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The B-52s

The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals, percussion, keyboards), Kate Pierson (organ, keyboards, bass, vocals), Cindy Wilson (vocals, bongos, tambourine), Ricky Wilson (guitars, bass), and Keith Strickland (drums, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, various instruments). Following Ricky Wilson's death in 1985, Strickland switched full-time to guitar. The band subsequently added various musicians for their live shows. This included Sara Lee or Tracy Wormworth (bas ...read more

The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals, percussion, keyboards), Kate Pierson (organ, keyboards, bass, vocals), Cindy Wilson (vocals, bongos, tambourine), Ricky Wilson (guitars, bass), and Keith Strickland (drums, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, various instruments). Following Ricky Wilson's death in 1985, Strickland switched full-time to guitar. The band subsequently added various musicians for their live shows. This included Sara Lee or Tracy Wormworth (bass), Zachary Alford or Sterling Campbell (drums, percussion) and Pat Irwin or Paul Gordon (keyboards and guitars).

Rooted in new wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later covered many genres ranging from post-punk to pop rock. The "guy vs. gals" vocals of Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson, sometimes used in call and response style ("Strobe Light," "Private Idaho", and "Good Stuff"), are a trademark. « hide

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LPs
Funplex
2008

2.8
17 Votes
Good Stuff
1992

2.3
21 Votes
Cosmic Thing
1989

3.4
64 Votes
Bouncing off the Satellites
1986

2.6
19 Votes
Whammy!
1983

2.7
25 Votes
Wild Planet
1980

3.6
48 Votes
The B-52's
1979

4
154 Votes
EPs
Mesopotamia
1982

2.4
21 Votes
Party Mix!
1981

3
1 Votes
Live Albums
Live! 8-24-1979
2015

With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA
2011

4
1 Votes
Compilations
Time Capsule - Songs for a Future Generation
1998

3.8
20 Votes

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