“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album or EP from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!

 

When I first started the Analog Kid blog last October, one of my first posts expressed my amazement that you cannot acquire any music from the Aussie band Icehouse in the United States. You can read that blog entry here:

https://theanalogkidblog.com/2013/10/18/you-gotta-be-out-of-your-mind-not-to-like-icehouse/

No CDs. No downloads. Not even a single greatest hits compilation. NOTHING. I included a number of my favorite Icehouse songs on that blog, and it has proven to be one of my most popular posts ever. It continues to receive hits each and every day from all over the world. The people have spoken, and they want more Icehouse!

Today, the Analog Kid blog features Icehouse’s 1986 album Measure For Measure. The LP included the classic “No Promises,” which reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rock Chart and Club Play chart. It was also prominently featured in the 1986 movie Modern Girls, and I have that semi-obscure Daphne Zuniga film to thank for reintroducing me to Icehouse. I stumbled upon Modern Girls one night on cable about ten years ago, and I heard “No Promises” for the first time in about 18 years. I had loved the song back in ’86, but it had simply slipped from my memory. Now it was back, and with a vengeance.

Long story short, that chance viewing of Modern Girls initiated my quest to track down the entire Icehouse catalog. Believe me, it wasn’t easy– but I finally managed to acquire all of the Icehouse albums on both CD and vinyl. Measure For Measure is one of my favorites, and I hope you enjoy it!

 

Measure For Measure 1

Icehouse: Measure For Measure

Chrysalis Records, 1986

 

1. “No Promises” (Davies/Kretschmer)

No Promises

2. “Cross The Border” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Cross The Border

3. “Spanish Gold” (Davies)

Spanish Gold

4. “Paradise” (Davies)

Paradise

5. “The Flame” (Davies)

The Flame

6. “Regular Boys” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Regular Boys

7. “Mr. Big” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Mr. Big

8. “Angel Street” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Angel Street

9. “Lucky Me” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Lucky Me

10. “Baby, You’re So Strange” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Baby, You’re So Strange

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

Icehouse_ Singles & B-Sides 1

Icehouse: “No Promises” [Club Mix] (Davies/Kretschmer)

From the 12″ single No Promises

Chrysalis Records, 1986

No Promises [Club Mix]

 

baby youy're so strange

Icehouse: “Into The Wild” (Davies/Kretschmer)

Into The Wild

Icehouse: “Too Late Now” (Davies)

Too Late Now

B-sides from the 7″ double-pack Baby, You’re So Strange

Regular Records, 1986

 

Icehouse_ Singles & B-Sides 2

Icehouse: “Cross The Border” [Dance Mix] (Davies/Kretschmer)

From the 12″ single Cross The Border

Chrysalis Records, 1986

Vinyl rip courtesy of the Analog Kid

Cross The Border (Steel Love) [Dance Mix]

About The Analog Kid

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3 responses »

  1. UTCz says:

    Nice! Luckily I don’t use those pesky American sites… Never a huge fan at the time, just the singles pretty much, so it was nice to just make my own greatest hits comp. Hard to believe these guys used to get regular rotation on KLBJ in the late 80’s. Definitely remember hearing No Promises, Cross the Border, Crazy, Electric Blue. Off to the hard drive!

  2. Ookami says:

    Thank you … thank you … thank you. From time to time i like to remember. And this here is one part fot make my day.. All the Gods will protect you. Greetings from Ookami

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