Primitive Man is the second studio album by Australian synthpop band Icehouse, released in September 1982. In January 1982, Icehouse founder Iva Davies started recording Primitive Man essentially as a solo project, it was co-produced with Keith Forsey who later worked with Simple Minds and Billy Idol. Forsey supplied additional percussion; Davies supplied vocals, lead guitar, keyboards (Sequential Circuits Prophet-5), bass guitar and programmed the Linn drum machine.
Primitive Man is Icehouse’s second album, first released in September 1982.
Alternativ Rock Icehouse. Album Name Primitive Man. Type Album.
Primitive Man. By: Icehouse (1982, Rock). Measure For Measure by Icehouse. The Berlin Tapes by Icehouse. Big Wheel by Icehouse. Icehouse by Icehouse. View all albums . Primitive Man. 1. Great Southern Land. (CD - Chrysalis Records. An album of atmospheres, "Great Southern Land" evokes images of Australia's arid interior, while "Trojan Blue" conjures up medieval Italy or France.
Other Albums by Icehouse. Jonesy & Amanda's Backyard Jam Presents ICEHOUSE EP (Live). Icehouse In Concert (Live). The Extended Mixes Vol. 2. Icehouse.
|3||Hey Little Girl||4:24|
|5||Great Southern Land||5:17|
|7||Love In Motion||3:37|
|9||One By One||3:59|
|10||Goodnight Mr. Matthews||4:00|
|11||Break These Chains||3:42|
|12||Over The Line||2:47|
|13||Uniform (German Version)||4:08|
|14||Street Café (Single Mix)||4:13|
|15||Hey Little Girl (Single Mix)||3:39|
|16||Great Southern Land (1994 Version)||3:49|
|17||Great Southern Land (Single Edit)||3:36|
- Liner Notes – Michael Heatley
- Remastered By – Eroc
NotesLicensed courtesy of DIVA Records Pty Ltd.
(P) 2013 Repertoire Records (UK) Ltd.
(C) 2013 Repertoire Records (UK) Ltd.
Mainman Iva Davies recorded this 1982 release as a one-man band in Sydney and Los Angeles; he worked with Simple Minds/Billy Idol mentor Keith Forsey.
The computer-based Linn drum/synthesiser sound was reminiscent of David Bowie, who hired ICEHOUSE as his opening act in 1983.
First single ‘Great Southern Land’ made the Australian Top 10 and remains the band’s most popular song. Singles ‘Hey Little Girl’ made No.17 and ‘Street Café’ No.62 in Britain (and last-named reached the Top 40 in Germany).
Among the 6 bonus tracks are the Single versions, B-sides, a track from the same period, plus the 1994 version of ‘Great Southern Land’, remixed by Bill Laswell.
The UK version of the ‘Primitive Man’ LP featured not only different cover artwork but also a new title as ‘Love In Motion’.
It reached Number 64 in the spring of 1983 (No.5 in Germany).
Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected journalist Michael Heatley (‘Record Collector’ / ‘Guitar & Bass’).
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4 009910 117125
|RRLP1204, RRLP 1204||Icehouse||Primitive Man (LP, Album)||Regular Records , Regular Records||RRLP1204, RRLP 1204||Australia & New Zealand||1982|
|1C5383213902||Icehouse||Primitive Man (CD, Album)||Chrysalis||1C5383213902||Germany||Unknown|
|254 980||Icehouse||Primitive Man (CD, Album)||Chrysalis||254 980||UK||Unknown|
|Chr 1390||Icehouse||Primitive Man (LP, Album)||Chrysalis||Chr 1390||Italy||1982|
|254 980||Icehouse||Primitive Man (CD, Album, RE)||Chrysalis||254 980||Europe||1987|