Throwback Thursday: A Young Bjork + the Sugarcubes Perform ‘Birthday’ in 1989
The Icelandic singer known as Bjork has been making music since she was 11. But it wasn't until her group, the Sugarcubes, released the single "Birthday Party" that she gained international attention.
Today's video features Bjork and the Sugarcubes in 1989 performing their hit live. It also features a camera person who seems creepily infatuated with Björk's mouth. Easy on the zoom there, buddy.
Before Björk was the international superstar she is today, she sang with a handful of groups. The Sugarcubes garnered attention from indie stations in the U.K. and U.S. and, by the time the '90s rolled around, Bjork had outgrown the band and was ready to strike out on her own.
Since then, she's proven to be one of the most formidable artists ever to create, well, anything. As she has progressed as an artist, she has constantly pushed the boundaries of what is considered possible. Her recent retrospective at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art featured headphones that tracks the head movements of exhibit viewers and plays corresponding sections of music.
She also just released a music video for her new song, "Stonemilker." The video was shot in 360 degrees and was made for the Oculus Rift. So Bjork has obviously come a long way since the Sugarcubes. But it's good to remember that she was awesome from the start.