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High School Darkness

Remembering War’s seminal song

In 1971, my sophomore high school year, our school was beyond overcrowded. 1700 students crammed into a school built for 800 (there were precisely and intentionally 800 lockers) meant that hormones and bad blood and the short long days of winter wreaked havoc on our psyches and sometimes, our physical health.



The songs we listen to change us. They shape how we feel and what we do. Let’s share stories of how songs shape our world. Let’s share the experience.

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Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Plethora of Pop.