Thursday, April 29, 2010

The B-52's - WHAMMY!

The B-52's - WHAMMY!
Originally uploaded by n69n

#85 in my RECORD COLLECTION series

In my new job, I see a lot of NICK JR, and I think about how the influence & inspiration of so much of the imagery, sound, feel & intent can be traced back to The B-52's.
And I think about how much our culture owes to Ricky Wilson, how his humor & flair permeates & informs our sensibilities.
I remember when I first heard WHAMMY!
...I think I borrowed it from Margaret Crites before I got my own was the first time music spoke to me like that; silly & sexy, smart, colorful & deep.

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