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Small Price of a Bicycle
Icicle Works
Small Price of a Bicycle
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Reissue of the Liverpudlian new wave outfit's 1985 album, their second, both for Beggars Banquet & overall. Never released in the U.S., it contains 10 tracks, including the singles 'Hollow Horse', 'Seven Horses' and 'All T...  more »

      
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All Artists: Icicle Works
Title: Small Price of a Bicycle
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Beggar's Banquet
Release Date: 3/1/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Reissue of the Liverpudlian new wave outfit's 1985 album, their second, both for Beggars Banquet & overall. Never released in the U.S., it contains 10 tracks, including the singles 'Hollow Horse', 'Seven Horses' and 'All The Daughters (Of Her Father's House)'. 1988 release.

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Another Great Album From The Icicle Works
dybo | 01/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a fan of The Icicle Works since I first heard Birds Fly (Whisper To a Scream) in the early eighties. I believe that they are one of the two most underrated bands to have come from that decade. (The other being the Chameleons.) However, if you have never listened to The Icicle Works don't be put off because they are an eighties band. Their sound is not what one typically thinks of as the "eighties" sound. They are an incredible band whose first three albums are a treat for the ears. From the raw power of their self titled debut, to their third album, and what I believe was their masterpiece, If You Want To Defeat Your Enemy Sing His Song, this band never disappoints.The Icicle Works second album, The Small Price Of A Bicycle, is another gem. It starts off with the unbelievably great Hollow Horse, one of their best songs ever, and ends with the emotionally powerful Conscience Of Kings. But that's not all. In between these two songs are eight unforgettable songs. Songs that I keep singing to myself long after the music has stopped. The Small Price Of A Bicycle creates its own atmosphere and maintains it throughout. This is an exquisite album and one that any Icicle Works fan will want to have in their collection."
For less than the "Small Price of a Bicycle", pick this up!
05/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Very well done rock music that does hold your complete attention from start to finish. It's all here: An Anthem-like, pulse-pounding album complete with touches of melancholy and dashes of mayhem, "Small Price of a Bicycle" certainly delivers on all of these fronts. It may just be The Icicle Works most complete and satisfying collection of songs. That being said, how can you go wrong?"
Criminally neglected
dybo | 09/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many bands from liverpool have been feted through the years. one that is sadly not remembered too often are the icicle works. one hit single in the us, two in the uk and then they were forgotten.
bicycle was their second album and was where they hit their stride. it is literate rock music with a connosieurs eye on the past. mcnab was always a lyrical lyricist, sometimes powerful, sometimes delicate, sometimes political, always honest. the songs are clever but not clever clever like, for example, costello. musically the works are romantic and stirring without ever over-egging the pudding like the waterboys. inside their powerful arrangement the trio maintained a delicate touch.here is an album without a weak track.long neglected begging to be loved."