Today’s Yesterday Track – THE SUGARCUBES…

Golden oldies to soundtrack the summer of 2017…

Track: BIRTHDAY – debut single on debut album ‘Life’s Too Good’
Released: August 1987 – 30 years ago
Note: still a waggish little nymph with an outlandish voice singing weird stories back then (actually, she didn’t change that much), Björk already showed she was really special and she still is 30 years later. John Peel and British magazines NME and Melody Maker became fans, instantly…

She lives in this house over there / has her world outside it
Grapples with the earth with her fingers and her mouth / she’s five years old
Thread worms on a string / keeps spiders in her pocket, collects fly-wings in
A jar scrubs horse flies and pinches them on a line / she’s got one friend
He lives next door / they listen to the weather / he knows how many freckles she’s got
She scratches his beard / She’s painting huge books / glues them together
They saw a big raven / it glided down the sky / she touched it
Today’s a birthday / they’re smoking cigars / he got a chain of flowers
Sows a bird in her knickers / they’re smoking cigars / lie in the bathtub / chain of flowers.

THE SUGARCUBES: Biography – Discography


  1. jprobichaud · August 1, 2017

    Love this track and the video. It’s a bit mesmerizing, no?


    • JL · August 1, 2017

      Absolutely, that voice! And musically a bit like early Siouxsie & Banshees

      Liked by 1 person

      • jprobichaud · August 1, 2017

        Siouxsie, yes! Never thought of that but now that you’ve said it…


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