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