366TAS: 6:51 – The B-52’s – Rock Lobster

Back in the day when I frequented karaoke at Ryan’s Pub in Pittsburgh, there were a handful of regulars who could be counted on for strong and memorable performances. To this day, I still think of some of the karaoke crowd when I hear the songs I associate them with. Mike M. singing Lou Rawls’ “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine”, the Fox doing Frank Sinatra’s “Witchcraft”, Hootie Greg doing pretty much any Hootie and the Blowfish song, the bouncer (Brian?) doing Drowning Pool’s “Bodies” (a song that I apparently can’t remember come trivia time) and pretty much anything Phil ever “sang”, “Dirty Laundry” and “Smooth Operator” being two favorites of his.

However, nobody turned in quite as many memorable performaces as Spaz. My friend Rachel remembers him for “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and “Right Round”; I remember his turns on Clarence Carter’s “Strokin'” and perhaps most of all, his great duets with Courtney on “Rock Lobster”. So when you listen to “Rock Lobster” and think of the song that launched the B-52’s career, I think of karaoke nights…

Rock Lobster – The B-52’s

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One Response to 366TAS: 6:51 – The B-52’s – Rock Lobster

  1. James says:

    I have to say that my karaoke experience has been limited to the random cruise ship, KTV, or oddly Universal City Walk (that’s completely another story for another time), but my pinnacle came one incredibly fun night in San Francisco, in the middle of the Castro District, singing “Love Shack” (5:21) with the sassy blonde bartender doubling all the female parts & with me yelling on the top of my lungs, “Funky Little Shack! Funky Little Shack!” Just can’t go wrong with The B-52’s.

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