Zombie [LP]

Zombie [LP]

by Fela Kuti & Africa 70

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

Zombie was the most popular and impacting record that Fela Kuti & Africa 70 would record -- it ignited the nation to follow Fela's lead and antagonize the military zombies that had the population by the throat. Fela is direct and humorous in his attack as he barks out commands to the soldiers like: "Attention! Double up! Fall In! Fall out! Fall down! Get ready!" Meanwhile, his choir responds with "Zombie!" in between each statement. Since the groove was so absolutely contagious, it took the nation by storm: People in the street would put on a blank stare and walk with hands affront proclaiming "Zombie!" whenever they would see soldiers. If "Zombie" caught the attention of the populous it also cought the attention of the authority figures -- this would cause devastating personal and professional effects as the Nigerian government came down on him with absolute brute force not long after the release of this record. Also included are "Monkey Banana," a laid-back groove that showcases drummer Tony Allen's mastery of the Afro-beat, and "Everything Scatter," a standard mid-tempo romp. Both songs are forgetful in relation to "Zombie," but this is still an essential disc to own for the title track alone. [Zombie was re-released on LP in 2016.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2016
Label: Knitting Factory
UPC: 0720841206118
catalogNumber: 12061
Rank: 16046

Tracks

  1. Zombie
  2. Mister Follow Follow
  3. Observation Is No Crime
  4. Mistake

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