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    Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:21:28

    The B-52's to Release "With the Wild Crowd - Live in Athens, GA" on March 20 - We have clips!

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    • The B-52s - ATHENS, GA - MAY 01: Cindy Wilson of The B-52's attends the ARTifacts Rock Athens: 'Relics From The Athens Music Scene, 1975 - 1985' opening reception at University Of Georgia on May 1, 2014 in Athens, Georgia.
    • The B-52s - ATHENS, GA - MAY 01: Cindy Wilson of The B-52's attends the ARTifacts Rock Athens: 'Relics From The Athens Music Scene, 1975 - 1985' opening reception at University Of Georgia on May 1, 2014 in Athens, Georgia.
    • The B-52s - ATHENS, GA - MAY 01: Cindy Wilson of The B-52's attends the ARTifacts Rock Athens: 'Relics From The Athens Music Scene, 1975 - 1985' opening reception at University Of Georgia on May 1, 2014 in Athens, Georgia.

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    • The B-52s - Funplex
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    Go here to watch "Rock Lobster."

    Go here to watch "Private Idaho."

    Go here to watch "Fun Plex."

    Now you've enjoyed three tastes of The B-52's upcoming DVD.

    In February 2011, 34 years into their reign as the World's Greatest Party Band, The B-52's returned to celebrate in the town where it all began - Athens, Georgia. Now this concert will be available as the band's first-ever live DVD and Blu-ray, when With the Wild Crowd - Live in Athens, GA is released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 20, 2012.

    With the Wild Crowd was recorded in the B-52s' hometown at a show that commemorated the band's 34th anniversary of their first-ever live show on Valentine's Day 1977. Wig-wearing, boa-draped, glitter-covered fans came from near and far to celebrate this historic event as the band delivered a sizzling set that turned Athens' Classic Center into a cosmic dance hall.

    Filmed in high-definition with DTS Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, this 90-minute set is packed with fan favorites like "Love Shack," "Rock Lobster," "Roam," "Funplex," "Give Me Back My Man," "Private Idaho," and "Planet Claire." With The Wild Crowd! is filled with all the excitement, fervor and energy of a classic B-52s dance party, a showcase for the non-stop, high-octane force of a group that has never lost their youthful and dynamic energy.

    Only the B-52s can lay claim to their one-of-a-kind sound. There's certainly no mistaking the signature call-and-response vocal play of singers Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson matched with the unique guitar stylings of Keith Strickland. And with over twenty million albums sold and a nonstop touring schedule, this revolutionary rock band shows no signs of slowing down. The band has just celebrated their 35th Anniversary and has announced plans to embark on a very special 35th Anniversary Tour in Summer 2012, including many co-bill dates with their good friends Squeeze.

    Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released the CD component of With the Wild Crowd - Live In Athens, GA in October 2011.

    Track Listing:

    1.) Pump
    2.) Private Idaho
    3.) Mesopotamia
    4.) Ultraviolet
    5.) Dancing Now
    6.) Give Me Back My Man
    7.) Funplex
    8.) Whammy Kiss
    9.) Deadbeat Club
    10.) Roam
    11.) 52 Girls
    12.) Party Out Of Bounds
    13.) Love In The Year 3000
    14.) Cosmic Thing
    15.) Hot Corner
    16.) Love Shack
    17.) Wig
    18.) Strobe Light
    19.) Planet Claire
    20.) Rock Lobster

    What song from the track list above is your favorite?

    —Isabel Post
    03.12.12



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