1983: Warner Bros 9 23819-2
Despite the fact that its missing the wonderful Dont Worry of the original vinyl version (substituting a still-fun track called Moon 83 based on Theres a Moon in the Sky), this is totally classic B-52s stuff, a mix of goofy and danceable. As with most of their albums, there are a few tracks that have just never quite worked for mein this case Queen of Las Vegas and Big Birdbut the hours Ive spent tearing up the floor to Work That Skirt, Butterbean, and Whammy Kiss more than make up for this. Also, the first of their electronic tinkering can be heard here.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.