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December 15, 2021

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I always dug the B-52s but later I really appreciated their style and sound, that was so unique, much more. That '78 b&w footage of them in Atlanta makes me wish for a time machine. RWilson's repetitive riff in "Rock Lobster" is great, and how he amps it up subtly throughout the whole song is brilliant. By the time they reach the "boys in bikinis" climactic refrain, that riff has become so angular and jagged it sounds right out of a Gang of Four playbook. I often get the chills on the back of my neck from that, and the sudden end to the song is jarring - day-glo dance music bordering on darkness.

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