Sugarcubes — Coldsweat
Album: Life's Too Good
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Released: 1988
Length: 3:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Einar
Meat meat blood blood
Sweat sweat meat!

Björk
I close the door
Shouldn't burn yet
The wires get hotter
Palms are glowing

This is hot meat
This is metallic blood
This is hot meat
This is open sweat

I'll show you with my fingers
Draw with the eye
With your own breath
I'll tear your lungs

Here is hot meat
This is metallic blood
Here is hot meat
This is open sweat

Einar
This side of the blackest meadows
I make my winter dwelling
And crush my bones

Björk
This is hot meat
This is metallic blood
This is ...hot meat!

I'll sail out the window
I'll walk down the edge
I will not finish
'Till I'm fully satisfied

This is hot meat
This is metallic blood
This is hot meat
This is open sweat
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 vandal wrote:

I too saw them for the first time then, and I'm agreed.  Most of my friends (both male/female) from that time period spent plenty of time wondering what it might be like to make love with Bjork. . . I must confess that I gave it a thought or two myself. . .

{#Shifty}
 
Been there, done that.

I love Bjork and her music. It's always sounded fresh and daring to me. The Sugarcubes was the perfect launching pad for her, and always remind me of being the Scandinavian B-52's.   
I've always thought that this is one JAMMING song, and it really showcases Bjork's Grace Slick-ish vocal gymnastics and fiery passion
 maxvonevil wrote:

Imagine while nursing a hangover from hell, someone is blowing a trumpet straight into your face, a gaggle of weird muppets and ninja midgets race around the bed, all while you are trying to toss a cocktail sausage into a stairwell. How's that for imagery? {#Cheers}

 
I didn't realize anyone else was there at the time.
 maxvonevil wrote:

Imagine while nursing a hangover from hell, someone is blowing a trumpet straight into your face, a gaggle of weird muppets and ninja midgets race around the bed, all while you are trying to toss a cocktail sausage into a stairwell. How's that for imagery? {#Cheers}

 
Ohshitthatsfunny — stop, oh please, dude, yer killin me.... oh man... (just breathe) hoooooooobuddy!

Holy crap... I must admit, weird as she is, she's easily my favorite Icelandic import and I (shameless pig that I am) would be hard-pressed to take a pass on such a potentially life-altering experience should I miraculously find myself in some form of contention there.  (Ha!)  BUT NOW, thanks to good ol' Max here, there's simply no way that I'd be able to remove that image from my mind enough to properly reciprocate — and man, that's just a big damn shame.  

So, thanks for screwing that up for me and probably for several other...uhh...dreamers here, ya wanker.  Seriously though, thanks also for the laugh!

{#Cheers} 
 vandal wrote:

I too saw them for the first time then, and I'm agreed.  Most of my friends (both male/female) from that time period spent plenty of time wondering what it might be like to make love with Bjork. . . I must confess that I gave it a thought or two myself. . .

{#Shifty}
 
Imagine while nursing a hangover from hell, someone is blowing a trumpet straight into your face, a gaggle of weird muppets and ninja midgets race around the bed, all while you are trying to toss a cocktail sausage into a stairwell. How's that for imagery? {#Cheers}


 vandal wrote:
Most of my friends (both male/female) from that time period spent plenty of time wondering what it might be like to make love with Bjork. . . I must confess that I gave it a thought or two myself. . .

Businessgypsy wrote:
It's consensus - Björk gives us all a bjöner!
 
{#Roflol}
What ever happened to Einar (the guy who talks through most Sugarcubes songs)? He was like the Icelandic Fred Schneider.
Most excellent!  Haven't heard this in many years.
This is brilliant stuff.  Thanks RP.
Way, way ahead of their time.  Edgy when it came out, simply outstanding now, especially in light of the dreck that passes for music on FM today.  Solid 8+! 
I don't think I've ever heard Sugarcubes on RP. How can that be?

 

Pristina wrote:

Wow!  Have not heard this song in probably 20 years.  How do you do it Bill?  

 


Wow!  Have not heard this song in probably 20 years.  How do you do it Bill?  
Thanks Bill!  I love this album. :)
I
so
love
my
Icelandic
pixie

{#Heartkiss} 

 macpeck wrote:
Just don't like her—I think she's one of the fakes...
 
I have it on good authority that she is in fact Bjork... the fake one is made of synthetic icing and black fur
Love hearing the Sugarcubes! Thank you!
 Hannio wrote:
Awesome singing.
 
