Sun Ra - A Fireside Chat With Lucifer

SKU 39-CD-MH-217
“Nuclear War
Don’t you know
When they push that button
It’s a mother-fucker
Don’t you know
When they push that button
Your ass gotta go.
Oh, what you gonna do, without your ass?”

I had the great pleasure of seeing Ra in 1984 or so at on July 4th at Freedom Plaza in DC (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue) – 3 blocks from the White House. Regan was president and Ra did this song while pointing at the White House. It was beautiful and surreal and that song and others are here...

“While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee “Nuclear War,” there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra. The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to “Nuclear War,” Ra's organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells.
Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist’s intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything... except predictability. First ever reissue of this iconic album!”
  • LabelModern Harmonic
  • UPC090771821720
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