The devil made me listen: #19 "Devil in My Car" B52s (1980)

@JohnRoberts (64795)
Los Angeles, California
May 16, 2018 8:17am CST
“The devil’s in my car We’re turning off the road Oh! Where you taking me devil? Oh! He’s grinning door to door He’s got his cloven hoof on the clutch Help me!” Another raucous song from the ultimate 80s party band the B52s. “Devil in My Car” was not released as a single nor did it receive alternative radio play. Credited as group written, the song is on the band’s breakout album “Wild Planet” that went gold at Billboard #18. The album features B52 classics “Party Out of Bounds” and “Private Idaho.” “Devil in My Car” is typical B52s sound with baritone Fred Schneider swapping lyrics with high pitched squeals and screams of Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. Athens, Georgia boasts two iconic 80s bands in R.E.M. and B52s and they were friends coming up together.
The B-52's - Devil In My Car Recorded Live: 11/7/1980 - Capitol Theatre - Passaic, NJ More The B-52's at Music Vault: http://www.musicvault.com Subscribe to ...
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@FourWalls (15703)
• United States
16 May
Just can't see you using a B-52's song. What, are you living in your own private Idaho? Y'know, we give REM all the credit for "starting" the Athens scene, but I think the B-52's really did it. But I do like REM better....
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@JohnRoberts (64795)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May
That rock lobster bit me again.
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@FourWalls (15703)
• United States
16 May
@JohnRoberts -- sounds like a party out of bounds to me.
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@JohnRoberts (64795)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May
@FourWalls Just me and 52 Girls.
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@snowy22315 (54106)
• United States
16 May
Not familiar with this one.
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@JohnRoberts (64795)
• Los Angeles, California
16 May
It's not a well known B52 song.
• Preston, England
19 May
yes, the REM connection saw Pierson join them on Shiny Happy People
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@Tampa_girl7 (26717)
• United States
16 May
I'm not familiar with this song.
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