laugardagur, janúar 20, 2007
The Sugarcubes Wikipedia
The Sugarcubes (Icelandic: Sykurmolarnir) were an Icelandic alternative rock band formed in 1986 and disbanded in 1992. They received critical and popular acclaim internationally. They first came to notice in the UK when radio DJ John Peel played "Birthday", voted by his listeners as a single of the year. The band's music was characterized by psychedelic sound, whimsical yet heartfelt lyrics, and the imploring, girlish voice of vocalist Björk Guðmundsdóttir, who later went on to great success as a solo artist. The band's name was assumed by its fans to be an LSD usage reference; the drug had regained widespread popularity while the band was releasing music.
On September 18, 2006, the band announced plans for a one-off reunion concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut single with all profits going to the non-profit Smekkleysa SM to promote Icelandic music.. The show took place on November 17 at Laugardalshöll sport arena in Reykjavík, Iceland. They were supported by fellow Icelandic groups múm and Rass.
1 Line up
2.3 Vinyl and CD boxes
2.4 Collaborations and featuring
2.5 Other releases
3 See also
5 External links
Björk Guðmundsdóttir (vocals, keyboards)
Sigtryggur Baldursson (drums)
Einar Örn Benediktsson (vocals, trumpet)
Einar Melax (keyboards)
Þór Eldon (guitar)
Bragi Ólafsson (bass)
Margrét Örnólfsdóttir (keyboards)
Year Album UK US
1988 Life's Too Good 14 54
1989 Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! 15 70
1989 Illur Arfur - -
1992 Stick Around for Joy 16 95
1992 It's It (remixes collection) - -
1998 The Great Crossover Potential (greatest hits compilation) - -
Year Song UK singles US Modern Rock US Dance Album
1986 "Ammæli"/"Köttur" - - - Einn Mol'á Mann
1988 "Birthday" - - - Life's Too Good
1988 "Coldsweat" - - - Life's Too Good
1988 "Deus" - - - Life's Too Good
1988 "Motorcrash" - 10 - Life's Too Good
1989 "Regina" - 2 - Here Today Tomorrow Next Week!
1989 "Planet" - - - Here Today Tomorrow Next Week!
1990 "Tidal Wave" - - - Here Today Tomorrow Next Week!
1991 "Hit" 17 1 - Stick Around For Joy
1992 "Walkabout" - 16 - Stick Around For Joy
1992 "Vitamin" - - - Stick Around For Joy
1992 "Leash Called Love" - - 1 It's It
Vinyl and CD boxes
1989 - 12.11 (Elektra Records)
1989 - 7.8 (Elektra Records)
1989 - CD.6 (Elektra Records)
Collaborations and featuring
1987 - Snarl 2 (Erðanumúsík), Icelandic compilation. Featuring under the name of Sykurmolarnir.
1987 - Luftgítar (Smekkleysa), album by Johnny Triumph.
1987 - Skytturnar (Gramm), soundtrack to the movie directed by Friðrik Þór Fríðriksson.
1988 - One Little Indian - Greatest Hits Volume One (One Little Indian), greatest hits (volume 1) released by One Little Indian.
1990 - Hættuleg Hljómsveit & Glæpakvendið Stella (Megas), album by Megas.
1990 - World Domination or Death Volume 1 (Smekkleysa/Workers Playtime PLAY), compilation.
1990 - One Little Indian - Greatest Hits Volume Two (One Little Indian), greatest hits (volume 2) released by One Little Indian.
1990 - Rubáiyát - Elektra's 40th Anniversary (Elektra Records), Elektra Records anniversary compilation.
1993 - Welcome to the Future (One Little Indian), compilation.
1988 - Sugarcubes Interview Disc (One Little Indian)
1998 - The Great Crossover Potential (One Little Indian)
1998 - Avengers (Soundtrack) (WEA/ATLANTIC)
1998 - Music Inspired by the Motion Picture: The Avengers (BIG EAR)
List of number-one dance hits (United States)
List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart
The Video, a collection of music videos released on VHS
^ bjork.com (2006). "The Sugarcubes bounce back into concert!". Retrieved on 2006-10-02.
Review and videos of Sugarcubes reunion show 17 November 2006
Review of reissued Sugarcubes video releases at Modern Peapod