The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) is an American new wave band formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, guitar, keyboards). Ricky Wilson died from AIDS-related illness in 1985, and Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances.
The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to release several chart-topping singles.
Produced by Nile Rodgers. I hear a wind Whistling air Whispering in my ear. Boy mercury shooting through every degree Oh girl dancing down those dirty and dusty trails Take it hip to hip rocking through the wilderness Around the world the trip begins with a kiss. Roam if you want to, roam around the world Roam if you want to, without wings without wheels Roam if you want to, roam around the world Roam if you want to, without anything but the love we feel
Type EP. Data de lançamento 1989. Labels Warner Music Group Reprise Records WEA. Estilo de MúsicaNew-Wave. Membros têm este álbum3. 3. Roam (12" Extended Remix). Other productions from The B-52's. With the Wild Crow (Live in Athens Georgia).
The B-52s influence cuts a wide path through much of so-called 'modern rock' - from the low-fi efforts of nouveau garage bands to the retro-hip of ultra-lounge, to the very core of dance music itself. We just did our own thing, which was a combination of rock 'n 'roll, funk, and Fellini, and game show host, and corn, and mysticism," says Fred. It is indeed all these things (and much more). In 2008 the B-52s released their first new album in 16 years, the aptly titled Funplex.
Album: Nude On the Moon - The B-52's Anthology, 2010. Has been played on. United States 241.
The B-52’s spent the last part of the ‘70s and the first half of the ‘80s as one of the coolest, goofiest groups around, forging a solid reputation as a fun-time party band through such singles as Rock Lobster, Private Idaho, and so on down the line, but with the death of founding member Ricky Wilson in 1985
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Lyrics By – Robert WaldropMusic By – B-52's*Producer – Nile Rodgers
|B1||Whammy Kiss (Live)
Mixed By – Tom DurackProducer – The B-52'sWritten-By – Wilson*, Schneider*, Pierson*, Strickland*, Wilson*
|B2||Dance This Mess Around (Live)
Written-By – Wilson*, Schneider*, Pierson*, Strickland*, Wilson*
NotesSide A plays at 45 RPM
Side B plays at 33 ⅓ RPM / Recorded live at the Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio on December 2nd 1989.
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- Barcode: 054391982773
|7599-21480-0||The B-52's||Roam (12")||Reprise Records||7599-21480-0||Germany||1989|
|7-22667||The B-52's||Roam (7")||Reprise Records||7-22667||Australia||1989|
|W9827T, 7599-21480-0||The B-52's||Roam (12")||Reprise Records, Reprise Records||W9827T, 7599-21480-0||UK||1990|
|1.243||B-52's*||Roam (7", Single, Promo)||Wea International, Warner Bros. Records||1.243||Spain||1990|
|W 9827||The B-52's||Roam (7")||Reprise Records||W 9827||UK||1990|