• Fred Schneider (B-52s) Talks About Hilarious New Holiday Album ‘Destination…

    26 Ene 2011, 23:25 de Bryanrecommends


    Nothing says “s” like a fruitcake. Whether it’s moist, stale, crumbly, or hard-as-a-rock, that seasonal culinary delight never fails to provide the pizazz in a holiday meal. Ok, maybe that’s giving fruitcake too much credit. But it is without a doubt a symbol of the season, and for that reason “Fruitcake” is a key track on the new holiday album Destination… Christmas from The Superions, a hilarious group out of Orlando, Florida which happens to feature Mr. Fred Schneider of The B-52s as frontman. Schneider stopped by the Street Date studio recently to discuss “Fruitcake” and other gems off this soon-to-be-classic holiday album.
    Just as you would expect, Fred Schneider was hysterically funny, a witty commentator, and a perfect gentleman – all at once. Follow along to hear him talk about the origins of his side group The Superions, their ridiculous video shoots, and his reasons for wanting to do a holiday album in the first place.
  • Cheapy Bin Classics.

    23 Mar 2008, 17:18 de argus

    It's not even close to being a reality yet, but I've long been pondering starting a personal review site that (at first) would be solely dedicated to albums that are commonly found in used bins for under $6. I have actually discovered a lot of pretty good music digging through the cheapy bin, and here are some of the more notable ones I can think of. This list is now alphabetized, because I felt like it.

    Bash & Pop - Friday Night Is Killing Me. I discovered this because a local station dug out "Loose Ends" and wondered "What the heck is this late Replacements (or possibly Westerberg solo) track I've never heard before?". As it turns out, this was Tommy Stinson's project, so it kind of makes sense. Nothing amazing, but it's a solid album with a few really good tracks. Amazon's selling it used right now for 3 cents, go for it.

    Blind Melon - Blind Melon, Soup. I like the self-titled album quite a bit, but I'm getting more interested in Soup for how much weirder it is. …
  • OTR: The B-52's - Time Capsule

    16 Mar 2008, 3:32 de warren33

    I really need more rack space to store my CDs. At the moment, I have several albums sitting out loose and unsorted, which drives me insane. It also has the side-effect that, in attempting to listen to every artist in alphabetical order, things get overlooked (Windows Media Player exacerbates this problem by refusing to organise things in proper alphabetical order - i.e.: last name first and ignoring "The" and "A" among other things). So, Big Audio Dynamite managed to sneak in ahead of The B-52's.

    I've never really bothered looking at The B-52's in depth, my knowledge throughout the years extending to "Love Shack" (which everyone knows), "Rock Lobster" and "Roam" - all introduced to me via videos played on VH1. Incidentally, I know I mention VH1 a lot when I reference being introduced to pop music when I was younger. Unlike the children of the 1980s who actually grew up in and faced their teenage years in the 1980s, I actually grew up in the 1990s. …
  • it wasn't a rock. it was a rock lobster!

    4 Jun 2007, 3:32 de gl1tch

    Rock Lobster can best be described as an epic punk freakout. Released 10 years before the mainstream success of "Love Shack", the track sums up The B-52's better than any single track in their catalog.


    The influence this track had on others should not be underestimated. Rolling Stone considers it one of the greatest songs ever and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame lists it as one of 500 songs that shaped Rock and Roll. John Lennon liked it so much that he claimed it inspired him to return to the recording studio after a 5 year retirement.


    The band members -- Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson in particular -- are inimitable. No one would be foolish enough to attempt a cover...except, perhaps, Peter Griffin.


    The band is on tour this summer and will release a new album this fall.

  • 29 May - New music report and new videos from The B-52's

    30 May 2007, 0:22 de j-sin

    Well, at long last, The B-52's have started debuting some of the material from their new album when they play live.

    And, there's a sneak peek on YouTube that I found this week - forgive me if you've seen it already.

    Here's the video - hope you live, laugh and love it:


    And as for the new songs played live, thanks go to Supersonicvibe on Planet X who posted this report:

    "1. HOT CORNER- They started the show off with this sizzling....flat out rocker!
    Much in
    the same upbeat tempo as Cosmic Thing or 52 Girls. I instantly fell in love
    with it, on the
    first listen. After the show, Kate said it was about a street corner in Athens
    GA. The only
    line I remember hearing in the song was Kate and Cindy singing "shimmy, shimmy"
    "waiting for the bus."

    2. FUN PALACE- "I think is the title" of the most memorable new song of the
    night. It is a
    song about that tacky, shopping mall we all visit on a regular basis. What made
  • Limerick_Laura is the DJ

    4 May 2007, 16:05 de DudeTheMath

    So bamgrrl seems to have mutated an existing meme to get this one, and I've decided to help propagate it.

    Simply, you listen to a Last.fm friend's radio station, note the first ten songs, and comment on them.

    Today I'm going to listen to Limerick_Laura's station.

    1. Ways and Means - I've enjoyed Snow Patrol for a couple of months now. They're definitely worth listening to.

    2. Come Here Boy - I think I'm supposed to like Imogen Heap, and I think I do. Mostly I've heard 30-second snippets and haven't quite been able to decide. She's doing something Gaelic with her voice (I think it's called "cutting" when I do it on tinwhistle, but it almost sounds like yodeling when she does it). I'd still have to hear more to decide whether to actually buy any albums.

    3. Jackie, Dressed in Cobras - I'd like to listen to more of them. I tried listening to "artists similar to" for a couple of hours, hoping to actually hear some of them, and I never did. I like it.

  • July 1st: On this Day

    1 Jul 2006, 13:56 de tenderbranson69

    1999, Reggae singer Dennis Brown died aged 42. (1979 UK No.14 single 'Money In My Pocket').

    1995, DJ Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack. He was the master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio and later on television during the '70s.

    1981, Rushton Moreve bass player with Steppenwolf was killed in a car crash in Los Angeles. (1968 US No.2 and 1969 UK No.30 single 'Born To Be Wild').

    1969, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and family were involved in a car accident in Golspie, Scotland. Both John and Yoko needed hospital treatment. Lennon later had the car crushed into a cube and exhibited it on his lawn at Tittenhurst Park

    1967, The Association scored their second and last US No.1 single with 'Windy'. Not a hit in the UK.

    1967, The Beatles started a 15 week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', the groups 10th US No.1 album.

    1963, Born on this day, Roddy Bottum, keyboards, Faith No More