B-52s - Wild Planet


Mobile Fidelity Silver



Product No.:
UPC: 821797100144
In Stock

Vinyl Record

(Not Eligible for Additional Discount)


or Add to Wishlist

Numbered Limited-Edition LP

Party Out of Bounds! Eclectic Group's Sophomore Album The Equal of Its Smash Debut

Party out of bounds! Not only is this sentiment one of the B-52's directives on their ceaselessly fun sophomore album, it's one of the record's hit songs, and perfectly summarizes the spirit and intent behind this new-wave classic. Completely up to task in following up their kitschy debut, the B-52's step everything up a notch: Songwriting, humor, exaggeration, melodies, hooks and group interplay. Wild Planet also finds the band embracing stronger psychedelic accents that seamlessly mesh with its lava-lamp colors and textures. What an album.

Rollicking, rousing and riotous, Wild Planet soars on vocal efforts put forth by the delightfully campy chanteuses Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson, whose innocent girly tonalities wonderfully match up with Fred Schneider's effeminate deliveries and manic presentations. While the sheer exuberance and giddy nature of the music tends to make them an afterthought, the trio's harmonies are utterly amazing. Add in Ricky Wilson's propulsive beach-bound guitar riffs, random squealing synthesizers and a surfeit of danceable rhythms and you have nothing less than a 1980s masterpiece that, due to its optimistic vibes and buoyant grooves, only gets better with time.


1. Party Out of Bounds
2. Dirty Back Road
3. Runnin' Around
4. Give Me Back My Man
5. Private Idaho
6. Devil in My Car
7. Quiche Lorraine
8. Strobe Light
9. 53 Miles West of Venus

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Another great Mifi hit

posted on 11/19/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Paul V K
Another wonderful remastering and pressing in Mofi's Silver series.

This version is now my reference, beating out both my original CD and original LP release.

Write a review and let people know what you think of this product OR just rate it.