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In an earlier post, I mentioned that overseas brats/third culture kids strive harder than their stateside counterparts to create/embrace their own culture (or somebody else’s). Is it an irony that the band “America,” who once attended London Central High School, would have chosen any other name? Via Wikipedia:

Eventually the trio dubbed themselves America, honoring the name of the homeland they had hardly ever seen during their many travels around the world.

Which reminds one of the constant misperceptions the bands has had to endure:

Contrary to popular belief, the choice of the name “America” had no political overtones, and the group has consistently avoided political or patriotic use of its name.

Anyhow, here’s their song “Horse With No Name”:


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