'DubHOUSE (Live)' by Icehouse on CD
After more than 30 years of writing and performing some of Australia's most successful and iconic music, Icehouse's Iva Davies made a discovery: "I'm Iva and I'm strictly roots." So, for two gigs, Icehouse became the reggae/bluebeat-soaked 'DubHOUSE'.
The 'DubHOUSE (Live) album flips 12 Icehouse tracks into reggae rhythms.
In an interview, Davies explained how this temporary metamorphosis came about. The explanation took us on a journey from Iva's first instrument, the bagpipes, to his classical training on the oboe, from a festival in Germany to a holiday in Fiji. But at the heart of the story was a simple case of having some fun. "When we play as Icehouse, we make sure we play the songs as faithfully as we can, the way people have loved them over the years. DubHOUSE is a bit of fun for me and the band plus we're adding extra singers and a brilliant brass section to make this into an end-of-year party for the band members, our fans and our friends," Iva said.
- EXODUS / GREAT SOUTHERN LAND
- ELECTRIC BLUE / COULD YOU BE LOVED
- HEY, LITTLE GIRL / YOU DON'T LOVE ME (NO,NO,NO)
- WALK ON THE WILD SIDE / HEARTBREAK KID
- NO PROMISES
- CAN'T HELP MYSELF
- BUFFALO SOLDIER / STREET CAFE