Friday, August 06, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Wig' by the B-52s

Here's a silly homemade video for the B-52s song "Wig," which was the third and final single off "Bouncing Off the Satellites." (The album came out in the aftermath of guitarist Ricky Wilson's death from AIDS, so the band wisely skipped touring and took a few years off to mourn.) I chose this as my song of the day because it came up in conversation with a friend yesterday, which led to my learning -- 26 years after the fact -- that the surviving band members put out a book based on the song in 1995

From HERE.

With illustrations by Laura Levine, Publishers Weekly says this work of faux-follicular fiction "celebrates hairy headgear as men, women and children alike cover their pates with tall wigs, curly wigs, flowered wigs and indescribably weird wigs," adding: "There is no plot." My friend proudly informed me that he bought copies for all his nieces and then wondered, "How many kids do you suppose learned the word 'bouffant' from that book?" 

What will they think of next?

From HERE.

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