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The B-52s: Mesopotamia (Island)

Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 13 February 1982

A BRIEF encounter between two of the most deceptively insidious forces in new American music – David Byrne's irresistible art scalpel and The B-52's immovable belief in the popcorn aesthetic – produces six tracks that can be seen as a breather from their usual schedules, though an extremely entertaining one. Cindy Wilson: "Whooah! Hey-hey you come on! Gonna take you somewheres!"

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