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Earworm: World Destruction

Kaboom! Is there anything worse than an earworm? That catchy riff, a looping melody, a couplet repeating over and over in your brain?

Today's symptom of stuck song syndrome: "World Destruction," the December 1984 single by Afrika Bambaataa's Time Zone that featured PiL's John Lydon.

With an incessant drum machine beat, heavy guitar by Nicky Skopelitis and bass by producer Bill Laswell, along with the keening voice of the former Sex Pistol, Bambaata's pioneering rap/rock track is sure to wiggle its way into your brain. At least it's stuck in our heads here at TucsonSentinel.com World Headquarters.

While the video raises the timeless question: Who had better hair, Ronald Reagan or Johnny Rotten?, it's clear that Bambaataa had the best taste in eyewear.

What's in your head?

Got something stuck in your head? The only cure for an earworm is to pass it on! Share the musical love in the comments; we might just feature your suggestion in a future earworm report — if it's catchy enough.

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