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Fellini Inspires The B-52s


01/30/2008
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(PR) "Juliet of the Spirits" a song on The B-52s upcoming album 'Funplex' (3/25, Astralwerks), was inspired by the surreal 1965 Frederico Fellini film of the same name. According to vocalist Kate Pierson the band turned to the Italian auteur's masterpiece "for lyrical inspiration, since his movies have always been an influence on our look and our hair!" The protagonist Juliet is a stifled housewife who finds her own independence with the help of a free-spirited neighbor and her own philandering husband. Here, Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland and Cindy Wilson use their own dynamic wordplay, rousing melodies and unmistakable harmonies to create this standout song:

"Juliet I can feel your glow / Of passions ready to explode / Secrets you've kept should all be told / Like blossoms ready to unfold / Juliet you're not afraid anymore / Juliet- Juliet I'm not afraid anymore"

Recorded in their native Athens, GA with producer Steve Osbourne (New Order, Happy Mondays, Doves, KT Tunstall), 'Funplex' is The B-52s first studio album in 16 years. Check out "Juliet of the Spirits" in the February 10th episode of Showtime's The L Word. The album will be in stores on March 25th. The B-52's first single in a really long time is out now on - iTunes. (It is the song "Funplex," not "Juliet of the Spirits")

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