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'Everyone is welcome to the party!': the B-52s on 40 years of new wave

'Everyone is welcome to the party!': the B-52s on 40 years of new wave
Tuesday 16
18:43 2019

‘We never thought of ourselves as pop stars,” says Kate Pierson, reflecting on the B-52s’ 40 years of twisting the detritus of American popular culture into new shapes. They were so opposed to the notion, in fact, that when the band were nominated for best pop performance at the 1989 Grammys, for their single Love Shack, their singer Fred Schneider – part of an unorthodox vocal trident alongside Pierson and Cindy Wilson – wasn’t happy. “Incensed!” Pierson recalls. These days, in the middle of yet another world tour, she is more relaxed about it. “I’ve come to treasure the idea ...

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Summary: ‘We never thought of ourselves as pop stars,” says Kate Pierson, reflecting on the B-52s’ 40 years of twisting the detritus of American popular culture into new shapes. They were so opposed to the notion, in fact, that when the band were nominated for best pop performance at the 1989 ...

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