The B‐52s

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The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976 and one of the only quintessential 1980s bands that have survived to date. Their best selling songs have been "Love Shack" and "Roam" while "Rock Lobster" remains a well-known hit. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (lead vocals), Kate Pierson (backing vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (backing vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (lead guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, rhythm guitar, keyboards). After Wilson's death from AIDS in 1985, Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances.

Rooted in new wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later covered many genres, ranging from post-punk to pop rock. The "guy vs. gals" vocals of Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson, sometimes used in call and response style, and their unique guitar and keyboard driven instrumentation, are their trademark sound.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 The B‐52’s / Play Loud The B‐52’s 5 16
1980 Wild Planet The B‐52’s 7
1983 Whammy! The B‐52’s 3 6
1986 Bouncing off the Satellites The B‐52’s 5 5
1989 Cosmic Thing The B‐52’s 4 9
1992 Good Stuff The B‐52’s 8
2008 Funplex The B-52s 5 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Best of The B‐52’s: Dance This Mess Around The B‐52’s 4 2
1995 Planet Claire The B‐52’s 2
1998 Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation The B‐52’s 3 4
2002 Nude on the Moon: The B‐52’s Anthology The B‐52’s 1
2012 Original Album Series The B‐52’s 1
2014 The Complete Studio Album Collection 1979-1992 The B-52s 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 1993-01-14: Strobe Light: Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY, USA The B-52s 1
1993 Give Me Your Good Stuff The B-52s 1
2006 2006-05-26: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN, USA The B‐52’s 1
2011 With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA The B‐52s 3
2012 2012-01-15: Casino Del Sol, Tucson, AZ, USA The B‐52s 1
2015 Live! 8‐24‐1979 The B‐52’s 1
1979-08-24: Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA, USA The B-52s 1
1981: Toad's Place, New Haven, CT, USA The B-52s 1
1984-12-27: E.M. Loew's Theater, Worcester, MA, USA The B-52s 1
2004-07-24: From Beaches to Casinos, Atlantic City, NJ, USA The B-52s 1
Live on Studio Jam 1978 The B-52s 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1981 Party Mix! The B‐52’s 5
1991 Party Mix / Mesopotamia The B‐52’s 4 2
2008 Funplex Remix EP The B-52s 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1978 Rock Lobster The B‐52’s 2
1979 52 Girls The B-52s 1
1979 6060‒842 The B-52s 1
1979 Rock Lobster The B‐52’s 2
1980 Dirty Back Road The B‐52’s 1
1980 Give Me Back My Man The B‐52’s 2
1980 Private Idaho The B-52s 1
1982 Loveland The B-52's 1
1986 Girl From Impanema Goes to Greenland The B‐52’s 1
1986 Rock Lobster The B-52s 2
1986 Summer of Love The B-52s 1
1989 Love Shack The B‐52’s 8
1989 Channel Z The B-52s 5 2
1989 Deadbeat Club The B-52s 2
1989 Roam The B-52s 5
1992 Good Stuff The B‐52’s 2
1992 Is That You Mo‐Dean? The B‐52’s 1
1992 Revolution Earth The B-52s 1
1992 Revolution Earth / Is That You Mo‐Dean? The B‐52’s 1
1992 Tell It Like It T-I-Is The B-52s 2
1998 Hallucinating Pluto The B-52s 1
1998 Summer of Love ’98 The B-52s 1
1998 Debbie The B-52s 1
1999 (At the) Love Shack The B‐52’s meet DJ Tonka 1

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Juliet of the Spirits The B‐52s 2

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 (Meet) The Flintstones The B.C.‐52’s 3

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Mesopotamia The B‐52’s 7

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Whammy! 2005 Remix EP The B‐52’s 1
2006 Mesopotamia: 2006 Remix EP The B‐52s 1
2007 Wild Planet: 2007 Remix EP The B‐52’s 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Hi Five The B-52s 1

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