The Bit-52′s playing Rock Lobster

I absolutely loved the early punkish B-52s before there later happy happy stuff. I wore out my LP of the original 1979 album “the B-52′s” (iTunes link) containing 52 Girls, Planet Claire and of course Rock Lobster. The Bit-52′s are a computer generated cover band. I’m amazed at the effort.

“The Bit-52′s consist of: Fred’s Vocals – TI99/4a computer, speech synthesizer and terminal emulator ii module. Kate and Cindy’s Vocals – Two HP Scanjet 3C scanners (Not Printers), UBunto and sjetplay written by NuGanjaTron. The Guitar, Keyboard, Cow Bell, Cymbal and Tambourine are all controlled by various types of push/pull solenoinds for a total of 23. The Solenoids are powered by four ULN2803 darlington drivers and everything is controlled by two PIC16F84A microcontrollers.” – bd594

via boingboing

photo credit: thejcgerm