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Planet Claire [Best of]

B-52's Audio CD
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When they emerged in 1979 with their dayglo colours and two-foot high beehive hairdos, the B-52s looked like a mondo trash B-movie and they had music to match. This compilation includes a generous helping of tracks from their classic eponymous debut; from the funky rhythmic rush of "Planet Claire" to the effervescent surf garage and piercing girl vocals of "Rock Lobster" and "6060-842". Tracks from later albums such as 1982's Mesopotamia, however, show them hitting a creative dip. "Loveland" and "Nip It In The Bud", for instance, are low-key and less vibrant than their early material. Not surprising, considering that their guitarist Ricky Wilson was to die of an AIDS-related illness in 1985. By the late 1980s they'd recovered enough to release upbeat songs like "Wig" and "Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland", which, admirably enough, managed to sound like pastiche of pastiche. A mixed bag, but still a blast. --Lucy O'Brien

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B-52's ~ Planet Claire

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By Ashley
Format:Audio CD
I'm a B-52's fan, just so you know from the start. This CD is for the collector, or for the fan who just discovered Love Shack and wants to hear more like it. This CD has some of The B's best early songs, along with some of the wacky ones. This is a party album(as every B-52 CD is), and it's highly amusing. Let's see, we have Planet Claire (a classic song, but highly simple.) Lava with nifty guitars, and nicely contrasted voices. Downtown, a funky new wavish version of the original. Strobe Light, a song focusing mainly on having a good time, sure to lighten up a dull atmosphere. Future Generation, a song as interesting as it is true. I can go on, and list the good qualities this CD has, but I think i'll let you buy it yourself, leaving you with this last message-- This CD is a certified "B's" cd, none of their commercial crap.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Planet Claire... Feb. 2 2007
By D. S. HARDEN - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
"Rock Lobster" is the signature tune on this CD. But my song is "Loveland" and I can't explain why. There's just something to the wailing that gets to me. Good stuff from the B-52's. Five stars...
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Nov. 2 2013
By Paul Pipher - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
great price and the b-52's are the greatest band ever especially live in concert dealer if efficient and great to deal with fast
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yet another CD with a collection of already made songs. March 2 2001
By Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm a B-52's fan, just so you know from the start. This CD is for the collector, or for the fan who just discovered Love Shack and wants to hear more like it. This CD has some of The B's best early songs, along with some of the wacky ones. This is a party album(as every B-52 CD is), and it's highly amusing. Let's see, we have Planet Claire (a classic song, but highly simple.) Lava with nifty guitars, and nicely contrasted voices. Downtown, a funky new wavish version of the original. Strobe Light, a song focusing mainly on having a good time, sure to lighten up a dull atmosphere. Future Generation, a song as interesting as it is true. I can go on, and list the good qualities this CD has, but I think i'll let you buy it yourself, leaving you with this last message-- This CD is a certified "B's" cd, none of their commercial crap.
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