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Citizens of Ice Cream


Apps-Google-Music-Metro-iconSong: The Showdown by Citizens of Ice Cream from the album The Wknd Sessions EP (2014). Visitors can listen to the Featured Song by clicking the play button above.

Malaysian instrumental band, Citizens of Ice Cream, is based on the book title Emperor of Ice Cream by Brian Moore, whose title is based on the Wallace Steven’s poem of the same name, which is also featured in the book.

Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
Let the wenches dawdle in such dress
As they are used to wear, and let the boys
Bring flowers in last month’s newspapers.
Let be be finale of seem.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

Take from the dresser of deal.
Lacking the three glass knobs, that sheet
On which she embroidered fantails once
And spread it so as to cover her face.
If her horny feet protrude, they come
To show how cold she is, and dumb.
Let the lamp affix its beam.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice-cream.

The author’s perspective on life and social conditions were very similar to the band members, and thus the band name was formed. However, they don’t consider themselves emperors, but rather citizens.

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