Thursday, April 26, 2012

Music Video Review: “The B-52s With The Wild Crowd: Live In Athens, GA.” Available on DVD & Blue Ray


B52's: With The Wild Crowd! Live In Athens, GA [Blu-ray]

Last October I had the privilege of listening to, and reviewing, The B-52s live album,  With The Wild Crowd. believe it or not, it was this iconic party bands first ever live album. What was really great, it was a concert in their home town of Athens, GA. performed and recorded on Valentines, 2011 in celebration of the bands 34th anniversary. The album, and the review, were overwhelmingly received by the “wig-wearing, boa draped glitter-covered rabid fans”!

Well as of March 20 this year you can now buy the High Definition video made at that concert. It’s available on both DVD & Blu-ray.

B-52s “With The Wild Crowd”

Behind the power of the reception, and having just celebrated their 35th Anniversary the band 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. Can another studio album be far behind?

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.

On the Video, the pop hits are non stop, they rule the dancehalls and keep the fans on their feet. All 131 minutes are filled with a vibrant energy. The video includes all 18 songs from the CD plus two extras and if that’s not enough, the video includes a bonus feature of an interview with the band.

You’ll want to add this one to your video collection. It was certainly a historic event in pop music history as they delivered as only they can a sizzling set that had The Athens Classic Center rocking out.

The Dirty Lowdown

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