On January 27, 1982.


On January 27, 1982, “Warner Bros” released “Mesopotamia”, the third B-52’s album. It was recorded in September 1981 at “Blank Tape Studios” in New York, and was produced by David Byrne.


  • Kate Pierson– vocals, keyboards, organ, bass, bird calls, synthesizers
  • Ricky Wilson– guitars, bass, keyboards, organ
  • Cindy Wilson– vocals, guitar
  • Keith Strickland– drums, guitar, keyboards, marimba, organ, piano, bass
  • Fred Schneider– vocals, cowbell
  • David Byrne– fretless bass, guitar, percussion, synthesizers
  • Steve Scales – percussion
  • Yogi Horton – drums
  • Charles Rocket– accordion
  • Ralph Carney– saxophones
  • David Buck– trumpet
  • Roberto Arron – saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Loveland – Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson, Fred Schneide, Cindy Wilson
  2. Deep Sleep – Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson
  3. Mesopotamia – Robert Waldrop, Ricky Wilson
  4. Cake – Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson
  5. Throw That Beat in the Garbage Can – Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland, Ricky Wilson
  6. Nip in the Bud – Keith Strickland, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson

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