Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series called Alt. Rewind that recaps the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the latest episode right here.
This week’s new release round-up includes the rush-released new studio album from ex-Sugarcubes frontwoman Bjork, plus the new Charlatans’ studio album, an expanded 2CD reissue of The Primitives’ “Galore,” and vinyl reissues of Guided By Voices’ “Bee Thousand” and “King Shit & The Golden Boys.”
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we revisit a 1989 episode featuring an appearance by three of The Sugarcubes — Bjork, fellow singer Einar Orn and drummer Siggy Baldursson — who discuss their second album, Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! Check out a short clip of their interview segments.
This week’s new releases include the long-awaited new album from My Bloody Valentine, the new Depeche Mode single, a 10-disc Roxy Music box set, vinyl reissues of Bauhaus’ first two albums, a new studio effort from Chris Stamey of The dB’s, a collection of Bjork remixes and Julian Cope’s reissue of ‘St. Julian.’
In October 1988, an MTV-packaged “new music” tour featuring Living Colour, The Godfathers and The Sugarcubes hit Alabama’s Auburn University, where the music-video network filmed the latter band’s 50-minute, 14-song set for a special that aired during the “second 60” of “120 Minutes” on Christmas of that same year.
While it’s not uncommon to hear musicians name-checking Bjork, you don’t see The Sugarcubes bandied about much — which is why it’s nice to see this clip of indie-pop outfit The Drums performing that band’s 1987 single ‘Birthday’ during a recent on-air performance taped for Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
This week’s new releases include new, live and reissued albums, singles and EPs from the likes of Peter Murphy, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, the Pixies’ Black Francis, The B-52s, Erasure and Talk Talk.
]The ever-enigmatic Björk turns 45 today, and to mark the occasion, we go back to the beginning: Here’s a clip of her late-’80s/early-’90s band The Sugarcubes performing ‘Motorcrash’ at London’s Town & Country Club in 1987.