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Aliens vs. Communists

Was pointed to this blogpost on cracktwo.com and it’s goddamn awesome. No point in getting into too much detail as I’ll just quote from the post.

These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš)…In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their “patriotic education.” After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost.

No doubt that these are communist spacecraft of some kind and either we need a way to get inside them and launch to Caprica or we need to destroy them immediately b/c they’re a beacon for our alien overlords.

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The Band – “The Band”

This is probably one of the Top 5 albums of the 1960’s.

People fall all over themselves to expound upon the relevance of Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band, and Pet Sounds, and The Velvet Underground w. Nico, and Are You Experienced?.

BUT!

You should think of all that critical nonsense this way.  There are tons of albums from the 90’s that are better than Nevermind by Nirvana. Yet, that album will always be the most discussed and highly rated album from that period based entirely on what it historically represents; that is, the changing of the popular guard from 80’s metal to 90’s grunge.

But!  Hey!  Readers!  We appreciate the impact of Nevermind (after all, we lived through it [get it, it’s a HOLE reference] but we also know there were way better records in the 90’s.  WE KNOW!  We lived them. We really do know!

SO!

If you get a chance, check out The Band’s self-titled first album, The Band. And put your vinyl copy of Sgt. Pepper’s where it belongs. In a commemorative glass case next your copy of Dark Side of the Moon and Thriller and Nevermind, and OK Computer.

Whatever your favorite album from the 90’s was, chances are you can find an album comparable to that from the 60’s. You just need to start looking with fresh eyes!

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