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Full Tilt Boogie: The Long And Sometimes Bumpy Relationship Between Pop Music And Pinball Machines

Erik Himmelsbach, Revolver, May 2001

FEW INDUSTRIES RIVAL THE PEOPLE who bring you pinball machines when it comes to slavishly exploiting trends in popular culture. Back in the Forties, existing machines were refurbished to reflect wartime themes, enabling civilians to get their ya-yas out playing games like Bomb the Axis Rats, Hitler and the Japs, Hit the Japs, Knock Out the Japs, Sink the Japs, Smack the Japs, and the enormously popular Kill the Japs.

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