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The B-52's
Origin Athens, Georgia, USA
Genre(s) New wave
Dance rock
Years active 1976-present
Label(s) Warner Brothers, Reprise, Alex, Island, Spectrum, PolyGram, Polydor, Rhino, MCA, Stratofortress, Centrifugal
Website Official Site
Fred Schneider
Kate Pierson
Cindy Wilson
Keith Strickland
Former members
Ricky Wilson




One of the first members of the first "Athens Revolution", the B-52's are, according to their website "The World's Greatest Party Band", and few would say "hey! No they're not!" Hard to believe that they've been going strong for almost 25 years, although they HAVE spent the last 13 or so in hiding. Ranging from their dancy and nervous debut in 1979 to the dance rock wonderfulness of "Cosmic Thing," this band has shown time and time again that they're no novelty act, and that like it or not, they have changed the musical landscape. Without 'em, there would be no They Might Be Giants, Architecture In Helsinki, and probably no Franz Ferdinand.




  • The B-52's
  • Wild Planet
  • Mesopotamia
  • Whammy!
  • Bouncing Off The Satellites
  • Cosmic Thing
  • Good Stuff
  • Funplex


  • Party Mix


  • Rock Lobster
  • Planet Claire/Rock Lobster/Dance This Mess Around
  • Private Idaho
  • Private Idaho/Give Me Back My Man/Party Out Of Bounds
  • Mesopotamia/Deep Sleep/Cake
  • Legal Tender
  • Whammy Kiss/Legal Tender/Song For A Future Generation
  • Rock Lobster/Planet Claire
  • Summer Of Love
  • Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland
  • (Shake That) Cosmic Thing
  • Channel Z
  • Love Shack
  • Roam
  • Deadbeat Club
  • Good Stuff
  • Tell It Like It T-I-S
  • (Meet) The Flintstones
  • Debbie
  • Planet Claire/Rock Lobster/Dance This Mess Around

Appears On


  • Rhino Hi-Five: Party Songs Blender


Mix CDs

Radio Shows

  • Chris Morris Music Show Episode 10: This week, Peter Baynham flies Germaine Greer to Dartmouth
  • Chris Morris Music Show Episode 1: On paper the show may look like a list of records, but on air it's an activated warhead. It thrives on its profound disregard for its consequences
  • Chris Morris Music Show Episode 23: Pre-recorded 24 hours in advance for the censors but with new profanities added secretly on the day of broadcast to show them who's really in control
  • GLR Show May 8, 1993
  • GLR Show December 28, 1991

Further Reading

(links to websites, label biographies, fansites, books, periodicals or any additional information on the artist)

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