Thursday, November 4, 2021

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)


The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side one
1. "Legal Tender" (Lyrics: Robert Waldrop)   3:40
2. "Whammy Kiss"   5:20
3. "Song for a Future Generation"   4:00
4. "Butterbean"   4:14

Side two
1. "Trism"   3:23
2. "Queen of Las Vegas"   4:40
3. "Don't Worry" (Lyrics: Yoko Ono)   3:50
4. "Big Bird"   4:14
5. "Work That Skirt"   3:48

Total length:   37:17

Alternative track on the original Island version and on later pressings and CD
7. "Moon 83"   3:58



The B-52's Band Members / Musicians
Fred Schneider – vocals
Kate Pierson - vocals
Cindy Wilson – vocals
Keith Strickland – drums, guitars, keyboards, vocals on "Song for a Future Generation"
Ricky Wilson – guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals on "Song for a Future Generation"
David Buck – trumpet on "Big Bird"
Ralph Carney – saxophone on "Big Bird"

Steven Stanley – producer, engineering
Benji Armbrister – engineering assistant
Dennis Halliburton – engineering assistant
Ted Jensen – mastering

Gene Greif – art director
Vikki Warren – clothing
William Wegman – photography




Whammy! is the 3rd studio album by American new wave band the B-52's. It was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas, in December 1982 and was produced by Steven Stanley. The record was refined and mastered at Sterling Sound, New York City. It was released on April 27, 1983 in the United States, with Warner Bros. Records as the primary label. Sales for Whammy! were generally weaker than their previous album, but overall successful, spawning the popular singles "Legal Tender", "Whammy Kiss", and "Song for a Future Generation". The album entered the Billboard 200 twice in 1983, reaching both number 29 and 171 throughout the year, while "Legal Tender" reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Singles chart alongside its two respective singles.

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