Monday, December 17, 2012

No Nukes Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future with MUSE...

You remember the No Nukes concert.  No Nukes: The Muse Concerts For a Non-Nuclear Future was a 1979 triple live album that contained selections from the September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) collective, with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall being the key organizers of the event and guiding forces behind the album.  This was the first official appearance of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's much ballyhooed live act on record, and their "Detroit Medley", a staple of the encores of their regular shows, achieved considerable album-oriented rock airplay. Otherwise the album did not get much radio attention, as many of the artists held back their best-known material from appearing on it or emphasized collaborative performances.  The album was certified a gold record by the RIAA in September 1980.  It was reissued as a two-CD set by Elektra Records in October 1997.  The No Nukes film was also released in May 1980 from this event, although it contained somewhat varying contents from this album.

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