The Sugarcubes – Stick Around For Joy
10 track album on CD and single 12″ heavyweight black vinyl.
Stick Around For Joy is the third and final studio album by Icelandic alternative rock band The Sugarcubes.
Emerging from the ashes of K.U.K.L., The Sugarcubes signed to One Little Indian in 1987. Fronted by Björk and Einar Örn Benediktsson, they gained international renown for the unique sound they cultivated, garnering fans such as luminary John Peel, achieving unprecedented success for an Icelandic band at the time and influencing the country’s music scene dramatically.
Their debut album Life’s Too Good was released in 1988, including the hit singles ‘Birthday’ and ‘Deus’, and was followed by Here Today, Tomorrow, Next Week! a year later, and their last, Stick Around For Joy, in 1992. After the breakup of the band, the members pursued their own careers, with Björk’s solo endeavours achieving global success. The Sugarcubes reformed for a concert in Reykjavik in 2006 for the non-profit label Smekkleysa SM.
The album was supported by four singles: the aptly titled ‘Hit’ which reached #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US and #17 on the UK Singles Chart, ‘Walkabout’, ‘Vitamin’ and ‘Leash Called Love’ which went #1 on the US Dance chart.
“The Sugarcubes came out of nowhere, ignored all recognised notions of “balance”, and briefly re-energised “indie” and “alternative” rock/pop with a spontaneous blaze of hyper-active twinkling, some Dali-meets-Dionysus escapism and a flicker of hope. Bjork may have been The Voice, but her troupe of Stuart Sutcliffes brought guts, wits and heart. The Sugarcubes melted opposition and stirred the blood.” – The Quietus
3. Leash Called Love
4. Lucky Night
5. Happy Nurse
6. I’m Hungry
8. Hetero Scum