|The compleat nuclear music shelf|
January 21, 2008
Nuclear Society rap
The second album by rapper Yak Ballz is Scifentology II. One of the cuts,
Nuclear Society, is characterized as a highlight by Seattle fan Will Johnsen: "addressing society's ills and those who claim to be looking out for our best interest."
"Utilizing a nicely chopped guitar sample along with some well-played live chords Chapter 7 delivers a monster beat for Yak & Tame One to tear apart in "Nuclear Society", he writes.
[Source: SPI blog Finally something new for 2008, January 21, 2008]
Mark Lamarr Presents: Duke Reid's Nuclear Weapon
Artist: Duke Reid et al
This may be in the Reggae section at the store, but you'll put it with your feelgood jazz albums. Or perhaps with your '50s collection. Wolfman Jack would have appreciated this album, I think. The CD title is from song titled the same.
Click on the picture to go to Tower Records page where you can sample the songs and, if you desire, even purchase the CD.
Santa Came On A Nuclear Missile
Coming October 7, 2003: Christmas album including Heather Noel's "Santa Came On A Nuclear Missile"
The CD is slated to be titled "The American Song-Poem Christmas: Daddy, Is Santa Really Six-Foot Four?",
It's on the Bar/None label. Click here
for Tower Records' advance list of track titles and artists. A good collection of song poems is a joy to listen to -- these are products of the industry which urges us common folk to send in our poetry (along with a check) to be evaluated as potential song lyrics. Of course, every poem accompanied by a check that didn't bounce was suitable for recording. So there's a lot of really bad records to go through to find the gems. When you buy a disc of song poems, you're getting the biggest bang for the buck in the music industry -- because you're paying somebody else to weed out the unmemorable stuff.
Nuclear Device (the Wizard of Aus)
(single re-released in CD box set titled "The UA Singles '79-'82 - The Stranglers")
Artist: The Stranglers
It's been almost 25 years since the single "Nuclear Device (Wizard Of Aus)" cracked the top 20. The 'B' side,
"Yellowcake UF6" didn't make it on its own. If you weren't into punk rock, you surely missed it.
But that can (and should) be remedied! "Nuclear Device" is a catchy tune with lyrics that, at the time seemed totally whacked-out, but that was before 9-11. It's about a guy who doesn't care who you vote for, because he has a big nuclear gerrymander in mind.
Click on the picture (that's the art from the 45-rpm single, BTW) to go to Tower Records page where you can sample the songs and, if you desire, even purchase the new box set (CDs).
Nuclear War (On the Dance Floor)
(that's the n-song title; the CD title is "Fire")
Artist: The Electric Six
Label: Beggars Banquet
The beat and the
instrumentals are pretty darn rad, and nuclear.com has a certain fondness for the "Danger, Danger!
High Voltage!" lyrical analogy voiced in the song from which the album draws its title. The industrial rock kids will
love this CD -- too bad it's not suitable for minors. Rolling Stone gave it four out of the five possible stars. Our favorite cut: "I'm
Click on the picture to go to Tower Records page where you can sample the songs and, if you desire, even purchase the new CD. Also available on vinyl.
Nuclear Dub, by Israel Vibration
(that's the n-song title; the CD title is "Portraits:Dub")
Label: RAS Records
In reggae lexicon, a dub is an instrumental version of a song with _some_ of the lyrics added back in.
One of the things we at nuclear.com like best about reggae is the uplifting message that God loves you. Unfortunately, that message never seems to
come up in tunes that refer to things nuclear. This 1990-vintage dub has its roots in a particularly end times song titled "Rumours of War" on their "Praises" album from that same year.
Click on the picture to go to Tower Records page where you can sample the songs and, if you desire, even purchase the new CD.
oops - except for the bringing in of the cover art, none of the following links to record store work anymore. So if you see something that catches your eye, you're on your own to find the link.
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