The B-52s record Squidbillies theme song
Hear the band's take on the song here
A couple of squids will be musically represented by a rock lobster.
The B-52s are the latest musical act to cover the damn-it-all theme song for Adult Swim’s Squidbillies, which you can hear in all its demented glory on Sunday’s episode. Or you can choose not to wait until your weekend is all dead and buried, and preview the tune right here.
There’s an appropriate geographical connection, as the animated comedy is set in Georgia, and the B-52s were formed in Athens. The above video also contains footage of founding band members Cindy Wilson, Kate Pierson, and Fred Schneider, along with Sterling Campbell, Paul Gordon, Tracy Wormworth and Greg Suran, performing the song in the studio last fall. (Gordon passed away earlier this year.)
In previous seasons, artists like Dwight Yoakam, Todd Rundgren, and Lynryd Skynyrd have covered the theme song, which was originally performed by Billy Joe Shaver. Season 10 — which launched earlier this month — has featured versions by Kurt Vile and Father John Misty. Jimmy Cliff will do the honors later this season.
Squidbillies airs Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET on Adult Swim.