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The B-52s, 'Rock Lobster'
The freaky-deaky Athens quintet shot out of a cannon with their infectious first single "Rock Lobster," which merged angular surf-rock rhythms with the quirky vocal stylings of Fred Schneider and leading ladies Kate Pierson and Cindy WIlson. What resulted was the perfect soundtrack for a late-night summer dance party on the beach, by the lakeside or in the farthest reaches of outer space.
- Chris Eggertsen