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The Icons

Mad-Bull-in-a-China-Shop-Rock
Seattle

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The Icons make records every 25 years. At least.

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"Their slam/bang guitar and pounding rhythms wake me up to why I loved The Wailers and The Sonics back in the day" — 06/15/2011

"Their slam/bang guitar and pounding rhythms wake me up to why I loved The Wailers and The Sonics back in the day and why bands I never would have listened to in the Sixties (Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, Richard Hell & the Voidoids) later became solid favorites." Rock and Reprise Review: The Icons "Appointment with Destiny" http://www.rockandreprise.net/iconsdestiny.html

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The Icons - The Glory of Love (Official Music Video)...

The Icons - The Glory of Love (Official Music Video)

From The Icons' CD "Appointment with Destiny!" on Green Monkey Records. Video footage courtesy of Prelinger Archives from the public domain film The Door to ...

The Icons starring in "Double-O-Zero" (Official Music Video)...

The Icons starring in "Double-O-Zero" (Official Music Video)

The Icons starring in "Double-O-Zero." Co-starring the Alaskan Way Viaduct [soon to disappear] & Aurora Avenue North. July 2010. The second music video from ...

The Icons - Twenty-Five (Live)...

The Icons - Twenty-Five (Live)

Filmed at Slim's last Chance by Howie Wahlen.

The Icons starring in "We're So Bad" (Official Music Video)...

The Icons starring in "We're So Bad" (Official Music Video)

http://www.greenmonkeyrecords.com/wordpress/catalog_Icons_Masters.php Green Monkey Records from Seattle present mad-bull-in-a-China-shop rock. The masters of...

The Icons - You're the One (Official Music Video)...

The Icons - You're the One (Official Music Video)

This video is compiled from photos sent in by fans, friends and family of their "Ones". Big thank yous: Cindy Fitzgerald, Paula Erickson, Alex Berkey, Dawn L...

The Icons: Proof That They Rocked...

The Icons: Proof That They Rocked

Short film about The Icons made for Fly Film Festival in 2003 by Jen Peel, prior to us even thinking about making a second. We don't have any rights to this.

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The Icons /  Seattle Mad-Bull-in-a-China-Shop-Rock

Fact: The Icons = TOTAL ROCK ACTION! On their second release in 25 years, these Seattle Underground Rock Gods slap together an irreverent pile of noisy guitar songs filled with brain-sucking hooks in the tradition of the Pacific Northwest. As raw as The Clash, as stupid as the New York Dolls and as intellectually stimulating as Lou Reed on a really bad day, this ain’t for the faint of heart. Guest superstars include Jeff Kelly of the Green Pajamas, multi-instrumentalist indie-star Amy Denio and Glenn Slater from the Walkabouts.

With 16 full and complete songs, Appointment with Destiny! delivers the mighty rock and tuneful thrashing you should always expect from these four misguided post-moderns. Have mercy.

Their obscure classic Masters of Disaster was posthumously and minimally released on cassette in 1986 - it was finally time to give it a proper release.

Masters of Disaster features 14 tracks of 100% pure and manly rock - the original nine track album plus a recently discovered and finished version of “(Half the World is Made of) Women” as well as other obscurities. All tracks were remixed from the original 1983 master tapes.

The Icons are all grownups with jobs. They are doing this for the exact same reason as they did the first time; to make a beautiful racket and to believe for one sweet, delusional moment that music matters more than anything else. But with the release of Destiny!, they are finally on the verge of fame and fortune ... Appointment with Destiny! is the Sgt. Pepper’s of the 21st Century. They are the walrus.

The Icons are: pretty boys Tom Dyer – Guitar, Vocals and Steve Trettevik – Guitar, Vocals - plus Hades’ own rhythm section, James Gascoigne on drums and Rick Yust on bass and vocals.

This probably isn’t going to change your life but it damn well should.

Guitar, singing, producer and so on

Steve Trettevik

Guitar and singing

Rick Yust

Bass and signing

James Gascoigne

Drums
Jun 15, 2011

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"Their slam/bang guitar and pounding rhythms wake me up to why I loved The Wailers and The Sonics back in the day"

"Their slam/bang guitar and pounding rhythms wake me up to why I loved The Wailers and The Sonics back in the day and why bands I never would have listened to in the Sixties (Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, Richard Hell & the Voidoids) later became solid favorites." Rock and Reprise Review: The Icons "Appointment with Destiny" http://www.rockandreprise.net/iconsdestiny.html

Aug 15, 2003

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Short Film - The Icons: Proof That They Rocked

Short film on Icons shot for Seattle Fly Film festival by Jen Peel in 2003 starts the comeback trail.