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    by » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 01:02




    Really, Debut still seems like yesterday!

    Anyway, feel free to talk about the pixie herself- but don't go beyond 1999's All Is Full Of Love!

    I'd like to post her old group and their wonky alt-pop.
    I'll never forget the first time i heard/ saw Birthday on the Chart Show on TV's Channel 4- i was only 13 and i wasn't sure if i liked it but i was alerted to an underworld of music that in my later years i'd learn to love.

    Bear in mind also, that the video we saw on TV was the original Icelandic version from 1986 (the UK single was in English - with the Icelandic on the flip- but they didn't film an English video till later).

    The song hung around the UK Indie Chart for six months- getting regular plays on The Chart Show's Indie rundown- at that time, the only chance to see what became known as alternative music on primetime TV. It stayed in the top 100 for several weeks, peaking at #65- a monumental achievment given the nature of the record and the musical climate at the time!

    The song was reissued and remixed with another video, but again peaked at #65! After their split it was remixed by The Jesus and Mary Chain, peaking one place higher at 64!

    Then came the indescribable Cold Sweat, (the original video of which was banned from TV, apparently, though i distinctly remember the song on the aforementioned Chart Show), the surprise top 15 album Life's Too Good, and the nutty defiance of Deus (which i obviously don't agree with- neither does she, strictly speaking!).

    It went a bit wonky with the second album...

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    by » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 09:35

    I love anything Bjork.. But, I still have to listen to this era..

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    by » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 11:31

    I've only heard some of the Sugarcubes' singles and while I was not unimprssed, I hardly ever wanted to hear them again. Birthday is outworldly though.

    I prefer this era :



    Arabadrengurinnis epic!
    They need rappers like me
    So they can get on their fuckin' keyboards and make me the bad guy, Chun-Li

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    by » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 19:24

    I have "Leash Called Love (Nu Beat)" - the Tony Humphries remix - on an old compilation from 1992 and it's an amazing track! Other than that, the only Sugarcubes song I know is "Hit", which I don't like much.

    Favourite Björk song - Big Time Sensuality + remixes - quite a good vid, too!

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    by » Thu April 2nd, 2009, 20:20

    Favorite Bjork Song: Hyperballad
    Favorite Bjork Albums: Post / Medulla

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    by » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 01:13

    Quote Originally Posted by Grybop
    I've only heard some of the Sugarcubes' singles and while I was not unimprssed, I hardly ever wanted to hear them again. Birthday is outworldly though.

    I prefer this era :



    Arabadrengurinnis epic!
    I had no idea those early songs had been posted! Hippy songs basically!
    She was only 11, bless her!

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    by » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 01:31

    This is gorgeous!- An 11 yr-old Bjork playing flute on an instrumental http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idcVNKEWtyg

    Doing the Beatles' Fool On The Hill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clp-q08jzwk


    Stevie Wonder's Your Kiss Is Sweet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqyZn60H6Iw


    I never thought i'd hear this album!

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    by » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 01:49

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondini

    Doing the Beatles' Fool On The Hill http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clp-q08jzwk

    And you can really tell it's her in the last 25''
    They need rappers like me
    So they can get on their fuckin' keyboards and make me the bad guy, Chun-Li

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    by » Mon April 6th, 2009, 16:05

    I think i've managed to find every single bjork song out there with a 3.7Gig discography download. not bothered to check if those are included.

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    by » Fri April 10th, 2009, 00:15

    The second 'Cubes album was largely crap due to too much Einar and not enough melody. But there was a few great tracks, including thse two singles:

    Regina
    Planet

    Then came album three and the unexpected...

    Hit Wonderful wonderful!
    "This wasn't supposed to happen!" Indeed! But it WAS!
    Walkabout
    Unfortunately, the follow-up was hampered by an Abba cover on the flip that they hadn't seeked permission to do- the single was quickly withdrawn and missed the top 75.
    Vitamin

    Then they split, though we had already had a hint of the new direction Bjork would take in her solo career with her guest spots on 808 State's Ex: El album:

    Rather annoyingly, i can't find a working video link to the single Ooops anywhere. But here's the glorious song in full http://www.last.fm/music/808+State/_/Ooops
    Qmart

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    by » Thu April 23rd, 2009, 21:21

    Homogenic is a great album, but I'm not as attached to it as I am to Vespertine
    tell the others you've gone to sea...

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    by » Fri April 24th, 2009, 02:11

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaggers
    Homogenic is a great album, but I'm not as attached to it as I am to Vespertine
    Verspertine is awesome- possibly my favourite ever album!

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    by » Sat August 5th, 2017, 06:45

    Here I thought original Sugababes reinvented themselves
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