Good Stuff

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Good Stuff
The B-52's - Good Stuff.jpg
Studio album by The B-52's
Released June 23, 1992
Recorded Bearsville Studio, Woodstock, NY
Genre Pop rock
Length 56:01
Label Reprise
Producer Nile Rodgers (tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Don Was (tracks 2, 3, 6, 9, 10)
The B-52's chronology
Cosmic Thing
(1989)
Good Stuff
(1992)
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[4]

Good Stuff is the sixth studio album by new wave band The B-52s, released in 1992. This is the first (and only) B-52s album in which vocalist Cindy Wilson does not appear, though she rejoined some years later.

A moderate radio hit had been achieved with the title track called "Good Stuff" and the album itself was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album at the 1993 Grammys, but lost to Tom Waits' Bone Machine.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell It Like It T-I-Is" – 5:13
  2. "Hot Pants Explosion" (The B-52's) – 4:55
  3. "Good Stuff" (Pierson, Schneider, Strickland) – 5:58
  4. "Revolution Earth" (Pierson, Strickland, Waldrop) – 5:48
  5. "Dreamland" (The B-52's) – 7:35
  6. "Is That You Mo-Dean?" (The B-52's) – 5:32
  7. "The World's Green Laughter" – 4:04
  8. "Vision of a Kiss" (The B-52's) – 5:57
  9. "Breezin'" – 5:21
  10. "Bad Influence" (Pierson, Schneider, Strickland) – 5:41

Personnel[edit]

Band

Additional personnel

  • Tawatha Agee – backing vocals
  • Zachary Alford – drums
  • Nicholas Brown – bas
  • Sterling Campbell – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals
  • John Fischer – backing vocals
  • Richard Hilton – keyboards
  • James "Hutch" Hutchinson – bass
  • Pat Irwin – keyboards
  • Stephen "Doc" Kupka – saxophone
  • Sara Lee – bass
  • David McMurray – flute, saxophone
  • Mo-Dean Intergalactic Choir – backing vocals
  • Justin Masse – keyboards
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Gregory Purnhagen – backing vocals
  • Nile Rodgers – rhythm guitar
  • Tim Rollins – piano
  • Amy Shulman – harp
  • Lee Thornburg – trumpet
  • Fonzi Thornton – backing vocals
  • Scott Totten – rhythm guitar
  • Don Was – rhythm guitar
  • Brenda White-King – backing vocals
  • Tracy Wormworth – bass

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Nile Rodgers, Russ Titelman, Don Was
  • Engineers: Ed Cherney, Patrick Dillett, Tom Durack, Jon Goldberger, Rik Pekkonen
  • Assistant engineers: Dan Bosworth, Victor Deyglio, Hiro Ishihara, Justin Luchter, Mike Reither
  • Production manager: Budd Tunick
  • Production coordination: Marsha Burns
  • Project coordinator: Renoda Campbell-Monza
  • Mixing: Tom Durack
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Digital editing: Scott Hull
  • Synclavier programming: Richard Hilton
  • Drum programming: Keith Strickland
  • Design: Janet Perr, Tom Recchion
  • Art direction: The B-52's, Tom Recchion
  • Photography: Josef Astor, Jay Gullixson, Laura Levine, Robert Molnar, Chip Simons
  • Cover design: The B-52's, Tom Recchion
  • Make-up: Joe McDevittt
  • Stylist: Patti Wilson

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold

Chart performance[edit]

The album spent 15 weeks on the U.S. Billboard album charts and reached its peak position of #16 in July 1992.[6]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 16
UK Albums Chart 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Good Stuff at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: B-52's: Good Stuff". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Browne, David (26 June 1992). "Good Stuff Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – B-52 – Good Stuff". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "Billboard 200: The B-52s". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.