Various Artists

Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War (1952-1972)

  • IMAR117LP
  • Record Store Day 2019 Release. Limited to 500 copies with randomly inserted ‘Radioactive Yellow-Cake’ and ‘Nuclear Winter’ Black LPs.
  • Release Date: April 13th 2019
  • $27.99

This is a Record Store Day 2019 item. It will be available to purchase in store only April 13th, 2019. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 12:00 PM on April 14th.

RSD 2019. Limited Edition of 500 copies with 250 (randomly inserted) ‘Radioactive Yellow-Cake’ LPs and 250 (randomly inserted) ‘Nuclear Winter’ Black LPs. Deluxe Gatefold LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia! Full dynamic range 2019 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!

War, Patriotism, Pathos, Paranoia and Propaganda in the Country Music Experience. Vinyl Relics recovered from abandoned Fall-Out Shelters and excavated from beneath wastelands of Radioactive Rubble… Country Music Artefacts from the Cold War Era: Hyper-Patriotic Anthems, Delirious Cowpoke Agitprop Diatribes, Peacenik Protestations and Heartfelt Homefront Lamentations. Years in the making – ‘Cold War Countdown’ presents 16 tempestuous tirades of Red-Scare Pinko-Subversion, Iron Curtain-Clad Simian Freedom Fighters, Bearded Despots, Flower Power Fall-Out, the War Wizened, the Walking Wounded and Heart-Wrenching Fallen Heroes. Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these Broadside Balladeers decry the Worldwide Communist Conspiracy, Apocalyptic Holocausts, Bureaucratic Mission Creep and Problematic Personal Grooming. A Red-Hot fission of Atomic-Era 45s – some of these sides are impossibly rare and are reissued here for the very first time. All for your End-Times Bunker listening pleasure.

LP - Deluxe Gatefold LP with randomly inserted ‘Radioactive Yellow-Cake’ and ‘Nuclear Winter’ Black LPs.

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