Bjork.  Not a fan personally but I think even her most ardent fans would accept the voice is distinctive enough you wouldn't expect everyone to like it in much the same way I don't have a problem with the way many of my friends have never come round to young Mr Bragg.
Awesome singing.
At its time (1988) the only competition for Sinead O'Conner: great talents both!
One of my favorite singers... loved her immediately when this album came out.

Here's a great documentary about Bjork from the 90s. It appeared on Bravo here in the US:
http://youtu.be/r_JDhPjUl6U
 bseib wrote:
I find it amazing that I *consistently* cannot stand the sound of Bjork, except when she's singing w/ the Sugarcubes. Somehow, the the Sugarcubes sound meshes with her voice and makes it work nicely. Otherwise she's nails on the chalkboard. {#Eek}
 
this WAS her best work...


I agree!

 
bseib wrote:
I find it amazing that I *consistently* cannot stand the sound of Bjork, except when she's singing w/ the Sugarcubes. Somehow, the the Sugarcubes sound meshes with her voice and makes it work nicely. Otherwise she's nails on the chalkboard. {#Eek}
 


Just don't like her—I think she's one of the fakes...
Nothin like Bjork or Sugarcubes to make a rainy day to shine.
I find it amazing that I *consistently* cannot stand the sound of Bjork, except when she's singing w/ the Sugarcubes. Somehow, the the Sugarcubes sound meshes with her voice and makes it work nicely. Otherwise she's nails on the chalkboard. {#Eek}


 Photo-John wrote:
This sounded so fresh when it came out and it has definitely lasted the test of time.
 
You bet.  I thought she'd sneaked a new album past me.  Very surprised to see that this is from the 80's....

Björk detected  ... OMG! That is a Sugarcubes! I woke up, woke up, yes. (face@palm)


Yeah for the 'Cubes! I loves me some Sugarcubes!
Did Björk study Mongolian throat singing?

This sounded so fresh when it came out and it has definitely lasted the test of time.
Man, this is good.
vandal wrote:
Most of my friends (both male/female) from that time period spent plenty of time wondering what it might be like to make love with Bjork. . . I must confess that I gave it a thought or two myself. . .
It's consensus - Björk gives us all a bjöner!

Growl baby, growl.
 Jelani wrote:
The album art is great!!!
 
And the music is even greater, love Björk.
...and I'm out.
I like the reverb on the snare drum!
The album art is great!!!
sweet!
nice ~ love ya Bill
Not a current Bjork fan. But this kicks ass.
 jakewhite77 wrote:
Sugarcubes, hell yeah!  Bjork should have never left.

First concert I ever went to, Sugarcubes and Public Enemy opened for U2.  That was 1993 I think.  What a show!
 
WOW! {#Notworthy}
 doctec wrote:

Same here - I remember the form-fitting red dress and the Flavor Flav style clock she had hung around her neck.  She did things with her voice I've never ever anyone pull off before, it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.  Riveting.
 
I too saw them for the first time then, and I'm agreed.  Most of my friends (both male/female) from that time period spent plenty of time wondering what it might be like to make love with Bjork. . . I must confess that I gave it a thought or two myself. . .

{#Shifty}

At first I thought this might be Bat For Lashes. I didn't know it was our little Icelandic pixie until more phlegm was hacked up vocals ensued.


I have the same nostalgic feeling.I went to see them in the late 80's during their first gigs in Paris.
They were a bit crazy but the atmosphere was great. Björk had already an incredible presence on stage.
I really love this first album.


 
ginger wrote:
Cool. Takes me back to when I first saw/heard of the Sugarcubes. I caught them on Saturday Night Live years ago, and was mezmerized by Bjork. Bought this album right away, and still love to pull it out now and then.
 


 ginger wrote:
Cool. Takes me back to when I first saw/heard of the Sugarcubes. I caught them on Saturday Night Live years ago, and was mezmerized by Bjork. Bought this album right away, and still love to pull it out now and then.
 
Same here - I remember the form-fitting red dress and the Flavor Flav style clock she had hung around her neck.  She did things with her voice I've never ever anyone pull off before, it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.  Riveting.


Really good stuff!  Good match of the band and the vocals.  BaJork-like in a good way.
its funny that this sounds like early U2..
Her voice is fierce! {#Notworthy}