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Thursday, November 05, 2015

MA-11 - The A-Bomb B-List & MA-15 - It Escaped from the 1980s


I think the last cut is a great but twisted social-commentary-type of Christmas song.



1 -  Atomic Bomb Blues   Homer Harris       1946
2 -        Atomic Baby     Amos Wilburn     1950
3 -  Fujiyama Mama    Wanda Jackson       1957
4 -  God's Gonna Turn Us To Dust     Johnny Tyler  1960
5 - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall Bob Dylan   1962
6 -  Eve of Destruction Barry McGuire 1965
7 - -So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III) Tom Lehrer 1965
8 - Electric Funeral Black Sabbath 1970
9 - Damnation Alley Hawkwind 1977
10 -Your Love Is Like Nuclear Waste Tuff Darts 1978
11 - Nuclear Attack Gary Moore 1980
12 -Fylingdale Flyer  Jethro Tull 1980
13 - Einstein A Go-Go Landscape 1981
14 -Manhattan Project   Rush 1985
15 -If the Bombs Fall Larry Norman 1986
16 -Christmas at Ground Zero Weird Al Yankovic 1986
17 - Watchin' Joey Glow Steve Goodman 1989
18 -Workin' at the Nuclear Power Plant Penny File 2002
19 -Radiation Song The Aquabats    2002
20 -Santa Came On A Nuclear Missile Heather  Noel 2003


MA-11 - The A-Bomb B-List

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As pop culture splintered into a million fragments that each began to mutate and grow, there was a golden time of musical diversity known as ... the 1980s.



01.   MTV Theme “Man on the Moon” - Jonathan Elias; John Petersen (0:55)
02.   I Think I'm in Love - Eddie Money (3:10)
03.   We Belong - Pat Benatar (3:43)
04.   Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer (4:06)
05.   Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel (4:51)
06.   Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads (4:10)
07.   The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun - Julie Brown (4:42)
08.   Message of Love - The Pretenders (3:27)
09.   Turning Japanese - The Vapors (3:48)
10.   Theme from “The Greatest American Hero” - Joey Scarbury (3:16)
11.   Roll Over Beethoven (album version) - Electric Light Orchestra (8:11)
12.   Hold Me - Fleetwood Mac (3:47)
13.   Shakin’ - Eddie Money (3:11)
14.   The Warrior - Patty Smyth and Scandal (3:59)
15.   Words - Missing Persons (4:31)
16.   Shadows of the Night - Pat Benatar (3:40)
17.   Mickey - Toni Basil (3:39)
18.   Mexican Radio - Wall of Voodoo (4:12)
19.   Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles (3:25)
20.   Shock the Monkey - Peter Gabriel (3:57)



I can remember the music videos for at least 14 of these tracks.  Can you?

See you Monday.

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