Bear Music #127

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There is nothing we love more here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite

“Love Shack” is a 1989 single by new wave band The B-52’s, from their album Cosmic Thing. Released in 1989, the single was the band’s biggest hit song and first million-copy seller. It was also the band’s first song to reach the Billboard Top 40 charts, peaking at #3, also reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart. It was a #1 hit in many countries including Australia where it stayed at #1 for eight weeks. The song was a comeback of sorts, following the band’s decline in popularity in the mid-1980s and the death of their guitarist Ricky Wilson in 1985.

Produced by Don Was, the song’s inspiration was “a cabin around Athens, Georgia”, complete with tin roof, where the band conceived “Rock Lobster”, a single from their first album; it is often said to have been located off the Atlanta Highway. B-52’s singer Kate Pierson lived in the cabin in the 1970s, and the cabin existed until it burned down in December 2004.

Cindy Wilson’s line “tin roof rusted” was originally an outtake from a jamming session, where Wilson continued her line while the tape had stopped. The band added this section to the song, and the line has become erroneously associated with getting pregnant.

The music video was directed by Adam Bernstein and shot at the home and studio of ceramic artists Philip Maberry and Scott Walker in Highland, New York. It is also the first time drag queen RuPaul had ever appeared in any type of media before his own turn as a singer and model only a few years later. The video also received an award from MTV as the Best Group Video, and was named the Best Single of 1989 by Rolling Stone Magazine.

B-52’s – Love Shack

B-52’s – Love Shack

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36 Comments on “Bear Music #127”

  1. People keep trying to make plans with me for July and I’m like bitch calm the fuck down that’s 6 months away… My dumbass brain can’t seem to comprehend that July is next month. Where is 2019 going?

  2. I see people with babies and I immediately think damn they are old adults and then I realize I’m like 7 years older than them and extremely immature.

  3. Anyone got an air horn? It’s not for that honestly… I only use it for serious air horn business. Wouldn’t it be funny to wake the kids with an air horn…

  4. You take the red pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the blue pill – you get a boner you could cut steel with, and if you’ve got a dicky ticker, a night in the ER.

  5. Christopher Robin lived at the top of the forest. It rained, and it rained, and it rained. It was rather jolly to look down into the valleys and see the water all round him, but it rained so hard that he stayed indoors and thought about things.

  6. Not saying domestic violence towards men doesn’t happen, and it should be treated just as seriously as violence towards women, but Jesus Christ some men on Twitter are dying to be fucking oppressed the absolute wet wipes.

    Getting off before I have fathers 4 justice after me.

  7. The soup had a really different taste to it. I emptied a load of dried chillies in the pot which heated the whole house once it was simmering. So far this morning all is quiet on the western front… or should that be on or in the southern front?

  8. I’m going to be on the brand new series of Celebrity Gogglebox… which kicks off on Friday 14th June at 9pm on Channel4!! I’m sticking around for the whole series and it’s going to be a hoot so tune in x

  9. Joey Essex fronting Justin Beiber, Connor McGregor fronting Mark Wahlberg, Beiber fronting Tom Cruise, safe to say everyone’s come down has fully hit… glad it’s not me being an angry weirdo for once!

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