Yabba Dabba Dumb

I’m on cold meds right now and I feel like that whenever I’m on anything for my sinuses my copyediting skills vanish. So apologies for any drastic typos or poor sentence structure.

And now with that out of the way, here is the latest in my continuing efforts to provide you with the dumbest and most pointless remixes to ever grace the Earth.

The B-52s
(Meet) The Flintstones (Quarry Mix)
(Meet) The Flintstones (Bam Bam Tribal Beat)
(Meet) The Flintstones (Bedrock Dub)
(Meet) The Flintstones (Rock Charleston Dub)
Tell It Like It T-I-Is (MK Respect Mix)
Tell It Like It T-I-Is (Instrumental Respect Mix)
Tell It Like It T-I-Is (MK Underground Mix)
Tell It Like It T-I-Is (MK Mix)
Tell It Like It T-I-Is (MK Dub)
When The Flintstones movie came out in 1994, they of course had to include some version of the classic theme song on the soundtrack, and for this monumental task they turned to The B-52s, because when I think family friendly party music, I think The B-52s. However, in keeping with the original TV show’s “hilarious” tradition of taking popular bands and stars from the modern era and giving them stone age puns, The B-52s were credited as The BC-52s.

GET IT?!?! B.C.!??! Like the designated term B.C. (Before Christ) that is commonly associated with the prehistoric era? Isn’t that just so damn clever!?!


This is another case though where I wonder what came first; did someone get The B-52s and then figure out that their name could be so easily modified to fit the Stone Age theme? Or did someone think up “The BC-52s” all on their own and then ask The B-52s if they would do it (and by “ask” I mean throw a truckload of money at them). Maybe The B-52s agreed to do it because they heard that some people thought that “Shiny Happy People” was the worst song of all time and they wanted to give it a go at topping it.

Whoever thought of it was probably the same creative genius who decided to put “Walk The Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was) on the soundtrack as well. That’s not exactly deep digging for prehistoric cuts. I would have gone for “Caveman” by The Cramps, but whatever. You know that if they made the movie today some neanderthal would probably insist that “Dinosaur” by Kesha (I refuse to stylize her name) be put in there.

Needless to say, these “Flintstones” remixes are stupendously stupid, but since I’m a completionist who wants everything B-52s, I had to grab it. Now you get to hear it. I hope you’re happy.

After you listen to all four versions of “(Meet) The Flinstones” (and you have to listen to all four of them, I did), then cleanse your pallet with the non-Flinstones related track “Tell It Like It T-I-Is,” a far better tune from the underrated Good Stuff album.

3 Responses to “Yabba Dabba Dumb”

  1. Steve says:

    Holy friggin’ devil in my car! I was just about to order the vinyl promo of “(Meet) The Flintstones” to get these extremely rare B’s remixes! (Still probably will, HAVE to have ANYTHING B’s!)

    Thanks for sharing! I have been following your site for some time and love it.

    Were you a member of the old-school B’s fan club? The one where you sent a S.A.S.E. to Sue-52? I have been racking my brain trying to remember the name of the pen pals section in the fan club newsletter.

    And the anniversary of Ricky’s passing was just a couple weeks ago on October 12. What a great loss…

    Thanks again for a wonderful post and excellent website. 🙂

  2. stevend1103 says:

    could you upload the “Tell It Like It T-I-Is” remixes, i’ve been looking for those for years

  3. Marc says:

    I hate asking this, but is there any possible chance you could upload those “(Meet) The Flinstones” remixes again? I just discovered your awesome site a couple of weeks ago and missed out on the original post last fall. Whatever their quality, I’ve been trying in vain to hear these mixes for years and years and can’t believe I missed my chance by a month or two. It would be HUGELY appreciated! By the way, I really am a fan of yours – any music site where one can find Madonna, classic acid house tracks and Nirvana under one (virtual) roof is pure catnip for any serious pop music lover.

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