Anybody remember the Three Mile Island nuclear accident back in 1979? I live relatively close to the power plant. Close enough that I remember all of the adults talking about whether or not to evacuate the area until things played out. I was in fourth grade at the time.

In those days, a local band named The Maxwell Project, gained a fair amount of regional fame and notoriety by penning a musical response to the dangerous situation. They called it Radiation Funk.

Years later, the band is still together. I even started playing with them about a year ago. Although they’re mostly known in our area as a cover/dance band, they do have a nice collection of very good original material and recordings, although it’s not all available online. Hopefully that will change.

In the meantime, enjoy Radiation Funk, born in the heat of the Three Mile Island scare.

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