B-52's
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  1 x LP   170grs   33⅓rpm     Numbered Ltd 

( 1979 ) 2011 US MOFI 170g vinyl LP numbered ltd -The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to releas

Label:  Mobiel Fidelity Sound Lab 
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Release date: 30-06-2011 (Originally released in 1979)

2011 US MOFI HQ vinyl LP numbered ltd -The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to release several chart-topping singles. The album cover was designed by Tony Wright.

Ranked #152 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Tracks:

A1   Planet Claire 4:35
A2   52 Girls 3:34
A3   Dance This Mess Around 4:36
A4   Rock Lobster 6:49
B1   Lava 4:54
B2   There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) 4:54
B3   Hero Worship 4:07
B4   6060-842 2:48
B5   Downtown 2:57

 

Ranked at #152 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, The B-52's has its roots in the band's improbable genesis, itself reflective of the record's gleeful moods and quirky charms. The five members first played after sharing a tropical alcoholic beverage at a Chinese restaurant, the ironic silliness and spontaneous irreverence indicative of the music on its breakthrough record. Not to mention how it mirrors the unusual hodgepodge of instrumentation: organs, walkie talkies, bongos, glockenspiels, tambourines, toy pianos, smoke alarms, and more!

Musically, the band proves just as adventurous and whimsical. Using pleasant harmonies as a backdrop and Kate Pierson's squealing organ as a starting point, the B-52's draw upon surf-rock grooves, beach-bound soul-pop, herky-jerky funk riffs, minimalist rhythms, and Ricky Wilson's unusual guitar lines to craft songs that tower above the sarcastic suggestiveness and campy declarations. Of course, the latter are plenty entertaining on their own, but there's no denying the dance-bound persuasiveness and melodic shimmy associated with the classic cult single "Rock Lobster" and splendid cover of the ubiquitous Petula Clark standard "Downtown." You've never heard anything like this.

Indeed, the B-52s were about a decade ahead of the alt-rock revolution when they recorded this delightfully campy, intentionally goofy, lyrically tawdry, and undeniably harmonic 1979 new-wave set that comes off as the best dance party you might ever hear. This is 40 minutes of nothing but a good time.

Mastered on our world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), Silver Label numbered edition LP presents the B-52's brilliant debut in a fidelity it's never previously enjoyed. So detailed and realistic are the timbres, accents, and harmonies, you'll think the band's bright outfits are appearing right in front of you. Plus, the LP is worth the cost alone for the iconic album cover, which spotlights those bouffant 'dos.

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 170grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Extra info: Numbered Ltd
Label: Mobiel Fidelity Sound Lab
Originally released: 1979
This release: 2011
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