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The B-52's
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9 years ago at Jan 29 6:09
The B-52’s self-titled debut is one strange and colorful record, which should be fairly obvious by the Warhol-ish early-60s cover design and color palette. I imagine at the time songs about made-up dances and boogie dancing undersea life were very confusing, especially since exceedingly long, extremely pretentious rockers were hogging all of the airwaves. In fact, even given a New Wave context... read more
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Description: T T 0 0 This record shook up the snoozing world of rock in 1979, becoming a truly classic disc, one full of landmark moments and heavy with possibilities. Most "real" rockers in the late '70s tried hard to ignore the Sex Pistols and the Clash, claiming the punk tumult was a merely a fad; but fun-loving types couldn't resist the magnificent hooks and grooves of the B-52's debut. They fell into the "new wave" while dancing their tushes off. The magnificent "Rock Lobster" remains unmatched in terms of its relentless, spastic power to move one's feet; ditto "52 Girls," with its nod to '60s ... (more)
Manufacturer: Reprise / Wea
Release date: 25 October 1990
EAN: 0075992739726 UPC: 075992739726
Tags: New Wave (2), 1979 (2), Usa (1), Vinyl (1), Rock (1), 1970's (1), The B-52's (1)
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"They were campy, amateurish and outrageously good In the slipstream of punk rock, ’70s new wave was melded to ’50s trash-rock, thanks to a gang of southerners with a significant following in New York. To call the B-52’s’ resulting sound unique — it was bolstered by a mess of smoke alarms, walkie-talkies and toy pianos — would be a considerable understatement. Standout tracks: “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire”"


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"The B-52's' self-titled debut album didn't sound like anything else when it was released, a fact that remains true to this day. The album is like some sort of otherworldly candy: You're not entirely sure what you're eating or where it came from, but you definitely find yourself reaching for more. The B-52's defied convention with their imaginative songs about aliens, dance crazes like the Shu-ga-loo and the Camel Walk, beachy fun with jellyfish, narwhals and rock lobsters, and loving that burns "


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""Rock.Lobster" Runner up: "Planet Claire""


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