Oh Boy Episode 20: Kate Pierson of The B-52’s
For those fans of the late 70s/early 80s music scene
If you ever need a throwback hit to make your day better, might I suggest a classic that never fails to get the people dancing — and singing, I should add, because somehow everyone knows the words:
Oh yes. “Love Shack,” baby. Of course, there wouldn’t be a “Love Shack” to make anyone’s day better if there wasn’t first and foremost a Kate Pierson — one of the lead singers and founding members of The B-52’s.
In this episode of Oh Boy, Jay Buim sits down with Pierson to talk about her post-college journey spent hitch-hiking through Europe, the year she spent living in a shack in the middle of a field outside of Athens, Georgia, and of course, how she met the band that would become The B-52’s.
Normally I suggest you plug in your headphones, but in honor of the new-wave wonders, you might want to listen to this one out loud. Enjoy!