Stick Around for Joy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stick Around for Joy
The Sugarcubes - Stick Around for Joy.png
Studio album by The Sugarcubes
Released February 18, 1992
Studio
Genre Alternative rock
Length 37:24
Label
Producer Paul Fox
The Sugarcubes chronology
Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!
(1989)Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!1989
Stick Around for Joy
(1992)
It's-It
(1992)It's-It1992
Singles from Stick Around for Joy
  1. "Hit"
    Released: 30 December 1991
  2. "Walkabout"
    Released: March 1992
  3. "Vitamin"
    Released: August 1992
  4. "Leash Called Love"
    Released: 15 October 1992[3]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[5]
Entertainment Weekly B-[6]

Stick Around for Joy is the third and final studio album by Icelandic alternative rock band The Sugarcubes. It was released on February 18, 1992 by Elektra. The album was supported by four singles: the aptly titled "Hit" which reached #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the US and #17 on the UK Singles Chart, "Walkabout", "Vitamin" and "Leash Called Love" which went #1 on the US Dance chart.[7]

The album itself peaked at #95 on the Billboard 200 and went #16 on the official UK albums chart (OCC), marking their lowest charting positions on both charts.

In oppose to their previous album, Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week!, Stick Around for Joy was well received by fans and critics.

Music videos[edit]

  • "Hit", directed by Óskar Jónasson. Another version directed in 1992 by Pedro Romhanyi[8]
  • "Walkabout", directed by Óskar Jónasson
  • "Vitamin"

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by the Sugarcubes.

No. Title Length
1. "Gold" 3:39
2. "Hit" 3:56
3. "Leash Called Love" 3:42
4. "Lucky Night" 4:03
5. "Happy Nurse" 3:36
6. "I'm Hungry" 4:33
7. "Walkabout" 3:48
8. "Hetero Scum" 3:07
9. "Vitamin" 3:40
10. "Chihuahua" 3:29

Personnel[edit]

The Sugarcubes

Additional personnel

  • John McGeoch – guitar (track 1)
  • Paul Fox – producer, mixing
  • Ed Thacker – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Laidlow – assistant engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Me Company – cover design

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 58
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[10] 71
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 29
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 16
US Billboard 200[13] 95

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stick Around for Joy Booklet". 
  2. ^ "The Sugercubes - Stick Around for Joy". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "A Leash Called Love - The Sugarcubes". AllMusic. 
  4. ^ "AllMusic: Stick Around for Joy Review". 
  5. ^ "Review: The Sugarcubes - Stick Around for Joy". 
  6. ^ "Stick Around for Joy". 
  7. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 248. 
  8. ^ "Mvdbase: Pedro Romhanyi". Mvdbase.com. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  9. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – THE SUGARCUBES – STICK AROUND FOR JOY" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – THE SUGARCUBES – STICK AROUND FOR JOY". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  12. ^ "THE SUGARCUBES | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 11 December 2011.
  13. ^ "THE SUGARCUBES – Chart history" Billboard 200 for THE SUGARCUBES. Retrieved 11 December 2011.