Introductions and Travels to Generic Globalia
WHY HELLO THERE unsuspecting member of The Troperion.
If you're familiar with the original Stuff From Spain's Attic
allow me to welcome you back, it's been a long time, hasn't it?
If you're not
than let me welcome you for the first time HI! *glomp*
Anyway, this Liveblog is a music Liveblog. As you may or may not know, I have a massive collection of music, ranging from extremely well-known (Madonna, Micheal Jackson, James Brown, etc.) to extremely obscure (Jandek, cLOUDDEAD, Parahelion) to somewhere in the middle (Ai, New Order, Boards of Canada, and so forth) the genres vary similarly widely. But this isn't a Liveblog for me to brag about my taste in music, it's for me to show you stuff—usually one Artist/Album per entry—and for you to decide for yourself if you like it or not.
Now, the original Blog (which was a forum thread, and is now long-gone) had the stipulation that I had to own a physical copy of the album. I've dropped that rule, the things I present here I may own in any format, from vinyl to MP3
. This kinda makes the title an Artifact Title
, but whatevs. Now 'den, let's get started!
Today, we travel to Generic Globalia, the place from which all Worldbeat music comes. It sounds a bit like Africa, a bit like Asia, and a bit like South America. But we should not be afraid of Generic Globalia! For while it's music's authenticity can be debated, its quality can't.
You tour-guides of Generic Globalia are The Transglobal Underground, and your tourist book is Dream of 100 Nations
, their first album, and easily one of the best Worldbeat albums ever made. I don't much feel like listing all of the members (partly cuz I don't remember and partly cuz there are a lot) but any album that can make you feel like you're visiting every stock exotic place in the world at the same time is good by me.
For a good feel of the album, check out: "Zombie'ites", "I, Voyager", and "Temple Head".