This woman can talk to cats and the world is that much closer to finding out why they have to sit on brand new messenger bags. Always.
Wait for it…
Today’s PCF comes courtesy of a live perfomance of Rock Lobster by the B-52′s in what was then called West Germany in 1983. I chose this performance because I want to shine a light on the guitar genius behind the B’s, Ricky Wilson. Ricky, the brother of bandmate Cindy Wilson was the real deal and his PCF creds are on full display here. It’s easy to overlook because this is a song we’ve all heard a million times, but consider this: this B-52′s sound is the product of vocals, drums, some keyboard and that really big fuzzed out drooling guitar sound that was Ricky’s calling card. At times super-simple, but always balls out gnarly. On this song it almost sounds like something you’d get if you locked up Dick Dale and Bauhaus together in the studio for 2 weeks (especially around the 3-minute mark).
Sadly, Ricky would die of complications due to HIV/AIDS just 2 years later in 1985. Too soon for such a talent. So let this be a lesson to all you to go out there make the most of whatever you got going on and stuff. Have a great weekend and apologies for the lull. Life she’s a bit nuts but we’ll back strong next week!!!
P.S. — Oh yeah, and this may be the only time I felt pumped by a U-S-A chant like the one that comes at the end of this set.
Here’s how youtube describes this one: “Drugged out woman wakes up to learn she’s fat.” I think that’s all the description needed.
Hat tip to Jules
HT to The Famous Mike D
What can I say? You may be bummed that this season of GOT has wrapped, but at least you can take all your incestuous, dwarf-framing, head-crushing memories to the beach with you as you blare this bad boy from your dragon shaped towel.
Hat tip to Jules