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  1. 22 May '10 00:49
    Pros and cons.
  2. 22 May '10 01:40
    I like their early stuff like Dance this Mess around. They had a bouncy edge to them. Their guitarist, Ricky Wilson, was vastly underrated. Too bad AIDs claimed him.

    Success didn't make them a better band. When I play them in the car they drive my wife nuts. She can't stand them.
  3. 22 May '10 01:44
    the Love Shack, baayyy-bbeeeeeee ....
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    22 May '10 03:22
    Blimey. Just came to the Culture Forum to start a thread on The B-52's and. Blimey, as I said.

    I was going to say that the received wisdom seems to be that 1980's "Wild Planet" (which is blasting out of my speakers here as I type) was pretty good but not as good as 1979's "B-52's". But I disagree. I made a 45 minute compilation for a bar the other day and I drew on "Wild Planet" more than on the more feted debut album.
  5. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    22 May '10 03:36
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Success didn't make them a better band.
    "Mesopotamia" was underwhelming but admittedly alright-ish. David Byrne took them in an iffy, subdued direction. "Whammy" was passable but certainly a relative disappointment when I bought it on the day of its release. "Bouncing Off The Satellites" was a grim grim nadir. But I did think their comeback with "Cosmic Thing" was brilliant and "Good Stuff" was an almost as brilliant follow up. The more recent "Funplex" didn't really grab me despite a couple of tracks easily worthy of their ouevre.
  6. 23 May '10 22:31
    Originally posted by FMF
    "Mesopotamia" was underwhelming but admittedly alright-ish. David Byrne took them in an iffy, subdued direction. "Whammy" was passable but certainly a relative disappointment when I bought it on the day of its release. "Bouncing Off The Satellites" was a grim grim nadir. But I did think their comeback with "Cosmic Thing" was brilliant and "Good Stuff" was an alm ...[text shortened]... ex" didn't really grab me despite a couple of tracks easily worthy of their ouevre.
    Dang good stuff, is my faviorite off the Good Stuff cd. Saw them in concert at the old Brendan Byrne Arena, in Jersey back 92 or so. Siggy Marley was the front group. 2nd row seats!
  7. 23 May '10 23:57
    Originally posted by badmoon
    I like their early stuff like Dance this Mess around. They had a bouncy edge to them. Their guitarist, Ricky Wilson, was vastly underrated. Too bad AIDs claimed him.

    Success didn't make them a better band. When I play them in the car they drive my wife nuts. She can't stand them.
    Sorry for your wife. They are an aquired taste. Play her Dreamland,off the Good Stuff cd.
  8. 24 May '10 08:04
    Originally posted by YEAH BOY
    Pros and cons.
    Is there really a drier and better song than Private Idaho? I don't know of it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7t7cGwN7_0

    This should be in my other thread:

    http://popup.lala.com/popup/360569470939107132

    I remember listening to this late at night in 1980:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5V8RjQLiIw
  9. 24 May '10 09:29
    Originally posted by badmoon
    .... When I play them in the car they drive my wife nuts. She can't stand them.
    There you go. Women and rock do not mix.
  10. Donation buckky
    Filthy sinner
    24 May '10 11:20
    Very gay.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    25 May '10 05:31
    Originally posted by YEAH BOY
    Pros and cons.
    Con: quite frankly, after 30 years of being active, they do have a disappointingly small body of work. Seven or so real 'studio albums'.
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    25 May '10 06:56
    Pros:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leohcvmf8kM
  13. Standard member ChessPraxis
    Cowboy From Hell
    27 May '10 00:43
    How many different ways can one say, "They suck!"