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Customer Reviews


Mr McNabbs finest hour, uplifting and shattering in equal measure. I bought it back in '85 and re-discovered it a couple of years ago, now I can't stop playing it again. Standout track for me is still Sweet Thursday, It hasn't really dated in the 23 years or so that have passed. Boys, I salute you!

Greatest title for an album ever?

A beautifully polished gem... but with a couple of minor flaws. What can I say? I love the album, am very grateful for the added extras & Bsides (I loved 'Rain On My Parade'- I think it was released on some flexi disc somewhere, so it was nice to have it on CD). Hated 'Never Saw My Hometown'!


The Icicle Works at their best, this album back in the 80's was a favoured one of mine, and it still is, if course this is the first time I have listened to the Digital copy, must dig out the vinyl at some point. If you like Indie, guitar based music then this well worth a listen.


Formed: 1980

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Icicle Works were one of those U.K. groups of the '80s that scored one fluke hit in the U.S. despite a somewhat lengthy and more successful run in their homeland. They released a number of albums that, while regularly inconsistent, featured scattered moments that helped define the type of big-sounding guitar rock -- prone to chest-beating bombast -- that set them apart from fellow Liverpool-based groups like Echo & the Bunnymen, the Teardrop Explodes, and (somewhat less so) Wah! The group formed...
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