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Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born November 21, 1965 in Reykjavík, Iceland) is an Icelandic singer/songwriter and composer, (formerly the lead singer with The Sugarcubes) with a great expressive range and an interest in many kinds of music including popular, trip-hop, alternative rock, jazz, ambient music, electronica, folk, and classical music. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk [Mar 2006]

Georges Bataille

In 1993, Icelandic singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir cites The Story of the Eye as a major inspiration: she made a music video that alludes to Georges Bataille's erotic uses of eggs.

The 1993 video is called Venus as a Boy and was directed by Sophie Muller --http://www.popsubculture.com/pop/bio_project/georges_bataille.html


  1. Life's Too Good (1988) - The Sugarcubes [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
    Rare is the debut that displays such fully formed talent as Iceland's Sugarcubes' first album. Highlighted by the Cocteau Twins-influenced single "Birthday," two other provocative singles, "Deus" and "Coldsweat," and by the incredible vocal gymnastics of Björk Gudmundsdottir, Life's Too Good brilliantly shows a new band staking out its own sonic space. Einar Orn contributes an electronically reprocessed trumpet, and a few awkwardly charming and ranting vocals as well, but this is clearly Björk's show. Her vocal range is staggering. The CD reissue adds six extra tracks, several of which are sung in Icelandic. --Rob O'Connor, amazon.com

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