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Initial post: Jan 11, 2013 9:50:49 AM PST
PM says:
I long ago read a book in which civilization was being destroyed by sort of progressing sound or wave. But there was a band that produced music that could somehow cancel the effect. But the wave gets stronger and stronger, so in the end the band was playing a concert, the concert-goers were the last survivors, and when the band stopped, that was going to be the end. I would love to find it again. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 10:50:48 AM PST
Tom Rogers says:
That sounds like a good story, I don't remember it, but the theme sounds like something that Spinrad, Silverberg or Anthony might have done at that time. Spinrad has a fun one about a rock band trying to get the ok to use a nuclear device for their stage show: "The Big Flash".

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 12:26:47 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013 1:34:29 PM PST
PM says:
Tom,

I researched Spinrad and found his connection to Michael Moorcock, who I thought may have been the author I was looking for. Further research revealed Moorcock's connection to the band Hawkwind, and then I found that Hawkwind is the fictional band in the book "Time of The Hawklords", co-authored with Michael Butterworth. THAT is the book I was looking for! Thanks so much!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013 1:48:25 PM PST
Tom Rogers says:
Glad I could help (sort of help at any rate). If anyone is a fan of prog rock or SFnal rock, this Hawkwind/Moorcock collaboration is a must own: Warrior on the Edge
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