Monday, December 12, 2022

My Music Monday

This is a random selection.  You know, the 10th song in shuffle. 

You're getting the B-52's "Juliet of the Spirits" from their last (final?) album, Funplex, which is now like 14 years old.  I'm guessing it's their final album, as recorded music rarely truly makes a profit and the band has just completed their final tour. 

"Juliet" it the only song on the disk that doesn't include Fred Schneider on vocals.  Phew. 

I like Fred, but in doses. And Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson have always done nice vocals when it is just the two of them. That this song was a single is beyond me. It had the sound of a hit. 


Save for a few songs in the last 80s, the B-52's didn't really have radio hits per se.  It comes down to "Love Shack" and "Roam", when you're talking chart / pop hits. 

"Juliet of the Spirits" should have been another one. 

1 comment:

Old Lurker said...

That video sent me down a Fellini rabbit hole.

I imagine "Rock Lobster" counts as a hit, too.