It has been said by many people that those who choose to pursue the business side of the music world (The Biz) are, for the most part, failed musicians that wish they were rock stars *cough* Simone *cough*. And I’ll be the first one to say that I am no exception to this rule – flashback to middle school punk band The Subverts (cringe). To this day, the only reason I would ever find myself picking up an instrument again was if, for some reason, The B-52s asked me to play keyboard for them. Now I know what you’re thinking: keyboardist for The B-52s? Can’t you shoot a little higher than that? And you know, I’ll let the music speak for itself this time:
Look at those guys: the glitz, the glam, the vibrantly colored outfits, the beehive hairdos, the shimmies and the side-steps. The B-52s paired infectiously playful sounds with their own – to borrow from modern times – “swag,” redefining what it meant to be Punk. The 80s would not have been the same had it not been for these guys. Need I say more?