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Rock Ballad of The Week: Icehouse “Crazy”

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I’ve got a pocket
Full of holes
Head in the clouds
The king of fools
You’ve got a ribbon of rainbows
The sun in your eyes
Burning through
Could be I’m happy and sad
Could be I’m losing my head
Over you

Well, you’ve gotta be crazy, baby
To want a guy like me
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

So if I’m dreaming
Don’t wake me tonight
If this is all wrong
I don’t want it right
‘Cause you’re the one sure thing
When I get lost in the game
Once again
Hey, I’m a lucky guy
Without a reason and I
Don’t understand

Well, you’ve gotta be crazy, baby
To want a guy like me
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

Well, there must be some kind of mistake
To give your heart away
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

I’ve got a pocket
Full of holes
Head in the clouds
The king of fools
You’ve got a ribbon of rainbows
The sun in your eyes
Burning through
Could be I’m happy and sad
Could be I’m losing my head
Over you

Well, you’ve gotta be crazy, baby
To want a guy like me
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

Well, there must be some kind of mistake
To give your heart away
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

Well, you’ve gotta be crazy, baby
To want a guy like me
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

Well, there must be some kind of mistake
To give your heart away
Yeah, you’ve gotta be out of your mind
Crazy

Well you’ve gotta be crazy baby
To want a guy like me
Yeah, you’ve gotta be crazy, baby…

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Written by Ivor Arthur Davies, Robert Grant Kretschmer, Andy Quinta • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

Icehouse are an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in Sydney in 1977. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing new wave and synthpop music and attained Top 10 singles chart success in both Europe and the U.S. The mainstay of both Flowers and Icehouse has been Iva Davies (singer-songwriter, record producer, guitar, bass, keyboards, oboe 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 (“Love in Motion“, 1981), Linn drum machine (“Hey Little Girl“, 1982) and Fairlight CMI (Razorback trailer, 1983) in Australian popular music.[1][3][4][5][6] 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 (1980, as Flowers), Primitive Man (1982) and Man of Colours (1987).

Icehouse was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) 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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photo credit: fortemag.com.au

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11 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of The Week: Icehouse “Crazy”

  1. Wow, I did not know that Icehouse made such great rock ballads. The only song I remember by them is “Hey, little girl”. I love this kind of 80’s rock ballads. Great pick, Sylvester!

  2. I remember this one now that I’m listening. Oldie but a goodie!

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