Album of the Day
Cosmic Thing (30th Anniversary Expanded Edition)
Athens, Georgia's resident musical oddballs The B-52s had earned a strong alternative rock following by serving up cultural kitsch with loving winks, but the loss of founding guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985 was a serious blow. The group came back swinging with COSMIC THING, and the Reprise collection became their most successful ever, soaring into the Billboard Top 10 on its way to quadruple-platinum sales. Produced by Nile Rodgers and Don Was, the set includes such standout tracks as “Channel Z,” “Deadbeat Club” and a pair of Top 10 singles: “Roam” and irresistible signature song “Love Shack.” Released 30 years ago today, COSMIC THING remains a surefire way to get a party into high gear, so if you don't already have a copy, come on and bring your jukebox money!