies and classical music composer Max Lambert for the Sydney Dance Company's production of the ballet Berlin. Icehouse retreated into relative obscurity after that but were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame at the ARIA Music Awards of 2006. They emerged in 2011 with a greatest hits album, White Heat: 30 Hits and performed a selection of reggae Icehouse covers in 2014 which resulted in the live DubHouse album of that year. Icehouse performed in Melbourne in 2020, with the show captured on record in October 2020 as Icehouse Plays Flowers.