“The B-52’s” is their eponymous debut album released on July 6, 1979.
Track Listing : 1.Planet Claire (Henry Mancini, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) – 04:35 . 2.52 Girls (Joe Ayers, Ricky Wilson) – 03:34 . 3.Dance This Mess Around (The B-52’S) – 04:36 . 4.Rock Lobster (Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson) – 06:49 . 5.Lava (The B-52’S) – 04:54 . 6.There’S A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) (The B-52’S) – 04:54 . 7.Hero Worship (Robert Waldrop, Ricky Wilson) – 04:07 . 8.6060-842 (The B-52’S) – 02:48 . 9.Downtown (Tony Hatch) – 02:57
Musicians : Fred Schneider – Cowbell, Toy Piano, Synth Bass, Vocals, Walkie Talkie . Kate Pierson – Farfisa Combo Compact Organ, Guitar, Synth Bass, Vocals . Keith Strickland – Percussion, Drums, Sounds On (1) . Cindy Wilson – Guitar, Bongos, Tambourine, Vocals . Ricky Wilson – Guitars, Smoke Alarm
Production : Produced By Chris Blackwell . Robert Ash – Engineer
Recorded 1978-1979 At Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
Released N July 6, 1979 By Warner Bros / Island.
But for repeated listeners it begins to unravel into a hugely complex tapestry which just about manages to poke fun at every aspect of American culture, from it’s obsession to beaches, international policy, obsession with aliens and the unknownand the popular culture heroes it spawns. […]
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Much like Devo, The B-52’s were one of those weird bands that were often dismissed or categorized on the basis of one or two songs, but this album proves they were truly a one-of-a-kind-bunch that effortlessly dabbled in music history and came up with a damn fine debut, which everyone, who ever plans on having a party, should have. […]
In the same way Missy Elliott channels ’80s hip-hop today, the Athens, Georgia-based quintet were pop-culture vultures, appropriating the surf rock, dance crazes and beehive hairdos of the ’50s and ’60s. – See more at: http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/the-b-52s-the-b-52s#sthash.xaEeXs62.dpuf […]