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Rhube’s Music for the Apocalypse, No. 7: Who’s Next?, by Tom Lehrer

Everything was a bit bleak last week with Barry MacGuire’s protest song, ‘Eve of Destruction‘, so here’s the wonderful Tom Lehrer to brighten up the nuclear bunker. Released the same year as ‘Eve of Destruction’, 1965, ‘Who’s Next?’ makes for … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Music for the Apocalypse, No. 6: Eve of Destruction, by Barry McGuire

Content note: there is no official video of ‘Eve of Destruction’, as it was written in 1965. The most popular video on YouTube for it is featured below, but please note that it contains numerous distressing and graphic images from … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Music for the Apocalypse, No. 5: Don’t Fear the Reaper, by Blue Öyster Cult

This one is an apocalypse classic. Whilst not strictly mentioning the end of the world, the spirit of racing against death, laughing in the face of death, is strong with this one. It is perfectly suited to the idea of … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Music for the Apocalypse, No. 4: Four Minute Warning, by Mark Owen

Aaaand we’re back, following Christmas and unexpected financial difficulties and an exciting new virus that gave me labyrinthitus for added shiggles! Sorry you’ve been without your soundtrack to the apocalypse for such a long time. But fear not, we’re coming … Continue reading

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Christmas Music for the Apocalypse playlist!

Here it is! Your complete Christmas Music for the Apocalypse 2014. Great to listen as the ash falls like snow on your presents, or even if your Christmas just feels like the end of the world and you have an … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Christmas Music for the Apocalypse, No. 11: Jingle Hell

[Edit: Sadly the only video with the whole song in it got taken down. The official vieo only has bits of the song, but you can view it here.] Last, but by no means least, ‘Jingle Hell’, by Sir Christopher … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Christmas Music for the Apocalypse, No. 9: Zombie Christmas

Apologies I missed posting the last couple of days. The trouble with freelance work is that sometimes you have to drop everything and work until the thing is done. Anyway, by way of apology, today is going to be an … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Christmas Music for the Apocalypse, No. 8: Stop the Cavalry

Sometimes the apocalypse is mainstream. Jona Lewie’s ‘Stop the Cavalry’ is probably the best known song in this list, expressing fears of nuclear destruction and unending warfare. ‘Mary gladly waits at home/In the nuclear fallout zone’ our hero sings, expressing … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Christmas Music for the Apocalypse, No. 7: Post Apocalypse Christmas

Gruff Rhys’s ‘Post Apocalypse Christmas’ somehow mixes bleak with chipper for this apocalypse themed Christmas number. It comes from his three track secular album, Atheist Xmas EP, and while I remain puzzled as to why ‘secular’ seems to have been … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Christmas Music for the Apocalypse, No. 6: Christmas with the Devil

According some Christian views of the apocalypse, there will be a time of tribulation when the Antichrist or Devil will reign on Earth. Christmas would certainly be a special time of year then. Please enjoy Spinal Tap’s ‘Christmas with the … Continue reading

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