Reviews Short Takes: Jul. 13, 1992

MUSIC

The Next Incarnation

Call them the ever-shrinking group. In their earliest days the B-52S were a quintet riding the new-wave crest, but the death of guitarist Ricky Wilson and the recent resignation of vocalist Cindy Wilson have dwindled the group to a trio. Still, as their seventh album, Good Stuff, demonstrates, their talent has by no means diminished. What were once "rapid-fire three-way vocals," as singer Kate Pierson calls them, are now back-and-forth dialogues between Pierson and Fred Schneider. Familiar motifs abound: hot pants, UFOs and mother earth. The music on the album is just as colorful as its cover...

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