I couldn’t find any videos of Sun Ra’s ‘Nuclear War’ that were of a live performance illustrating Sun Ra and his Arkestra in their glorious glittery outsider finery. This compilation of blast footage, however, is perfectly apt for the work, and a well crafted statement in its own right. “If they push that button, your ass gotta go …” [NSFW : language (Apologies to the sensitive souls out there, but the language, maybe not surprisingly given the topic, is a bit crude.)] (h/t AGD)
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