Tag: B-52s

Thursday 7/14/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: B-52s – Bouncing Off The Satellites (1986)

Bouncing off the Satellites is the fourth studio album by American new wave band the B-52’s, released on September 8, 1986. It was recorded in July 1985 and was produced by Tony Mansfield. Founding member and guitarist Ricky Wilson died of AIDS after most of the work on the album was completed, but a year prior to its release. The B-52’s had gone on hiatus by the time Bouncing Off the Satellites was released, and it took three years for the band to recover from Wilson’s death and release their next album, Cosmic Thing.

  1. “Summer of Love” 4:02
  2. “Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland” 4:22
  3. “Housework” 4:04
  4. “Detour Thru Your Mind” 5:06
  5. “Wig” 4:22
  6. “Theme for a Nude Beach” 4:50
  7. “Ain’t It a Shame” 5:30
  8. “Juicy Jungle” 4:50
  9. “Communicate” 4:08
  10. “She Brakes for Rainbows” 4:41

Cindy Wilson – vocals (1, 2, 4-7, 9, 10)
Kate Pierson – vocals (1, 3-6, 9), organ (3)
Fred Schneider – vocals (4, 5, 6, 8, 9)
Ricky Wilson – guitars (1, 2, 7, 9), bass (4, 5, 6), vocals (6), backing vocals (7)
Keith Strickland – bass (1, 2, 9, 10), keyboards (2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10), guitars (3-7), percussion (3), sitar (5), vocals (6), harmonica (7), backing vocals (7, 10)
Tony Mansfield – Fairlight CMI
Mark Mazur – guitars (3), bass (3)
Tim Rollins – guitars (3)
John Coté – all other instruments (8), backing vocals (8)
Tom Beckerman – lead guitar (8)

Sunday 7/3/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989)

Cosmic Thing is the fifth studio album by American new wave band the B-52’s, released June 27, 1989. It contains the singles “Love Shack” and “Roam”. The success of the album served as a comeback after the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

Six of the album’s songs were produced by Nile Rodgers in New York City, and the remaining four by Don Was in upstate New York. The band embarked on the Cosmic Tour to promote the album.

  1. “(Shake That) Cosmic Thing” 3:50
  2. “Dry County” 4:54
  3. “Deadbeat Club” 4:45
  4. “Love Shack” 5:21
  5. “Junebug” 5:04
  6. “Roam” 4:54
  7. “Bushfire” 4:58
  8. “Channel Z” 4:49
  9. “Topaz” 4:20
  10. “Follow Your Bliss” 4:08
  11. “Deadbeat Club” Single Edit 4:09
  12. “Love Shack” Single Edit 4:15
  13. “Roam” Single Edit 3:57

Fred Schneider – vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9), percussion (5, 7)
Cindy Wilson – vocals (1-9)
Kate Pierson – vocals (1-9), keyboards (4, 5, 8), backing vocals (10)
Keith Strickland – guitars, keyboards (2, 5, 7-10), backing vocals (9)
Richard Hilton – programming (1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 10), keyboards (6, 10)
Tommy Mandel – keyboards (1)
Philippe Saisse – keyboards (2, 3)
Nile Rodgers – guitars (9)
Sara Lee – bass (2-7, 9, 10), keyboards (10), backing vocals (10)
Steve Ferrone – drums (1)
Sonny Emory – drums (2, 3)
Charley Drayton – drums (4, 5, 7, 8)
Leroy Clouden – drums (6, 9, 10)
The Uptown Horns on “Love Shack”:
Crispin Cioe – saxophones
Arno Hecht – saxophones
Bob Funk – trombone
Paul Litteral – trumpet

Thursday 6/10/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2000

Featuring music from 2000 – 2009. This week music from Rick Astley, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken, Britney Spears, Norah Jones, Elton John, Staind, B-52s, and more . . . 2pm to 4pm ET

Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: B-52s – Nude on the Moon: The B-52’s Anthology

Nude on the Moon: The B-52’s Anthology is a two-CD compilation album containing 35 songs recorded by the B-52’s between the years 1979 and 1998.  Released January 15, 2002.  

“52 Girls” – 3:34
“Dance This Mess Around” – 4:36
“Rock Lobster” – 6:49
“Lava” – 4:54
“Hero Worship” – 4:07
“Planet Claire” – 4:35
“Give Me Back My Man” – 4:00
“Private Idaho” – 3:35
“Devil in My Car” – 4:28
“Party Out of Bounds” – 3:21
“Strobe Light” – 3:59
“Quiche Lorraine” – 3:58
“Mesopotamia” – 3:51
“Queen of Las Vegas” – 5:40
“Legal Tender” – 3:40
“Song for a Future Generation” – 4:00
“Trism” – 3:23
“Whammy Kiss” – 3:59
“Summer of Love” – 4:02
“Ain’t It a Shame” – 4:33
“Theme for a Nude Beach” – 4:24
“Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland” – 4:22
“Wig” – 4:22
“She Brakes for Rainbows” – 4:41
“Cosmic Thing” – 3:50
“Deadbeat Club” – 4:45
“Love Shack” – 5:21
“Roam” – 4:54
“Channel Z” – 4:49
“Junebug” – 5:04
“Follow Your Bliss” – 4:08
“Good Stuff” – 5:58
“Revolution Earth” – 5:50
“Is That You Mo-Dean?” – 4:38
“Debbie” – 3:32

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s:  Pointer Sisters, Eddie Money, Commodores, Maxi Priest, Genesis, Janet Jackson, B-52s, Sammy Hagar, Survivor, Earl Thomas Conley, U2, and more . . .