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is an Australian band who enjoyed their greatest commercial successes
through the 80s. I have admired their effortlessly sophisticated
compositions, and thoughtful and imaginative yet understated lyrics,
since my early childhood. The juxtaposition of the speaker’s “pocket
full of holes” against his love interest’s “ribbon of rainbows” is
picturesque and evocative, even if the imagery becomes diluted by the
second verse. This particular song also showcases Iva Davies’
considerable vocal prowess.
is a very special feeling, to remember I was privileged to enjoy
‘Crazy’ -- and other songs of its era -- at the very time they were
first released. Icehouse has cemented its iconic status in Australian
rock history, and for good reason: when I revisit compositions like
this one from the perspective of having much greater experience in
music, I am afforded a new appreciation of what talent and skill went into their creation.
do not believe music was ‘better in my day’. Just as there is no
shortage of atrocious classical compositions, there are many
contemporary artists whose work features the same genuine
talent and adroit musicianship as this song. Only time will tell if they
too leave a legacy that future generations may find breathtaking.
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