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The B-52’s doing the ‘Rock Lobster’ in Atlanta, 1978
05.13.2011
05:10 pm

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Here’s a terrific video of The B-52s performing “Rock Lobster” in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978. Almost a year before this video was shot, I saw the band’s New York debut at Max’s Kansas City. They had arrived with little fanfare. I had actually gone to Max’s to see another band on the bill, The Pinkos. As soon as The B-52’s hit the stage and kicked things off with “Planet Claire,” it was obvious to everyone in the club that something magic was happening. At a time when punk was raging, Fred, Cindy, Kate, Keith and Ricky were making music that defied categorization and seemed so fresh and original. It was as if the group had stepped out of a John Water’s movie. And they sounded great.
 

 
Via Bedazzled.

Posted by Marc Campbell | Leave a comment
Classical Rock Lobster!

 
Dangerous Minds reader Antonio writes:

I’ve made a classical cover version of Rock Lobster, by B-52’s. The result of it all resembles a Bernard Herrmann OST for a suspense movie.

It sure does! Wunderbar!

Posted by Richard Metzger | Leave a comment
The Bit-52’s: Robot band plays the The B-52’s ‘Rock Lobster’
09.09.2010
10:34 am

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This is rather brilliant! YouTube user bd594 describes his inspiration below:

This is dedicated to all fans of The B-52’s who are also known as the “Worlds Greatest Party Band”. This idea has been simmering in my mind for the last couple of years and after many months of procrastinating it is finally complete. I was also motivated to finish my robot band after seeing a YouTube Video from “The Trons” from New Zealand.

The Bit-52’s consist of:

Fred’s Vocals - TI99/4a computer, speech synthesizer and terminal emulator ii module
Kate and Cindy’s Vocals - Two HP Scanjet 3C scanners, UBunto and sjetplay written by NuGanjaTron
The Guitar, Keyboard, Cow Bell, Cymbal and Tambourine are all controlled by various types of push/pull solenoinds for a total of 23. The Solenoids are powered by four ULN2803 darlington drivers and everything is controlled by two PIC16F84A microcontrollers

(via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk)

Posted by Tara McGinley | Leave a comment