The B-52's Vinyl Records Gallery and Discography offers a comprehensive look at the iconic band's musical journey. From their self-titled debut in 1979, featuring hits like "Rock Lobster", to later albums like "Cosmic Thing", this gallery showcases their unique blend of new wave and post-punk. Explore the vibrant album covers and track listings that define the B-52's legendary career.
The B-52's is an American new wave band that was formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976. The band's unique blend of pop, rock, and surf music, combined with their quirky fashion sense and eccentric stage presence, has made them one of the most distinctive and beloved bands of the 20th century.
The B-52's formed when vocalists Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson met guitarist Keith Strickland and drummer Ricky Wilson. The band's name was inspired by Southern slang for the bouffant hairstyles that Pierson and Wilson sported, which were reminiscent of the famous B-52 bomber aircraft. The band quickly gained popularity in Athens and soon signed with Warner Bros. Records.
In 1979, the B-52's released their self-titled debut album, which included their breakthrough hit "Rock Lobster". The song's unusual blend of surf rock and new wave, combined with the band's distinctive harmonies and quirky lyrics, quickly made it a hit with audiences. The album's success was followed by a series of successful albums and singles, including "Private Idaho", "Planet Claire", and "Love Shack".
Throughout their career, the B-52's have been known for their eclectic and eclectic stage presence, which has included flamboyant costumes, high-energy performances, and distinctive vocal harmonies. The band's live shows have been described as a mix of dance party, theater, and rock concert, and have earned them a reputation as one of the most entertaining live acts of their time.
In addition to their musical success, the B-52's have also been recognized for their impact on fashion and pop culture. The band's eclectic style, which combined vintage and retro styles with futuristic elements, has inspired countless musicians and artists. Their eclectic fashion sense has been described as a mix of punk, rock, and New Romantic, and has had a lasting impact on the music world.
Despite the passing of original guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985, the B-52's continue to tour and record music to this day. Their impact on popular culture and music has been recognized with numerous accolades, including induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Warner Bros (WB) Records BSK 3355 , 1979 , USA
This web-page has a photo gallery and description of the USA release of the B52's debut album .Show Details
Island Records 200 776 , 1979 , Germany
This web-page has a photo gallery and description of the German release of the B52's debut album .Show Details
Warner Bros WB 92 55041 CR , 1986 , Canada
This web-page has a photo gallery and describes "Bouncing off the Satellites" is the fourth studio album by American new wave band the B-52's and was produced by Tony Mansfield.Show Details
Island Records 205 483 , 1983 , Germany & Netherlands
Whammy! the third studio album by American new wave band the B-52's. It was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, in December 1982 and was produced by Steven Stanley.Show Details