Icehouse ‎– Primitive Man

Repertoire Records ‎– REPUK 1171
CD, Album, Remastered, Digipak



Licensed courtesy of DIVA Records Pty Ltd.
This compilation
(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

Other Versions (5 of 60) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RRLP1204, RRLP 1204 Icehouse Primitive Man(LP, Album) Regular Records (2), Regular Records (2) RRLP1204, RRLP 1204 Australia & New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
1C5383213902 Icehouse Primitive Man(CD, Album) Chrysalis 1C5383213902 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
254 980 Icehouse Primitive Man(CD, Album) Chrysalis 254 980 UK Unknown Sell This Version
Chr 1390 Icehouse Primitive Man(LP, Album) Chrysalis Chr 1390 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
254 980 Icehouse Primitive Man(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis 254 980 Europe 1987 Sell This Version