That’s funny. The other day, I mentioned to a friend Motörhead and Belle And Sebastian as bands on the opposite sides of my musical taste spectrum. Today I noticed that they both have songs named like the band:
My recall may be off, but I thought I remembered seeing the title written “(In a) Big Country” or just “Big Country.” It’s been many years since I saw it written down. Great song though! I always thought the song “sounded” like what it was singing about, it just somehow sounds big and expansive.
Regarding Icehouse, it came out when I was still in school and I recall a local wiseguy DJ never failed to identify the song by saying “Icehouse, by the band Icehouse, from the album Icehouse.” We thought it was the coolest thing ever that album, band, and song were all the same.
Greg Kurstin (the “Geggy” of Geggy Tah and the “Bee” of The Bird and the Bee) put together a side project called Action Figure Party in 2001 that featured a whole bunch of random guest artists (Flea, Sean Lennon, Miho Hatori, etc.). Here’s the title track to their eponymous album.For some reason, that song got a fair bit of airplay on my local alternative station. (Spotify lists the album as being a Kurstin solo album, but AllMusic (and my memory) say that Action Figure Party was the credited artist’s name.)