Viva Voce: “Analog Woodland Song”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Viva-Voce-Analog-Woodland-Song.mp3|titles=Viva Voce: “Analog Woodland Song”]
Kevin and Anita Robinson comprise Portland, Oregon-based rock-n-roll band Viva Voce. The married couple has released six full-length albums since the late ’90s, the latest of which is called The Future Will Destroy You. With Kevin hammering the drums with machine-like precision and Anita producing catchy hooks and riffs with classic-rock cool, it’s a surprisingly lighthearted sound for such a foreboding title. The band’s sticking by its claim, though, and recently compiled this apocalyptic playlist for ALARM.
1. The Stooges: “Search & Destroy”
I’m a streetwalking cheetah with a heart full of napalm. ‘Nuff said.
2. Bob Dylan: “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”
The pebble that started the avalanche.
3. Black Sabbath: “Hole In The Sky”
“We’re all gonna die” is the message of this song, I believe. It’s a kids’ song, really.
4. The Rolling Stones: “Paint It Black”
Johnny Cash thought so too.
5. The Byrds: “One Hundred Years From Now”
Electro-cowpoke singing, “Nobody knows the kind of trouble we’re in.”
6. Queen: “Another One Bites The Dust”
Another one gone, and another one gone…
7. Grandaddy: “Broken Household Appliance National Forest”
The conduit is the hollow log.
8. Kris Kristofferson: “Kiss The World Goodbye”
Grandma-approved apocalyptic message.
9. Pink Floyd: “Goodbye Blue Sky”
See: “Paint it Black.”
10. Sly & The Family Stone: There’s a Riot Going On
As well there should be.