Additional information about this, The BC-52’s vinyl art.
The BC-52’s – The Artist/s
The B-52s (also known as The BC-52’s for the film The Flintsones) are an American new wave band which was formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider (vocals, percussion), Kate Pierson (vocals, keyboards), Cindy Wilson (vocals, percussion), Ricky Wilson (guitar), and Keith Strickland (drums, guitar, keyboards). Ricky Wilson died from AIDS-related illness in 1985, and Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar. The band also added touring members for albums and live performances. The group evoked a “thrift shop aesthetic”, in the words of Bernard Gendron, by drawing from 1950s and 1960s pop sources, trash culture, and rock and roll. The band has had many hits, including “Rock Lobster”, “Planet Claire”, “Private Idaho”, “Whammy Kiss”, “Party Out of Bounds”, “Wig”, “Love Shack” and “Roam”.
(Meet) The Flintstones – The Song
‘(Meet) The Flintstones‘ is the theme song from the 1960s animated television series The Flintstones. Composed in 1961 by Hoyt Curtin, Joseph Barbera and William Hanna, it is one of the most popular and best known of all theme songs, with its catchy lyrics; “Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they’re the modern Stone Age family”. The song was covered by American new wave band the B-52’s, with an additional verse added, as “the B.C. 52’s”, a fictional band from the film The Flintstones. It was released as a single from the movie’s soundtrack. It was the band’s second highest-charting single in the United Kingdom (the highest being “Love Shack”).
Fred Flintstone – The Shape
This record is modelled into the silhouette of a joyous Fred Flintstone the main character of the animated series and the husband and father in the title family.
The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The series takes place in a romanticised Stone Age setting and follows the activities of the titular family, the Flintstones, and their next-door neighbours, the Rubbles. It was originally broadcast in the sixties, and was the first animated series to hold a prime-time slot on television.
The continuing popularity of The Flintstones rests heavily on its juxtaposition of modern everyday concerns in the Stone Age setting. The Flintstones was the most financially successful and longest-running network animated television series for three decades, until The Simpsons, which debuted in late 1989, outlasted it.
The Flintstones is also a 1994 American family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, and Steven E. de Souza based on the 1960–1966 animated television series of the same name. The film stars John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone and Rosie O’Donnell as Betty Rubble.
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