Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A1 Planet Claire
5 4:37
A2 52 Girls
2 3:36
A3 Dance This Mess Around
4:37
A4 Rock Lobster
4.5 6:51
B1 Lava
4:56
B2 There’s a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)
4:58
B3 Hero Worship
4:09
B4 6060‒842
2:53
B5 Downtown
2:57

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

keyboard bass:
Fred Schneider (track B3)
drums:
Keith Strickland (1978-02) (track A4)
farfisa [farfisa organ]:
Kate Pierson (track A4)
tambourine:
Cindy Wilson (track A4)
guitar:
Kate Pierson (tracks A2, B3)
Ricky Wilson (B-52's) (track A4)
Cindy Wilson (track B2)
percussion:
Keith Strickland (1978-02) (track A4)
bass synthesizer:
Kate Pierson (track A4)
arranger:
Tony Hatch (track B5)
Kate Pierson (track B1)
Keith Strickland (track B5)
Cindy Wilson (tracks B1, B5)
assistant engineer:
Cass Rigby (tracks A1–A2, A4, B3)
background vocals:
Kate Pierson (track A4)
Cindy Wilson (track A4)
co-producer:
Robert Ash (track A4)
composer:
Tony Hatch (track B5)
Kate Pierson (track A4)
Fred Schneider (track A4)
Ricky Wilson (B-52's) (track A4)
Keith Strickland (track A4)
Cindy Wilson (track A4)
engineer:
Robert Ash (tracks A1–B5)
lead vocals:
Kate Pierson (tracks A1–A2)
Fred Schneider (tracks A1, A3–A4)
Ricky Wilson (B-52's) (track A2)
Cindy Wilson (track A3)
lyricist:
Tony Hatch (track B5)
producer:
Chris Blackwell (Island Records) (tracks A1–B5)
writer:
Jerry Ayers (track A2)
Henry Mancini (American composer, conductor and arranger) (track A1)
Kate Pierson (tracks A1–A3, B1–B4)
Fred Schneider (tracks A1–A3, B1–B4)
Ricky Wilson (B-52's) (tracks A1–A3, B1–B4)
Keith Strickland (tracks A1–A3, B1–B4)
Cindy Wilson (tracks A1–A3, B1–B4)
publisher:
ATV Music Ltd. (track B5)
Welbeck Music Ltd. (track B5)
recorded at:
Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas (tracks A1–A2, A4, B3)
edits:
Rock Lobster (Edit, Stereo) by The B-52’s (track A4)
Rock Lobster (Edit, Mono) by The B-52’s (track A4)
remixes:
52 Girls (Party Mix version) by The B-52s (track A2)
Dance This Mess Around (Party Mix version) by The B-52s (track A3)
Lava (Party Mix version) by The B-52s (track B1)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Downtown (Petula Clark song) (track B5)
is the basis for:
Darntarn (track B5)
later parody versions:
Crazy Downtown (Allan Sherman parody) (track B5)
Håkan (track B5)
later translated versions:
Pátá (track B5)
recording of:
52 Girls (track A2)
6060‒842 (track B4)
Hero Worship (track B3)
Lava (track B1)
Planet Claire (track A1)
Rock Lobster (track A4)

Release

drums and percussion: Keith Strickland
guitar: Ricky Wilson (B-52's)
keyboard and organ: Kate Pierson
bongos and tambourine: Cindy Wilson
additional engineer: Cass Rigby
additional producer: Robert Ash
mastering: John Dent (mastering engineer)
producer: Chris Blackwell (Island Records)
vocals: Kate Pierson
Fred Schneider
Cindy Wilson
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/141542 [info]