Before Björk took over the world as a solo artist, the one we know and love today, she was involved with a wide variety of early projects. Least of all an Icelandic Nativity reading, which is well worth a watch. But while most fans will know her for The Sugarcubes, she was also part of a few other groups, one of which included the proto-punk band Tappi Tíkarrass.

The band, whose name translates to “Cork the Bitch’s Ass,” were active from 1981 to 1983 and released a handful of records across that timeframe. And now we’ve managed to unearth some rare live footage of the band for us all to enjoy.

Below, you can watch a 17-year-old Björk belt out the band’s bouncy single “Matahari.” It’s hard not to get hyped up as she commands the stage with the same intensity and courageousness which endears her so permanently to people’s hearts.

Watch footage of Björk’s pogo-ing punk performance below.


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