Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Splitting Mad!

Here is another fun assortment of songs for and against the bomb, or nuclear power, or the Cold War, or other things atomic.

Some of these connections are more obvious than others.  According to a research paper found on a Columbia University website ( ), the song "Sh-Boom" was directly inspired by the Bikini H-Bomb tests.  The writers of the song were sitting in a car trying to come up with a sound to represent this new explosive force.  And, "Sh-Boom"!

"99 Red Balloons," of course, theorized an atomic war set off by a bunch of helium balloons.

Monty Python's "I Like Chinese" is only marginally related to our topic, but it's fun -- so there!

Our last song, "The Iranian Bomb," concerns a topic we fervently hope DOES NOT happen.

Here are the tracks:
1 Fireball Boogie Camille Howard 1948
2 Sh-Boom The Chords 1953
3 Watch World War Three (on Pay TV) Crown City Four 1960
4 The Sun Is Burning Simon & Garfunkel 1964
5 I Come And Stand At Every Door The Byrds 1966
6 Atomic Bombs Away Blues Creation 1971
7 Nuclear Blues Blood Sweat & Tears 1980
8 Your Attention Please Scars 1981
9 After the Rain Comsat Angels 1982
10 99 Red Balloons Nena 1983
11 Party at Ground Zero Fishbone 1985
12 Protect And Survive The Dubliners 1987
13 Everyday Is Like Sunday Morrissey 1988
14 I Like Chinese Monty Python 1989
15 April 2031 Warrant 1992
16 Nuclear Supremacy Dayglo Abortions 1995
17 Jesus Hits Like an Atomic Bomb Chanticleer 2004
18 Bring Back the Bomb GWAR 2004
19 Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Iron Maiden 2006
20 The Iranian Bomb Tal Gilad 2011

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