The B-52's ‎– Whammy!

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-23819, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 23819-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Winchester Pressing

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A1 Legal Tender 3:40
A2 Whammy Kiss 5:20
A3 Song For A Future Generation 4:00
A4 Butterbean 4:14
B1 Trism 3:23
B2 Queen Of Las Vegas 4:40
B3 Don't Worry
Lyrics By – Yoko Ono
B4 Big Bird
Saxophone – Ralph CarneyTrumpet – David Buck
B5 Work That Skirt 3:48

Companies, etc.


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-23819-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992381918
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched [Variant 1] ): 1 2 3819 A WW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched [Variant 1] ): 1 2 3819 B WW2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, Etched [Variant 2] ): 1 2 3819 A WW1 #4 -----◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, Etched [Variant 2] ): 1 2 3819 B WW2 #3 -----◁
  • Matrix / Runout (Sides 1 & 2, Stamped [Variant 2] ): STERLING

Other Versions (5 of 49) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
25S-166 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album) Island Records 25S-166 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
255 649 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 255 649 Europe Unknown 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
IMCD 109, 842 445-2 The B-52's Whammy!(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records IMCD 109, 842 445-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1-23819, 9 23819-1 The B-52's Whammy!(LP, Album, All) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-23819, 9 23819-1 US 1983 Sell This Version


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March 20, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
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.


March 9, 2016
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.


October 29, 2015
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.


September 27, 2015
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.


April 17, 2015

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.