The B-52's - The B-52's (MOFI Silver Label, 140g)
The B-52's - The B-52's (MOFI Silver Label, 140g)
The B-52's - The B-52's (MOFI Silver Label, 140g)
The B-52's - The B-52's (MOFI Silver Label, 140g)

The B-52's - The B-52's (MOFI Silver Label, 140g)

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Kate Pierson – vocals, organ, keyboard bass, additional guitar (A2, B3)

Fred Schneider – vocals, walkie-talkie, toy piano (A3), keyboard bass (B3)

Keith Strickland – drums, percussion, Claire sounds

Cindy Wilson – vocals, bongos, tambourine, additional guitar (B2)

Ricky Wilson – guitars, smoke alarm

1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited numered edition

Original analog Master tape : Silver Label (Copy of original Mastertape)

Heavy Press : 140g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Warner Bros

Recorded at Compass Point Studios

Engineered & mixed by : Robert Ash

Produced by Chris Blackwell

Remastered by PS

Originally released in 1979

Reissued in 2011


Side A :

  1. Planet Claire
  2. 52 Girls
  3. Dance This Mess Around
  4. Rock Lobster


Side B :

  1. Lava
  2. There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)
  3. Hero Worship
  4. 6060-842
  5. Downtown



Ranked #198 on Rolling Stones's 500 greatest albums of all time

1000 Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die - Ranked 431

Stereophile Records to Die For - 2016 


Reviews :

"Even in the weird, quirky world of new wave and post-punk in the late '70s, the B-52's' eponymous debut stood out as an original. Unabashed kitsch mavens at a time when their peers were either vulgar or stylish, the Athens quintet celebrated all the silliest aspects of pre-Beatles pop culture -- bad hairdos, sci-fi nightmares, dance crazes, pastels, and anything else that sprung into their minds -- to a skewed fusion of pop, surf, avant-garde, amateurish punk, and white funk. On paper, it sounds like a cerebral exercise, but it played like a party. The jerky, angular funk was irresistibly danceable, winning over listeners dubious of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson's high-pitched, shrill close harmonies and Fred Schneider's campy, flamboyant vocalizing, pitched halfway between singing and speaking. It's all great fun, but it wouldn't have resonated throughout the years if the group hadn't written such incredibly infectious, memorable tunes as "Planet Claire," "Dance This Mess Around," and, of course, their signature tune, "Rock Lobster." These songs illustrated that the B-52's' adoration of camp culture wasn't simply affectation -- it was a world view capable of turning out brilliant pop singles and, in turn, influencing mainstream pop culture. It's difficult to imagine the endless kitschy retro fads of the '80s and '90s without the B-52's pointing the way, but The B-52's isn't simply an historic artifact -- it's a hell of a good time." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Ratings :

AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,33 / 5 , Audio Beat Rated 4.5/5 Music, 4.5/5 Sound

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