In the 1950’s, the term “B-52” meant the Boeing’s long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was built to transport nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions and took its maiden flight in April 1952. In the late 1970s and 80s the “B-52”s were a popular new wave band from Athens, Georgia. The band took their name from the Southern slang term for the bouffant hair styles the two female singers wore. Their most popular hit "Love Shack", with its party vibe and flamboyant music video became the B-52s first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually reaching No. 3 on the list.
Perhaps Rocky Patel took the B-52s front man, Fred Schneider’s advice- “Knock a little louder, sugar”- when he created the Edge Series.
Rocky Patel’s Edge B-52 (Rocky’s Nub) sports a robust Cuban-seed Corojo wrapper and double binder from Nicaragua and Honduras, along with Patel’s top secret filler. At 4.5 x 60, Rocky Patel Edge B52s may be short and stout, but they are no less bold and flavorful than a full size Edge.
Medium to full in body, the Edge B-52 packs rich notes of wood, caramel, and cocoa. The Edge B-52 provides 45 minutes of true enjoyment, just about the album length of most any B-52’s record.