Monday, January 04, 2010
CLASSIC ALBUM REWIND: No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom album has to be one of my favorite albums in my collection. No Doubt which consist of Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, Eric Stefani, and Adrian Young who have all been performing together for years, even before their first release in 1992. The Tragic Kingdom album was released in 1995 and it consisted of tracks like; "Don't Speak," "Sunday Morning," "Just A Girl," "Excuse Me Mr," "Spiderwebs," and "Different People." This album was a bit different from No Doubts previous albums because Tragic Kingdom seemed to have a more party-funk vibe. The album had a more open musical feel. The band played with Reggae, pop, ska, flamenco and Tejano. The album according to reports was named after the nickname Dumont's 7th grade teacher had for Disneyland's "The Magic Kingdom" which is locate in the bands home town of Anaheim, California. Many of the lyrics on Tragic Kingdom were written by lead vocalist Gwen Stefani, and were about her experiences in life. Compare to previous albums! This is yet another great album and it is still to this day in heavy rotation!