Listen to Shame’s brilliant cover of 70s classic ‘Rock Lobster’

  • 08 Nov, 2018


    The punks take on alt-pop icons The B-52s

    Shame have covered The B-52s’ alt-pop 1978 classic anthem ‘Rock Lobster’.

    The South London punks made their cover for Spotify Sessions – but mocked the streaming service when they publicised their cover.

    ‘Rock Lobster’ was recorded by The B-52s as a single in 1978, before being substantially reworked into a longer version on the band’s self-titled debut album in 1979. The song was inspired by a local disco called 2001 in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, which featured pictures of lobsters on a grill alongside images of puppies and babies. The band haven’t released any new material since 2008’s album ‘Funlandia’, but continue to occasionally tour. They’re also known for the songs ‘Love Shack’ and ‘Private Idaho’.

    Shame’s UK tour dates:
    November 15: SWX, Bristol
    November 16: Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth
    November 17: O2 Academy, Leicester
    November 18: Leadmill, Sheffield
    November 20: Uni Stylus, Leeds
    November 22: O2 Ritz, Manchester
    November 23: University, Newcastle
    November 24: SWG3, Glasgow
    November 26: Waterfront, Norwich
    November 27: O2 Academy, Oxford
    November 30: O2 Kentish Town Forum, London


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