The Drunken Foreigner Band

White Guy Disease

ECR724
Release Notes
  • Limited-edition of 400 LPs
  • Will appeal to fans of left of center weird world music and reissue compilations, and world-psychedelic music

Drunken Foreigner Band plays an idiosyncratic electrified version of the Akha and Lam Lao musics of Thailand and Laos. As their name indicates in its provocatively self-deprecating way, the band could be viewed as yet another bunch of exotica-obsessed white males blindly pillaging a little known indigenous musical treasure. But far from being the work of post-colonial bandits, the band’s passionate tribute is based on mostly vocal music learned from cassette tapes gathered by keyboardist Dave Kadden on trips to Southeast Asia.