In 1979 the were I changed my musical preferences radical I listened a lot of new music and almost every week another band appeared on the scene that was worth to listen. Music and the outfit of the bands changed rapidly and so I was more than confused to see an album in my trusted record shop that with dazzling yellow background and musicians dressed like in 60's science fiction movies. I asked myself if the music is as retro as the cover suggests and I got curious to take a listen. And I was more than confused to hear a Rickenbacker guitar as the dominant instrument in a raw mixture of New Wave, Rock, Dance and Pop. It is a classic that was nearly played to death at my place 40 years ago but still worth to listen again from time to time.
The B-52's - Planet Claire
The B-52's - Dance This Mess Around
The B-52's - Rock Lobster