The B52s (The ’59) #131

The ’59 2018 #131: 180511

The B52s (1979)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 21 – 1979

The self-titled B-52’s debut was released in July 1979, the kitschy lyrics and hook-laden harmonies of which helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to release several chart-topping singles. The album cover was designed by Tony Wright (credited as Sue Ab Surd).

Rock Lobster reached No.37 in the UK singles charts.

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