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Music: The B-52’s (Again) and The Church

March 16th, 2007 · No Comments · Music, New Wave, News

  • When I posted that fantabulous B-52’s video yesterday I was intending to mention an actual tidbit of 2’s news, and then I got distracted by the wigs and the dancing and .. Keith … and I plum forgot.

    So here it is — good news. The B-52’s have a new album on the way! From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (paid access required for full article, unfortunately):

    For the group’s first full-length studio recording in 15 years, the B-52’s are returning to their Southern roots. Over a late dinner Thursday upstairs at Repast in Midtown, B’s frontman Fred Schneider told Buzz that he and original members Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson and Keith Strickland have been recording locally at Nickel and Dime Studios and are “halfway finished” with the album, tentatively scheduled for a fall release.

    “It’s us, updated, essentially,” Schneider said of the sounds originating from the sessions. “It’s a little more electronic with guitars. But if we sample anyone, we’ll be sampling ourselves!”

  • Here’s another great YouTube find: the video for “The Unguarded Moment” by The Church! I know lots of people didn’t discover them until they hit it big with “Under the Milky Way” in 1988 — but the first time I heard them was circa 1983 or 84, when I saw this video on MTV. I was an instant fan and this song still gives me chills.

    So deep, deep without a meaning
    I knew you’d find me leaving
    Tell those friends with cameras for eyes
    That their hands don’t make me hang
    They only make me feel like breathing
    In an unguarded moment


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