Tuesday, June 10, 2008
THE B-52'S - "Rare Stuff"
THE B-52's - "Rare Stuff" (1979 - 1989)
Here's a collection that I got about 7 years ago from a guy named Aaron in Denver who supposedly knows the B's. I only met him once, but he was a really neat guy. I think I might have scared him a little bit, but um... that's a different story... back to the music.
These songs are extremely rare and hard to find. Way more so than the Mesopotamia remixes I posted earlier. The first track is a wonderful version of 52 Girls, sung an octave lower than the version on their first LP. The second track, 'Don't Worry', was originally part of the "Whammy!" album from 1983, and was a cover of a Yoko Ono song. But the Wicked Yoko of the West sued them and made them take it off the album. So it was scrapped and replaced with 'Moon 83', which is an update/remix of their song 'There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)'.
Then, we have alternate versions (possibly remixes?) of 3 songs from "Mesopotamia". These are excellent versions, and I have absolutely no idea where they came from. Next is a song with the Ramones! A silly one called 'Chop Suey'. Silly good, not silly bad.
Then there's a couple of really neat DJ medlies, and 2 WICKED remixes of tracks from their first album, 'Planet Claire' and 'Rock Lobster'.
**I have no idea who did the remixes on these tracks, with the exception of DJ Soul Slinger's insane Jungle/Drum'n'Bass remix of 'Rock Lobster'. If you have ANY additional information, please contact me, because not only would I like to post it here, but for my own peace of mind as well.
1. 52 Girls (alternate version)
2. Don't Worry
3. Loveland (alternate version)
4. Cake (alternate version)
5. Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can (alternate version)
6. Chop Suey (with the Ramones)
7. Whammy! Mini Medley
8. Cosmic Medley Thing
9. Black Planet (Claire Mix)
10. Rock Lobster (DJ Soul Slinger Remix)
11. Uptown Girl Escapes To The Love Shack
"According to my recipe, you put it on a slow bake."