The B-52's The B-52's

The B-52's
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    • Released:
    • Originally Released: 1987
    • Label: Reprise / WEA

    Entertainment Reviews:

    Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.131
    Ranked #152 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "They played toy instruments, and their thrift-store image was as inventive and colorful as their music..."
    Spin - p.104
    "At new wave's crest, nothing sounded as fresh and liberating as the B's."
    Spin - p.140
    "They've got repurposed surf guitar licks, cheesy organ vamps, [and] Pop-Tart girl-group harmonies..."


    • 1.Planet Claire
    • 2.52 Girls
    • 3.Dance This Mess Around
    • 4.Rock Lobster
    • 5.Lava
    • 6.There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)
    • 7.Hero Worship
    • 8.6060-842
    • 9.Downtown

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    The B-52s: Kate Pierson (vocals, guitar, organ, keyboard bass); Cindy Wilson (vocals, guitar, percussion); Fred Schneider (vocals, keyboards, walkie talkie); Ricky Wilson (guitar, smoke alarm); Keith Strickland (drums, percussion, Claire sounds).
    Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
    Also available with WILD PLANET on 1 cassette.
    Personnel: Kate Pierson (vocals, guitar, organ, keyboards); Cindy Wilson (vocals, guitar, bongos, tambourine); Fred Schneider (vocals, piano, keyboards); Ricky Wilson, Adey Wilson (guitar); Keith Strickland (drums, percussion, sound effects).
    Recording information: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
    Photographer: George DuBose.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Fred Schneider ; Adey Wilson; Keith Strickland.
    Formed in Athens, Georgia, the B-52's emerged from this nominal outback with 'Rock Lobster', a quirky pop song that drew critical praise and engendered a major recording contract. The B-52's maintained the originality of that debut single, with staccato voices, vox guitar and surreal lyrics. Drawing on 60s kitsch ephemera, both aurally and visually, the quintet created a unified image, but one reflecting post-modernism rather than nostalgia. A cracked sense of humour lay at the core of this album, but the group's infectious joy and sense of purpose blend with danceable rhythms to ensure a quality more enduring than mere wackiness.

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    • Sales Rank: 52,903
    • UPC: 075992739726
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