TONY ALLEN & AFROBEAT 2000 - N.E.P.A. (LP)


"Huge Tony Allen album originally released in 1984. This officially licensed reissue holds an extra track previously unreleased on vinyl. Never Expect Power Always (aka N.E.P.A.) is largely a biting criticism and mocking of the Nigerian Electrical Power Authority, rife with corruption and poor service. It starts out with the title track, with a definite Afro-beat punch and a tighter arrangement than would normally be expected from Fela. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming. This is followed by an even further modernized piece of Afro-beat, as the title track is given a dub mix. 'When One Road Close' has a similar pace, and is similarly followed by a dub remix, complete with the necessary space-effects reverb. And to make this reissue extra special the track 'Olokun' was never released on vinyl before." (label info)
in stock | NL| 2014| KINDRED SPIRITS | 18.90


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