2019 vinyl reissue of debut album – The B-52’s is an eponymous New Wave album by Athens, Georgia-based rock band The B-52’s. The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who would go on to release several chart-topping singles. The album cover was designed by Tony Wright (credited as Sue Ab Surd).
The B-52’s peaked at number 59 on the Billboard 200 and “Rock Lobster” peaked at number 56 on the Hot 100. In 2003 the TV 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 in the #9 spot on the list of ’10 Classic Alternative Albums’. In 2003 the album was ranked number 152 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Also released in Germany as “Play Loud”. Sometimes also incorrectly referenced as “High Fidelity” due to the joke logo printed on the front cover.
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