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  • What's a good Fela Kuti record

    Like, really funky shit

  • #2
    All of them!
    some times play g+ with back noise,some times vg , super psyché juju lpfront sleeve is very nice vg back vg , but the top corne left is eating buy rats, ask for picture

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    • #3
      My top 5 in terms of repeat plays and my fondness for pidgin swearing and funkiness are probably:

      Roforofo Fight (drumming, fuck em yab em, horns, this has got the lot)
      Upside Down ( ace female vocalist with gigantic bee in bonnet about colonial injustice)
      Zombie (always flip this and play Mr Follow Follow too)
      Sorrow Tears and Blood
      ITT (also got Fela yabbing motherfuckas)

      Shakara´s the only one that ever really worked on a dancefloor for me, though

      I think the funkiest Fela bit is the beginning of Lets Start, but it doesn´t really go anywhere after that.
      the best title is Equalisation of Trouser and Pant.
      Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by babycart View Post

        Roforofo Fight (drumming, fuck em yab em, horns, this has got the lot)
        Seconded!
        A Sound Awareness

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        • #5
          personal fave is Expensive Shit mostly for this , especially the intro at full vol !

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          • #6
            Been listening to this a lot lately.

            http://www.discogs.com/Fela-Anikulap...release/107975

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              • #8
                Originally posted by babycart View Post

                Roforofo Fight (drumming, fuck em yab em, horns, this has got the lot)
                Originally posted by el sporto View Post
                Seconded!
                I'm in for a third... always in the bag... need a pee/smoke break whilst playing - this is the number 16mins of pure class... no one objects to hearing this one to the end - punk as feck - just in case...




                Originally posted by reza View Post
                personal fave is Expensive Shit mostly for this , especially the intro at full vol !]
                This would be number two... scorcher lyrically and musically...

                A must have are the four Fela Box sets that came out on Barkley a good few years back... not cheap, but cheaper than the OGs
                "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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                • #9
                  Beast of No Nation for me. That band always gets criticized for being rough but it took balls of steel to stand up and be counted in the Babangida and Abacha years.
                  Chimptown, now twinned with Cockermouth, Penistone and Big Beaver, Pennsylvania..

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                  • #10
                    My votes go to:
                    Black President
                    Live with Ginger Baker

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by babycart View Post

                      Roforofo Fight (drumming, fuck em yab em, horns, this has got the lot)


                      Shakara´s the only one that ever really worked on a dancefloor for me, though
                      er....fourthed - brilliant from start to finish (and very danceable)

                      Originally posted by jam View Post
                      Live with Ginger Baker
                      seconded -great hypnotic bass and drumming
                      Boy George knew my father

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                      • #12
                        Zombie worked a few times as a dancefloor burner for me. But then it was basically an afrobeat night so it was liking shooting fish in a barrel.
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                        John Peel

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                        • #13
                          Beaten to the punch here. Babycart pretty much nailed it as usual, but I have a soft spot for JJD with its rambling stoned intro and bad sax playing. The little bass run before it all breaks loose is wondrous stuff.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Plainstone View Post
                            Beaten to the punch here. Babycart pretty much nailed it as usual, but I have a soft spot for JJD with its rambling stoned intro and bad sax playing. The little bass run before it all breaks loose is wondrous stuff.
                            If we're going to pick out little parts of his "tunes", and why shouldn't we, then my personal favourite is the riffing horns in V.I.P. (Vagabonds In Power) as the piece really starts cooking.
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