Category Archives: Sugarcubes (The)

So this isn’t Christmas, and what have they done?

Another “Christmas” record which has nothing to do with Christmas, and wasn’t even released for Christmas. It actually came out in August – so brilliant timing for the back-to-school market. I’m sure all the primary kids were getting down to this. Jim and William Reid of The Jesus And Mary Chain basically overdub a load of feedback-y guitars to The Sugarcubes‘ signature song, so in theory, it’s two of the greatest alternative groups of the late 80s on one record, but… they’re better separately.

Still, it is Christmas… this time…

Link: The Sugarcubes – Birthday (Christmas Mixes) (password: salad)

  1. Birthday (Christmas Eve)
  2. Birthday (Christmas Day)
  3. Birthday (Christmas Present)
  4. Petrol (Live)
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This wasn’t supposed to happen

OK, so it had the benefit of being released in the dead week after christmas, but still… perenially underachieving oddballs The Sugarcubes, having a top 20 hit? It is a cracker of an indie-dance single, mind:

The Sugarcubes – Hit (UK CD single 1992)

Link: The Sugarcubes – Hit
Link: The Sugarcubes – Theft
Link: The Sugarcubes – Hit (instrumental)
Link: The Sugarcubes – Chihuahua (instrumental)