the Sugarcubes vs solo Björk

The way I’ve been explaining the difference is by comparing it to a party. You know the people who are going to be there, so you get all dressed up and maybe bring a bottle of wine or some tapes. And you go, and you have great time ; and if the curtains aren’t the colour you like or people are telling jokes that aren’t your kind of jokes, you’re not going to stand on a chair and tell everybody what to say or do. That’s kind of what the Sugarcubes’ music was like. We’d been friends from way back - some of us have known each other for, like, 15 years - and there was no way I was going to tell anyone in the band what to do. Because I respect them, and I just love them as people, you know ?

Rolling Stone, september 1993