Tappi Tíkarrass - Bítið fast í vítið (1982)
12" EP in NM Condition
This is my first ebay listing... I hope it won't scare potential bidders away, I've added 9 detailed photos of this album and if you find yourself in a need of any further information or pictures don't hesitate to ask any questions, they will be answered as soon as possible or within 12 hours!
The album will be packed extra carefully for shipping from Iceland, a friend of mine which has been a frequent ebay seller (ragnarben) of vinyl from Iceland for the past year will assist me getting the vinyl carefully packed!
I found this album in a collection of vinyls a DJ owned, he couldn't remember having ever played it!
The vinyl is in NM/Mint condition. Looks and feels as if it has never been played!!
The cover is in EX/NM condition... You might never see this album in such a good condition ever again!
Standard shipping from Iceland will be 10.00$ (Always Airmail) but with tracking it's 25.00$
--- Album and band info copied from an earlier listing ----
"Tappi Tíkarrass, was
a famous Icelandic punk/pop band which added elements of funk, disco
and jazz to their music marking a difference to other traditional bands
at that time. The band is also considered as the first serious music
project of now renowned singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir.
1980-81 Björk was playing in a garage band called Jam-80 next to
bassist Jakob Smári Magnússon and guitarist Eyjólfur Jóhansson. They
performed a mixture of pop and punk and despite having recorded a
cassette demo, they never released any official album and this music
project came to an end when decided to create a punk band with more
serious music. That is how Tappi Tíkarrass came into being by September
1981 when Björk, Jakob Magnússon and Eyjólfur Jóhansson joined,
vocalist Eyþór Arnalds, and drummer Guðmundur Gunnarsson, who was later
replaced by Oddur F. Sigurbjarnarson.
The name Tappi
Tíkarrass, which in Icelandic means “Cork the Bitch’s Arse” was given
after Jakob’s father claimed that the band’s music “fitted like a cork
in a bitch’s arse”.
Tappi Tíkarrass combined elements of punk and
pop music to create an exotic post punk with references to Siouxie and
the Banshees and the first stage of The Cure.
Releases: Bítið Fast í Vítið and Miranda
Tappi Tíkarrass on stage (1982)
Their started to record
by August 1982 and released an EP titled Bítið Fast í Vítið which went
out through label Spor. This 12” vinyl was formed by 6 tracks performed
by Björk, who replaced the original vocals by Eyþór. The only song in
English was “London”.
They followed up in 1983 with the release of
their first album titled Miranda, which was released by Gramm. This
record consisted of 13 tracks and even though Tappi Tíkarrass was the
less experimenting project of singer Björk, this album outstands with
songs like “Kríó” which feature pop melodies, and “Tjet”, a song that
renders a mellow start and ends with disco references.
Featuring and appearances on film
Tíkarrass appeared in Rokk í Reykjavík, a TV documentary directed by
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. Tappi Tíkarrass was one of the 19 bands
featured in the film and collaborated with two songs: “Hrollur” and
“Dúkkulísur”, both of them performed by Björk and Eyþór.
Despite the raise on the interest on this band as Björk developed into an international music artist, the discography of Tappi Tíkarrass has never been reissued and all the original releases are widely unavailable.
band has appeared only in two Icelandic compilations, Satt 3 which was
released in 1984 and featured two live B-sides: “Sperglar” and
“Seiður”. Finally, by 1998 record label Spor released Nælur, another
compilation which contained the songs “Iltí Ební” and “London”, both of
them taken from Bítið Fast í Vítið.
Tappi Tíkarrass split up and the fate of its members
July 1983 the band split up when Björk joined Purrkur Pillnikk’s singer
Einar Örn Benediktsson, Þeyr’s guitarist Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson
and drummer Sigtryggur Baldursson, with Medúsa’s keyboardist Einar
Arnaldur Melax, and finally Birgir Mogensen bassist from Spilafífl.
Together they formed a goth-oriented and more experimental band called
Jakob Magnússon has
collaborated with Bubbi Morthens and SSSól, among others, and he is
currently a session musician. Eyþór Arnalds has worked in the music
industry as a producer."
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