30 October 2007

Tin roof ............ rusted!

The B-52's are putting out a new record, "Funplex," due Feb. 26.

I had a quick progression of thoughts on hearing the news: Would the outside world be reawakened to the still-vibrant Athens scene? Could they recapture the magic of "Rock Lobster" after all these years? Does Kate still look hot?

But the perspective we probably need is this: It's been 16 years since the band's last studio record. How many bands were still putting out good records 16 years after their first -- not even U2, sadly -- much less 29 years after their debut? I fear the worst, but I hope to be proven wrong.

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