MESOPOTAMIA  

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MESOPOTAMIA

Mesopotamia is an EP by new wave band the B-52's. It was produced by David Byrne of Talking Heads and was originally planned to be the band's third studio album. Due to conflicts with Byrne and record label pressure, recording sessions were aborted prematurely and only six of ten songs to be completed were released as a shorter than originally intended LP. The record was distributed as a 12" EP by Warner Bros. in the US and by Island Records on vinyl and cassette in the UK and other non-US markets.

Mesopotamia is considered a departure in style for the B-52's; Byrne and the band added plenty of additional instruments, vocal overdubs, horns, synthesizers, layered percussion and an altogether richer sound. A larger emphasis was placed on production after the raw sound of their debut album The B-52's and the slightly more polished sound of their second album, Wild Planet.

Mesopotamia was initially conceived by the B-52's in October 1981, following the release of their previous remix album, Party Mix! The band's first two albums were largely made up of songs which they had been performing live for a number of years. Thus, Mesopotamia required a new writing project for the band. They have stated that the fact that they were all living together in a house in upstate New York did not aid the writing process at this time.

Their management were of the opinion that the band should try something new and change their sound, so the band and their manager Gary Kurfirst agreed that David Byrne of Talking Heads would be a good choice for the album's producer, due to his previous musical experience and history of touring together with the B-52's. Despite constraints with recording The Catherine Wheel soundtrack, Byrne nevertheless agreed to produce Mesopotamia, producing the former during the day and the latter at night, with little sleep in between.

LOVELAND, DEEP SLEEP, MESOPOTAMIA, and CAKE By The B52’s
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Mike aka Playtime24x7


Playtime24x7 44M  
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11/10/2018 6:44 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I've not got this one but I do have their great debut album
When I was 8 or 10 I got to see them on this record tour the preformed in Lubbock Tx. I was the wildest concert I've been to Everyone was dressed up in B52 fashion it was a time of all times for me as kid.

Mike aka Playtime24x7


citizen4722 60M  
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11/9/2018 9:18 am

I've not got this one but I do have their great debut album


Playtime24x7 44M  
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11/9/2018 7:32 am

Rock Lobster Baby!

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