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Time Capsule [Best of]

B-52's Audio CD
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Taken in one concentrated best-of dose, it becomes evident what a coup the B-52's pulled off when they turned their own concentrated craziness into genuine hits. This is some of the weirdest stuff ever to make the charts, much less be loved by the masses. It's all here though--the mad surf guitar of Ricky Wilson (and later Keith Strickland), the banshee wails of Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, and, of course, the, um, well, let's say vocalizing of freaky Fred Schneider. "Party out of Bounds" with a "Rock Lobster" on "Planet Claire," or "Roam" over to the "Love Shack" in "Private Idaho." Whatever you do in the B-52's universe will at least be good, clean, perverse fun. Contains two new songs. --Michael Ruby

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Time Capsule: Songs For A Futur

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4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Nov. 27 2012
By Langer
Format:Audio CD
Pretty sure a few members of the band are mentally ill. Lucky us! Fantastic compilation that leads a retrospective look at a pretty unique band
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By C-Prime
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
An excellent arrangement of their singles and some singles that were probably big in the 80's but are long forgotten today. Definitely gonna look into their other studio albums after this
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth the money March 3 2010
By ? TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Time Capsule-Songs for a Futur by B-52's
this album is full of fun music, old club dance music. personally my favorite song is planet Claire. i think most will remember love shack. the music was in the new wave electro punk phase. they created their own niche. i'm not saying their a excellent band but memorable. their music is pretty simple, lyrics goofy but they created a good deal of buzz. check them out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Party Down & Roam Feb. 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
I sometimes wonder all the way about party bands, and the organic vibes they've conjured up. It all just seems to be exactly the same thing to me. Particualrly today, it all just seems to be so overmanufactured and overproduced, you can't seem to tell what is actually real and what isn't real. Still, there is no party band in my mind that seems to show it more than the B-52's. Although they've seen some highs and lows in their lives, they honestly can make the right kind of tunes to get up and dance to. Fred, Kate and company definitely are the party animals here.
Time Capsule: Songs For A Future Genertion, consists of 18 great songs from the B-52's lineup. The songs fit very well here, but at often times can party you down a little bit. Still, the formula of great dance songs fits well here for newcomers to their music, like myself, and die hard fanatics of the B-52's. There are just so many great dance classics here, including the #1 signature song, Love Shack, as well as Roam, Private Idaho, and the funky Rock Lobster. Arguably, the songs are great, and still beats what is hot on the dance floor today. Still, it is just a shame that people don't respect these songs, and think of them as a guilty pleasure. They're alright to me, but could've offered lyrics to all 18 of these crafted tunes.
Many people don't seem to play the B-52's anymore, and how wild and wacky those songs simply are. Still, it does beat manufactured artists Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez anyday. Get your jukebox money, and buy this album all the way down to the love shack baby!!!
This review is dedicated in loving memory of my relationship with my sister Anna
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4.0 out of 5 stars It's all "Good Stuff". Nov. 24 2003
By H3@+h
Format:Audio CD
The second best band from Athens Georgia (after R.E.M.), the "B-52's" have a sound that you can't not like. It's retro happy weird sing-a-long music, and the two women have great voices to match it. The only thing that you could hate, or love, is Fred, who more or less talks his way through alot of the songs, kind of like that guy from "The Sugarcubes", but less annoying. This far-out and lengthy collection includes the big hits "Rock Lobster", "Private Idaho", and of course "Loveshack". My faves are "Mesopotamia" and "Song For A Future Generation", but they're all good. I wish this had another track from "Cosmic Thing", but no biggie. My suggestion would be to turn off "Channel Z", turn on your "Strobe Light", "Roam" where you want to, "Party Out Of Bounds", and join the "Deadbeat Club".
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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent compilation, but... Oct. 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
...a DVD version of the TIME CAPSULE video collection should have been included...here's what should be:
CD - TIME CAPSULE: SONGS FOR A FUTURE GENERATION
1. Planet Claire
2. 52 Girls
3. Rock Lobster
4. Party Out Of Bounds
5. Strobelight
6. Private Idaho
7. Quiche Lorraine
8. Mesopotamia
9. Song For A Future Generation
10. Summer Of Love (original unreleased version)
11. Channel Z
12. Deadbeat Club
13. Love Shack
14. Roam
15. Good Stuff
16. Is That You Mo-Dean?
17. Debbie
18. Hallucinating Pluto
DVD - VIDEOS...(1979-1998)
1. Rock Lobster (live/New York City, 1979)
2. Legal Tender
3. Song For A Future Generation
4. Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland
5. Channel Z
6. Love Shack
7. Roam
8. Deadbeat Club
9. Cosmic Thing (live/Shoreline Amphitheater, 1990)
10. Good Stuff
11. Is That You Mo-Dean?
12. Debbie
13. Private Idaho (bonus video)
14. Meet The Flintstones (bonus video)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent band, excellent compilation Sept. 1 2003
Format:Audio CD
The B-52's are arguably the greatest party rock band to emerge from the eighties. It's too bad the entire genre of New Wave pretty much disappeared overnight with the arrival of the nineties (don't worry, the band has since reformed.) In recent years, the band released this hits compilation. How does it measure up? Read on and find out.
PROS:
-More than likely, the only reason you want a B-52's hits compilation is so that you can get Love Shack, Rock Lobster, and/or Roam on CD. And, needless to say, you'll find them all here.
-This compilation doesn't just rely on the hits. You get a number of underrated masterpieces, including Planet Claire off the band's debut album.
-Three unreleased tracks are available here, and only here. Two are entirely new songs, one is an alternate mix of an old favorite.
-THE SONGS ARE IN ORDER OF RELEASE! Failure to do this has ruined many a hits compilation.
-This is the band's best hits compilation, period .(It's a better value than the two-disc anthology, and it covers the band's entire career unlike the Planet Claire compilation, also available here on Amazon.)
CONS:
-I have only one complaint with this compilation, and it's one I make for just about every hits compilation - The unreleased tracks are just part of a ploy for the band or the record company to pull in extra cash.
OVERALL:
If you only get one hits compilation by this band, make extra sure it's this one. These are some of the greatest songs ever released by ANY band, and you're only hurting yourself by not buying this.
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