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Old 02-17-2021, 12:15 AM
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I heartily recommend you guys comb through "Techmoan", a youtube channel. He goes through a great many obscure audio formats, sometimes fixes playback decks etc.

For example, it was through him that I learned in the 1950s there was a flexible audio format, that, while it appeared to be a tape cartridge, it had grooves on it, and played like a record, with a stylus.

That's just one of the amazing facts I learned from his channel.

But the point of it is, where there's a will to record audio, there's a way. Magnetic tape playback and recording goes all the way back to the early 1900s, and gramophone and wax cylinder recording recordings to the late 1800s.

The audio quality of these early formats is obviously poor, but still, when the choice is some lifting of spirits or none, you'll surely see people taking "some".

Plus, earlier "boom boxes" relied less on fragile electronics and more on robust components. Someone with moderate hobbyist skills could get a reel-to-reel playback working again. Or even car speakers, hooked up to a car radio, which may have been shielded by the metal body of the car, from EMP damage. Some sort of ad hoc battery system (salvaged from a car, for example) and a little bit of determination and there's your music!
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:33 AM
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Also keep in mind guys that EMP wont damage a car battery at all - zip - or the alternator - what it will fry is the electronic ignitions and computers that run the emission system - but if you have a car built pre-1978 EMP will basically do nothing to it at all - i.e. that old 1966 Impala you have will run just fine and start up just fine - and so would the old fashioned 8 Track player or cassette player thats in it or the old fashioned car radio - not today's heavily electronic radios - so if you are looking for a traveling "boom box" for a game look for an older car

FYI for those looking for EMP effects on automobiles and trucks interesting discussion that includes a study on cars and trucks made from 1986 thru 2002 that said that if the cars and trucks were turned off there was NO effect on them from EMP. They had to be on at the time for their to be any damage at all and in the case of trucks even then the damage was minimal.


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Old 02-23-2021, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Raellus View Post
Iron Maiden has a few songs about war:

For related songs played in a war, there's the 2017 documentary chronicles Bruce Dickinson/Skunkworks' concert in Sarajevo during the Siege.

I missed the event, but my dear friend Saša was there.
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