Album of the Day
BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES
BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES would be the final B-52's album with founding guitarist Ricky Wilson, who died of AIDS a few months after the recording sessions. In the aftermath of this loss, there was no tour and little promotion and the 1986 collection was largely overlooked upon release - but hindsight reveals its strengths. Such songs as “Wig,” “Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland” and “She Brakes for Rainbows” are an inspired combination of quirky humor and hooks and Keith Strickland (who celebrates his 70th birthday today) emerges from behind the drum kit to shine in a variety of musical roles. The underrated BOUNCING OFF THE SATELLITES is now available on red vinyl with a bonus 7” as part of the Rhino Reds series.