Who Sang Legal Tender? The B‐52s

The B‐52s Whammy! cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Robert Waldrop, Catherine Elizabeth Pierson, Frederick William Iii Schneider, Keith Strickland, Cynthia Leigh Wilson, Ricky Helton Wilson
Release Date: 1983-4
length: 3:41
producer: Steven Stanley
engineer: Steven Stanley
assistant engineer: Benjamin Armbrister and Dennis Haliburton
Some other versions of "Legal Tender"

We're in the basement, learning to print
All of it's hot!
10, 20, 30 million ready to be spent
We're stackin' 'em against the wall
Those gangster presidents
Livin' simple and trying to get by
But honey, prices have shot through the sky

So I fixed up the basement with
What I was a-workin' with
Stocked it full of jelly jars
And heavy equipment
We're in the basement...
10, 20, 30 million dollars
Ready to be spent

Walk into the bank, try to pass that trash
Teller sees and says

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Legal Tender
  • 2 Whammy Kiss
  • 3 Song for a Future Generation
  • 4 Butterbean
  • 5 Trism
  • 6 Queen of Las Vegas
  • 7 Don't Worry
  • 8 Big Bird
  • 9 Work That Skirt

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin