B-52's: Rock Lobster | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Rock Lobster» von B-52's.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1978 (Single), 1979 07 06 (Album)
Label: DB DB 52, Warner Bros. BSK 3355
Songwriter Fred Schneider & Ricky Wilson
Produktion: Chris Blackwell
Genre: Alternativerock - Powerpop - NewWave, Newpop - Artpop

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Song, der von einer Beach-Party berichtet. Der Text ist nicht referentiell, sondern besteht aus Wortspielen. Eine Kriegserklärung an den Hippie-Werte der Authentizität. Musikalisch geht die Reise zum Surfbeat zurück: die Band spielt mit einer Mosrite Gitarre und einer Farfisa Orgel.

Personen und Querverweise


B-52's
Fred Schneider
Ricky Wilson
Chris Blackwell

Lyrics

We were at a party His ear lobe fell in the deep Someone reached in and grabbed it It was a rock lobster We were at the beach Everybody had matching towels Somebody went under a dock And there they saw a rock It wasn't a rock It was a rock lobster Motion in the ocean His air hose broke Lots of trouble Lots of bubble He was in a jam S'in a giant clam Down, down Underneath the waves Mermaids wavin' Wavin' to mermen Wavin' sea fans Sea horses sailin' Dolphins wailin' Red snappers snappin' Clam shells clappin' Muscles flexin' Flippers flippin' Down, down Let's rock! Boys in bikinis Girls on surfboards Everybody's rockin' Everybody's fruggin' Twistin' 'round the fire Havin' fun Bakin' potatoes Bakin' in the sun Put on your noseguard Put on the lifeguard Pass the tanning butter Here comes a stingray There goes a manta-ray In walked a jelly fish There goes a dogfish Chased by a catfish In flew a sea robin Watch out for that piranha There goes a narwhale HERE COMES A BIKINI WHALE!