The B-52s
The B-52s(1979)

Track listing

  1. Planet Claire
  2. 52 Girls
  3. Dance This Mess Around
  4. Rock Lobster
  5. Lava
  6. There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)
  7. Hero Worship
  8. 6060-842
  9. Downtown

Paul Rambali, NME - 30/06/1979
ANYONE WITH even half an ear cocked to the dialogue that surrounds the music must have heard by now that they're ...

  • The B-52s
  • To Bring You My Love
  • 22 Dreams
  • Connected
  • Mr Fantasy
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Night Nurse
  • Cut
  • Different Class
  • Swordfishtrombones
  • Sandy
  • Five Leaves Left
  • The Harder They Come
  • Kimono My House
  • Peggy Suicide
  • Arc Of A Diver
  • Police and Thieves
  • Exodus
  • Paid In Full
  • Broken English
  • Firin' In Fouta
  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  • Catch A Fire
  • Hopes and Fears
  • Ultravox!
  • Teaser and the Firecat
  • Legend
  • Handsworth Revolution
  • Red
  • Solid Air
  • Fire and Water
  • 12 Stops and Home
  • War
  • Forces Of Victory
  • Maxinquaye
  • OK
  • I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  • Tropical Gangsters
  • Nightclubbing
  • Tom Tom Club
  • The Joshua Tree
  • Riptide
  • Costello Music
  • Back To Black
  • Journey To The Urge Within
  • Funky Kingston
  • Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
  • Liege and Lief
  • 96 In The Shade
  • Juju Music
The B-52s To Bring You My Love 22 Dreams Connected Mr Fantasy Marcus Garvey Night Nurse Cut Different Class Swordfishtrombones Sandy Five Leaves Left The Harder They Come Kimono My House Peggy Suicide Arc Of A Diver Police and Thieves Exodus Paid In Full Broken English Firin' In Fouta Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? Catch A Fire Hopes and Fears Ultravox! Teaser and the Firecat Legend Handsworth Revolution Red Solid Air Fire and Water 12 Stops and Home War Forces Of Victory Maxinquaye OK I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Tropical Gangsters Nightclubbing Tom Tom Club The Joshua Tree Riptide Costello Music Back To Black Journey To The Urge Within Funky Kingston Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury Liege and Lief 96 In The Shade Juju Music
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2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival.

Chris Blackwell founded the Island label in Kingston, Jamaica in 1959 with capital of just £1000. Relocating to London in the early 60s Blackwell built the most diverse and enviable back catalogue of any independent record label in history. From Island's early Jamaican roots in ska and rock-steady, through the label's expansion to become the cutting edge of progressive rock in the late 60s, and then on to the signing of such international superstars as Bob Marley and U2, Blackwell brought to Island a unique vision and passion which still informs the label's approach to this day.

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