We’re up to ‘K’ in the A-Z of albums that I listened to a lot in the nineties.
I’m not sure if there’s anything more to say.
I’ll throw in this sentence as a bit of ‘filler’ before we get to the ‘big reveal’.
Although I always reveal the album in the title of the post, so I’m not sure why I do these preambles really.
But it’s done now.
So lets move on and see what we have today.
K is for K
If Kula Shaker released the album ‘K’ today, they would no doubt be accused of cultural appropriation.
But back in the nineties, the idea of over-privileged British guys singing a song entirely in Sanskrit based on a Hindu prayer was…
…no we were all a bit uneasy about it then too.
But for all ‘K’ might be a bit misguided at times, it is not a bad album at all.
I played it a lot at the time and theirs was one of the many gigs I went to.
And they were awesome live.
I don’t know if that makes cultural appropriation acceptable, and I can’t even draw on my superpower of being half-Indian (which I am ethnically if not especially culturally) here to say that it’s OK. But surely it would be worse if they were rubbish?
The most obvious choice of song to see us out today would probably be the aforementioned Sanskrit song, ‘Govinda’.
But I preferred the stupidly-titled ‘Hey Dude’.