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Episode 32

Published on:

29th Jul 2021

Bjork Part 0: The SugarCubes and Gling-Glo

I Said "OUCH!, That really hurt!"

We are back with the beginning of a three-parter looking at the work of Iceland's biggest export, Björk.

But before we move through her "proper" solo career we dive through her origin story.

We briefly talk about her debut as an 11 year old prodigy, the three albums of Post-Punk Indie-Pop The Sugarcubes, and take a look at her oft-ignored album of Jazz classics

Joining Nick and Ewan this episode are co-host of the excellent Dancing About Architecture podcast, lecturer, and electronic banger music machine Liam Moloney, as well as host of the Phillip Larkin pod Tiny in all that Air, Lyn Lockwood

In this episode we discuss these records:

Björk (1977)

Life's Too Good - The SugarCubes (1988)

Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! - The SugarCubes (1989)

Stick Around For Joy (1992)

Gling-Glo (1990)

NOTE: This was originally intended to be released much earlier in the season so we may reference that, Yes we are still amateurs!!

Also Ewan's mic plays up a bit in the latter half, I think I've fixed it up as best as i can!

As usual there's a Spotify playlist incorporating the podcast and selected songs which you can find at

The Guests:

Our guide for the records was Liam Moloney (@liamtmaloney), who has the rather excellent Dancing about Architecture pocast which you can find at

And he has a bandcamp full of Electronic magic over at

Lyn hosts the rather splendid Tiny in All That Air pod (@tiny_air) which looks at the life and work of Phillip Larkin and that can be found at

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Jonathan is the genius behind our theme music and you can hear more of his stuff on his Bandcamp

Additional music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions

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About the Podcast

Temporary Fandoms
Temporary Fandoms: The Music Discography Podcast
Temporary Fandoms is a place where we invite you to become a Temporary Fan of an artist, and hopefully some of you will find artists or bands you become long-term fans of. We are music fans, not gatekeepers, and all are welcome to become temporary fans.

Join us as we dive through the good, the bad and the what? Take your time and listen along. Feel free to pause us and go listen on Spotify or wherever to the albums. Or go to our Spotify playlist and listen to it that way.

To date Nick and Ewan have been joined by an ever growing roster of guests, who all have one thing in common; they want the chance to talk about artists that inspire passion in them. That's not to say this is a gushfest, there are plenty of dissenting opinions on the way.

We have been joined by John Tansey, Brendan Quigley, Aaron Troye-White, Zoë Von Hess, Cheri Amour, Fliss Kitson, John Henderson, Ben Zimmer, Christopher Whitby, Sara Marcus, Jeffrey Lewis, Jesse Jarnow, William Shunn, Emily Baldoni, Jeffrey McDonald, Nick Taylor, Glenn Hodgson, Lael Wageneck, Mike Plowman, Tansy McNally, Liam Molony, Gavin Hogg, Paul Hanley, James Kennedy, and Joe Mitchell.

And so far we have covered The Fall, David Bowie, The Pogues, Sleater Kinney, Butthole Surfers, Bjork, Can, Yo La Tengo,Richard Dawson, Spoon, Queens of the Stone Age, Future of the Left, Kyuss, Love, Number Girl, ESG, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mclusky, Das Racist, Hen Ogledd, The Sugarcubes
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About your hosts

Nick Hilditch

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Founder of the Temporary Fandoms Facebook group and co-host of the podcast, Nick is an animator and illustrator living in Budapest, Hungary. Unlike Ewan, he recognises the greatness of Tago Mago.

ewan swain

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Co-host and editor of podcasts on the Tempfans network.
My opinions are often disputed.
Often correctly.