Excluding the obvious choices of OMDs “Enola Gay” , Crass’s “Nagasaki Nightmare” & the quite cheesy options of Sandra’s “Hiroshima” & Kelly Family’s “Hiroshima, I’m Sorry” (that should be actually “World, We’re Sorry”), i picked up 5 tunes that are relevant to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings of August 1945.
This Mortal Coil – I Come & Stand At Every Door
Actually a Nazim Hikmet poem that previously have been recorded by the likes of Pete Seeger & the Band , here in a haunting version.
Pink Floyd – Two Suns In The Sunset (Buy LP)
Written rather in general for a nuclear holocaust than the certain Hiroshima bombing and released in the cold war era this is a fine sample of why Pink Floyd is a band that do not have fillers even in their weakest albums.
Don’t get fooled by the americana driven power-pop.Lyrics are quite “graphical” but not naive!
John Coltrane – Peace On Earth
A different approach proving that sometimes words are not necessary.Special significance added from the fact that this is actually recorded live in Japan.
Heavy rock always went well along with war themes.Here’s a different approach with the good old heavy metal straightforward way.
More related songs here : Antiwar Songs