Uncovering 25 years of Chernobyl-inspired rock

April 27, 2011

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This last year has produced a surprising amount of manmade and natural disasters: the Gulf Coast oil spill, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the U.S. federal budget, to name a few.  Catastrophe has always been fodder for musical creativity, but few have proven as tuneful as Chernobyl. We continue our series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl (Chornobyl) nuclear disaster with today's Global Notes as Jerome McDonnell and Radio M host Tony Sarabia uncover a surprising number of songs inspired by the world's worst nuclear disaster. 

 

 

Track List

1. Ghost Town – Huns and Dr. Beeker

2. Chernobyl 1986 – North Aunt

3. Time Will Crawl – David Bowie

4. Radioactivity (Remix) – Kraftwerk

5. Radioactive Clouds – Skysonic Destiny