A lot of name dropping in this one:http://menmedia.co.uk/manchesterevening ... -city-girl
Her relationship with the city is a long one. Way back in 1990, she hooked up with local dance music trio 808 State to sing on and co-write two tracks on their ground-breaking 1991 album ex:el.
Fans of her band The Sugarcubes, 808 State brought Bjork over for live shows, including their massive Manchester homecoming at the G-Mex (now Manchester Central). Bjork remembers it well, but more than anything remembers how that time shaped her future musical direction.
“I definitely feel grateful to Manchester,” she enthuses. “I came here so long ago as an 808 State fan and they took me to raves and clubbing.
“I had never seen anything like it! I still keep in touch with Graham (Massey, the group’s guitarist, keyboadist and saxophonist) and I am looking forward to spending time together with him while I’m here and meeting some people I haven’t met since back then.”