Jacob Magnusson

(Icelandic cultural attache in London.)

When she was in The Sugarcubes and had a baby, the band were promoting a concert and making their first appearance at it. Björk was walking around with her baby in a pram, handing out posters. I remember meeting her in a shop in the queue, and when it was her turn she said, I want to change this bottle of shampoo. The man asked her what kind of shampoo she wanted and she said, A bottle of milk for my baby. It shows how tough it was being a progressive musician in Iceland. But she was daring to be different.

Select, june 1994