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The B-52's, Cosmic Thing

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The B-52's, Cosmic Thing

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1477339

Disk length: 47m 19s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1989

Label: Unknown

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“Cosmic Thing” Tracks & Durations

1. Cosmic Thing 3:52
2. Dry County 4:54
3. Deadbeat Club 4:47
4. Love Shack 5:21
5. Junebug 5:07
6. Roam 4:55
7. Bushfire 4:57
8. Channel Z 4:49
9. Topaz 4:21
10. Follow Your Bliss 4:08

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Nirvana made a lot of things irrelevant when Nevermind was released in 1991. Among the most unfortunate casualties caught inside the blast radius were the B-52's. Just two years prior, they had released their very first mainstream breakthrough album, Cosmic Thing. This album was featherweight, sun-kissed, playfully pansexual and, most importantly, danceable. Tracks like "Love Shack" and "Roam" reminded us there could be fun without responsibility. Alternately kitschy and lazy (I still insist that "Deadbeat Club" was a slacker anthem long before Beck's "Loser"), Cosmic Thing took the B-52's signature Trekkie-camp sensibility and slowed it down just enough to click on MTV and portable radios wonderfully. And let's be honest, anyway: would you rather road-trip to Kurt's sad refrain of "Well, whatever, nevermind" or Fred Schneider belting out, "The whole shack shimmies!!" at the top of his lungs? On second thought, don't answer that. --Todd Levin

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The B-52's - Cosmic Thing

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 47m 19s

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 47m 20s (+0m 1s)