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Wednesday, 7 May 2008


Nigeria Rock Special

Psychedelic Afro-Rock and Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria

Sounds Of The Universe are now accepting pre-sale orders for this compilation for shipping as soon as we receive stock in May! Click here.

"This is the third and final installment in the excellent Sound Way Records' essential trilogy of 1970s Nigerian sounds: first we had hi-life, then disco and boogie, and now we have the complete picture with this third volume focusing on afro-rock and funk!

As you would expect from Sound Way, this is an absolutely brilliant compilation that showcases the flowering of the afro-rock sound in Nigeria as the influence of US acts like Jimi Hendrix and Santana started to seep into the mainly soul-based sets of a handful of young bands.

Some of the musicians from these bands were picked up by Cream's Ginger Baker when he visited Nigeria in 1970 and accompanied him on a tour of Europe and America - this experience exposed these young players to the betaing heart of the inner-world of progressive and psychedelic rock at its peak, and so these musicians were able to return to Nigeria full of inspiration.

The resultant Afro Rock craze hit the students and young night clubbers of Nigeria hard as fuzz-heavy guitars were fused with heavy African rhythms, taking the African and Afro-Latin influences behind the US rockers back home to the source!
" (Sounds Of The Universe)


1. Adieu — Ofege
2. More Bread to the People — The Action 13
3. In the Jungle — The Hygrades
4. Odenigbo — The Wings
5. Eniaro — Ofo the Black Company
6. Ku Mi Da Hankan — The Elcados
7. Kenimania — Mono Mono
8. Finger Toe — Tabukah ‘X’
9. Acid Rock — Funkees
10. Cotocun Gba Gounke — Colomach
11. Another Man’s Thing — Joe King Kologbo
12. Freaking Out — Question Mark
13. Igba Alusi — Original Wings
14. Omoba d’Eru Ri — Tunji Oyelana
15. Chant to Mother Earth — BLO

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