Playlist // Songs for a Nuclear War

Songs for a Nuclear War - nessymon

Songs for a Nuclear War - nessymon

As I write this, the world’s two biggest babies are having a boo boo and shouting ‘My button’s bigger than yours’ at each other.

So while we look at the back of the cupboards for our potassium iodine tablets that went out of date in the 1980’s, I thought I’d spend my time helping mankind, by putting a Spotify playlist together of some music to keep you company during the impending nuclear war.

Playlist // Songs for a Nuclear War

Here we go:

1. Barry McGuire: Eve of Destruction
2. Bob Dylan: A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
3. The The: Armageddon Days
4. Duran Duran: Planet Earth
5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two Tribes
6. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Enola Gay
7. Bell X1: The End is Nigh
8. Kraftwerk: Radioactivity
9. Nena: 99 Luftballoons
10. Pink Floyd: Two Suns in the Sunset
11. Radiohead: 4 Minute Warning
12. Queen: Hammer to Fall
13. Iron Maiden: 2 Minutes to Midnight
14. The Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes
15. Yo La Tengo: Nuclear War – Version 2
16. Bob Dylan: Talkin’ World War III Blues
17. U2: Until The End of The World
18. The Byrds: I Come and Stand at Every Door
19. William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
20. Cigarettes After Sex: Apocalypse
21. Blondie: Atomic
22. Gang of Four: I Found That Essence Rare
23. R.E.M.: It’s The End of The World As We Know It
24. Bobbie Gentry: Come Away Melinda
25. Alphaville: Forever Young
26. The Clash: London Calling
27. Suede: Stay Together
28. Steely Dan: King of The World
29. Donovan: The War Drags On
30. Kate Bush: Breathing
31. Sheldon Allman: Radioactive Mama
32. Timbuk 3: The Future’s so Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades
33. Pete Seegar: Talking Atom (Old Man Atom)
34. The Louvin Brothers: The Great Atomic Power
35. Bob Dylan: It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
36. Moving Hearts: Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette
37. David Bowie: Bombers

So there ye go, now all you need to do is stock up on tins of baked beans and spam. If nothing else, at least it’s not zombies.

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Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM: Show 77 Podcast


Second week of 2013 and we’ve had a shed load of new music this week, Suede, David Bowie, Picturehouse plus lots more to look forward to for the rest of the year. Thanks to for giving the show a pair of tickets to this years award show, The Erics, you can enter the competition here.

Here’s what went on with the rest of the competition:

1. DJ Flip & Freezemaster Slick: Crossroads
2. Suede: Barriers
3. Tribes: Wrap Me Up In A Carpet
4. Chat with John Balfe, Music Editor of (Don’t forget to enter the competition for two tickets to this years Erics!!)
5. Heathers: Forget Me Knots
6. Swiss Lips: Got The Power
7. Everything Everything: Cough Cough
8. David Bowie: Where Are We Now?
9. Solomon Grey: Firechild
10. Picturehouse: Hello
11. Chat with Johno and Peter of The Radioactive Grandma (Part 1)
12. The Radioactive Grandma: Chasing My Tail
13. Chat with Johno and Peter of The Radioactive Grandma (Part 2)
14. The Radioactive Grandma: Another Wasted Line
15. The Radioactive Grandma: Don’t Look Down
16. Disclosure ft Sam Smith: Latch

Thanks for listening, don’t forget you can listen to the full show again on the RTE Player. The show is broadcast every Wednesday at 1400 GMT and is repeated every Sunday at 2100 GMT. You can also subscribe to the Culture Cafe podcast on iTunes.

Download: Suede – Barriers


Suede_BarrierWow! So Suede have unveiled some new music from their new album, ‘Bloodsports’, which will be out in March. The first single from the album ‘ It Starts and Ends with You’ will be released in February but in the meantime Brett Anderson and his band of merrymen have decided to give us ‘Barriers’ as a free download to whet our appetites. You can grab it from here. What do you think of it?

You can hear it on this week’s Culture Cafe on RTE 2XM at 2pm on Wednesday.

Tune Of The Week 19/08/2011: Brett Anderson

In May this year, I was delighted to be able to see Suede in The Olympia, they put on an amazing show and Brett Anderson showed he was a fantastic frontman, without even uttering a word to the audience. Brett’s fourth solo album ‘Black Rainbow’ is out on September 26th and ‘Brittle Heart’ is the first single from it.