Newsweek: Nothing to Do But Duck, Cover and Sing

Newsweek's Nick Summers reviewed ATOMIC PLATTERS: Cold War Music from the Golden Age of Homeland Security for this week's (8/15/2005) print and Internet editions.

"And that jazzy, '50s love song—did the singer really ooze "Want to hug and kiss you and give you a squeeze/You make me radioactive all in my knees"? That's how you listen to "Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From the Golden Age of Homeland Security"—in stunned, can-you-believe-this-is-real silence... The tracks range from upbeat novelties ("Atomic Cocktail" by the Slim Gaillard Quartette) to acid satires (Sheldon Allman's "Crawl Out Through the Fallout"). Taken together, they show a society constantly reminded about annihilation. "We wanted to capture the cultural fallout from the bomb," says co-producer Bill Geerhart."

See NEWSWEEK for the complete article:
Cold War: Nothing to Do But Duck, Cover and Sing

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