Various Artists - The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Part1)

The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Part1)

Various Artists

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Various Artists - The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Part1)

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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 (SNDWLP023A)
    1. Ify Jerry Krusade - Nwantinti / Die Die
    2. The Hygrades - Rough Rider
    3. The Hykkers - Deiyo Deiyo (Akpuwunlobi)
    4. The Mebusas - Mr. Bull Dog (45 version)
    5. Foundars 15 - Don’t Take Me For A Ride
    6. Ceejebs - Eti Ufok
    1. Tony Grey Super 7 - Yem Efe
    2. The Identicals - Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
    3. P.R.O. - Blacky Joe
    4. Cicada - Oli Nkwu
    5. Eppi Fanio - Ikoko Ti Yio Jata (On Perseverance)
    6. Bongos Ikwue - All Night Long
    1. The Lijadu Sister - Life’s Gone Down Low
    2. The Funkees - Breakthrough
    3. Wrinkar Experience - Soundway
    4. The Wings - Afam Efuna
    5. Big John Oaikhena - Soul Generation