POLL if you want to...POLL around the world: The B-52's Cosmic Thing

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that "glove slap" song from the Simpsons (to the tune of Love Shack) is funny.

tylerw, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Roam is allright but it doesn't feature Fred, who is hands-down the best feature of any B-52s song

Whats with all the littering? (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

The best feature: the girls' harmonies. The second best: the guitars (Ricky's or Keith's).

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

nothing wrong with LS, but to my mind it is the fourth best single from this album (tho all four are admittedly brilliant). <3<3<3 the guitar solo in it.

I need to listen to the other album trax some more. it's been too long & I'm really liking the sound of "topaz."

everybody on ilx u have dandruff (Pillbox), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

# "Cold Case" (1 episode, 2006)
- Lonely Hearts (2006) TV episode (performer: "Love Shack")
# SingStar Rocks! (2006) (VG) (performer: "Love Shack")
# Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle (2003) (TV) (performer: "Love Shack")
# "The Simpsons" (1 episode, 1999)
- E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt) (1999) TV episode (performer: "Glove Slap")
# Rising Sun (1993) (performer: "LOVE SHACK")
# Frankie and Johnny (1991) (performer: "LOVE SHACK")
... aka "Frankie & Johnny" - USA (poster title)
# "Ferris Bueller" (1 episode, 1990)
- Grace Under Pressure (1990) TV episode (performer: "Love Shack")
# "Full House" (1 episode, 1990)
- Our Very First Telethon (1990) TV episode (performer: "Love Shack")

nothing since 2006, Roam is preferred from then on TELLINGLY

That was part of my joke.

that's as may be, but tv's doogie howser listened to college radio & played vinyl, it was very much a character decision. tv's doogie howser could listen on anything he liked & he listened on vinyl TELLINGLY

harshbuzz to my chilt-on (zvookster), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

still love Love Shack but yeah probably a bit overplayed to talk much about. Channel Z seems like such a weird choice for a 1st single given the monster hits that would come next (admittedly I've always hated that song)

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

come aaaawn this shit is unstoppable

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

LOOK: there is a awesome riff

BEHOLD: verses! so much shorter than the chorus!

WITNESS: dope-ass hand clappin!

GET A LOAD OF: Kate Pierson absolutely is just 100% singing her fucking balls off on that second verse!

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

^this shit right here

harshbuzz to my chilt-on (zvookster), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

also video features fred and it is, like, the video era? so.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

is that kate or cindy singing the second verse?

failboat fucking captain (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost oops shame on me iirc that's cindy wilson rocking the fuck out of the verses

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

i haven't heard this in so long i got all excited

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

saul wright, roger, here is a great kate song, from the (admittedly weaker) follow-up, Good Stuff: Revolution Earth

(could only find the live version sorry foax)

failboat fucking captain (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Good Stuff is totally Cosmic Thing Pt. II, down to the producers and mix. Songwriting isn't as good, but still worth owning -- and you can pick up a used copy easily.

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 22:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

there's something about this video...it's nothing spectacular but it captures that vibe that's been kind of pointed out...the whole end-of-the-New-Wave thing, as well as the whole smiling-through-the-tears thing...it's really great

failboat fucking captain (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

as a kid i loved the Cosmic Thing singles but Good Stuff was the first one they put out after I started buying CDs, so for years that was the only B-52s album I had. haven't put it on in a long while but I'd probably still like it.

what's pooping ahn (some dude), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'd forgotten there was a Stipe cameo in that video.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

I remember thinking that "Tell It Like It T-I-S" was such a profound shark jump that I almost completely disowned their entire back catalog. I'm glad I didn't, as that would have been really silly, but still: not a fan of that song/era.

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Good Stuff is totally Cosmic Thing Pt. II

MINUS Cindy Wilson, though, which makes as big a difference as Ricky Wilson not being there.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Is That You Mo-Dean?" is pretty good.

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

(xpost) ^I wz just about to post this but then accidentally demolished my browser window somehow...

don't let it rest on the President's desk (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

(about Cindy Wilson's absence making Good Stuff seem weaker)

meanwhile, I'm listening to "Love Shack" right now, and as far as overplayed songs go, this is about the cream of the crop...

don't let it rest on the President's desk (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure that people who hate "love Shack" eat live kittens

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

NOM NOM

Mr. Que, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh how good is roam !
completely forgot about that song.

mark e, Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

damn these kittens are tasty

First and Last and Safeways ™ (jjjusten), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

well I already KNEW you guys ate kittens, that's what led me to form the hypothesis in the first place

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh and btw:

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

That video reminds me of the huge adolescent crush I had on Kate P (& also Cindy, but to a slightly lesser extent).

everybody on ilx u have dandruff (Pillbox), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

I still have crushes on both of them right now.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh Cindy looks totally doable in the Deadbeat Club video...

don't let it rest on the President's desk (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

Supercalifragiwhata outfit you got on!

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

Good Stuff is totally Cosmic Thing Pt. II, down to the producers and mix. Songwriting isn't as good, but still worth owning -- and you can pick up a used copy easily.

Good Stuff is for sure worth owning if you're a B's fan (1 cent on amazon,) but I don't think it hits any of the highs of Cosmic Thing, and some of the lows (The World's Green Laughter, Bad Influence) are pretty low.

I turn it up when I hear the banjo (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm alone, but "Good Stuff" is at least as good as "Deadbeat Club."

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm not feeling that, but I do have an extended mix of Good Stuff with added horns that's really good.

I think the first four songs on the album, plus Mo-Dean, are pretty good, but second half really trails off.

I turn it up when I hear the banjo (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, but is Mo-dean the one that ends repeating "Astral Projector" ad infinitum? That's kind of annoying.

I turn it up when I hear the banjo (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 25 March 2010 16:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm alone, but "Good Stuff" is at least as good as "Deadbeat Club."

I sort of agree with this but I am not really a fan of "Deadbeat Club".

ALLAH! *rolls on floor* (HI DERE), Thursday, 25 March 2010 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Good Stuff" is much, much better than "Deadbeat Club." Nobody's dangin' on the Deadbeats.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 25 March 2010 17:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh, but is Mo-dean the one that ends repeating "Astral Projector" ad infinitum? That's kind of annoying.

Maybe, but I like the massed vocals that join in along the way.

Funplex is better than Good Stuff.

Hideous Lump, Friday, 26 March 2010 03:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Okay, I relistened to Good Stufflast night, and some of the stuff I thought I didn't like much was better than I remembered. I STILL don't own Funplex and need to get.

I turn it up when I hear the banjo (Dan Peterson), Friday, 26 March 2010 14:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 28 March 2010 00:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

so am i like the only person who thinks "Dry County" is a standout?

some dude, Sunday, 28 March 2010 01:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

should probly relisten to this, but hate hate the sound of it so much (in comparison to my great love for anything whammy or earlier- or even the first schneider album)

fat mantis (Hunt3r), Sunday, 28 March 2010 02:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dry County is pretty great, though I wouldn't exactly call it a standout...I love the way those little exhortations all the way through the song remind me of Prince, and the punchline is great...a really cool, bluesy (in tone not sound) song...

when I was nine I thought this song wz about living in the desert...

don't let it rest on the President's desk (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 28 March 2010 13:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 28 March 2010 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

After listening to the album once more today, "Follow Your Bliss" really stood out.

filling the medicare donut hole with the semen of liberal (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 March 2010 23:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Unfuckingbelievable rating Roam over Love Shack.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Sunday, 28 March 2010 23:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

missed this poll, would have voted with the majority (Love Shack a close second). forgot how lovely Topaz is

When I was 11 I borrowed this tape from my local library and it made a big impression. I wrote out all the lyrics from the inlay in my school exercise book (including copying the zany lettering and doodles).

p-dog, Sunday, 28 March 2010 23:46 (4 years ago) Permalink


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