Bjork (1977)
Pre-Fame… Pre-Puberty

As a predictably precocious 11 year old, the already savvy Bjork Gudmundsdottir (a.k.a. Bjork) landed herself a recording contract singing Icelandic versions of popular tunes. Including “Alfur Ut Ur Hol,” which, except for the harsh dialect, is a faithful rendition of The Beatles’ “The Fool On The Hill.” She even earned a platinum record for it (…um… an Icelandic platinum record, that is). Since her fame in The Sugarcubes, however, it seems there still aren’t enough Bjork‘s to go around, as they’ve been trading at collector’s prices ever since. What does Bjork at 11 sound like? In a word… adorable. But, you can listen for yourself. 10 songs of child-like wonder from a future Icelandic icon, recorded in 1977. Not cheap at Amazon.


Alta Mira

Johannes Kjarval

Fusi Hreindyr



Alfur Ut Ur Hol (The Fool On The Hill)





  • 1
    March 27, 2007 - 18:18 | Permalink


    This is where the urge for 'completeness' classes head on with good taste… :-)



  • 2
    JR Heat Warp
    March 27, 2007 - 18:53 | Permalink

    Actually, this could be a lot worse.
    I'm really enjoying what you've got going on here! I look forward to the evolution.

  • 3
    March 31, 2010 - 18:31 | Permalink

    This was really fun. Bjork has such a crazy history. She was basically created and formed to be the leading Icelandic act, and now she's creating such off the wall music. Isn't it great when the right (I mean 'crazy') people become famous?

  • 4
    Capt. Willard
    November 14, 2010 - 16:40 | Permalink

    Find it HERE.

  • 5
    Art Ducko
    November 15, 2010 - 05:36 | Permalink

    We have an associate at work that plays Bjork every chance she gets. We all hate her.

  • 6
    Capt. Willard
    November 15, 2010 - 12:53 | Permalink

    I would, too.

  • 7
    Blank Frank
    November 15, 2010 - 19:56 | Permalink

    Art, ROTFL!

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