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Various Artists / World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria, The
Album:World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria, The Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Aug 2012
Label:Soundway Records 

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Add Date:2012-08-26 Pull Date:2012-10-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 21Oct 14Oct 7Sep 23Sep 16Sep 9Sep 2

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-08-26 
e World Ends – Afro-Rock & Psychedelia…
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/26/12
Afro-Rock and Psychedelia from 1970’s Nigeria, just like it says. (For all I know, vocals are in several languages other than English, but I just put “Nigerian”…)
CD 1:
1. 3:51 **big drums and sort of OG beatboxing intro. Midtempo garage psychedelia with guitar and farfisa, pretty harmonies. Vocals in heavily accented English.
2. 5:29 **a bit uptempo, happy boppy, slightly funky psychedelia with prominent keyboards. Vocals in Nigerian.
3. 3:37 **midtempo relaxed funky soul, vocals in English. Rather banal lyrics redeemed completely by super-psychedelic guitar solo.
4. 3:43 **upbeat midtempo march (messily) trying to be East LA soul. Very stoned.
5. 3:39 **sweet downtempo and relaxed makossa groove, punchy farfisa and guitar. Vocals in Nigerian.
6. 3:30 ***uptempo, deeply funky, complex bassline, tight band. Vocals in mostly incomprehensible English. Very groovy.

7. 5:00 ****solo guitar intro, midtempo and bluesy. Reminds me of the Vanilla Fudge version of Season of the Witch. Vocals in English. Guitar gets GNARLY towards the end. Whew!
8. 3:27 ***uptempo 4/4 chugging groove with solo guitar and hand drums. FUNKY as mess. Vocals in English.
9. 4:19 **midtempo sashay with stuttering guitars, slight tinge of Isaac Hayes. Instrumental, noodly.
10. 6:39 ***midtempo funky strut, sounds like it was recorded in the shower (in a good way). Lyrics in Nigerian. Gnarly fuzz guitar solo.
11. 3:03 **uptempo, extremely messy and quite psychedelic. Seriously fuzzy guitar.
12. 4:43 ****upbeat, tingly and jingly, groovy keyboard and blatty horn. Ooh, also funky with gnarly jazzy horns and wah wah. Vocals in English. Crazy!
13. 3:52 ****aw, nice spoken intro in English. Shakers and flute and complex hand drums – then wild uptempo Psychedelic Funk! (I think they blew the speakers within the first minute…)
14. 3:40 ***uptempo yet relaxed funky sashay with prominent bass. Sort of a free-form jam, I think.
15. 5:26 **relaxed pop shuffle, but with profoundly psychedelic guitars. Sort of soft and mushy mix, though. Pretty vocals WAY up in front, interesting Nigerian language.
16. 4:15 **ponderous intro, uptempo funky stomp. Some interestingly grotty sounds, sort of on the Prog end of Psycho…
CD 2:
1. 5:27 ***uptempo garage psych – sounds kinda like the Count Five except in Nigerian and with more farfisa.
2. 2:59 **uptempo funky wiggle, vocals in Nigerian, nice farfisa and drums.
3. 4:49 ***smooth soul sway, beautiful female harmonies in English (see their CDs we have already)
4. 3:38 **uptempo soul strut, lyrics in English (I think!) (Not a cover of the familiar 60’s hit.)
5. 4:02 **rather uptempo, sort of free-jazzy, apparently recorded live, in English. Goes in all sorts of different directions….
6. 3:11 **upbeat funky strut, vocals in Nigerian, prominent keyboards.
7. 3:34 **upbeat, complex percussion, wah wah guitar, quite aggressive vocals in Nigerian. Psychedelic and pretty sloppy…
8. 2:53 ****midtempo, relaxed funky sashay, fuzz guitar, vocal harmonies in Nigerian. Excellent guitar noises.
9. 2:40 ***very rootsy chanted vocals, endearingly messy guitar jam. These people are stoned out of their MINDS.
10. 3:54 **midtempo funky strut, totally Joe Cool. Instrumental – pretty much all psychedelic guitar solo.
11. 3:09 ***midtempo funky bop, vocals in English. Wow! That’s a scream! Whew… good stuff!
12. 3:02 **unexpectedly mellow acoustic guitar – almost 60’s country-pop. Morphs into midtempo funky soul.
13. 4:45 ***slow keyboard intro, then midtempo with lots of percussion and farfisa. Check the bass – nice. Good fuzz guitar solo, too.
14. 3:48 ***dramatic farfisa intro, then midtempo sway, vocals in English. Rather sweet ballad-style music, given the lyrics.
15. 4:58 **truly odd spoken intro, complex fast African percussion. Bit of fuzz/wahwah guitar, lots of yells. Party time! Feels more of a real Afro-psych fusion that most tracks.
16. 3:01 ***very 60’s garage feel, midtempo hip wiggler, vocals in Nigerian, lots of farfisa (and pretty crap production, alas.)

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