Time Capsule Best of
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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 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
-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.)
-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.
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.
But TIME CAPSULE still captures the essence of the B-52's very well, and it does define quite nicely who they were. For many casual fans, it will serve as a nice introduction, but for those people who want a collection that focuses on their early years should look at the 1990 import copy BEST OF THE B-52s: DANCE THIS MESS AROUND, which puts a majority of its focus on the group's first two albums.
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Pretty sure a few members of the band are mentally ill. Lucky us! Fantastic compilation that leads a retrospective look at a pretty unique bandPublished on Nov. 27 2012 by Langer
An excellent arrangement of their singles and some singles that were probably big in the 80's but are long forgotten today. Read morePublished on Nov. 23 2012 by C-Prime
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. Read more
The second best band from Athens Georgia (after R.E.M.), the "B-52's" have a sound that you can't not like. Read morePublished on Nov. 24 2003 by H3@+h
...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
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Seriously, I have loved the B-52s since I was three, when "Roam" was released. I had to have this CD, which is a compilation of all their best songs circa 1979 until... Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by SC
This is a great album. It is a great representation of the music they have been putting out over the years. But the real treat of this disk is it's HDCD encoding. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003
Despite the fact that "Rock Lobster" is an edited version and "Cosmic Thing" is not included, this is the best B-52's anthology currently available. Very good sound quality.Published on Nov. 3 2002 by D. Newton
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