Oh Boy Episode 20: Kate Pierson of The B-52’s

Amelia Diamond | February 2, 2016

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!

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Follow Kate Pierson on Twitter, and follow Oh Boy host Jay Buim on Instagram. Check out his website, too. Logo and feature illustration by Kelly Shami.

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  • Oh wow I love her!!! I will definitely tune back here when I’m not at work!!

    • Selena Ramirez

      I am getting a salary of 5700 dollars each week. Over a year ago I was in a horrible condition , jobless and no bank credit . Thanks to one of my friends who showed me a way where I was able to gather myself and making average of 56 d/h. So it can change your life as it has changed mine.

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  • Jay’s voice is like a sweater on my heart