The B-52's ‎– Whammy!

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The album's seventh track, "Don't Worry", a cover version of the Yoko Ono song "Don't Worry, Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand in the Snow)", from her 1971 album Fly was removed during later pressings (September 1983 onwards) due to legal issues with Ono.
On subsequent pressings, the song was replaced with "Legal Tender"'s B-side, "Moon 83"— a remake of "There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)".

Tracklist

Legal Tender 3:40
Whammy Kiss 5:20
Song For A Future Generation 4:00
Butterbean 4:14
Trism 3:23
Queen Of Las Vegas 4:40
Don't Worry 3:50
Big Bird 4:14
Work That Skirt 3:48

Versions (38)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-23819, 9 23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, 9 23819-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
ICT 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(Cass, Album) Island Records ICT 9759 UK 1983 Sell This Version
23819-4 The B-52's Whammy!(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 23819-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
ICT 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(Cass, Album, 1+1) Island Records ICT 9759 UK 1983 Sell This Version
25S-166 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records 25S-166 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
1-23819, 9 23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, 9 23819-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
I-205.483 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records I-205.483 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
1-23819, SLIN 3509 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, SLIN 3509 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
92 38191 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 38191 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9759 UK 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9759 UK 1983 Sell This Version
205 483, 205 483-320 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 205 483, 205 483-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9759 UK 1983 Sell This Version
LSI 11044, ILPS 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Jugoton, Island Records LSI 11044, ILPS 9759 Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version
604.7042 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 604.7042 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
1-23819, 9 23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, 9 23819-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
26.104 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 26.104 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
1-23819 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 1-23819 Guatemala 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 19759 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19759 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
205 483 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records 205 483 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
I-205.483 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records I-205.483 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
1-23819, 9 23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, 9 23819-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 23819-1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
LWB-6182 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Producciones WEA, S.A. de C.V. LWB-6182 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
L.P.-80062 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records L.P.-80062 Ecuador 1983 Sell This Version
205 649, 205 649-320 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 205 649, 205 649-320 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
WARNER-2994 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WARNER-2994 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
ILPS 9759 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9759 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
25S-166 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album, Promo) Island Records 25S-166 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
1-23819, 9 23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, 9 23819-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
812 554-1 The B-52's Whammy(LP, Album) Island Records 812 554-1 France 1983 Sell This Version
205 649, 205649 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 205 649, 205649 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
9 23819-2 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 23819-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
842 445-2, IMCD 109 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Masters 842 445-2, IMCD 109 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
255 649 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album) Island Records, Island Masters 255 649 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9 23819-2 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, Club, RE) Warner Bros. Records 9 23819-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
255 649 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 255 649 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
842 445-2 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Spectrum 842 445-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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JHKOFFICIAL

JHKOFFICIAL

August 4, 2016
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, ILPS 9759
The person that used to own my copy peeled off the sticker on the back which covered up Don't Worry (you can see the mark), but the funny thing is, it says Moon '83 everywhere else but plays as Don't Worry - anyone else have this?
vinnievince38

vinnievince38

March 20, 2016
edited 7 months ago
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, 1-23819, 9 23819-1
Never find an used copy with the moon 83 song...seem to be very rare... Whatever, the first 3 songs from this album are among the best songs the group wrote. Side B is not as good...but I like the whole feeling on that album, the drum machine, hands clapping, it sound very good and I like it. It's a much better album then their next one release in 1986 just after Rick die.
MasSuave

MasSuave

March 9, 2016
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, 1-23819, 9 23819-1
The latter versions of Whammy that had "moon 83" as opposed to "Don't Worry" had/have a "white border" on the LP. The one I purchased was labeled as such, but when I played it expecting Moon 83 I was disappointed. I guess I have a real collectors item, since the record was mislabeled as well.
spanner77

spanner77

December 13, 2015
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, ILPS 9759
I have two copies with "Don't Worry" on sleeve, inner and on record - ie, no "Moon '83".
postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

October 29, 2015
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, 1-23819, 9 23819-1
The first pressing had "Don't Worry" but all later pressings [and CD] have "Moon 83" instead due to issues with the Yoko Ono cover version.
chadergeist

chadergeist

September 27, 2015
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, 1-23819, 9 23819-1
Isn't there a US lp of this album without Don't Worry and with Moon 83? I am getting tired of finding Don't Worry on all of the lps on Ebay.
noivad

noivad

April 17, 2015
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, 1-23819, 9 23819-1

The first 3 songs on the album (1 of them, Legal Tender on NONE of the best of or comps that I’ve seen) make this entire B-52’s record worth it. 2 other songs are noteworthy, but the first 3 are the type of New Wave that made inspired the Southeastern US new wave and alternative scene.

A bold statement, but the first b-52’s albums really influenced a lot of artists that were into new wave as kids and teens.
piotrr

piotrr

November 26, 2014
referencing Whammy!, CD, Album, 255 649
is the matrix: SONOPRESS 255 649 A?
MARKBLACKWOOD

MARKBLACKWOOD

February 19, 2014
referencing Whammy!, LP, Album, ILPS 9759

2 versions of this are available. The original issue has "Don't Worry". Due to legal issues, it was later re-issued with "Moon '83" replacing "Don't Worry". Some re-issues have an errata sticker on the back correcting the track listing.