For other uses, see Totally Patriotic.

"Totally Patriotic" was a[1] minga-style[2] song by the pro-Imperial musical group The Emperor's New Clothes. The song was featured on the album of the same name, which was available in the galaxy by the time period[1] between the years 0 ABY and 4 ABY.[3] The song was approved by the Imperial Board of Culture, and it was considered one of the band's hits.[1]

"Totally Patriotic" was later parodied by the anti-Imperial group Red Shift Limit, who also released a song called "Totally Patriotic" on their own album with the same name and gave the song a completely different meaning. Red Shift Limit's version was banned by the Imperial Board of Culture.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"Totally Patriotic" was first mentioned as part of The Emperor's New Clothes' discography in Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim, a supplement to West End Games' Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game written by Simon Smith and Eric Trautmann and published in 1993.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
  2. 2.0 2.1 StarWars.com Slugthrowers: An Overview of Popular Music and Musicians in a Galaxy Far, Far Away, Part 2 on StarWars.com (article) (backup link) establishes minga as the style of The Emperor's New Clothes' music.
  3. Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim is set in the time period between the Battle of Yavin and the Battle of Endor. Those battles are dated to 0 BBY and 4 ABY, respectively, by The New Essential Chronology, which also establishes the Battle of Yavin as the final event before the beginning of 0 ABY.
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