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The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

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The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Island | # 255 649 | Time: 00:37:29

Following the botched collaboration with David Byrne on Mesopotamia, the B-52's decided to craft their fourth album as a return to the pop-culture funk explosion of their debut. Smartly, they decided to not simply replicate the skewed Southern funk of that album, choosing to update their signature sound with drum machines and new wave synths. As a result, it now sounds a little forced and dated, but the best moments – "Legal Tender," "Whammy Kiss," "Butterbean," "Song for a Future Generation" – rank as B-52's classics, and the entire record is certainly entertaining, even with its faults.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

Though they still pick up some great ideas at interplanetary garage sales, their celebration of the pop mess-around is getting earthier. "Whammy Kiss" and "Butterbean" do actually concern sex and food, respectively, while "Legal Tender" and "Queen of Las Vegas" show off a healthy respect for money–that is, a disrespectful attraction to its alluring usefulness. "Song for a Future Generation" is a completely affectionate, completely undeluded look at the doomed, hopeful, cheerfully insincere dreams and schemes of the kids who dance to B-52's songs. And the Yoko Ono tribute is for real.

Review by Robert Christgau (A-)

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Tracklist:

01. Legal Tender (3:42)
02. Whammy Kiss (5:22)
03. Song For A Future Generation (3:59)
04. Butterbean (4:18)
05. Trism (3:24)
06. Queen Of Las Vegas (4:37)
07. Moon 83 (4:02)
08. Big Bird (4:14)
09. Work That Skirt (3:52)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 3. November 2010, 23:49

The B-52's / Whammy (255 649)

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
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Analyzed: The B-52's / Whammy (255 649)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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Official DR value: DR12

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Bitrate: 922 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)