Saturday, July 2, 2011

The B-52s


No band has ever musically and fashionably enchanted me more than the rockin retro collective called the B - 52s.  I know that the big commercial hit was "Love Shack", but I have always been in love with this groups take on the psychedelic - pop rock sound and look of the 60s. "Rock Lobster", "Planet Claire", "Private Idaho" you name it, the hits abound.  Band members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson and Ricky Wilson (deceased) created this musical wonderland in the late 70s at a best friends party in Athens, Georgia and the party never stopped. They were christened the B-52s which was a slang term used for oversized bouffant hair. Quite frankly the groups name would become the perfect description for this bands overall look and sound. 














I will leave you with 2 of my personal favorite tracks.......






OK I lied....here are like 2 more tracks I ABSOLUTELY adore. ....




xoxo, besos!
Monique, Twirl Vintage Co. 
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