Friday, December 21, 2012
Songs from the Cold War #9: An atomic breeze
You might think I could go with "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears at this point. But instead how about "Mothers Talk"? Yeah, I wouldn't think of it either, but there's a line repeated several times that says "When the wind blows." Apparently, When The Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs was an anti-nuclear comic book about an elderly couple named Jim and Hilda Bloggs and their bomb shelter. Again, remember that I didn't watch videos on MTV as a kid, but there were three different videos for this song. It sounds like the third is the only one to portray the nuclear war aspect of the song.