Various Artists - The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Part 2)

The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Part 2)

Various Artists

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Various Artists - The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Part 2)

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The World Ends showcases a wave of guitar driven and psychedelic groups that sprung up in Nigeria during the early 1970s. Featuring 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves, this is the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war.

Spread over 2 CDs and 2 triple gatefold LPs, this bumper collection is brimming with youthful exuberance, fuzzed out guitar and cosmic organ vibes and owes much to the psychedelic sounds of Jim Morrison, Santana, Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and James Brown.

As the summer of love was blossoming in London and San Francisco, Nigeria was imploding into civil war. Also known as the Biafran war of 1967, it was a grisly conflict taking over three million lives yet at the same time as the country was being pulled apart there was a new world beginning. The tracks featured represent a forgotten chapter in Nigeria’s musical history when the youth threw their varied morsels into the pot from hard rock to psychedelic soul when guitars were cherished instruments, symbolic of a new movement, when highlife and Afrobeat played second fiddle to ‘the beat’.


12" Vinyl Triple Album (SNDWLP023B)
    1. The Thermometers - Babalawo
    2. Colomach - Ottoto Shamoleda
    3. The Black Mirrors - The World Ends
    4. Reme Izabebo’s Music Research - (Ayamayama) The Same Man
    5. Lawrence Amavi Group - Money That’s What I Want
    6. The Hygrades - Somebody’s Gonna Lose Or Win
    7. Ofege - In Concert
    1. The Elcados - Chokoi & Oreje
    2. Sonny Okosuns & Paperback Limited - Ohomi
    3. Chuck Barrister & The Voices of Darkness - Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    4. Action 13 - Active Action
    5. The Actions - Kpokposikposi
    6. The Strangers - Onye Ije
    7. The Comrades - Bullwalk
    1. Ofo The Black Company - Egwu Aja
    2. Egwu Aja - You've Got To Try
    3. Tony Grey & The Black 7 - Ugbo Ndoma
    4. The Semi Colon - Isi Agboncha
    5. Celestine Nyam & The Voices of Darkness - Straight To My Heart