Their subject matter is classic B-52's... shopping malls ("Funplex"), futuristic love (the incredibly weird "Love In The Year 3000"), and their favorite subject – good times ("Keep This Party Going"). The band sounds and looks great, and there are plenty wacky Fred Schneider moments, too. They have the ability to find a groove and work it, but with a human quality that's lacking in so much dance-oriented rock. Pierson and Cindy Wilson sound fantastic as ever, and the underrated Keith Strickland ties it all together with his playing and arrangements.
If you're looking for a diversion from the continuing gloomy quality of the news these days, I'd suggest that you spend a quality hour or so with The B-52's. The band returns to Philly on April 25.
Written by Dan Reed