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June 22, 2013

B-52s bringing 'Love Shack' party to Hoosier Park

Song's shout took on different meanings

ANDERSON, Ind. — “Tin roof, rusted.”

Those may be the most memorable three words Cindy Wilson ever shouted as a member of The B-52s.

They come near the end of “Love Shack,” the wedding party staple that was the first million seller for the Athens, Ga., New Wave band.

In the song, the band is driving a Chrysler “as big as a whale” down the “Atlanta highway” to a rustic party cabin. The group bangs on the door. There’s no immediate answer and lead singer Fred Schneider yells, “You’re what?”

Wilson yells back, “Tin roof, rusted.”

Those three words apparently have more than three meanings.

In an telephone interview this week with The Herald Bulletin, Wilson offered, “People love to take words from a song and interpret it. You get the funniest things.

“We’ve heard people came up with legendary meanings for it like it was a meaning of a pregnant girl or a drug addict. All this kind of stuff. It was like, oh, my god,” she said.

“Basically when we were writing the song, we’d jam and come up with lyrics and melodies and harmonies. We’d jam for days and record everything ...

“In one of the jams, the music just stopped and I kept singing, ‘Tin roof rusted.’ It was so right and yet so funny and hilarious so we left it in.”

The B-52s will be in concert with The Go-Go’s at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Tickets are still available for the outdoor show.

Earlier this month, The B-52s was forced to cancel shows due to Wilson falling ill.

“It’s one of those things that happened. We never do that. I just couldn’t perform. It’s something we hate to do,” she said.

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