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