The Commies were coming!

 
 
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Mojo arrives a month late in Finland, which means that the edition labelled August actually arrives at the beginning of August. That is why I have only just found our about a certain Cold War music paranoia web site.

Apparently Bear Family Records have released a box set entitled Atomic Platters: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security which includes The Swan Silvertones’ version of Jesus is God’s Atomic Bomb, and countless other classics.

There is also a web site with lots of downloads and scholarly articles on the effects of Cold War paranoia on popular music. The site is atomicplatters.com and it is part of a larger project, conelrad.com, that traces the effects of the Cold War on all popular culture from The Addams Family to Mr Ed.

That’s my kind of research.

 
 
Posted on August 3, 2006