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Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970's Nigeria
Various Artists
Soundway Records
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Release Date
August 10, 2009

Nigeria Rock Special shines a light on the lesser known musical output that developed in Nigeria beyond the traditional sounds of highlife and afrobeat – young bands caught up in the wave of psychedelic rock that was sweeping Europe and the States in the late ‘60s.

Spurred on by Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s visits to Lagos and his band Airforce (featuring many Nigerian musicians), the sound of fuzzed out rock reverberated around the universities and nightspots of Lagos and Ibadan.

Soundway’s on-going commitment to documenting the diversity of the Nigerian recording industry is captured through this startling collection of tracks. Compiler Miles Cleret spent over five years working on the first set of Nigeria Special albums involving numerous trips to Nigeria interviewing musicians, researching recordings and scouring dusty record stores and warehouses for these elusive tracks.

“Every song crackles with the thrill of plugging in, turning up the volume and trying something new.” GUARDIAN (UK)

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Adieu Ofege 4:12 Buy


  2. 2 More Bread to the People The Action 13 3:11 Buy

    More Bread to the People

  3. 3 In the Jungle (Instrumental) The Hygrades 3:09 Buy

    In the Jungle (Instrumental)

  4. 4 Odenigbo The Wings 3:49 Buy


  5. 5 Eniaro Ofo The Black Company 6:10 Buy


  6. 6 Ku Mi Da Hankan The Elcados 5:06 Buy

    Ku Mi Da Hankan

  7. 7 Kenimania Mono Mono 4:38 Buy


  8. 8 Finger Toe Tabukah X 5:24 Buy

    Finger Toe

  9. 9 Acid Rock The Funkees 2:55 Buy

    Acid Rock

  10. 10 Cococun Gba Gounke Colomach 2:55 Buy

    Cococun Gba Gounke

  11. 11 Another Man's Thing Joe King Kolobo, His Black Sound 4:10 Buy

    Another Man's Thing

  12. 12 Freaking Out Question Mark 4:08 Buy

    Freaking Out

  13. 13 Igba Alusi Original Wings 7:02 Buy

    Igba Alusi

  14. 14 Omoba D'eru Ri Tunji Oyelana 5:47 Buy

    Omoba D'eru Ri

  15. 15 Chant to Mother Earth BLO 6:02 Buy

    Chant to Mother Earth

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