The B-52’s – Summer Of Love (1986)


The B-52’s are an American rock band, formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals, cowbell), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, tambourine, bongos), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums). Rooted in New Wave and 1960s rock and roll, the group later covered many genres ranging from post-punk to pop rock.

After taking a one year absence from their musical careers in 1984 The B-52’s regrouped in 1985 to record Bouncing off the Satellites, their fifth studio record, Guitarist Ricky Wilson died of AIDS during the recording. With the band too distraught to tour, the album received minimal promotion and failed to yield any hits despite some stations initially giving good airplay to “Summer of Love”.

“Summer of Love” is the first single off the album Bouncing off the Satellites by The B-52’s. The single peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, making it their highest entry. The single was remixed by Shep Pettibone with the “Summer Party Mix” being released on the Time Capsule – The Mixes CD in 1998.

Summer Of Love (Summer Party Mix)          6:04

Summer Of Love (Love Dub)                        7:47

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