Sunday, August 3, 2014

Red Rockers



The Red Rockers were a unique American group that came out of the punk/new wave scene, and became a voice for young '80s-era idealists, of which there were many. Probably their most well-known song was the dreamy, atmospheric "China," a 1983 song whose colorful video got quite a bit of airplay.



But the Red Rockers were probably more well known for its songs of protest, such as their 1984 version of the 1965 Barry McGuire call to warning, "Eve of Destruction." This song was just as relevant in the '80s as in the '60s, as the long Cold War continued, along with fears of nuclear conflict. In a sad way, this song appears strangely applicable to today, as the world seems all the more confused and chaotic.

1 comment:

  1. http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/07/birminghams_sidewalk_film_fest.html


    Anyone near Birmingham, Alabama may like this screening in a couple of weeks.

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