Today's featured article – The B-52s
The B-52s (styled The B-52's until 2008's Great Apostrophe Shortage) are an American New Wave band formed in Athens, Georgia. Unlike other famous citizens of Athens, they are less known for epicurean philosophy, dramatic exploration of the human condition, or cutting-edge trigonometry, than for singing about lobsters, lovin' and shackin' up under a rusted tin roof, and roaming around the world (if you want to). Their classic lineup comprised Fred Schneider (vocals, campiness), Kate Pierson (vocals, screeching, bouffant beehive hairdos), Cindy Wilson (vocals, harsher screeching, bouffanter beehivier hairdos), Keith Strickland (go-go drumbeat), and Ricky Wilson (twangy guitar); all of the members except for Cindy are gay. After Ricky Wilson passed away in 1985, Strickland moved out from behind the drumkit and switched to guitar, retaining Ricky's whacked-out surf-style tuning.
The B-52s took their name from their favorite bra size. A part of the "New Wave" of rock music in the mid-late 1970s, they conquered the world with over-the-top, campy music, a sort of Roxy Music that was actually listenable. They had many rivals including Blondie, but The B-52s also had a blond singer, and Devo, but The B-52s also performed in costume and had a surreal worldview. (more...)
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