Its Oh So Quiet

There is a song Björk wants me to hear, one of her favorites. It is a kitsch ’40s affair called ’It’s Oh So Quiet’ by Betty Hutton. The big speakers for her walkman aren’t working properly, so she takes them and holds them on either side of my head. Whenever the song goes loud and upbeat she jiggles the speakers up and down in a low-tech, slightly painful version of Sensurround.

Isn’t that the best song you’ve heard for five years ? she raves.

Details, july 1994