The B-52's – Mesopotamia (New Vinyl) (Limited Edition) (Clear & Orange Splatter Vinyl)
New sealed copy. 2022 limited edition indie record store exclusive reissue on clear with orange splatter coloured vinyl.
Mesopotamia is an EP by American new wave band the B-52's, released in 1982. It was produced by David Byrne of Talking Heads and was originally planned to be the band's third studio album. Due to conflicts with Byrne and record label pressure, recording sessions were aborted prematurely and only six of ten songs to be completed were released. The record was distributed as a 12-inch EP by Warner Bros. in the U.S. and by Island Records on vinyl and cassette in the UK and other non-U.S. markets.
Mesopotamia is considered a departure in style for the B-52's, with Byrne and the band adding additional instruments, vocal overdubs, horns, synthesizers and layered percussion. A larger emphasis was placed on production after the raw sound of their 1979 eponymous debut album and the slightly more produced sound of their second album, Wild Planet (1980).
A2 Deep Sleep
B2 Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can
B3 Nip It In The Bud