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Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970's Nigeria
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Soundway Records
Catalogue Number
0827565035922
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
  3. 3 In the Jungle (Instrumental) The Hygrades 3:09 Buy
  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
  7. 7 Kenimania Mono Mono 4:38 Buy
  8. 8 Finger Toe Tabukah X 5:24 Buy
  9. 9 Acid Rock The Funkees 2:55 Buy
  10. 10 Cococun Gba Gounke Colomach 2:55 Buy
  11. 11 Another Man's Thing Joe King Kolobo, His Black Sound 4:10 Buy
  12. 12 Freaking Out Question Mark 4:08 Buy
  13. 13 Igba Alusi Original Wings 7:02 Buy
  14. 14 Omoba D'eru Ri Tunji Oyelana 5:47 Buy
  15. 15 Chant to Mother Earth BLO 6:02 Buy
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