Thursday, November 4, 2021

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)


Tracklist front / back album covers


Side one

1. "(Shake That) Cosmic Thing"   3:50

2. "Dry County"   4:54

3. "Deadbeat Club"   4:45

4. "Love Shack"   5:21

5. "Junebug"   5:04

6. "Roam"   4:54

7. "Bushfire"   4:58

8. "Channel Z"   4:49

9. "Topaz"   4:20

10. "Follow Your Bliss" (instrumental)   4:08



The B-52's Band Members / Musicians

Fred Schneider – vocals, percussion (tracks 5 & 7)

Cindy Wilson – vocals

Kate Pierson – vocals, keyboards (tracks 4-5 & 8)

Keith Strickland – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals

Carl Beatty – horns (track 4)

Crispin Cioe – horns (track 4)

Leroy Clouden – drums (tracks 6 & 9-10)

Charley Drayton – drums (tracks 4-5 & 7-8)

Sonny Emory – drums (tracks 2-3)

Steve Ferrone – drums (track 1)

Bob Funk – horns (track 4)

Arno Hecht – horns (track 4)

Richard Hilton – keyboards (tracks 6 & 10)

Sara Lee – bass, backing vocals (track 10), keyboards (track 10)

Paul Litteral – horns (track 4)

Tommy Mandel – keyboards (track 1)

Nile Rodgers – guitars (track 9)

Philippe Saisse – keyboards (tracks 2-3)

Producers: Nile Rodgers (tracks 1–3, 6, 9–10), Don Was (tracks 4–5, 7–8)

Engineers: David Cook, Tom Durack

Second Engineers: Ed Brooks, Patrick Dillett, Keith Freedman

Assistant Engineer: Martin Kunitz

Mastering: Bob Ludwig

Mixing: Tom Durack, Nile Rodgers

Production Manager: Budd Tunick

Programming: Richard Hilton

Alpana Bawa – clothing/wardrobe



Cosmic Thing is the 5th studio album by American new wave band the B-52's, released in 1989. It contains the singles "Love Shack" and "Roam". The success of the album served as a comeback after the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

Six of the album's songs were produced by Nile Rodgers in New York City, and the remaining four by Don Was in upstate New York. The band embarked on the Cosmic Tour to promote the album.


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