What Would The B-52’s “Rock Lobster” Sound Like If System Of A Down Wrote It
Yes, that’s the question. What would the song “Rock Lobster” sound like if System of a Down wrote it?
It’s kind of a crazy question to ask because the bands come from such different walks of the music and rock genre.
B-52’s growth from the beginnings of the Alternative and college radio scene to mass popular acceptance and giant hits. System of A Down growing out of the the post-grunge nu-metal scene. These two genres hardly mix well. You may be hard to find a fan of both bands but here in The Pit anything is possible because we found this artist who answered this question for us.
The B52’s came out of Athens, Georgia. The same town that another Alt artist grew out of: R.E.M. They had the Alt OG cowbell player/percussionist Fred Schneider on lead vocals along with Kate Pierson with her giant beehive hairdo. Once upon a time their songs blanketed the airwaves but sadly, their hits got so annoying on repeat airplay that we all kind of said goodbye after a while. And yet, their 2023 farewell tour was a total blast from the past and really fun to see at the Stone Pony Summer Stage. Time heals all audio wounds, I guess.
System of a Down is an Armenian-American metal band from Glendale, California. Five studio records, massive touring and a passion for bringing the Armenian genocide to light kept their fires burning until the past few years when differences have threatened the band. It’s unclear if those differences are work ethic, political, or musical in nature.
“What would the song “Rock Lobster” sound like if System of a Down wrote it?” is not a question we’ve asked before. But sometimes, the best of life’s answers come from the questions you didn’t know you needed to ask. The guy who answered the question is an artist who goes by the name, Mac Glocky. Here’s what he came up with: