Athens, Georgia: BMI, 1978. Third U.S. Pressing. Vinyl 45 rpm record. (18cm x 18cm) Photo illustrated sleeve front and verso. Photograph of band members on verso with names and contact information. Front sleeve in black and white with red lettering. Inner sleeve white. Record with white paper and red text. The song "Rock Lobster" on A side, "52 Girls" on the B side. Mild wear and very slight spotting to front sleeve. Barely noticeable evidence of staple removal to bottom sleeve. Record with only the faintest wear. This copy with "Special Thanks to Danny" in red print on the verso sleeve which justifies the pressing state. Overall, Near Fine. Item #110
This little record made a huge impact on both the dancefloor and popular culture. The B-52's, and their now signature song, "Rock Lobster", helped drive the Punk Movement into New Wave. "Rock Lobster", became the most danceable song in the world, stunning the members of the band, who had formed by whim over too many flaming volcano drinks at a restaurant in Athens, Georgia. Songwriting credit is attributed to frontman, Fred Schneider, and guitarist, Ricky Wilson. Wilson's quirky guitar and Schneider's kooky vocals created the early bedrock for their enduring fame even after Ricky Wilson's early death. Only 15,000 copies were printed of the 45 rpm version.