Definitions for icehouseˈaɪsˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz
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ice•houseˈaɪsˌhaʊs; -ˌhaʊ zɪz(n.)(pl.)-hous•es
a building for storing ice.
Origin of icehouse:
a house for storing ice
A deep cellar or outdoor building used for the storage of ice; sometimes also used to store food at low temperature
a game of strategy played with pyramidal pieces
Origin: ice + house
Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing New Wave and synthpop style music and attained Top Ten singles chart success in both Europe and the U.S. The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies supplying additional musicians as required. The name Icehouse, which was adopted in 1981, comes from an old, cold flat Davies lived in and the strange building across the road populated by itinerant people. Davies and Icehouse extended the use of synthesizers particularly the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Linn drum machine and Fairlight CMI in Australian popular music. Their best known singles on the Australian charts were "Great Southern Land", "Hey Little Girl", "Crazy", "Electric Blue" and "My Obsession"; with Top Three albums being Icehouse, Primitive Man and Man of Colours. Icehouse's iconic status was acknowledged when they were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame on 16 August 2006. ARIA described Icehouse as "one of the most successful Australian bands of the eighties and nineties... With an uncompromising approach to music production they created songs that ranged from pure pop escapism to edgy, lavish synthesised pieces..." Icehouse has produced eight Top Ten albums and twenty Top Forty singles in Australia, multiple top ten hits in Europe and North America and album sales of over 28 times Platinum in Australasia alone. As of 2006, Man of Colours was still the highest selling album in Australia by an Australian band.
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