Egill Sæbjörnsson

egill saebjornsson

i was introduced to egill sæbjörnsson on a trip to reykjavik iceland where I got a cd performance of this artist (who also sometimes sings), from bad taste records (Smekkleysa) the owner Einar Örn Benediktsson (of the sugarcubes)  the album was titled “tonk of the town.”  great set of tracks if you can find a copy.  egill plays all instruments and sings on the album, the low-tech production work is key, and the content is rather whimsical and easy.  it is a breath of fresh air in the world of the ‘too cool for school’ art industry. the lyrics are literally grabbed from the air, words he heard at a bar, lyrics to a song he thought was thin lizzy but later found out otherwise… this piece posted here, is more of a performance piece than a song, so don’t mix the two mediums. i simply cant find anything on him, but felt he deserved a spot on tomorrow started, so don’t just take my word for it, look it up for yourself: egill sæbjörnsson “tonk of the town”. by dd