My Top 1000 Songs #261: Birthday
The next time I saw him, he couldn't stop talking about this one song I'd put on the tape, "Birthday," by Icelandic band the Sugarcubes, off their recent album Life's Too Good. He was blown away by the vocals, insisting that their singer, Bjork, was gonna be huge.
That was the last time we spoke. He was killed in a tragic accident a few weeks later, at the age of 22. So listening to the Sugarcubes always brings me down a little.
But he was right about that singer.Live in 1989: