The B-52's: their legacy/influence today

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i've been listening to the B-52's a lot recently (1st lp thru Whammy!) and then my 15-year-old daughter said, "This doesn't sound like anything going on today"--high praise from a metal-loving 15-year-old!

i couldn't think of much recent stuff that has their sense of fun, irreverence, etc--not to mention the immensity of Ricky Wilson's guitar playing! all i could come up with (lamely): Stereo Total, bits of Le Tigre, smidgens of Deerhoof.

anything out there?

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Aspects of the B-52s have always reminded me of the Sugarcubes... who split up 15 years ago.

DV (dirtyvicar), Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

You Say Party! We Say Die!

They've got a B-52's affection. It's too bad they're too incompetent to do anything nice with it.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

!!! tickles the same bone in me that the B-52's used to.

(LOL: I made my brother a comp of !!!, and he thought they sounded like Nitzer Ebb.)

Matt Carlson (mattsoncarlhew), Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"servotron" - a great 90's band that sounds like "b52"+"man or astro man" more or less (the drummer of astrom man played there).

the name is arthur, Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Bits of Adult.'s last album struck me as having something or other to do with the B-52s.

nabiscothingy, Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"prolapse" as well:the male/female singing style.
"new pornographers" sometimes..

the name is arthur, Saturday, 4 March 2006 18:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Sugarcubes were DEFINITELY mining a similar seam to the B-52's aesthetic, only instead of being obsessed with surf music they were obsessed with Siouxsie & the Banshees and The Smiths.

Dan (I Miss Them) Perry (Dan Perry), Saturday, 4 March 2006 19:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Junior Senior, the Chalets, Chicks on Speed.

Arthur (Arthur), Saturday, 4 March 2006 19:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Cosmic Thing" is also awesome - obviously a much less weird & distinctive thing than their earlier work, but there's a wistful quality they just nail squarely on "Deadbeat Club"

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Saturday, 4 March 2006 20:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

God, this reminds me I should YSI the three different versions of the Mesopotamia EP that have been released, accidentally or not, throughout the years. Or at least the two earlier versions that you can't purchase anymore.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 20:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

..on CD brand new, that is.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 20:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

three different versions of Mesopotamia?? do tell!

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Saturday, 4 March 2006 21:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sleater Kinney and The Rogers Sisters obviously have a lot of Ricky Wilson in the guitar sound/riffs.

Bobby O once wrote/produced a track called "Just A Gigolo" under the guise Barbie & The Kens, and it was pretty much his attempt to emulate "Private Idaho" as close he could. It's hilarious.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Saturday, 4 March 2006 21:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Lotsa stuff up in the NW, lotsa bands without bassists

Zwan (miccio), Saturday, 4 March 2006 21:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"This doesn't sound like anything going on today"

Fucking hallelujah

The Good Dr. Bill (The Good Dr. Bill), Saturday, 4 March 2006 21:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Karen O at her most playful conjures bits of Cindy Wilson; and, yeah, some of Sleater Kinney's guitar tunings emulate Ricky Wilson's. Otherwise I'd be hard-pressed to think of a contemporary badn with the B-52's' humor, slinkiness, silliness, and musical chops.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 4 March 2006 21:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what happened to them? why aren't they making albums anymore?

kyle (akmonday), Saturday, 4 March 2006 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha I agree with Bill. I heard "Love Shack" on the shuttle the other day and it's one of very few songs I actually (still) find physically uncomfortable/painful to listen to. It actually kind of fascinates me that I hate it so much (this sometimes turns into liking things for me) but I still couldn't find much to latch on to musically. I guess there's one bit where the guitar gets kind of funky.

What do they do with guitar tunings?

Sundar (sundar), Saturday, 4 March 2006 22:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dr. Bill and Sundar are on the drugs.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 4 March 2006 22:34 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love Shack is a hole in one (as in #1) that's kinda after-the-fact in terms of the B-52's real creativity. And it'll put their grandkids through college. Their earlier stuff is a huge influence on my go-happy lil art band.

Bobby Peru (Bobby Peru), Saturday, 4 March 2006 22:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

And it'll put their grandkids through college.

An interesting notion on many levels.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Saturday, 4 March 2006 22:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think I just have an anti-Was Not Was gene in me, because while I enjoy "Channel Z" and "Roam", as it conjures up the best qualities of their early-to-mid 80s period with extra oomph in the production, "Love Shack" just sounds like a Was Not Was song with the B-52's on vocals.. so I can actually empathize with the hate on that song, but I won't say the same thing about Cosmic Thing. The two coolest things about "Love Shack", though, are:

a) an earlier Ru Paul being in the video

The latter will be one of the most "WTF but whatever" pop song moments in history.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 22:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, there are THREE versions of Mesopotamia. Let's just say that the combination of David Byrne and the B-52's in the studio and the resulting awkardness made the Todd Rundgren/XTC Skylarking sessions seem like a mellow smoke-out/prairie picnic in comparison.

This is all conjecture here, but right around the time The B-52s and Byrne were working together, the Tom Tom Club released their first album, and "Genius Of Love" became a *smash* hit. It's possible that Byrne may have had something to do with the ideas that went into the first Tom Tom Club album, but I'm not sure. I'll let the Talking Heads/Stop Making Sense connoiseurs speak up about the relationship between Tina and David at the time. Maybe it was always contentious, but I'm not sure it was that disjunct in 1981.

In any case, it seemed like Byrne produced the Mesopotamia EP trying to use the B-52s has his own take on the Tom Tom Club, because.. well, let's just say that the first mix was a highly sparse, disco-ey, dubbed out, complete Arthur Russell-esque affair, that sounded like it was sampling the B-52's moreso than actually being the B-52's. For some reason, a few copies of this initial mix "accidentally" went to press and was recalled immediately.

I was thoroughly confused, because I happened upon a vinyl copy of this in a record store for $5, and I only payed that much for it only because it was in great condition... otherwise, you can find it for 99 cents easily just about anywhere in the U.S. in any used vinyl bin. When I listened to it, it was completely different than then 1990 CD-reissue remix that was released on the Party Mix/Mesopotamia two-fer CD. The original mix sounds like Byrne trying to make the B-52s some arty dance project...

Now I'm hardly a Byrne apologist. Recent quotes from the man rub me the wrong way almost all of the time, but I have to give major props to the brilliance of this EP, though out of context. It's a terrible B-52s release/mix, but a brilliant David Byrne dancey side-release, if that makes sense. Anyway, I later found out I lucked out in that my vinyl copy of Mesopotamia was an Island pressing in Greece, and the record store had no idea what they had stocked and price.

Later, I'd pick up a mint copy of the very abundant Warner Brothers U.S. version of the EP for a buck, and realize that it was later remixed to be less dubbed out and dancey and more B-52s sounding. Even then, the mix is kinda weird.

In the mid to late 80s, Island UK re-released Mesopotamia as it's own CD with this second "fixed" mix from back in the day.

In 1990, the band went back and decided to finally remix it again, and actually made it sounds pretty damn great. This is the version you can buy today as the Party Mix/Mesopotamia.

While the "approved" "original" mix suffers in comparison to the 1990 remix/remaster, there are a few elements in some songs that are put higher in the mix that enhance certain songs, like the synth parts in "Loveland". However, the most recent mix certainly improve "Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can" and the title track.

So, that's the long version of the story.

It's too bad there doesn't seem to be a dedicated B-52s biography of some sort. I have almost as much interest in the genesis of Mesopotamia as I do with the Beach Boys' Smile -- and I'd love to learn more about what the hell happened with this EP.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'd like to hear the original; I'm downloading some vinyl rip of this right now, incidentally, maybe it will be that mix

kyle (akmonday), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Download "Cake".. if the first minute or so is just disco-ey beats, and barely any music.. then that's the true original.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'll YSI both versions hopefully next week.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Stereolab anyone?

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

No thanks, I just ate.

Da Na Not! (donut), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love Shack is a hole in one (as in #1) that's kinda after-the-fact in terms of the B-52's real creativity. And it'll put their grandkids through college. Their earlier stuff is a huge influence on my go-happy lil art band.

I strongly disagree. While I never want to hear "Love Shack" again, there are so many great songs on Cosmic Thing: the title track, "Roam," "Deadbeat Club," "Junebug," etc.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

that would be funny if stereolab had a fred/einar type... especially if it was malcolm eden!

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Alfred otm, both "roam" and "deadbeat club" are beautiful

"leagacy/influence" a blind alley though

Thomas Tallis (Tommy), Saturday, 4 March 2006 23:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I definitely hear a bit of them in the Morningwood record.

Alex in Baltimore (Alex in Baltimore), Sunday, 5 March 2006 00:07 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cosmic Thing is a completely brilliant album. "Topaz"!!!!

Dan ("Junebug"!!!) Perry (Dan Perry), Sunday, 5 March 2006 00:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The best unsigned band in Manchester in my opinion, The VCs, have a big B-52s element to their sound. Lots of weird, surf-rock-inflected indie-pop and a lead theremin player. Fantastic live band.

And no, I'm not a member of The VCs.

yer mam! (yer mam!), Sunday, 5 March 2006 00:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Cosmic Thing might be their second-best album.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn (Alfred Soto), Sunday, 5 March 2006 00:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Christ, Da Na No, way to make me all salivatory.
The B-52s were huge part of what I listened to growing up (that and Was[Not Was]), and I'm just now kinda going back and listening again. I've got the first album on vinyl, now I just need to shore up some of the rest of my collection...

js (honestengine), Sunday, 5 March 2006 02:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thanks for the story, I scored Mesopotamia at Housing Works, I know it's as common as dirt, but had been looking for it on and off for about two years, always reminded about it when i'd encounter their later work at record sales. Great stuff.

also, re: Love Shack, as a kid I'd hear it on the radio and thought she was saying "Ten months... pregnant!"

midi sanskrit (sanskrit), Sunday, 5 March 2006 02:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The surf comment just reminded me... do the Pixies fit into this equation at all?

Drew Lichtenberg, Sunday, 5 March 2006 03:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Ten months... pregnant!"

That's the best misinterpretation I've ever heard!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Sunday, 5 March 2006 04:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Isn't "tin roof rusted" actually a euphemism for being knocked up?

naus (Robert T), Sunday, 5 March 2006 06:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

if you can find an example of the phrase being used in that sense prior to the release of "love shack" i'd buy it. otherwise... no. cindy wilson just made it up.

TR: What is it that you say in "Love Shack?"

CW: Tin roof rusted!

TR: What is that?

CW: It's just a description of the Love Shack, just nonsense that I made up when we were jamming, and the rest of the band thought it was so funny, we stuck it in there. Actually, in the South, they have metal roofs that tend to rust.

-from a 1989 B-52's interview with Tom Rubnitz

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Sunday, 5 March 2006 06:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sleater-Kinney didn't occur to me until this thread, but is totally otm.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 5 March 2006 06:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Not recent, but that first Mocket album, Bionic Parts.. this point, the line between a B-52s influence and a Yoko Ono influence becomes blurry.

Da Na Not! (donut), Sunday, 5 March 2006 08:35 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Check the Pipettes

snowballing (snowballing), Sunday, 5 March 2006 09:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Last year, there was some fan club EP of techno remixes of songs from Whammy!, released on green vinyl... the songs were "Legal Tender", "Whammy Kiss", "Song For A Future Generation", and "Trism". I can't say any of them are that memorable, unfortunately... but if you want something 'klashy with B-52 samples from that album, there you go.

Da Na Not! (donut), Sunday, 5 March 2006 09:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

what was between "rock lobster" and "love shack " ?

retrogurl, Sunday, 5 March 2006 09:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Quiche Lorraine

Da Na Not! (donut), Sunday, 5 March 2006 10:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

private idaho

grapple (grapple), Sunday, 5 March 2006 11:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haven't really heard the go team yet...but i'm expecting them to be kinda like b-52s meets a bad beastie boys take i way off the mark ????

grapple (grapple), Sunday, 5 March 2006 11:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Strobe Light" = my absolute favourite! (The song that was playing when I first...uh...never mind...)

Myonga Von Bashful (Myonga Von Bontee), Monday, 6 March 2006 21:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

... kissed the pineapple?

Daniel Peterson (polkaholic), Monday, 6 March 2006 21:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The first bit of music I ever bought was a Roam cassingle by the B-52's! I thought they were cool as fuck then, but Love Shack got totally played out, which I think that had tainted my opinion of them. Or at least until I went and bought their debut album a little while back. I was knocked out by how sharp it sounds! 52 Girls is a killer track.

And I love the line in rock Lobster that goes 'everybody had matching towels!'

Mestema (davidcorp), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 12:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

When I reviewed Bosco and Joey Kingpin I noted touches of B-52s in each (and Schneider actually appears on the Bosco alb). Neither album is particularly trying to sound like the B-52s. (Both'd be called "electronic dance," and I'm not the one who could classify them further.) Accounts I've read of early techno usually cite the B-52s as being inspirational to those Detroit guys. My favorite B-52s track is "Give Me Back My Man," which is more passionate and less herky-jerk than a lot of the rest. Also, if you can get the original indie single version of "Rock Lobster"/"52 Girls," it has more gravity (or something)... reaches me more than the subsequent version.

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 21:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(Hmmm. What happened to my paragraph breaks?) (Is ILX under alien attack?)

Frank Kogan (Frank Kogan), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 22:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

the original "52 girls" I like more than the album version, but nothing can top the album version of "Rock Lobster" not even the charming but kinda sparse original 7" version from '78. I remember hearing some Rollins story about how he was on a train in NYC and listening to "Rock Lobster" by the B-52s and being transfixed thinking that could it have been possible that the most defining moment in rock history was a man screaming "BOYS IN BIKINIS!.... GIRLS ON SURFBOARDS!..... LEEET'S RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!"

Da Na Not! (donut), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 22:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

haha rollins

Shelly Winters Death Clip (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 22:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Kogan— One of the reasons that B-52s get cited by Detroit techno folks is that Electrifying Mojo LOVED the B-52s and would play whole albums from them straight, alongside Kraftwerk and Moroder and the rest.

js (honestengine), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 22:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

OTM re: 7" version of "52 Girls"!

AND, i think the hypnotic throb of "Dirty Back Road" is almost Köln-style minimal techno. just imagine a 10 minute instrumental version!

nerve pylon (flat_of_angles), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 23:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

In 1990 or so, there was some rapper named Biscuit who did a rap/rock cover of "Rock Lobster" called "Rock Biscuit".

Da Na Not! (donut), Tuesday, 7 March 2006 23:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

wow, has the 7" version of 52 girls ever been released on CD? i love that song.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 8 March 2006 06:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
You are all nerds!

dude fresdertre, Thursday, 4 May 2006 21:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"I'm gonna beat that PINEAPPLE up with a BASEBALL BAT! YAAAAAAAAAARR!!!"

DOQQUN (donut), Thursday, 4 May 2006 21:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...,18952/

I love The Onion...

NYCNative, Friday, 11 February 2011 07:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

Ricky Wilson's guitar playing is really unique and has a very minimalist perfection on those first two B-52s albums. The arrangements on the tunes are really clever, mostly just using a simple organ, key bass, the 3 vocals and maybe a guitar over dub. The songs are sparse as there isn't a whole lot of sustained chords, it's all these spikey simple melodies bouncing off each other. Listening to The B-52s now and hearing all of the octave chords playing simple melodies brings out a textural similarity to Sonic Youth and Fugazi, as they use that same type of chording and phrasing all over their tunes.

earlnash, Saturday, 19 March 2016 04:26 (three years ago) Permalink

Ricky Wilson's one of my favorite guitarists, period.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 19 March 2016 04:40 (three years ago) Permalink

Not just some vague "favorite," I'm talking like top 5.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 19 March 2016 04:41 (three years ago) Permalink

don't know if it is considered a part of their legacy, but to me they are without a shadow of a doubt the funniest band.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 19 March 2016 04:58 (three years ago) Permalink

this is the thread where i learned about ILM's obsession with the B-52's debut album (the very first Acclaimed Music poll that i ran): ttp://

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 March 2016 05:59 (three years ago) Permalink

try that again: Acclaimed Music Top 25 from 1979 poll

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 March 2016 05:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Imperial Teen - "Ivanka," "Baby," "Teacher's Pet" from the album On, but every album has a few.

Check out B-52's contemporaries The Cosmopolitans:

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 19 March 2016 06:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Did the B-52s do any gigs with The Cramps? They would have had to, right?

The Cosmopolitans sound quite a bit like the B-52s, but there is something oddly about the dual female vocals that reminds me of Stereolab. Groovy.

earlnash, Saturday, 19 March 2016 07:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Whenever I play early B-52s these days, I'm surprised how much they engender the same response for me as The Fall - jagged twang, bemused alienation, the perfect non sequitur. One spits where the other squeals with delight, but still. I imagine a face swap of "Mesopotamia" and "Bingo Master's Break Out".

juggulo for the complete klvtz (bendy), Saturday, 19 March 2016 09:56 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Solid list; I disagree with none of it.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 15:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Too harsh on Whammy! More that half of it is excellent, fun jams.

Where would you place Mesopotamia & Party Mix if they were separated? To me Mesopotamia is one of their best, Party Mix a bit of a drag.

everything, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 16:17 (eight months ago) Permalink


The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 16:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

^that's one of my all-time favorite album openings.

how's life, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 16:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

slide ct down to 4, move whammy up to 5 and i'm good, but i just can't accept cosmic thing at 1 or 2 or 3. i do like the props to strickland and that's persuasive enough to get me to listen and think again to ct.

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 16:58 (eight months ago) Permalink

^everything OTM

nerve_pylon, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 17:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

Cosmic Thing is a great, great record, but the debut was a defining moment in my life. And I love Whammy, drum machines and all. I'd probably go debut, Wild Planet, Cosmic Thing, Whammy, and then the rest jockeying around.

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 17:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

realized I no longer own a copy of Cosmic Thing (I had it on cassette and never re-bought it cuz it was everywhere for awhile) and yet grabbed all the pre-CT stuff on vinyl for a couple bucks apiece way back when. such a great discography.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 17:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

To be clear, I dislike the dull manner in which Wilson and Strickland program the drum machines, not the use of drum machines.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 18:10 (eight months ago) Permalink

No I get that. They *are* kind of brittle and chirpy and Casio-like, but I dig 'em. I'm listening to the album today for the first time in a long while.

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 18:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

whammy rules

kurt schwitterz, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 20:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow, I was about to link Shakey to this, but screw that. What the actual fuck, though? I bought that thing brand new at Barnes + Noble like two or three years ago for $7.99. No idea why it's gotten so expensive in the interim.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 20:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Often when things become unavailable, scarcity drives up price.

Betting Eighty Hams (sic), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 20:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

That's the line I use on OKCupid.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 20:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Is it really that scarce, though? I mean, it's less than ten years old!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:03 (eight months ago) Permalink

Things can be scarce the second they’re released, if there are few of them and any demand exists. That release is out of print, and one single customer decided $46 was a price he was willing to pay one single seller that was asking it. These are the facts we have, do with them what you will!

Betting Eighty Hams (sic), Wednesday, 26 September 2018 21:09 (eight months ago) Permalink


Groove(box) Denied (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:34 (eight months ago) Permalink


― The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:37 AM (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^that's one of my all-time favorite album openings.

― how's life, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:44 AM (ten hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I used to date a big B-52's fan who had a bunch of their albums running in her CD changer, and this intro had a knack for popping up awkwardly during intimate moments.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 27 September 2018 03:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

Nothing against the B-52’s, but I can’t imagine “getting intimate” to any part of any their songs!

growing up in publix (morrisp), Thursday, 27 September 2018 03:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Re: The David Byrne mix of "Mesopotamia" discussion from 12 years back, the UK vinyl Byrne mix has longer versions of 3 tracks:

8:33 vs. 5:00 - Loveland
7:45 vs. 5:48 - Cake
5:46 vs. 4:30 - Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 27 September 2018 03:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

I used to date a big B-52's fan who had a bunch of their albums running in her CD changer, and this intro had a knack for popping up awkwardly during intimate moments.

― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles),

I imagine Schneider breaking through the door like the Kool-Aid guy, holding a dead cat.

The Silky Veils of Alfred (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

thread delivers

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

I don't know about 'getting intimate', but come on, 'WHERE'S MY TELEPHONE?!'

campreverb, Thursday, 27 September 2018 16:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

so since we were talking about doing the sex to B52s - there is a sex scene in the 1990 volleyball movie Sideout scored to this:

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 8 October 2018 20:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

piscesx, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

The rains have stopped, the stream out back is rushing past the cabin, and Kate Pierson is on my deck filming and calling the wild turkeys, who are gathered under the trees being courted…

— Laura Levine (@LauraLevinePix) April 20, 2019

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 21 April 2019 09:40 (one month ago) Permalink

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