This is a beautiful UK Island Original on the custom yellowfins PLAY LOUD labels (a message I can get behind). The sound is super dynamic and lively which exactly what I'm looking for with this band. I grew up in the '80s when Love Shack ruled the airwaves -- no knock on Love Shack but it wasn't until later in life that I realized just what an incredible rock band these guys really were. Side one alone proves that: "Rock Lobster," "Dance This Mess Around," "Planet Claire," and "52 Girls" -- come on! Groundbreaking and pure fun. Please take the band's advice to heart and play this one loud, you will thank me (and them) later!
5 stars Allmusic: "The B-52's adoration of camp culture wasn't simply affectation -- it was a world view capable of turning out brilliant pop singles and, in turn, influencing mainstream pop culture."
Vinyl: EX (gorgeous)
Cover: VG+ (about 1/8" of tape residue along the opening)
Play notes: Excellent sound and quiet vinyl
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).