When I was in junior high someone gave me the B52-s album Whammy for my birthday. After that I went and bought the WILD PLANET record, and would sit in my room and play them over and over. I know it's not for everybody. But I would dance this mess around in my room and drive my dad crazy. I think it was always their strange choice of lyrics that made me like them. "Come here you little butterbean" and in the song Give me Back my man...
I'll give you fish,
I'll give you candy,
I'll give you everything I have in my hand.
(WHAT? I'll give you fish and candy? Since when was that a surefire man trap)
I had no idea that they were actually playing in the late 70's, I had always thought of them as a new wave 80's band. Anyway, in my nostalgia week of cleaning my space and digging through my records, I thought I would share these.
Click on this awesome link to DANCE This MESS AROUND in BLACK and WHITE from 1978! The user disabled the embedded content, but you must watch this version, PLEASE:
Bizarre lyrics for Dance this mess around include:
Remember when you held my hand
Remember when you were my man
Walk talk in the name of love
Before you break my heart
Think it over, think it over
Roll it over in your mind
Why don't you dance with me
I'm not no Limburger
(that's right... Limburger cheese stinky)