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  • The B-52s The B-52s Quick View

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    The B-52s

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    Ranked 152/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.



    Delightfully Campy, Intentionally Goofy, Lyrically Kitschy: 1979 Set Is Nothing But a Good Time



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (America's Best Record Plant): LP Bursts Forth With the Color and Vibrancy of the Brilliant Pop Within



    Boffo! Beehive hairdos, goofy sci-fi humor, lava-lamp kitsch, thrift-store fashions, party-starting tunes, unconventional perspectives, and the unique blending of the underground aesthetic with mainstream accessibility: The B-52s mix all this and more into a dizzying cocktail on their self-titled debut, which remains one of the most ahead-of-its-time, endlessly enjoyable, and vividly colorful albums ever released.



    The B-52s has its roots in the bands improbable genesis, itself reflective of the records gleeful moods and quirky charms. The five members first played after sharing a tropical alcoholic beverage at a Chinese restaurant, the ironic silliness and spontaneous irreverence indicative of the music on its breakthrough record. Not to mention how it mirrors the unusual hodgepodge of instrumentation: organs, walkie talkies, bongos, glockenspiels, tambourines, toy pianos, smoke alarms, and more!



    Musically, the band proves just as adventurous and whimsical. Using pleasant harmonies as a backdrop and Kate Piersons squealing organ as a starting point, the B-52s draw upon surf-rock grooves, beach-bound soul-pop, herky-jerky funk riffs, minimalist rhythms, and Ricky Wilsons unusual guitar lines to craft songs that tower above the sarcastic suggestiveness and campy declarations. Of course, the latter are plenty entertaining on their own, but theres no denying the dance-bound persuasiveness and melodic shimmy associated with the classic cult single Rock Lobster and splendid cover of the ubiquitous Petula Clark standard Downtown. Youve never heard anything like this.



    Indeed, the B-52s were about a decade ahead of the alt-rock revolution when they recorded this delightfully campy, intentionally goofy, lyrically tawdry, and undeniably harmonic 1979 new-wave set that comes off as the best dance party you might ever hear. This is 40 minutes of nothing but a good time.



    Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents the B-52s brilliant debut in a fidelity its never previously enjoyed. So detailed and realistic are the timbres, accents, and harmonies, youll think the bands bright outfits are appearing right in front of you. Plus, the LP is worth the cost alone for the iconic album cover, which spotlights those bouffant dos.



    About Silver Label: New from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series will feature an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl will be pressed at RTI on audiophile-grade standard vinyl and will be numbered limited-editions. Future releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical horizons with the Silver Label!


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Planet Claire

    2. 52 Girls

    3. Dance This Mess Around

    4. Rock Lobster

    5. Lava

    6. There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)

    7. Hero Worship

    8. 6060-842

    9. Downtown
    The B-52s
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  • Swinging Mademoiselles (Out Of Stock) Swinging Mademoiselles (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Swinging Mademoiselles (Out Of Stock)

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    Pressed On Limited Neon Pink Vinyl


    Featuring Original Recordings From The 60s


    Long before Britain started swinging in the mid-1960s, France was the bastion for cool European pop sounds. Sultry young French women, heavy on mascara and dreamy innocence, cast a spell with what became known as 'Les AnnÉes YÉ YÉ'.


    The YÉ YÉ girls took a firm grip on American and British pop and gave it a sparkly Gallic twist, resulting in a vibrant sound that has effortlessly stood the test of time.


    This collection features many rare and sought-after tracks from the languid sound of Jacqueline Taieb's "7 Heures Du Matin" and Katy David's alluring take on Petula Clark's standard "Call Me" to Elizabeth's precocious "Je Suis Sublime".

    1. 7 Heures Du Matin - Jacqueline Taïeb
    2. Palladium (The Hip) - Liz Brady
    3. Porquoi Pas Moi - Stella
    4. Et Moi, Et Toi, Et Soie - ClÉo
    5. Go Home - Jacqueline Perez
    6. Des Tigres Et Des Minets - Christine Delaroche
    7. CafÉ Crème - Christine Pilzer
    8. C'est Bon - Adèle
    9. Madame La Terre (Et Ron, Et Ron) - ClÉo
    10. Le Printemps À Paris - Jacqueline Taïeb
    11. La Plus Belle Chanson - Jacqueline Taïeb
    12. Saperlipopette - Clothilde
    13. Plus Tard (Call Me) - Katy David
    14. Je Suis Sublime - Elizabeth
    Various Artists
    $36.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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