Do you see a faded sign by the side of the road? Fred Schneider posed that musical question/intro on the 1989 hit "Love Shack." One of the few acts to juggle New York artsy credentials with Southern roots, "Love Shack" was the lead-off single and biggest hit from the B-52's' multi-platinum effort Cosmic Thing. Even though at this time he was the new kid, Keith Strickland's guitar is arguably the hook here. Strickland, who replaced the late Ricky Wilson, did his lines in an offhandedly bluesy and terse style that all but draws a map to places like the Love Shack. Like most of their songs, it's Schneider's campy humor matched with the celestial and sweet vocals of Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson that makes this. When Wilson yells "tin roof...rusted" in a dramatic pause, people good-naturedly wanted to know what the hell she was talking about. We may never know and perhaps that's best. The most striking thing about "Love Shack" is that it split the difference between the B-52's' quirky style and a production polish that made them accessible. The video for Love Shack perfectly captures the song's ethos. In a cramped dive people of all ages and backgrounds are seen dancing together. As long as drunken music lovers hit the dancefloor, "Love Shack" will remain one of those songs they might love to hear.