Taking an entirely different direction from their previous releases, the B-52s' WHAMMY! plays, at times, like a children's recording. It's mindless, repetitous, simple and FUN!!! The hyper, Devo-like, WHAMMY KISS features a terrific call and response by Fred Schneider and the gals and the jerky SONG FOR A FUTURE GENERATION has an unforgettable chorus. Unbeliveably catchy at times, it's nearly impossible not to like the band on this outing. They're upbeat and energentic and obviously having a ball.
Although it has "80's" written all over it, this CD still stands the test of time because its hooks and beats are completely irresistable. From the opening classic track LEGAL TENDER, a Kate and Cindy masterpiece, to the closing, bongo happy WORK THAT SKIRT, this album perculates for its entire thirty five minute spin.