RECORD STORE DAY 2019 > Various Artists - Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War (1952-1972)

Various Artists

Cold War Countdown: Country Music Goes To War (1952-1972)


Release Date: 4/13/2019
Format: LP
Label: Iron Mountain
Quantity: 450
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


War, Patriotism, Pathos, Paranoia and Propaganda in the Country Music Experience.
Vinyl Relics recovered from abandoned Fall-Out Shelters and excavated from beneath wastelands of Radioactive Rubble…
Country Music Artefacts from the Cold War Era: Hyper-Patriotic Anthems, Delirious Cowpoke Agitprop Diatribes, Peacenik Protestations and Heartfelt Homefront Lamentations.
Years in the making – ‘Cold War Countdown’ presents 16 tempestuous tirades of Red-Scare Pinko-Subversion, Iron Curtain-Clad Simian Freedom Fighters, Bearded Despots, Flower Power Fall-Out, the War Wizened, the Walking Wounded and Heart-Wrenching Fallen Heroes.
Often originally waxed on microscopic labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these Broadside Balladeers decry the Worldwide Communist Conspiracy, Apocalyptic Holocausts, Bureaucratic Mission Creep and Problematic Personal Grooming.
A Red-Hot fission of Atomic-Era 45s - some of these sides are impossibly rare and are reissued here for the very first time. All for your End-Times Bunker listening pleasure.
* Record Store Day 2019 Exclusive Release!
* RSD 2019 Limited Edition of 500 copies!
* Deluxe Gatefold LP with exclusive scholarly liner notes by Alvin Lucia!
* Full dynamic range 2019 remasters direct from the first generation analogue master tapes!
* Limited to 500 copies – 250 (randomly inserted) ‘Radioactive Yellow-Cake’ LPs / 250 (randomly inserted) ‘Nuclear Winter' Black LPs

1. Charlie Moore And Bill Napier - God Please Protect America 2. Grandpa Jones - I'm No Communist 3. Johnny Freedom - Ain't I Right 4. Doc Williams - Freedom Monkey 5. Art & Glenda Davis - The Bearded Bandit Of Cuba 6. Red River Dave - The Bay Of Pigs 7. Autry Inman - Ballad Of Two Brothers 8. Red Castle - Fall-Out 9. Wanda Jackson And The Party Timers - Little Boy Soldier 10. Stringbean And His 5 String Banjo - Crazy Viet Nam War 11. Mel Tillis - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town 12. Arlene Harden - Congratulations (You Sure Made A Man Out Of Him) 13. The Shacklefords - One More Time, Billy Brown 14. Marie Roberson - The Patriot
15. Jefferson County Bluegrass Boys - The Craziest War Of The Universe 16. The Wilburn Brothers - The War Keeps Draggin' On