Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!

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Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
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Studio album by The Sugarcubes
Released September 1989
Recorded 1989
Studio Stúdíó Sýrland, Reykjavík
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:23
Label
Producer
The Sugarcubes chronology
Life's Too Good
(1988)Life's Too Good1988
Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
(1989)
Stick Around for Joy
(1992)Stick Around for Joy1992
Singles from Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
  1. "Regina"
    Released: June 1989
  2. "Tidal Wave"
    Released: October 1989
  3. "Planet"
    Released: January 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB+[3]

Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! is the second studio album by Icelandic alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, released in September 1989 through Elektra Records. A version of the album sung in Icelandic titled Illur Arfur! (English: Bad Legacy!) was released as well, with the same English track listing, under the name of Sykurmolarnir (The Sugarcubes in Icelandic). The album reached #70 on the Billboard 200, #15 on the UK Albums Chart and #1 on the UK Indie Albums chart. The album wasn't as well received by critics as their critically acclaimed debut album, Life's Too Good, and was criticized for Einar's greater vocal contribution.[4][5]

The album spanned three singles: "Regina" which reached #2 on the Alternative Songs chart, "Tidal Wave" and "Planet". All three singles were also released a music video, as well as "Eat the Menu".

The name of the album was inspired by Mr. Toad from the famous children's book The Wind in the Willows.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by the Sugarcubes.

No.TitleLength
1."Tidal Wave"2:55
2."Regina"4:03
3."Speed Is the Key"3:18
4."Dream TV"3:12
5."Nail"3:17
6."Pump"4:24
7."Eat the Menu"3:43
8."Bee"2:26
9."Dear Plastic"3:23
10."Shoot Him"2:09
11."Water"3:00
12."A Day Called Zero"2:38
13."Planet"3:22
Total length:41:50

Notes

  • The bonus tracks don't appear on the LP edition.
  • "Hot Meat" is a reworking of "Coldsweat" from the band's debut album, Life's Too Good, as well as the B-side of "Regina".

Personnel[edit]

The Sugarcubes

Additional personnel

  • Baritone Saxophone (track 1) – Nigel Hitchcock
  • Brass, Arranged By (track 1) – Oli Gaukur
  • Tenor saxophone (track 1) – Gary Barnacle
  • Trombone (track 1) – Pete Thomas
  • Trombone bass (track 1) – Kenny Hamilton
  • Trumpet (track 1) – John Thirkell, Stewart Brooks
  • Cello (track 13) – A. Pleeth, B. Kennard, M. Loveday, P. Kegg
  • Viola (track 13) – D. Emanuel, G. Jackson, G. Robertson, Levine Andrade
  • Violin (track 13) – B. Wilde, B. Croft, B. Benham, D. Woodcock, E. Edwards, M. Berrow, P. Oxer, R. Garland, W. Gibson
  • Lead Violin (track 13) – G. Wright
  • Strings Conductor, Arranged By (track 13) – Chris Cameron
  • Contractor (track 13) – I. Griffiths
  • Strings recording (track 13) – Mike Ross
  • Mixing – Pétur Gíslason (tracks 1, 7, 8), Derek Birkett (tracks 2, 4–6, 9–13), Siggi Baldursson (track 3)
  • Production – Derek Birkett, The Sugarcubes
  • Recording – Brian Pugsley
  • Additional recording – Brad Grisdale, Gail Lambourne, Gerard Johnson (track 1), Gordon Milne, Ian Horne, Julian Withers, Karen White, Phil Bodger, Will Gosling
  • Technical assistance – Paul Ellis
  • Publisher – Second Wind
  • Artwork – Keli Kaldi, Óskar Storm
  • Layout – Designland
  • Outside photo – Aged Rings
  • Inside photo – Andy Catlin
  • Sleeve design – Keli Kaldi and Óskar Strom

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 15
US Billboard 200[7] 70
UK Indie Albums Chart[8] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dougan, John. "allmusic ((( Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! > Review )))". AllMusic. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "The Sugarcubes". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. November 2004. pg. 791, cited March 20, 2010
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Sugarcubes". robertchristgau.com, Retrieved on March 20, 2010.
  4. ^ a b CDNX. "CDNX : The Sugarcubes". Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  5. ^ "The secret history of Björk". thomasr.nvg.org. Retrieved 2017-06-18. 
  6. ^ "Official Charts > Sugarcubes". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  7. ^ "The Sugarcubes - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  8. ^ "Indie Hits "S"". Cherry Red Records. Archived from the original on 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2009-04-05.