“Wild Planet” the second studio album

“Wild Planet” is the second studio album by the B-52’s.
Released: August 27, 1980

B-52's Wild planet ad 80 08

“Party Out of Bounds”
“Dirty Back Road”
“Runnin’ Around”
“Give Me Back My Man”
“Private Idaho”

“Devil in My Car”
“Quiche Lorraine”
“Strobe Light”
“53 Miles West of Venus”

B52s Bahama wave
As with their first album, the B-52’s traveled to Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas to record Wild Planet.

Several of the songs from the album had been concert staples since 1978. The band consciously did not record them for their first album because they had too many tracks and wanted a strong second album, knowing that performing the tracks live would make fans look forward to it.

B-52's Wild Planet inner sleeve

Rhett Davies co-produced the album, and more emphasis was put on production for Wild Planet.
Wild Planet was quickly certified gold.

B-52's Wild Planet photo