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Russian Radio: Top 5 Tasty Cold War Synth Jamz

Hey, remember the Russians? Before they had a gajillion oil dollars and all those supermodels, they wanted to kill us all. But it wasn't all creeping dread and mutually assured destruction.

Until the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was a common subject in popular culture. Besides KGB trenchcoats on the runways of New York and Paris and movies like Red Dawn and The Day After, the struggle between East and West was a surprisingly popular subject among alternative groups of the day.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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