Tag: The Sugarcubes

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes go under the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1989

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this Dave Kendall-hosted “120 X-Ray” segment on Icelandic export The Sugarcubes from 1989, a 3 1/2-minute clip that finds Bjork, fellow vocalist Einar Orn and drummer Siggy Baldursson discussing their just-released sophomore album Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes discuss their ‘optimistic complaints’ — 1989

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: The Sugarcubes discuss their ‘optimistic complaints’ — 1989

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.

Vintage Video: The Sugarcubes live at Auburn University in 1988 — full 50-minute set

Vintage Video: The Sugarcubes live at Auburn University in 1988 — full 50-minute set

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.

Video: The Drums cover The Sugarcubes’ ‘Birthday’ live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Video: The Drums cover The Sugarcubes’ ‘Birthday’ live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio

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.

Milestones: Björk is 45 today; watch The Sugarcubes play ‘Motorcrash’ in 1987

Milestones: Björk is 45 today; watch The Sugarcubes play ‘Motorcrash’ in 1987

]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.

Searching for: MTV’s ‘120 Minutes: Left of the Dial’ radio show promo CDs

Searching for: MTV’s ‘120 Minutes: Left of the Dial’ radio show promo CDs

Loyal Slicing Up Eyeballs reader Chris Cummins — the guest blogger who wrote last month’s excellent “Remembering MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’” post for USA Today’s Pop […]