Thursday, 11 August 2011

Bjork - 'Human Behaviour'

Recollection Collection......musical memories recalled with affection!





Bjork - 'Human Behaviour' (1993)

'There's definitely, definitely, definitely no logic to human behaviour'

Everything that needed to be said has been said about the riots but I thought it appropriate to post this song today after the events over the last few days. Absurd to think our streets were turned into an orgy of violence and opportunistic criminality over trainers and packets of crisps.

Anyway this is a fantastic track taken from Bjork's debut album... 'Debut', the great big timpani drums sounded so unique. I liked the Sugarcubes but this was a departure from her punk days, Nellee Hooper (responsible for Massive Attack, Soul II Soul) was at the helm and it showed. A fantastic and innovative album with some really memorable songs but this track reminds me of my sister, who was 11 at the time. She loved her animals and was captivated by the quirkiness of the video, the angry hungry bear stomping around to the beat, hedgehogs and moths and the way Bjork sang the word 'happy'. Great memories of trying to catch the 'crack pot' video on MTV.

Bjork is releasing a new album later this year which I'm looking forward to and judging by the last single 'Crystalline' (excellent Drum and Bass ending), she is still bonkers. All the better for it!



Bjork - 'Human Behaviour' 
Bjork - 'Crystalline' 

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11 August 2011 at 09:51

Never really listened to her but this is good and wow! you can hear 'massive attack' there

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sfw
11 August 2011 at 09:57

I haven't listened to Bjork for years, some real gems out there!

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11 August 2011 at 13:09

Man, I can't believe this song is 18 years old! The video is really mad, I remember it well. The bear is still pretty freaky though.

Hadn't heard Crystalline yet but its excellent! The little oriental sound tinkling all the way through and the drum and base bit blasting at the end. Nice! And it sounds like she is saying my name too, which always helps.

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Jon
11 August 2011 at 20:21

Debut and Post still on fairly regular play here - stunning albums. Not had a chance to check out Biophilia yet but looking forward to it.

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12 August 2011 at 00:16

Jon, if it wasn't for the riots I would have put 'Come to Me'. Absolutely love that song.

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