B-52s – Funplex
My friends and I were trying to come up with the ideas for what we thought would be the perfect party. We thought about motif, we thought about food, we thought about where it should be held. Then, one of us mentioned music. We thought about whether or not to have a DJ – who would it be and what kind of music would they play, all of that kind of thing. Eventually we decided (rightly, I might add) the perfect party had to have a band. Which band, though? Which band could possibly fit the bill of being the perfect band for a party? While someone piped up a great choice in Kool and the Gang, when my buddy said The B-52’s, we had to acknowledge his genius as The B-52’s are undoubtedly the best party band ever. From their early hits “Rock Lobster” and “Dance This Mess Around” to their later hits “Love Shack” and “Roam”, the band has had quite an influence on the party scene no doubt largely due to the cooing vocals of female singers Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson and the flamboyant showmanship of male vocalist Fred Schneider. Drummer turned guitarist Keith Strickland (musical director for this new album) and late guitarist Ricky Wilson (brother of Cindy) have also played huge roles in the band’s success.