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We’ve known Cyndi Lauper since she was in ‘Blue Angel‘; we did a TV show with her back in ’79 or ’80. We don’t have any competition; we’re complementary.
I want to be the first rock band on Mars.
I used to have a protest folk band in high school, and I wrote all my own songs. Then, in the B-52s, we would write collectively.
The inspiration for our vocal harmonies was sort of Appalachian. It’s sort of at weird intervals, and it almost has an Appalachian kind of feel to it. The harmonies were really spontaneous. And the way we jammed, we would just get into a trance.
We have always appealed to people outside of the mainstream. Constantly, we get people coming up to us and saying, ‘I was just the freakiest one in high school. I was the only one who kept playing the B-52’s.’
The B-52s, you know, our songs are about volcanoes or lobsters. Cindy and I sing them like our lives depend on them. I feel very emotional when I’m singing ‘Rock Lobster,’ but I’ve wanted to sing more about my personal experience.
I hope our legacy will be enduring and that people think of us as an important band. But I think Ricky‘s guitar playing, our style of writing, the fact that we had men and women in the band and gay and straight, I think it’s an important band, and the way we wrote by jamming, we really had a different approach.
I always was songwriting in high school, writing songs while I was supposed to be listening to the teacher.
We have quite a few political songs: ‘Channel Z,’ let’s ‘Keep This Party Going’ on. Our lyrics aren’t too hit-you-over-the-head, but they have political undertones. We’re active politically.
We started in 1976, jamming, and we played our first show on Valentine’s Day 1977, so we can mark 40 from there, or we can mark 40 from 1979 when we did our first record.
I think more people feel like they’re outside of the mainstream these days – there’s more people who are doing their own thing, feeling that it’s not bad to be a weirdo and respecting other people’s differences. And all that kind of goes into the big ol’ B-52 philosophy.
‘Deadbeat Club’ means a lot to me.
I’ve always wanted to do a solo project. I’ve always known I wanted to be a musician.