Monday, 25 October 2010

MM: Birthday by the Sugarcubes

I listened to a radio documentary about Björk on my way to work today. Mention was made of her first achieving international recognition as a member of the Sugarcubes, in part due to their debut single 'Birthday'. I still remember the first time I became aware of this song. I was watching a television show called The Chart Show on Channel 4 (it later moved to ITV), which counted down the charts for a variety of genres, including the indie singles. I watched in astonishment as they showed the video for an Icelandic band called the Sugarcubes. The low-tech sensibility of the images was paired with sounds that were so foreign to anything that I heard before, and not just because the lyrics were in Icelandic. Needless to say that I rushed to the record shop that week to get a copy of the single (remember those? record shops? singles?)

Here is the Icelandic video for 'Birthday' that left such a deep impression on me.





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