B-52s

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    Apr 19, 2012 7:17 AM GMT
    Has anyone seen B-52s in the last few years? Do they still got it?

    They are around on 5-25, but in Cleveland, which is a 140 mile drive each way. Curious if its worth it? They were great fun in the late 70s to 80s
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    Apr 19, 2012 7:34 AM GMT
    One of my fave groups growing up.
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:00 AM GMT
    My mom had a bunch of B-52s tapes and records. They were one of the first groups I remember listening to as a youngin'. I'll forever remain a big fan of them.
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidOne of my fave groups growing up.


    Given that I'm still very much a B-52 fan is irrefutable proof that I'll never grow up.
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:22 AM GMT
    pocketnico saidMy mom had a bunch of B-52s tapes and records. They were one of the first groups I remember listening to as a youngin'. I'll forever remain a big fan of them.


    They are just SO very silly.

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    Apr 19, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    they played last year here in a outdoor concert, they still got yes. i remember i also saw them in the 80,s just amazing concert best part when the whole audience falls to the ground when they play rock lobstericon_smile.gif still listen to their new cd as well (funplex).
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:32 AM GMT
    One of my all time favourites, and in a weird way, my theme song for much of my USAF tour, especially when I was crewing F-111's in the UK for their (special) missions near Soviet airspace in the early 90's prior to its collapse:

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    Apr 19, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    FiF, you might like this one in reference to your car fancy icon_smile.gif

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    Apr 19, 2012 8:36 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    pocketnico saidMy mom had a bunch of B-52s tapes and records. They were one of the first groups I remember listening to as a youngin'. I'll forever remain a big fan of them.


    They are just SO very silly.




    Silly certainly has its place in music. At least their silliness was usually creative and brilliant.
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:36 AM GMT
    On the ground like a wild potato!

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    Apr 19, 2012 8:41 AM GMT
    six or eight thousand years ago.... they laid down the law... in Mesopotamia!

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    Apr 19, 2012 11:31 AM GMT
    The B-52s play Universal Studios Mardi Gras concert series almost every year. I've seen them four times. They still "got it" and so much fun.
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    Apr 19, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    The last album I know about is Funplex from 2008 I think. I think they still have it...

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    Apr 19, 2012 12:29 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    pocketnico saidMy mom had a bunch of B-52s tapes and records. They were one of the first groups I remember listening to as a youngin'. I'll forever remain a big fan of them.


    They are just SO very silly.



    In one performance I was at, Fred was doing some sort of interpretive dance while singing his part of Rock Lobster, and Kate and Cindy stopped what they were doing to watch him flailing about. Kate had to step away from the mike to bust out laughing. The audience busted out laughing too...Fred didn't care. Fred was Fred.

    They are SO very silly. I love em for it.
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    Apr 19, 2012 12:32 PM GMT
    Love Love LOVE the B's. They can still bring it. I last saw them in '09. They're never anything less than a great time. I still have a not-so-secret crush on Cindy.

    Beat those bongos, girl!

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    Apr 19, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    gbc59 saidthey played last year here in a outdoor concert, they still got yes. i remember i also saw them in the 80,s just amazing concert best part when the whole audience falls to the ground when they play rock lobstericon_smile.gif still listen to their new cd as well (funplex).


    That's the part that concerns me .... how in the hell am I going to get back up? Rock Lobster was 32 years ago.
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    Apr 19, 2012 1:52 PM GMT
    I'm not even sure they ever did a bad song. Yep, I think Jacob's Center in Cleveland May 25th will do it. I hope there are some other old people like me there. We'll have to help each other up twice during Rock Lobster.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said
    pocketnico saidMy mom had a bunch of B-52s tapes and records. They were one of the first groups I remember listening to as a youngin'. I'll forever remain a big fan of them.


    They are just SO very silly.



    In one performance I was at, Fred was doing some sort of interpretive dance while singing his part of Rock Lobster, and Kate and Cindy stopped what they were doing to watch him flailing about. Kate had to step away from the mike to bust out laughing. The audience busted out laughing too...Fred didn't care. Fred was Fred.

    They are SO very silly. I love em for it.


    Yeah, they don't flail about as much as they used to, but frankly none of us do.

    I have one gym buddy who I will know will go, but I gotta find out from the others tonight, then get tickets. These are all youngins who weren't around when the Bs first arrived on the scene so its really new to them .... same bunch I did the Moody Blues with in Charlestson on Aprill 1st.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    LOVE THEM!!! icon_biggrin.gif
    I grew up to their music. Their songs, though campy, got me through some rough depressing times as a child.
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    The Air Force plans to keep the B-52H in service until 2045......

    B-52%2BStratofortress%2BStrategic%2BBomb
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    Apr 19, 2012 2:48 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidHas anyone seen B-52s in the last few years? Do they still got it?

    They are around on 5-25, but in Cleveland, which is a 140 mile drive each way. Curious if its worth it? They were great fun in the late 70s to 80s


    On a local PBS affiliate TV station they broadcast the below live concert (from 2012) put on this DVD - I watched all of it -- they sounded fantastic! I'm definitely buying the DVD. Highly recommend you see them in concert, they "still got it" icon_biggrin.gif

    Blu-Ray DVD:
    http://www.amazon.com/B52s-With-Crowd-Athens-Blu-ray/dp/B006T8KT8U/

    Standard DVD:
    http://www.amazon.com/B52s-With-Wild-Crowd-Athens/dp/B006T8KT5S/
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    Apr 19, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    Saw them a few years ago on the True Colors tour. They still got it!

    Their last album "Funplex", featuring the return of Cindy Wilson, is surprisingly excellent.
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    Apr 19, 2012 3:35 PM GMT
    They played a festival in Dallas a couple years ago and I was surprised how much energy they still had. I was never a big fan of theirs, but it was definately worth the festival price admission.
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    Apr 19, 2012 4:11 PM GMT
    patmos9990 saidThey played a festival in Dallas a couple years ago and I was surprised how much energy they still had. I was never a big fan of theirs, but it was definately worth the festival price admission.


    I loved them because it was such a huge relief after the mostly dreadful disco era of the mid 70s and such a new and different genre in 1979 with both the B-52s 'Rock Lobster' and Depache Node's 'Speak and Spell' bursting on the scene.

    I am surprised at the staying power these folks have had plus the following they can have with the youngins once exposed to it.

    Whenever in a downer mode or a bit tired the B-52s will fix you right.