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The B-52's - Rock Lobster


On this date in 1978, The B-52's released their debut single, "Rock Lobster". It was backed by "52 Girls". Both songs appeared on their self-titled debut album but were re-recorded for the album. The single went to the #56 spot on the U.S. singles chart and the #37 spot on the U.K. singles chart when released later. The Athens, Georgia new wave quintet was reduced to a foursome after the death of Ricky Wilson but have continued on and released a new album last year.

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Jonathan said...

This Debut single was on a small Athens Georgia Record Label: Boo-Fant Tunes if I remember correctly.

Anonymous said...

The label was called DB Records, DB meaning Danny Beard. Boo-Fant Tunes was just a corporate synonym for the B-52's themselves, a name they published their songs under in the U.S. until 1986. They've used the moniker Man Woman Together Now! Inc. for this purpose ever since, starting with Cosmic Thing, except when Cindy left (i.e. on Good Stuff) they used the name More Gliss Now. John

John Daly said...

Bought this for a buck [2nd hand] (AUS$1) years ago. Had to go and buy a plastic thingy to fill the big hole in the middle of the single. Another buck. It's still a good song as long as you only listen to it every other year (the song isnt bad, its just that the media flogged it). Their latest album is more of the same, but more updated and modern. It still has the fun aspect they have always had.

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