Dienstag, 28. Mai 2024

Indie-Rock At It's Best


In 1980 Ian McNabb, a Liverpool musician, appeared with his band The Icicle Works on the scene. Like many of those bands from this era he combined post-punk and new wave with a creative kind of songwriting. The early songs of this band were a highlight for me in the 80s. Their sound is similar to many others but McNabb had the ability to write on of the best songs from the beginning of the decade. Based on an steady rhythm section and short guitar licks he wrote hymns of the early 80s guitar pop sounds. Still a band that should have more credits in music history.

3 Kommentare:

Ernie Goggins hat gesagt…

My friend used to plat 5-a-side football with Ian McNabb. Some of his solo records are very good (Mr McNabb, not my friend) - "Head Like A Rock" is a favourite.

Charity Chic hat gesagt…

Head Like a Rock is indeed a terrific record.

Brian hat gesagt…

Hi Walter. Agree with you about Icicle Works. Considered a one-hit wonder in my part of the world. Deserved a better fate. Evangeline is a personal favorite.