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The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)

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The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)

The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Island | # 250 776, CID 9580 | 00:39:24

The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. Also released in Germany as "Play Loud". 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 B-52's peaked at number 59 on the Billboard 200, and "Rock Lobster" reached number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, the television network VH1 named The B-52's the 99th greatest album of all time. Shortly before his death, John Lennon said he enjoyed the album. In his 1995 book, The Alternative Music Almanac, Alan Cross placed the album ninth on the list of 10 Classic Alternative Albums. In 2012, the album was ranked number 152 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The B-52's was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

The B-52's at Allmusic
The B-52's Website
The B-52's at Wiki

Tracklist:

01. Planet Claire (4:37)
02. 52 Girls (3:34)
03. Dance this Mess Around (4:33)
04. Rock Lobster (6:48)
05. Lava (4:54)
06. There's a Moon in the Sky (Called zhe Moon) (4:57)
07. Hero Worship (4:08)
08. 60608-842 (2:53)
09. Downtown (3:00)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 26. October 2010, 18:26

The B-52's / Play Loud (250 776)

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2018-06-29 15:27:57

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Analyzed: The B-52's / Play Loud (250 776)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)

The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)

All thanks to original releaser - Olaf der Weisse

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