Fela Kuti Monkey Banana And Excuse O

    Knitting Factory Records
      • 1. Monkey Banana
      • 2. Sense Wiseness
      • 3. Excuse O
      • 4. Mr Grammarticalogyisationalism Is The Boss

      Yet more essential afro beat classics from the king of Nigerian music, Fela Kuti! Monkey Banana - reflects his social consciousness in deploring the poor conditions of workers' lives in Nigeria. "Sense Wiseness' has a funkier beat and prominent high, glistening electric keyboards, the backdrop for lyrics criticizing the educated segment of Africa's population for absorbing Western ways.

      Monkey Banana was combined with another 1975 album, Excuse O.


      Deluxe digipack, with booklet including Fela’s biography and track-by-track commentary from Afrobeat historian Chris May.


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