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The B-52s: Time Capsule: Songs For A Future Generation

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 1998

HISTORY OF Athens perfect popsters with two new tracks. ...

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Update: The B-52s

Profile and Interview by Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, April 1979

ARE THE B-52s now America's most popular un­signed "new wave" band? Not on the West Coast perhaps, where the group has yet to tour and ...

The B-52s: Hot Pants Cold Sweat And A Brand New Beehive Hair Do

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, June 1979

"Y'AHL WANT gumbo?" Kate Pierson peers around the kitchen door, tea-cloth slung across a sunburnt shoulder. Her deep southern accent tells us ahl that her ...

The B-52s: B-52s (Island)

Review by Jon Savage, Melody Maker, June 1979

Yesterday's Sound Tomorrow ...

The B-52s: The B-52s (Island)

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, June 1979

ANYONE WITH even half an ear cocked to the dialogue that surrounds the music must have heard by now that they're living in some sort ...

The B-52s: I Belong to Dada

Interview by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, July 1979

TIM LOTT flies with the B-52s ...

The B-52s: Climate Control In The Land Of 16 Dances

Interview by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, December 1979

MOST PEOPLE, when discussing/remembering the beach party movies, don't take Jody McCrea into account. There was a nerd in the surf. This relates to The ...

The B-52s: They Came From Behind The Luncheonette Counter!!!

Interview by Cynthia Rose, Viz, 1980

The B52’s, of Athens, Georgia, are the first cult band who look like surviving the transition into a new decade – their music is individual ...

The Guide to Cult Status with those Wild! Wacky! B-52’s!

Interview by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, September 1980

The B-52’s are a "clever" jokey dance combo. Before they achieved their current commercial success, they were a gang of pals hanging around in Athens, ...

Heatwave Festival: Crouching Towards Bowmanville Or Elvis: What Happened?

Report by Susan Whitall, Creem, November 1980

I MUST confess to hating "rock festivals" with some passion. My response to the rhetorical "Would you have gone to Woodstock?" question has always been ...

Heatwave Festival: Punk Woodstock Meets The Ugly American

Report by Dave DiMartino, Creem, November 1980

JUST OUT of the Detroit-Windsor tunnel, a friend and I are fighting a losing battle. We're trying to take Canada seriously.  ...

The B-52’s: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow?

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, January 1981

The Bouffants That Broke The Box Office: A Boffo Success Story by Cynthia Rose ...

The B-52s: Mesopotamia (Island)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, February 1982

A BRIEF encounter between two of the most deceptively insidious forces in new American music – David Byrne's irresistible art scalpel and The B-52's immovable ...

The B-52s: Mesopotamia (Island)****1/2

Review by Betty Page, Sounds, February 1982

OOOOH, C'MON, hey, wow, yeah, party, watusi, fandango, pistachio...Nuts. ...

Do You Dig The B-52s?

Interview by Toby Goldstein, Creem, July 1982

MESOPOTAMIAN ARTIFACTS FOUND ON PARTY BEACH ...

The B-52's

Interview by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, June 1983

Today's environment – a dizzying mélange of neon, advertisement, slum detritus and 'junk culture' – has fascinated artists and poets since the 1950s. But not ...

The B-52's Come Back From Tragedy

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, August 1989

THE B-52'S are, perhaps, the ultimate summertime, party-time band of the '80s — the upbeat, whacked-out, wigged-out chroniclers of kitsch, the guys and gals who ...

The B-52s: Mission Accomplished

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, March 1990

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The B-52s: When Your World Falls Apart…

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, July 1990

Fate dealt a sobering blow to the plastic-shoed party terrorists from Athens, Georgia: their principal songwriter died when they were on the verge of worldwide ...

The B-52's Latest Wave

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, May 1998

IS IT TIME YET? Cindy Wilson, one of the B-52's three singers-front folks, waves a figurative finger in the wind. "I think," she says, "it ...

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