The B-52s live

For this week’s installment in the Vintage Video series, we revisit the classic, original lineup of The B-52s — including the late Ricky Wilson — as the band plays a 30-minute set in Dortmund, part of what was then West Germany, in 1983 for the TV show “Rockpalast.”  The performances comes about a month after the release of the band’s third album, Whammy!, and opens with that record’s “Song for a Future Generation.”

Check out the full performance and setlist below:



Setlist: The B-52s, Dortmund, West Germany, 5/14/83

1. “Song For a Future Generation”
2. “Planet Claire”
3. “Mesopotamia”
4. “Big Bird”
5. “Dance This Mess Around”
6. “Rock Lobster”
7. “Party Out Of Bounds”






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