PRIDE REWIND: The B-52's
"Sign says, woo, stay away fools/'Cause love rules at the love shack."
It's a PRIDE REWIND video party featuring a string of music videos from Atlanta music legends, the B-52's. Put on your wildest wears and join us as we head on down to the Shack D'Amour and sing along to classics like "Love Shack", "Rock Lobster", and "Roam."
"The funny thing about 'Love Shack' is that we had decided what songs we wanted to do when we were meeting producers," Keith Strickland told Rolling Stone in 2018 about the group's biggest hit. "We had already decided we were going to work with Nile Rodgers and Don Was. We played Don Was our demos, and he said, 'Do you have anything else?' I said, 'Well, we have this one other song, but it's not finished.' We almost didn't play it for him, but we did and it was still rambling. Don said, 'This is great. Just repeat this one part.' The part was, 'The love shack is a little old place where we can get together ... love shack, baby.' That had occurred only once in the original structure. So as soon as he picked that out, we thought, 'That's the chorus.' It's like, 'Voila.' It almost didn't happen [laughs]."
The PRIDE REWIND is also packed with B-52's classics including "Legal Tender," "Song for a Future Generation," "Deadbeat Club," and more.
The B-52s have been loud and proud supporters of the LGBTQ+ community, with four of the band's five original members identifying as LGBTQ members themselves: the late Ricky Wilson, singer Fred Schneider and Keith Strickland as gay men, and singer Kate Pierson, who married her wife, Monica Coleman, in 2015.
"We just did our own thing," Schneider said about the group's pioneering PRIDE spirit. "I guess subconsciously we were trying to say something. But it was sort of stream of consciousness, it was so out there."
Tune in and rock (lobster!) out with the The B-52 PRIDE VIDEO REWIND below.
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