B-52's - Do Summersaults - Rare Live Electro New Wave LP

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B-52's - Do Summersaults

Label: Not On Label
Catalog#: F 60842
Format: Vinyl, LP, 33 RPM, Unofficial Release
Record is VG++
Cover in shrink ( see pic)

Country: US
Released:
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave



Tracklisting:

A1 52 Girls
A2 606042
A3 Lava
A4 Private Idaho
A5 Devil In My Car

B1 Dance This Mess Around
B2 Running Around
B3 Rock Lobster
B4 Strobe Light


The B-52's Do Somersaults is a vinyl bootleg of an early, unspecified B-52's show..


The first of many acts to cement the college town of Athens, GA, as a hotbed of alternative music, the B-52's took their name from the Southern slang for the mile-high bouffant wigs sported by singers Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson, a look emblematic of the band's campy, thrift-store aesthetic. The five-piece group, which also included founding members Fred Schneider, guitarist Ricky Wilson (Cindy's older brother), and drummer Keith Strickland, formed in the mid-'70s after a drunken evening at a Chinese restaurant; the bandmembers had little or no previous musical experience, and performed most of their earliest shows with taped guitar and percussion accompaniment.

After pressing up a few thousand copies of the single "Rock Lobster," the B-52's traveled to the famed Max's Kansas City club for their first paying gig. Subsequent appearances at CBGB brought the group to the attention of the New York press, and in 1979, they issued their self-titled debut album, a collection of manic, bizarre, and eminently danceable songs which scored an underground club hit with a reworked version of "Rock Lobster."
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