Lobster Will Tear Us Apart

I never really thought of the B-52s as a band that had much to do with Joy Division, but listen to the last two minutes of this live recording (I think?) of “Rock Lobster,” and watch Fred Schneider dance, and tell me this isn’t what Joy Division would have been like if Joy Division sang about fish.

How do you like the new theme, by the way?

 

2 thoughts on “Lobster Will Tear Us Apart

  1. Carl says:

    That tune is one great ride. Joy Division certainly had similarly woeful and dour vocals, but they never developed any kind instrumental counterpoint. B-52’s use of instruments was far superior while their art and subjects may not have been heavy or serious.

  2. JSE says:

    By the way, I’m aware that “Lobsters of Men” would have been a better title for this post, but I’m not sure it would have been clear what I was getting at.

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