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Rock Lobster - The B-52's

Rock Lobster

The B-52's
new wave 80s pop rock alternative


"Rock Lobster" is The B-52's' first single, released in 1978 and in a longer version placed on the band's self-titled debut album, The B-52's, one year later. It has become one of their signature tunes, and it helped launch the band's success. "Rock Lobster" was the band's first single to appear on Billboard's Hot 100. Instruments used in the music include a twangy, baritone surf-style electric guitar (a Mosrite), a Farfisa, Vox or Gibson organ, and drums. Unlike most pop and rock songs, no bass guitar was present. Instead, Kate Pierson played the bass line on keyboards. The album version of "Rock Lobster" (released in 1979) clocks in at about seven minutes and contains superficially nonsensical lyrics about a beach party and excited rants about real or imagined marine animals ("There goes a dog-fish, chased by a cat-fish, in flew a sea robin, watch out for that piranha, there goes a narwhal, here comes a bikini whale!"), accompanied by absurd, fictional noises attributed to them (provided by Pierson and Cindy Wilson, Pierson provided the higher-pitched noises and Wilson the lower-pitched ones); the chorus consists of the words "Rock lobster!" repeated over and over. The song "Rock Lobster" is part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. The song remains a part of pop culture, with other versions of "Rock Lobster" appearing in a 2005 episode of Family Guy and in The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie. The song was also featured in the 2007 movie Knocked Up. "Rock Lobster" appears at number 146 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of greatest songs. The Amiga 500 was Commodore’s best-selling Amiga model. Early units, at least, had the words "B52/ROCK LOBSTER" silk-screen printed onto their printed circuit board, a reference to the popular song "Rock Lobster" by the rock band The B-52's.


The B-52's are an American rock band that formed in 1976 in Athens, Georgia, United States. A major part of the new wave scene, the band started out as Fred Schneider (vocals), Kate Pierson (vocals, organ), Cindy Wilson (vocals, bongos), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums). After Ricky Wilson died in 1985, Strickland replaced him as a guitarist. They're perhaps best known for their 1978 single "Rock Lobster" and their 1989 pop smash "Love Shack". Show more ...

Rock Lobster - The B-52's

We were at a party
His ear lobe fell in the deep
Someone reached in and grabbed it
It was a rock lobster

Rock Lobster!!!

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

Rock Lobster!!!

((High Pitched)) Rock Lobster!!!

Potion in the ocean
His air hose broke
Lots of trouble
Lots of bubble
He was in a jam
He s in a giant clam!!!

Rock, Rock

Rock Lobster!!!
Down, down...

Underneath the waves
Mermaids wavin
Wavin to mermen
Wavin sea fans
Sea horses sailin
Dolphins wailin

Rock Lobster!!!

((High Pitched)) Rock Lobster!!!

Red snappers snappin
Clam shells clappin
Muscles flexin
Flippers flippin

Rock, Rock

Rock Lobster
Down, down...

Lobster... Rock
Lobster... Rock

Let s rock!!!

Boy s and bikinis
Girls and surfboards
Everybody s rockin
Everybody s frugin

Twistin round the fire
Havin fun

Bakin potatoes
Bakin in the sun

Put on your noseguard
Hit on the Lifeguard
Pass the tanning butter

Here comes a stingray
There goes a manta-ray
In walked a jelly fish
There goes a dog-fish
Chased by a cat-fish
In flew a sea robin
Watch out for that piranha
There goes a narwhal
HERE COMES A BIKINI WHALE!

Rock Lobster
Rock Lobster
Rock Lobster
Rock Lobster.



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