THE ICICLE WORKS "BIRDS FLY (WHisper To A Scream)"
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
The post-punk, new wave, alternative rock band from liverpool only managed one Top 40 hit in the UK during the 80s, and it wasn't this track! In fact, it was the single Love Is A Wonderful Colour which peaked at #15 in 1983.
The song above was originally released in June 1983 as Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) and reached #90 in the UK Singles Chart, although it made #2 on the Indie chart. The re-release with a reversed title was a double A-side featuring Caludron Of Love.
However, in the U.S. a distinctly different remixed version was released without Cauldron Of Love. The band's self-titled debut album (released in March 1984) was a minor hit, reaching #24 in the UK and #40 in the U.S.