I was just reading up on the important local, national, and international news of the day at tmz when I read the MOST exciting thing: The B-52s are back! They will release their first studio album in 16 years this March, and the first single, “Funplex”, is already available at iTunes! Can I get a What-What??
I’ve been listening to them since high school and in fact–how timely is this?–for my birthday this past November, Kate sent me her two VINYL B-52s albums that she had in high school!
If you’re not a child of the ’80s or are just not familiar with the B52s, read up on them here.
Here is some early, early footage of the band doing “Whammy Kiss”:
I saw them live in 1990 on the Cosmic Thing tour, and it was the craziest, most fun show I’ve ever seen. The crowd was NUTS, and it was like a big dance club, especially when they played “Rock Lobster”:
Of course, probably the song they are most famous for is “Love Shack” (Look for a cameo by RuPaul):
I love the free spirit of the band; their songs are so much fun. I can’t wait to hear the new CD!
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Oh, Joe is going to be so excited, he loves the B-52’s.
i was never that into them…not sure why. everyone i knew was…just, not me! oh well.
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I got to see them for free at Busch Gardens last June. OMG, it was awesome. My best girlfriend made a road trip to see them with me, and my kids can now say their first concert was the B’s.
Sad to say, though, there were about 2000 people there and maybe 200 of us knew all the songs! Planet Claire was amazing, and the 200 of us who knew them did the Rock Lobster!
If you have myspace, add them as your friend-they rock!
WHEEEE! love the b52’s. I especially love “rock lobster”
now I have it stuck in my head. I wanted to dress up like the redhead for halloween one year when I was younger.