When the Atom Bomb Fell

Episode Air Date: May 11, 2017
Artist: Karl and Harty
Recording Title: When the Atom Bomb Fell

Most Atomic-era records seem to achieve, or at least attempt, a bit of humanistic fraternity…a “we’re all in this together” sort-of-vibe. Not so with this decidedly un-P.C. tune. It recounts the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, with mention of the “cruel old Japs” and naming the bomb “the answer to our fighting boy’s prayers.”

It was one of the earliest atomic-era records, recorded by Karl and Harty on December 4th, 1945.


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