- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: November 13, 2009
- Label: Warner Australia
Entertainment Weekly - 5/29/98, p.77
"...[most of TIME CAPSULE is] euphorically fresh music that got the punk crowd dancing and reveled in retro irony long before it hardened into a post-modern pose..." - Rating: B
- 1.Planet Claire
- 2.Rock Lobster
- 3.Private Idaho
- 4.Quiche Lorraine (Live)
- 6.Summer of Love (Original Unreleased Mix)
- 7.Channel Z
- 8.Deadbeat Club
- 9.Love Shack
- 11.Good Stuff
- 12.Is That You Mo - Dean?
- 13.(Meet) The Flintstones
- 14.Give Me Back My Man
- 16.(DVD) Rock Lobster (Live)
- 17.Legal Tender (Album Version)
- 18.Song For A Future Generation (Album Version)
- 19.Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (Single Edit)
- 20.Channel Z (Album Version)
- 21.Love Shack (Album Version)
- 22.Roam (Album Version)
- 23.Deadbeat Club (Album Version)
- 24.Cosmic Thing (Live)
- 25.Good Stuff (Video Edit)
- 26.Is That You Mo - Dean? (Album Edit)
- 27.Debbie (Album Version)
The B-52's: Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson (vocals); Pat Irwin (guitar, keyboards); Keith Strickland (guitar); Sara Lee (bass); Charles Drayton (drums).
Engineers include: Sue Kappa.
Recorded at Dreamland Studios, Woodstock, New York.
All tracks have been digitally remastered using HDCD technology.
When Athens, Georgia's B-52s hit the scene in the late '70s, they brought to the burgeoning punk scene a sense of fun and wacky excess. The B-52s would influence the genre for years to come. TIME CAPSULE offers the definitive selection of delights, covering the band's nearly 20-year span of great records.
TIME CAPSULE presents the listener with a nonstop dance party, beginning with the early hits and following in chronological order. The B-52s turned an extremely simple concept-sing all the girls names you can come up with-into "52 Girls," an instant pop classic. And who could forget the practically monotone keyboard bouncing away to a back-up chorus of shellfish? Or Fred Schneider looking for his telephone to call his babe and offering to kiss (among other things) her pineapple under the "Strobelight." Other highlights include the huge hit "Love Shack," the beautiful "Roam," and two new tracks not available elsewhere ("Debbie" and "Hallucinating Pluto"). TIME CAPSULE is highly recommended for beginners and fans alike.