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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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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. 10: Old Men’s Brains (A Zombie Christmas)

‘Old Men’s Brains’, by TooFarTV, is another favourite of mine from the niche genre of zombie-themed Christmas songs. Probably the most graphically gory song in the list, it’s hard not to love a song with lyrics like: They will eat … 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. 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. 5: Death to the World

Another choice carol from the H P Lovecraft Historical Society, ‘Death to the World’ celebrates the waking of Lovecraft’s most famous slumbering monster, Cthulhu, who rises from sunken R’lyeh to destroy the world. Invading the dreams of the unwary with … Continue reading

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Rhube’s Christmas Music for the Apocalypse, No. 4: A Post Apocalyptic Christmas

Just ten days until Christmas and it’s time for my favourite apocalypse Christmas song: Art Elliot’s haunting ‘A Post Apocalyptic Christams’. The parodies and novelty songs are great, but I think this song is simply beautiful, really hitting a chord … Continue reading

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