Wednesday, June 17, 2009

KUKL - The Eye


Kukl is amazing, even to this day. In 2009 Kukl is probably best known for being the first notable band that Bjork was in, not for being the incredible sonic experiment that they were recognized for in the '80s. Back in the day, this band toured with Crass and Flux Of Pink Indians, and played with Chumbawumba when they were cool. They are my favorite of the "anarcho-punk" movement, perhaps because I am such a sucker for Bjork's voice.
Most of the members went on to form The Sugarcubes, and you can hear a lot of Sugarcubes in the music on "The Eye," and you can certainly hear the foundation for the experimental pop that Bjork performs now.
"The Eye" was influenced by Georges Bataille's book "The Story Of The Eye," which at the time was reported to be Bjork's favorite book. Incidentally, it is one of my favorites as well. This album was released in 1984 on Crass Records.
This is an unforgettable album, that always reminds me how cool Bjork is. This makes me forgive her for the instantly forgettable and perhaps even regrettable album "Volta."
Info on KUKL HERE and on "The Eye" HERE and download HERE.


13 comments:

  1. http://pankerijada.blogspot.com/

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    1. tHOSE links above aren't working, such a shame!!! Anyway, I already downloaded the full working album and I will share this to you guys cause.. why not right? This album is so great!


      CLICK HERE TO download THE FULL ALBUM

      CLICK HERE TO download THE FULL ALBUM


      ALL SONGS ARE INCLUDED SO HAVE FUN GUYS!!!

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  2. Semi cool. They were in with the Crass crowd.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chumbawamba

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  3. I must be living under a rock becuase I never knew there was a pre Sugarcubes band. thank you can't wait to listen to this

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  4. chumbawamba were NOT cool. being on crass records doesn't grant you immunity from being an arsehole/sell-out. KUKL rock however

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  5. Well, what can I say? I think exactly the same, they're amazing, and "The Eye" is the best production in this kind of genre, most of the people knows about "anarcho-punk" and the movement with the subculture associated with punk rock. I really like it. 23jj

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  6. Nice review, thanks a lot, until today i have the all discography of this people and many goo rock bands in my library in media player and in the original case bought in a cd store.

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  7. The 1st Chumbawamba single & LP still sound great - though they turned into a gaggle of gits pretty quickly, I admit...

    Both KUKL albums were/are v. good - does anybody have their "Songul" single though, I've never even SEEN a copy of it...?

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    2. For Söngull and the b-side Pökn (Fyrir Byrjendur) go here:
      http://3y3b4ll.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/kukl-1983-songull-7.html
      Enjoy x

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  8. Cheers for sharing this. I was extremely blessed to be dragged along by my punk mates to see K.U.K.L. back in 1984 in the UK along with Crass and Flux of Pink Indians.
    K.U.K.L. were a breath of fresh air, as I remember, a complete break away from the usual Crass Records output.
    Wonderful to finally have this on mp3. Thanks again. x

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