By T. Cole Rachel
When asked why the new B-52�s album is so sexed-up, front man Fred Schneider has a very logical response: �Because we�re the same sexy old freaks we always were!� On the aptly titled Funplex -- the band�s first studio album in 16 years -- the beloved Georgia rockers get back to their roots.
Songs like �Hot Corner� and �Deviant Ingredient� simmer with the same sort of vocal harmonies and surf-rock guitar licks that made the band famous, while the title track packs up the old Love Shack and moves it to a naughty mall. �It�s all about sex and dancing,� says Kate Pierson. �Me and Cindy [Wilson] just couldn�t help ourselves.�
With a new record label and an arsenal of fresh, quirky songs to tear through, the group is eager to hit the road this spring and bring Fun to a new generation of fans. �As long as there are dance clubs and gay bars, we know there will always be a place for us to play,� says guitarist Keith Strickland. �That�s always been where we call home.�
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