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B-52s: War in the hair

Peter Silverton, Sounds, 26 May 1979


LAST YEAR was none helluva year for singles. Ones that graced the airwaves like 'Hong Kong Garden' and 'Rhythm Stick'. Ones that were just a touch too hard for the radio like 'White Man' and 'Orgasm Addict'. Ones that appeared on the plethora of cottage-industry labels like 'Damaged Goods' and 'Suspect Device'. And one that had this information on the sleeve: Correspondence, c/o El Dorado Restaurant, 199 Washington Street, Athens, Ga. 30601 — 'Rock Lobster', the almost startlingly assured debut by the B-52s.

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