Mesopotamia is an EP by new wave band the B-52's. 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 as a shorter than originally intended LP. The record was distributed as a 12" EP by Warner Bros. in the US and by Island Records on vinyl and cassette in the UK and other non-US markets.
Mesopotamia (LP, MiniAlbum, Promo). Mesopotamia (Cass, Album, Unofficial). Mesopotamia (12", EP). Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros.
Produced by David Byrne. Turn your watch, turn your watch back About a hundred thousand years A hundred thousand years. I'll meet you by the third pyramid I'll meet you by the third pyramid Ah come on, that's what I want, we'll meet In Mesopotamia. oh oh oh. (We're goin' down to meet) I ain't no student (Feel those vibrations) of ancient culture (I know a neat excavation) Before I talk I should read a book But there's one thing I do know There's a lot of ruins in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia, that's where I wanna go) But there's one thing that I do know, (Mesopotamia, that's where I wanna go) There's a lot of ruins in Mesopotamia. Six or eight thousand years ago They laid down the law. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haa Six or eight thousand years ago They laid down the law. Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haa In Mesopotamia.
seemed like a good choice, although his sense of humor is less zany, if just as weird, as that of the B's. Mesopotamia is the sound of a band that once sounded like it was on a steady path, now losing its footing.
An extended mix of "Loveland" by the B-52's. From an early, uncut UK pressing of the Mesopotamia album. More info: samemistakesmusic.
The album fared better on the charts than Mesopotamia, and the band launched a major concert tour in support, but the band took a break while Fred recorded a solo project, 1984's Fred Schneider & the Shake Society. When the band reconvened to work on their next album, Ricky Wilson's health began to fail him, and on October 12, 1985, he died of AIDS-related illnesses, though initially the band claimed he died of natural causes.