DAAS Icon

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DAAS Icon
Studio album by Doug Anthony All Stars
Released 14 May 1990
Recorded 1989, Studio RBX, Melbourne
Genre Alternative rock
Length 43:00
Label CBS/DAAS Kapital
Producer Ross Cockle
Doug Anthony All Stars chronology
Let It Swing
(1988)
DAAS Icon
(1990)
Dead & Alive
(1993)

DAAS Icon (also known as Icon) is the first and only studio album recorded and released by Australian comedy trio, the Doug Anthony All Stars. Released in 1990,[1] it features the singles "I Want to Spill the Blood of a Hippy" and "Bottle". Icon went on to become the highest-selling independent album in Australia,[2] but was banned in the UK due to a reference to the IRA in the song "KRSNA".[3] This was later overturned by a British court.[4]

Unlike the Allstars' live performances, this is an alternative rock album played with electric guitars, basses and keyboards, although some acoustic songs are included.

The tracks "Little Gospel Song" and "Change the Blades" previously appeared on their demo tape Let It Swing in 1988.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks capitalised as on the back cover (for CD) and inner sleeve (for LP).

All lyrics written by Paul McDermott, all music composed by Doug Anthony All Stars.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Commies for Christ"   3:02
2. "My Babys gone to Jail"   2:29
3. "JACK"   1:57
4. "Change the Blades"   3:14
5. "KRS̈NA"   2:50
6. "Shang-a-lang"   2:54
7. "Little Gospel Song"   1:40
8. "DEAD ELVIS"   2:45
Side B
No. Title Length
9. "i want to spill the blood of a Hippy"   4:54
10. "Go to Church"   3:06
11. "RAT"   3:12
12. "Broad lic Nic"   3:10
13. "2x"   2:13
14. "Motorcycle St. Sebastian"   3:05
15. "BOTTLE"   2:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by DAAS and The Cockle Factor
  • Engineered by Ross Cockle and Melita Jagic
  • All songs by Control
  • Richard Fidler – guitars, sitar, Irish harp, axe and dinner plates, backing and harmony vocals
  • Paul McDermott – kettle drum, erhu, viola, sheet metals and cymbals, lead and harmony vocals
  • Tim Ferguson – keyboards, Fairlight, euphonium, kora, bachelors rags, backing and harmony vocals
  • Andrew – brass
  • Steve Hadley – double bass
  • Rosie Westbrook – electric bass, double bass, Angus Burchell
  • J.J. Hackett – drums
  • Sam See – drum programmer
  • Kerri Simpson – vocals
  • Richard Lewis – artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Casellas, Leanne (1990-06-01). "Gleesome Threesome". Daily News. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2008-09-14. 
  2. ^ Lum, Alexander (1994-04-14). "DAAS Mania". Togatus. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  3. ^ Murphy, Nicola (1990-06-02). "Banned! (So What's New?)". TV Week. Archived from the original on 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  4. ^ Ferguson, Tim (1990). "Humour In Uniform". The Harvey. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 

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