The psychic told her "If you use This one (Don Was) ANND This One - you will have a Hit album. She said she was shocked, "We are Family- Le Freak- Good Times-Disco Nile? Why, she only put his name there as padding, a decoy with many other names she had no intention of ever really using as a producer, and now this.She decided to flow with the universe and take the cosmic advice for "Cosmic Thing" and it went multi-platinum.
I want to go down as claiming, as Ru Paul has himself claimed, that he -was- in fact in the video to this song, the B-52's "Love Shack".
Ru Paul had an afro style hair in this video and can be seen at three of these times 2 minutes 4 seconds, 2 minutes 25 seconds, 4 minutes 10 minutes.
One thing I love with music is the background tidbits to how the song matter came about, and Jay from Bombay, India, I hope you know how amazing you story was, and as far as I'm concerned you've enter my top 10 list of fun songfacts! if it's a funky old shack out in a field, and the sign by the side of the road is fifteen miles away from the shack and so faded you might not see it, why do you have to pay to use the jukebox?
I mean it seems pretty clear this is an abandoned building.
In 2006, it was also named as one of VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s, placing at #40.
In February 1991 The B-52s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for 'Roam' because they deserved it I think.
Named as one of the 365 Songs of the Century in 2001, the video for the song received an award from MTV as the Best Group Video, and was named the Best Single of 1989 by Rolling Stone.
Additionally, it was ranked #243 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Late 80's I was working for the B-52's in Woodstock NY, specifically Kate Pierson, building some creative adirondack type stuff and renovating Kate's new 2nd home there, and she kindly invited me and my 3yr old son Justin to Thanksgiving with the band and friends at this same Log cabin she had recently bought, on the Lake you see in the 'Channel Z' video.
The Thanksgiving holiday was during recording of 'Cosmic Thing' album at Bearsville/Dreamland Studios in the Woodstock area.
They sonically captured the bubbling bliss of the moment very well huh? I had a brief but good soul connection with Keith, who is a very decent sensitive really creative spiritual guy.