The return of Björk with her new album Biophilia affords us the chance to revisit her remarkable arrival via the anarchic Icelandic troupe in which she sang in the late '80s. Gerrie Lim talked to her, and to her notorious co-frontperson Einar Örn Benediktsson, for Exposure magazine--Barney Hoskyns, Editorial Director, Rock's Backpages
The come from a land of ice and snow, where volcanic peaks and photogenic glaciers surround settlements given to fish factories and sundry cottage industries, where you might least expect to find youthful angst exalting this primal thing dubbed rock 'n' roll. But short days and long nights are the Arctic Circle's miasma of invention and out of left field arises the newest of Nordic invaders.
The Sugarcubes call themselves a "tacky pop band" and, with equally sardonic wit, title their debut album Life's Too Good. After charting three top singles on the British indie scene, they've now come to America, to plunder and sack the airwaves.
Their newly-foundRead More »from The Rock’s Backpages Flashback: Befriending Björk and the Sugarcubes