From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Look Back: No Nukes

In 1979 a group of musicians under the acronym MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) organized a monumental concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to support the idea of a nuclear free world. The concert known as No Nukes, was recorded and released the next year as a feature documentary and a live triple album.

The performances from this show are legendary. Springsteen, at this point gaining a reputation for his wild, all-night-long live shows, is finally caught on film. James Taylor singing with then-wife Carly Simon, Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, John Hall...the list goes on.

Today, we will take a few samples from that great concert.

James Tayor & Carly Simon "Mockingbird" ...just an incredible and joyful performance
Bruce Springsteen "Thunder Road" a little faith there's magic in the night, you ain't a beauty but hey you're alright. yes indeed.
Doobie Brothers "Taking it to the Streets"... with a little help from their friends
Jackson Browne "Running on Empty"...hard to find a better version
John Hall "Power"...the unofficial anthem, with JT, Doobies, Carly etc.

One of the first, but certainly not last time when musicians came together for a common cause. This one was absolutely magical.

If you need to see more, check out TheMusicMan34 on youtube, his channel has the entire concert split into seven segments.



  1. Was at those concerts - bought the album -:) in fact - if memory serves me correctly, my sister, roni, a friend and i misses the last bus back to jersey and spent some quality time overnight in PA - wasn't so nice then. I'll have to go have a listen.

  2. ..yeah the Port Authority was a little seedy back then. I remember taking the PATH from Jersey City into the city to grab a bus back to Jersey as there were no direct 2 in the morning. what the hell were we thinking? But we survived and have those memories.

  3. The idea of the concert was great and No Nukes was one of the greatest concert ever performed.

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  4. couldn't agree more. the quality of the performers is proven by the fact that most are still at the top of their game so many years later.