The saying Atoms For Peace* originated when President Dwight Eisenhower decided the country had a single impression of the ATOM and that was the BOMB. To change the tide, he began a campaign to inform the public that atomic energy could be used as an instrument of peace..
In the 21st Century, Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), my son, Joey Waronker and percussionist Mauro Refosco (Forro In The Dark) formed a new band they call Atoms For Peace.
All of these millenials are conscious beings with intentions of making music to help heal our planet. I saw them perform at Coachella a couple of years ago and witnessed a crowd of 75000 people vibe to Thom’s ethereal voice, Flea’s pulsating bass and physical gyrations and my son Joey, buried beneath a mountain of drums playing intricate rhythms that synchronized with my heart beat. Sensational!
Because Thom and Nigel have commitments to their other group, Radiohead, and Flea with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it’s taken a while for their first release, but now it is official. A 12″ vinyl will be released soon with two new songs. I Love it. Hope you give it a listen. You just have to dance!
Side A: Listen here to Other Lives – Tamer Animals (Atoms For Peace Remix)
Side B: Listen below to: Atoms For Peace – Other Side (Stuck Together Remix)
*Atoms for Peace was the title of a speech delivered by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to the UN General Assembly in New York City on December 8, 1953.