Musical Alphabet: U

I remembered this song recently when I was drafting a (subsequently abandoned) blog post on ’80s nuclear paranoia pop. The kind of scenario shown in this video was much discussed in the media and classrooms when I was a child, often framed by the question “What would you do if you heard the four-minute warning?”

Some wag would always reply “Have sex four times!”

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2 thoughts on “Musical Alphabet: U

  1. J September 22, 2009 / 5:32 am

    Wow, remember how real that worry felt at the time? I wonder if we’re any safer now than we were then. I had a vivid nuclear blast dream when I was 19 or 20. I’m 43 and I still remember it perfectly. It didn’t look anything like this. 😉

    I thought of choosing Ultravox for my U band, too, but I decided on Until December instead. A local band around these parts.

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