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Atomic Platters :: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security
posted by anastasiav (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I knew "Great Atomic Power" by The Louvin Brothers would be on there. I wonder if there are any other songs which actually look forward to a nuclear holocaust?

Nice post!
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:48 AM on February 15, 2008

I got this box from the library - it's excellent. Not every song is about nuclear fallout, however. There's plenty of anti-Stalin/communist/Soviet stuff (including Hank Williams' "No No Joe") and the proto-Bob Roberts folkies The Goldwaters.

For my money, the set's alpha and omega is Bert the Turtle's "Duck and Cover".
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 9:43 AM on February 15, 2008

I first heard "Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb" on an Oxford American CD a few years ago. It's still as awesome as its name. Great find here.
posted by Rangeboy at 10:10 AM on February 15, 2008

All of the audio is Real Audio - looks like the site is still living in the Cold War era.
posted by item at 12:37 PM on February 15, 2008

Those public service announcements are unsettling. Thank you.
posted by HVAC Guerilla at 1:30 PM on February 15, 2008

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