Friday, March 28, 2014

MA-18 - Goin' Fission!: Pop & Rock with a Long Half-Life

Oh, the joys of clip art!  I hope my combination of elements has created a wistful whole.

Yup, it's an early entry in my series of compilations of pop, country, rock, (etc ... ) music about nuclear war, nuclear anxiety, and better living through radioactivity.

1    Jesus Is the First Line of Defense     Pilgrim Travellers   1951
2   Atomic Kisses       Earney Vandagriff       1955
3   Hydrogen Bomb       The Laurels      1961
4   The War Drags On       Mick Softley    1965
5   Atom and Evil       General Electric    1966
6   Please Don't Drop That H-Bomb on Me Country Joe & The Fish 1967
7 Wooden Ships Jefferson Airplane 1969
8 Political Science Randy Newman 1972
9 Nuclear Babies Oingo Boingo 1980
10 Let's All Make a Bomb Heaven 17 1981
11 Run Like a Villain Iggy Pop 1982
12 World Suicide Defuser   1983
13 Uranium Rock The Cramps    1983
14 Surfin' USSR Ray Stevens    1988
15 The Bomb Lifesavers Underground 1992
16 Atomic Power Uncle Tupelo 1994
17 The Bomb Inside the Bomb We Are Scientists 2002
18 Nuclear Blues Frances Plante-Scott 2004
19 Bomb.Repeat.Bomb.1954 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists    2007
20 Atomic Bomb Brian Butler    2008
21 Atom and Evil Heaven and Hell 2009
22 Atom Bomb Blues The Naptown Jug Busters 2009

Well, I hope this Berlin Wall of Noise edifies you as much as me.

See you next week!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Furry Starry

This gem is from a 1956 book by Howard Chace, who delighted in our language's wacky possibilities.  He wrote two books, Anguish Languish, and Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.  Below is her story, best read aloud.

Furry Starry

          Wants pawn term, dare worsted ladle gull how lift wetter mutter inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge, dock florist.  Disk ladle gull orphan worry ladle cluck wetter putty ladle rat hut, end fur disk raisin pimple caulder Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.
          Wan moaning Rat Rotten Hut's murder colder inset, "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, hearsay ladle basking winsome burden barter end shirker cockles.  Tick disk ladle basking tudor cordage offer groin murder, hoe lifts honor udder site offer florist.  Shaker lake, dun stopper laundry wrote, end yonder nor sorghum stenches dun stopper torque wet strainers."
          "Hoe cake, murder," resplendent Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, end tickle ladle basking end stuttered oft.  Honor wrote tudor cordage offer groin murder, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut mitten anomalous woof.
          "Wail, wale, whale," set disk wicket woof, "evanescent Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.  Wares or putty gull goring wizard ladle basking?"
          "Armour goring tumor groin murder's," reprisal ladle gull.  "Grammers seeking bet.  Armour ticking arson burden barter end shirker cockles."
          "O hoe.  Heiffer gut woke," setter wicket woof.  Butter taught tomb shelf ... Oil tickle shirt court tudor cordage offer groin murder.  Oil ketchup wetter letter.  End den ... oh bore!
          Soda wicket woof tucker shirt court, end whinnet retched a cordage offer groin murder picket inner widow end sore debtor pore oil worming worse lion inner bet.  Inner flesh disk abdominal woof lipped honor batting adder rope awl gong.  Zany pool dawn a groin murder's nut gap end gnat gun any curdle dope inner bet.
          Inner ladle wile, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut a raft attar cordage end ranker dough bill.
          "Comb ink, sweat hard," setter wicket woof, disgracing is verse.
          Ladle Rat Rotten Hut entity bet run end stud buyer groin murder's bet.  "O, Grammar," crater ladle gull, "wart bag icer gut.  A nervous sausage bag ice."
          "Butter lucky chew whiff, doling," whiskered disk ratched woof, weter wicket small.
          "O Grammar, water bag noise.  A nervous sore suture anamolous prognosis."
          "Butter small your whiff," inserted woof, ants mouse worse waddling.
          "O Grammar, water bag mousey gut.  A nervous sore suture bag mouse."
          Daze worry on forest nut gull's lost warts.  Oil offer sodden throne offer carvers end sprinkling otter bet, disk gruel end bloat Thursday woof ceased pore Ladle Rat Rotten Hut and garbled erupt.

          Mural:  Yonder no sorghum stenches shut ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers.

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