Bouncing Off the Satellites

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Two years after the release of Whammy!, guitarist Ricky Wilson died of AIDS, a shattering blow for the B-52's. The group recouped and finished Bouncing Off the Satellites, the album they were recording when Wilson died. Considering their loss, it's not surprising that the B-52's don't sound entirely focused throughout the record, and it's easy to forgive them for the momentary loss of direction. Musically, it's a continuation of Whammy!, with the group's signature sound being enhanced by drum machines, synths, and sessionmen. There are so many musicians on the record that it winds up sounding too carefully considered -- the polar opposite of the loose, inspired ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $40.05   
  • Used (3) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$40.05
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(222)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
AUDIO CD New 075992550420 NEW/SEALED & Perfect 4 Gift Giving-ADD TO CART ~~~ and Make Someone's Day a Special One: -)

Ships from: Geneva, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.97
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(56)

Condition: New
075992550420 SEALED BUT THE CD'S CASE IS CRACKED

Ships from: Jersey City, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Two years after the release of Whammy!, guitarist Ricky Wilson died of AIDS, a shattering blow for the B-52's. The group recouped and finished Bouncing Off the Satellites, the album they were recording when Wilson died. Considering their loss, it's not surprising that the B-52's don't sound entirely focused throughout the record, and it's easy to forgive them for the momentary loss of direction. Musically, it's a continuation of Whammy!, with the group's signature sound being enhanced by drum machines, synths, and sessionmen. There are so many musicians on the record that it winds up sounding too carefully considered -- the polar opposite of the loose, inspired fun of their early work. That said, there are some flashes of inspiration scattered throughout the album "Wig," "Juicy Jungle," "Theme for a Nude Beach," "She Brakes for Rainbows". There isn't quite enough to make it of interest to anyone but the dedicated, yet those listeners will find that there's enough worth hearing on Bouncing off the Satellites, especially if they're in a forgiving mood.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992550420
  • Catalog Number: 25504

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Summer of Love (4:02)
  2. 2 The Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland (4:22)
  3. 3 Housework (4:04)
  4. 4 Detour Thru Your Mind (5:06)
  5. 5 Wig (4:22)
  6. 6 Theme for a Nude Beach (4:50)
  7. 7 Ain't It a Shame (5:30)
  8. 8 Juicy Jungle (4:50)
  9. 9 Communicate (4:08)
  10. 10 She Brakes for Rainbows (4:41)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The B-52s Primary Artist
Fred Schneider Vocals
Tom Beckerman Guitar, Electric Guitar
John Coté Background Vocals
Tony Mansfield Synthesizer, fairlight
Mark Mazur Guitar, Bass Guitar
Kate Pierson Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tim Rollins Guitar
Keith Strickland Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Sitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Cindy Wilson Vocals
Ricky Wilson Guitar, Bass Guitar
Adey Wilson Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tom Beckeman Guitar
Technical Credits
Michael Hutchinson Engineer
Tony Mansfield Producer
Steve Peck Engineer
Shep Pettibone Producer, Remixing
Tony Phillips Engineer
Keith Bennett Art Direction
Kav DeLuxe Art Direction
Kenny Scharf Paintings
Phill Brown Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously