Wig (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Wig"
WigB52s.jpg
Single by The B-52's
from the album Bouncing off the Satellites
Released 1987
Format 7", 12", CD
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave
Length 4:22
Label Warner Bros. / Island
Writer(s) The B-52's
Producer(s) Tony Mansfield, Shep Pettibone
The B-52's singles chronology
"Girl from Ipanema Goes to Greenland"
(1986)
"Wig"
(1987)
"(Shake That) Cosmic Thing"
(1989)

"Wig" is a single by The B-52's released as the only UK single from the album. It wasn't released in the US. Wig was the third and last single in total from their 1986 album Bouncing off the Satellites. The single peaked at #79 in the UK.

The single was released to coincide with the delayed release of Bouncing Off The Satellites in the UK in 1987, a year after it had been released in the US. While the band didn't tour the album due to guitarist Ricky Wilson's then recent death, they travelled to the UK to make promotional appearances miming to "Wig" on TV and being interviewed in magazines.

Many years later, in 2010, they started playing "Wig" live, and a live version was included on their With The Wild Crowd! live album.

Track listing[edit]

UK 12" single: Island Records[edit]

  1. "Wig" - 4:22
  2. "Summer of Love" - 3:58
  3. "Song for a Future Generation" - 4:00

UK 7" single: Island Records[edit]

  1. "Wig" - 4:22
  2. "Summer of Love" (Remix by Shep Pettibone) - 3:58