I have often hypothesized that the B-52’s came together and had a conversation like this:
“Let’s start a band!” “Ok…I want to yell random words during our songs.” “Ok!”
And so came about songs like Rock Lobster.
The crazy part of their music is if you listen past the yelling of random words and crazy lyrics, the instrumental parts are really well done and technically seem difficult. It has the surf sound of the Beach Boys. Its just instead of cheesey songs about their girl, its about….rock lobsters. Why not?
This song always makes me want to dance around like a crazy person (which is typically how I dance). Plus its so fun to yell random words, I can see why they formed a whole band around the concept.