Sugarcubes -- 'Birthday'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


I know this song well because it was on a mix tape my friend Kellie Keyser gave me that was stuck in the Sparkomatic tape deck of my ‘71 Super Beetle.

Now you know!

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From asking “which is the most satisfying car part to bite?” (4 year old me would tell you it was the top of the rear vinyl door panel of our Volvo 144... yes, chunks were bitten out) to linking ANYTHING by the Surgarcubes, you are killing it Torch. They were the favorite band of 17 year old me...besides The Cure, Siouxsie and The Banshees, Depeche Mode, The Smiths and Killing Joke of course.

Funny thing is, at the time I could never see myself NOT still liking and listening to this music in my 40's...well here I am and yes I still do.