The Small Price of a Bicycle is the second studio album by The Icicle Works. The album was released in 1985 and charted at number 55 in the UK Despite the success of the band's first album in North America, it was unreleased in both the US and Canada, with Arista Records in the US memorably rejecting it as "punk-rock demos"
There's actually nothing small about the Icicle Works' second album. Like early U2, Big Country, and Simple Minds, the Icicle Works paint with a large canvas; on The Small Price of a Bicycle, the Icicle Works don't stray from their formula of mammoth guitar riffs and epic choruses. While the LP doesn't have the bewitching wintry feel of the group's self-titled debut, Ian McNabb's husky voice compensates for the overall lack of immediate hooks. Perambulator" exposes the Icicle Works' more aggressive side, one that McNabb would explore further on his Head Like a Rock LP, while "Seven Horses" is more of the same, McNabb's throaty voice riding on a wave of colossal guitars and thumping basslines. The Small Price of a Bicycle has its boring moments, such as "All the Daughters (Of Her Father's House)," but McNabb's passion breathes life into every lyric.
Producer – Geoff Muir (tracks: B3), Hugh Jones (tracks: A1), The Icicle Works (tracks: B3), Wally Brill (tracks: A2 to B2, B4, B5). Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – Robert Ian McNabb. Written-By – Layhe (tracks: A1, A2), McNabb.
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Exclusive Prime pricing. The Small Price of a Bicycle. 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. 8 people found this helpful.
Album · 1985 · 10 Songs. More By The Icicle Works. See All. Lost Icicles, Volume 1. 2008. Lost Icicles, Volume 2. 2009.
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