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B-52's - Wild Planet (Used LP) - Vinyl Record LP - 1

B-52's - Wild Planet (Used LP)

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The follow-up to their classic debut, Wild Planet picks up right where the B-52's left off! 1st U.S. Press with printed inner sleeve!


Conventional wisdom has it that all the B-52's' subsequent releases are highly inferior to their debut. While Wild Planet is not the rarefied wonder their first platter is, it's still darn good. The songs here are generally faster, tighter, and punchier than previously, though production values are not as wonderfully quirky and detailed; fewer songs here are as over-the-top crazy as the first album's "Rock Lobster" or "52 Girls." These formless selections continue to exhibit a cunning mix of girl group, garage band, surf, and television theme song influences, all propelled along by an itchy dance beat. "Give Me Back My Man" allows Cindy Wilson a unique opportunity to croon a broad, expressive melodic line. Fred Schneider parades his inimitably nervous vocals on chucklesome ditties like "Quiche Lorraine" and "Strobe Light." The best songs here are "Private Idaho," a wonderfully jittery number that employs a variant on the famous melodic snippet from the Twilight Zone theme music, and "Devil in My Car," a delightfully loopy hoot that lays the craziness on very thickly. Performances and sound quality are fine. This album is well worth hearing and recommended.

-All Music


Party Out Of Bounds 3:21
Dirty Back Road 3:21
Runnin' Around 3:09
Give Me Back My Man 4:00
Private Idaho 3:35
Devil In My Car 4:28
Quiche Lorraine 3:58
Strobe Light 3:59
53 Miles West Of Venus 4:53

Original Release Year: 1980

Label: Warner Brothers

Catalog #: BSK 3471

Format: 12" Vinyl LP

Vinyl Color: Black

Condition: Used - Cover looks like new except for a slight ding on the right corner. Vinyl in great shape with only a few light scratcheds and scuffs. Printed inner sleeve in good condition with a couple folds and small seam split. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.

Vinyl: VG+

Cover: VG+

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