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The Homeland is an album by Chicago-based rocker Bobby Conn and his backing band, the Glass Gypsies released on January 20, 2004 on Thrill Jockey records. It is noteworthy for taking a more openly political approach than any of Conn's previous albums, being particularly critical of George Bush and the Iraq War. Musically the album focuses mostly on a number of 70s styles, from early-decade prog pseudo-symphonies to late decade disco-rock fusion and funk.
Conn & the Glass Gypsies ' theatrical mix of glam, hard rock, pop, disco, and virtually anything else that tickles their fancy works surprisingly well as a vehicle for their anger; the pomposity of the title track alone captures the arrogance of the Ugly American quite well. That also goes for the glammy epic "We're Taking Over the World" and off-kilter mod rock of "We Come in Peace," which neatly sums up the hypocrisy the group sees in the war on Iraq: "We brought our guns to set you free
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A tunic'd Conn and his assorted Glass Gypsies finish up a round of golf on a hilltop that they were transported to via a canopied purple helicopter while a giant eye atop a pyramid gazes down at them. 1. We Come in Peace 2. The Homeland 3. Laugh-Track 4. We're Taking Over the World 5. Shopping 6. Relax 7. Home Sweet Home 8. The Style I Need 9. Cashing Objections 10. Doctor & Nurse 11. Bus No. 243 12.