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

The World Ends Afro Rock and Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria

Various Artists

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Double Album 32 tracks £10.00
Download Album (MP3) 32 tracks £7.99
Download Album (WAV) 32 tracks £7.99

Description

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

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’.

Reviews

“What an extraordinary collection!"
The Sunday Times

“This double disc stands out as a relentless dance-floor scorcher”
Spin Magazine 9/10

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (SNDWCD023)
    1. Ify Jerry Krusade - Nwantinti / Die Die
    2. The Hygrades - Rough Rider
    3. The Hykkers - Deiyo Deiyo (Akpuwunlobi)
    4. Wrinkar Experience - Soundway
    5. The Funkees - Breakthrough
    6. The Mebusas - Mr. Bull Dog (45 version)
    7. Foundars 15 - Don’t Take Me For A Ride
    8. Ceejebs - Eti Ufok
    9. Tony Grey Super - Yem Efe
    10. The Identicals - Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
    11. P.R.O. - Blacky Joe
    12. Cicada - Oli Nkwu
    13. The Lijadu Sister - Life’s Gone Down Low
    14. Eppi Fanio - Ikoko Ti Yio Jata (On Perseverance)
    15. Bongos Ikwue - All Night Long
    1. The Thermometers - Babalawo
    2. Colomach - Ottoto Shamoleda
    3. The Black Mirrors - The World Ends
    4. The Semi Colon - Isi Agboncha
    5. Lawrence Amavi Group - Money That’s What I Want
    6. The Hygrades - Somebody’s Gonna Lose Or Win
    7. Ofege - In Concert
    8. The Elcados - Chokoi & Oreje
    9. Sonny Okosuns & Paperback Limited - Ohomi
    10. Chuck Barrister & The Voices of Darkness - Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    11. Tony Grey & The Black 7 - Ugbo Ndoma
    12. Reme Izabebo’s Music Research - (Ayamayama) The Same Man
    13. Action 13 - Active Action
    14. The Actions - Kpokposikposi
    15. The Strangers - Onye Ije
    16. The Comrades - Bullwalk
    17. Ofo The Black Company - Egwu Aja
    Download Album (SNDWD023)
    1. Ify Jerry Krusade - Nwantinti / Die Die
    2. The Hygrades - Rough Rider
    3. The Hykkers - Deiyo Deiyo (Akpuwunlobi)
    4. Wrinkar Experience - Soundway
    5. The Funkees - Breakthrough
    6. The Mebusas - Mr. Bull Dog (45 version)
    7. Foundars 15 - Don’t Take Me For A Ride
    8. Ceejebs - Eti Ufok
    9. Tony Grey Super - Yem Efe
    10. The Identicals - Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
    11. P.R.O. - Blacky Joe
    12. Cicada - Oli Nkwu
    13. The Lijadu Sister - Life’s Gone Down Low
    14. Eppi Fanio - Ikoko Ti Yio Jata (On Perseverance)
    15. Bongos Ikwue - All Night Long
    16. The Thermometers - Babalawo
    17. Colomach - Ottoto Shamoleda
    18. The Black Mirrors - The World Ends
    19. The Semi Colon - Isi Agboncha
    20. Lawrence Amavi Group - Money That’s What I Want
    21. The Hygrades - Somebody’s Gonna Lose Or Win
    22. Ofege - In Concert
    23. The Elcados - Chokoi & Oreje
    24. Sonny Okosuns & Paperback Limited - Ohomi
    25. Chuck Barrister & The Voices of Darkness - Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    26. Tony Grey & The Black 7 - Ugbo Ndoma
    27. Reme Izabebo’s Music Research - (Ayamayama) The Same Man
    28. Action 13 - Active Action
    29. The Actions - Kpokposikposi
    30. The Strangers - Onye Ije
    31. The Comrades - Bullwalk
    32. Ofo The Black Company - Egwu Aja