Time for some comedy
Weird Al Yankovic is a comic songwriter and singer from the USA. He is best known for his parodies of popular songs. His career started in 1976 when Californian radio personality, Dr. Demento played a homemade tape of Al's original song Belvedere Cruisin' on his radio show. This lead to more radio appearances and to his first commercial release in 1979 and has had hit records in every decade since then.
Christmas at Ground Zero was originally released on the 1986 album Polka Party! and as a Christmas single. It is a song about living through a nuclear attack at Christmas. Originally the term Ground Zero referred to the area of land directly beneath the detonation point of a nuclear bomb, but was quickly extended to refer to the surface of the Earth nearest to, or the point of greatest damage, any type of explosion, earthquakes, epidemics and other disasters and was later used to refer to the hole created by the 11 September, 2011 attacks on the World Trade Center. The music resembles many Christmas songs from the 1960s and isn’t based on any specific song. The video consists of clips of 1950s Christmas celebrations and clips of nuclear attacks, mostly taken from the US Government propaganda film Duck and Cover, which provides some useless advice for surviving nuclear attack. It also includes a clip of the then US president Ronald Reagan referring to something happening in the next few days (either Christmas or a nuclear attack).
You can buy Christmas at Ground Zero on iTunes.
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