71 years ago today, Marines landed on Guadalcanal Island, in the first U.S. offensive in the Pacific theater of World War II.

So I just can’t help but post some music from one of my all time favorite Georgia-based musical acts, Guadalcanal Diary. Here they are performing “Things Fall Apart” at a PETA benefit on the Mall in 1988.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.