Nirvana made a lot of things irrelevant whenNevermindwas released in 1991. Among the most unfortunate casualties caught inside the blast radius were the B-52's. Just two years prior, they had released their very first mainstream breakthrough album,Cosmic … see full wiki
Years ago I probably would have never given this band a chance. Their oddball style would have drained my last nerve. However, as a skilled musician, I found myelf playing and singing Love Shack with a very congenial group of people. I also recall liking ROAM in site of the unusually arrangements. All these factors brought out curiosity and I borrowed this CD recently.
After a few listens, I have grown to be very fond of this recording. At one time Fred Schenider's voice might have truly annoyed me. But now his style fits in very will with the strong sounding female vocalists. Captivating instrumental support, intricate group harmonies, and cool special effects make this CD a consistenty good one. Each tune brings something different and special to the table. I guess its a certain sophistication that one gets as they open their minds. I am glad that I keep such a perspective.