That Was the Year That Was ()


Tom Lehrer's work always had a biting, satirical edge to it, but never was this more obvious than on this album, a collection of songs regarding events of the year 1965. Very little was sacred from Lehrer's sharp wit, from racism to the Catholic Church, and, while much of his subject matter has become outdated, his shrewd comic talents are beyond question. 1965 was obviously a good year for political satire: the threat of nuclear war was present and very real, the Catholic Church launched Vatican 2 in an effort to ...

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  1. National Brotherhood Week
  2. MLF Lullaby
  3. George Murphy
  4. The Folk Song Army
  5. Smut
  6. Send the Marines
  7. Pollution
  8. So Long, Mom (A Song for World War III)
  9. Whatever Became of Hubert?
  10. New Math
  11. Alma
  12. Who's Next?
  13. Wernher Von Braun
  14. The Vatican Rag
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That Was the Year That Was
1990, Reprise

UPC: 075992743426


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