Boomkat Product Review:
Hugely necessary first time reissue of Sun Ra’s rare as chuff 1983 side, containing the timeless/timely anthem ‘Nuclear War’ available on original format and CD
At a glance, there’s only one 2nd hand copy of the OG album available for nearly a grand, so we can almost hear the Ra fiends furiously clicking for the new pressing of ‘A Fireside Chat With Lucifer’. It’s most renowned for the expletive-laden, proto-hip hop call-and-response chorus of ‘Nuclear War’, whose message is still a rallying call for conscious stewardship of the planet today, but also revolves some lesser known but no less haunting works between the the deep bluesy jazz hush of ‘Retrospect’, gilded with Sun Ra’s organ, as well as the etheric groove ‘Makeup’, and 20 minutes of staggeringly unpredictable turns in the title tune.
Don’t think twice; it’s a must!