ICON A.D.
AKA: ICON

Formed: Leeds, North Yorkshire, England, UK

"Icon A.D. is more of an organisation than a band.

Anarcho punks who began life in 1979 as Icon, and as such contributed 'Cancer' to the Bullshit Detector compilation in 1981. The band split soon after, but guitarist Craig Sharp carried on with a new lineup as Icon A.D., releasing two fairly melodic singles for the Norwich-based Radical Change label. A third single, to be called Backs To The Wall, was not released until 2006, when it was included in the band's retrospective CD ...Lest We Forget.

LINEUP #1 (circa 1978-1981)

Craig Sharp-Weir - guitar
Mark Holmes - drums
Phil Smith - bass
Dicky Walton - vocals

This lineup recorded the first demo in 1980

LINEUP #2 (1982)

Craig Sharp-Weir - guitar, bass
Mark Holmes - drums
Caroline - vocals
Caroline's sister - vocals

This lineup recorded Don't Feed Us Shit (1982)

LINEUP #3 (1982-1983)

Craig Sharp-Weir - guitar
Mark Holmes - drums
Roger Turnbull (ex-F3) - bass
Caroline - vocals
Caroline's sister - vocals

This lineup recorded Let The Vultures Fly...... E.P. (1983), a John Peel session and a third,m unreleased EP.

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Icon A.D. - Don't Feed Us Shit Icon A.D. - Let The Vultures Fly...... E.P.      
Don't Feed Us Shit
(7", 1982)
Let The Vultures Fly...... E.P. (7", 1983)      

Extraneous Releases

Icon A.D. - ...Lest We Forget        
...Lest We Forget
(CD, 2006)
       

Various Artists

Bullshit Detector UK LP 1981 (Crass): Cancer [as Icon]

Anti-Society: Anarcho Punk Compilation Vol. 3 UK CD 2006 (Overground): Seeing Is Believing

Do It Yourself - The Rise In The Independent Music Industry After Punk UK 2xLP/CD 2007 (Soul Jazz): Fight For Peace
SJR LP153

Links

Listen And Understand Blogspot

 


 

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