Made For T.V.'s "SO AFRAID OF THE RUSSIANS" could ONLY come out of the early/mid 1980's. “They’ve got ships at sea/ Planes in the air/ Tanks on the border of Europe/ And spies everywhere.”
OK...well....first of all of COARSE we have SHIPS AT SEA. Where ELSE are we going to put them. This little ditty about paranoia was actually produced by John Cale!!! Stranger things have been linked to him, I'm sure.
This song holds a special place in my heart. WLIR used to play this track non-stop in 1984. I made a random quote of the lyrics On top of the Twin Towers during the summer of that year to my friend's girlfriend and she got the refference right away. At that moment I thought we were the two coolest people on the face of the Earth.I miss that crazy cold war. The Russians were a fun enemy. Whatever happened to them?