Left to right: Cindy, Fred, Kate and Keith.
We were at the beach The B-52s
Everybody had matching towels
Somebody went under a dock
And there they saw a rock
It wasn't a rock
It was a rock lobster
—The B-52's, "Rock Lobster"
are a New Wave
Band out of Athens, Georgia, the same birthplace of REM
. They're most well-known for their quirky Sci-Fi
-themed songs and beehive hairdos worn by the female members (hence the name).
Principal members (current members are in italics, founding members are in bold):
- Fred Schneider - vocals, cowbell, toy piano, glockenspiel
- Kate Pierson - vocals, keyboards, maracas
- Keith Strickland - guitar, drums, keyboards, programming, backing vocals
- Cindy Wilson - vocals, tambourine, bongos
- Ricky Wilson (deceased) - guitar
- The B-52's (1979)
- Wild Planet (1980)
- Party Mix (1981)—Remix Album
- Mesopotamia (1982)—EP produced by Talking Heads lead vocalist and guitarist David Byrne
- Both were later released as a single album called Party Mix/Mesopotamia
- Whammy! (1983)
- Bouncing off the Satellites (1986)
- Cosmic Thing (1989)
- Good Stuff (1992)
- Time Capsule: Songs For A Future Generation (1998)—Greatest Hits Album
- Nude on the Moon (2002)—A 2-disc anthology of previously recorded songs from between 1979-1998
- Funplex (2008)
- With the Wild Crowd (2012)—Live album
- The Flintstones (1994): They appear in the film as The BC-52s and perform a cover of "The Bedrock Twitch". They also sing a cover of the Flintstones theme song over the credits.
"Dance These Tropes Around":