The B-52’s: Lava

(Originally posted at http://joelnoche.multiply.com/journal/item/66/The-B-52s-Lava on August 16, 2011 10:03 AM)

Examples of alliteration can be found in some songs of the B-52’s.  The song “Topaz” has the line “Yes, I see cities by the sea.”  The song “Cake” has the line “If you want a better batter better beat it harder.”  From the song “Lava” comes the line “I gotta lotta lava love locked up inside me.”

Speaking of Lava, if you’re a diehard B-52’s fan like I am, you have to watch this video, which is supposedly from 1978.  (The abovementioned line is from 2:30 to 2:36.)  The melody is a little different from the album version’s and the performance is quite haunting.  (If you’ve never heard this song before, then watch this video, which is supposedly from 1982, for the more usual version of the song.)

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