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Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

Songs About Fights, Games People Play by Rolling Stones, B-52’s + Others: Odd Couples

The first time I heard the B-52’s, I laughed. The first time I heard the Rolling Stones’ “Emotional Rescue,” I laughed – but not for the same reasons.

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Songs about Phone Numbers by Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s, Steely Dan + others: Gimme Five

Remembering those times when Steely Dan, Tommy Tutone, the B-52’s and others dialed up some phone number-focused rock songs.

The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster” from The B-52’s (1979): One Track Mind

The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster” from The B-52’s (1979): One Track Mind

“Rock Lobster,” released on July 6, 1979 on the B-52’s eponymous debut, was zany enough to soften the defenses of even the most stubborn music snob.

The Friday Morning Listen: Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

The Friday Morning Listen: Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

When I’ve gone back to revisit Devo’s first appearance on Saturday Night Live (October 14, 1978), it still seems kind of shocking. I hadn’t yet heard them on the radio

Nile Rodgers on ‘Like a Virgin,’ ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ ‘Upside Down’ + others: Gimme Five

Nile Rodgers on ‘Like a Virgin,’ ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ ‘Upside Down’ + others: Gimme Five

The truth is, even if you never bought a record like “Le Freak,” Chic’s wall-to-wall late 1970s hit, Nile Rodgers was all over your radio dial anyway.

The B-52’s – With The Wild Crowd – Live In Athens, GA (2012): Guilty pleasures

Depending on your point of view, Athens, Georgia’s B-52s are either the greatest party band of all time, or quite possibly the gayest — and I mean that in the most non-homophobic, politically correct sort of way.

Asylum Street Spankers – Mercurial (2004)

by Tom Johnson Spinning up Mercurial was like jumping in a time machine set for somewhere around 60-75 years ago. The Asylum Street Spankers bravely blazed their own trail far outside of mainstream music, offering pre-Charlie Parker swing jazz and jump-blues that once kept the flappers cavorting across dancefloors all night long.

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