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Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Pserchia ()
Date: March 15, 2006 00:37

I'm a B-52s fan as well as a Stones disciple. If any B-52s/Stones fan attending tonight's show would be kind enough to report on the set that they play aT Radio City Music Hall and post in this space, that would be appreciated. I saw them recently and much of their show was from their first two albums (the mustard & ketchup LPs) and Cosmic Thing from 1989 or 1990.

Stones fans going to show who planned on not being in their seat for the B-52s set might reconsider. They are a fun band and their songs are never boring.


Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: ohnonotyouagain ()
Date: March 15, 2006 00:49

The B-52s are cool. Mick will be dancing around backstage to Rock Lobster!

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: gut ()
Date: March 15, 2006 15:43

Classic New Wave music....they epitomize the genre. I miss those innocent days when they first appeared.

#......Go ahead....Bite the Big Apple....Don't mind the Maggots.....Uh Huh...#

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: twanghound ()
Date: March 15, 2006 15:54

love their first album.
was the soundtrack to holidays in portugal in 1980, unforgettable.
they will put out a new album i read.


Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Pserchia ()
Date: March 15, 2006 18:58

Anyone have the B-52s setlist from Radio City?

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 15, 2006 19:27

Somebody mentioned "Love Shack" and "Rock Lobster", no surprise there.

Don't know but would guess "Lava" and "Roam" made the cut, too. Maybe "Downtown".

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Jack Knife ()
Date: March 15, 2006 19:51

Are the B-52's REALLY finally going to put out a new album??

Why have they waited so long? Pserchia, you would know about this. I've always wondered why they kept touring but stopped recording. It's not like their new albums weren't big successes (unlike another band we know).

They sort of became the New Wave Who.

I love the B-52's, but of ALL the really interesting opening acts the Rolling Stones could have picked for Radio City Music Hall....good grief!!!

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: March 15, 2006 19:54

Last week on the radio I heard that song "Jerking Back and Forth" by Devo, and now I'm dying to hear it again. I don't own anything by them, but I just loved the sound of it, so I'm considering buying some.

Anyone have any recommendations?

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 15, 2006 19:55

Avoid Devo's "Satisfaction". It causes suicidal tendencies!

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: CindyC ()
Date: March 15, 2006 19:56

Yeah, I know, I don't like their cover of that one.

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: March 15, 2006 19:57

Nearly as bad as Britany's, but she's looking better than them (except she should wear an upside dwon flower pot on her head).winking smiley



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Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: Here it Comes ()
Date: March 15, 2006 20:05

I can't remember the exact setlist, but they opened with

"Strobe Light"

Then, maybe not in this order, they played

"My Own Private Idaho"

"Channel Z"

"Roam"

"Cosmic Thing"

"Love Shack"

"Rock Lobster"

That might be all. I think they played for about 30 minutes. I thought they sounded great and were true to their original selves. I love the B-52's and saw them numerous times in the 80s. Cindy's voice and stage presence were a marvel (her wig was hilarious and she never stopped shaking it up), and Kate is absolutely infectious. Fred is a tonic to the whole thing, and a very good, funny front man. And Keith's (Strickland) guitar is very reminiscent of the late Ricky Wilson's, and has a great stripped-down quality.

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: micwer ()
Date: March 15, 2006 23:27

Yeah, their set was short and sweet. Great voices, lots of energy and infectious good mood.

Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: March 15, 2006 23:39

Had no idea that the B 52-s were even still touring, let alone opening for the stones. I dont care what anyone says, or what year it is, the B -52s opening for the stones in New York is one f****** cool show. period. Whoevers going, have a good time.



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Re: Kinda OT but not really: The B52s
Posted by: gut ()
Date: March 15, 2006 23:46

How old is Kate now? About 60?????.......

#......Go ahead....Bite the Big Apple....Don't mind the Maggots.....Uh Huh...#



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