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    Fela Kuti V.I.P (Vagabonds In Power) / Authority Stealing

    Knitting Factory Records
      • 1. V.I.P. (Part 1 & 2)
      • 2. Authority Stealing (Part 1 & 2)

      More afro beat classics from the master himself!

      Authority Stealing was actually inflammatory enough to initiate another round of beatings to Fela from the hands of government thugs, this time nearly killing him. VIP is a live performance from Berlin in 1979. This stands as the last recording of the Afrika 70 ensemble.

      Highly recommended!

      Other Releases by Fela Kuti

      Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
      Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which...
      • – Ikoyi Blindness
      • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
      Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
      This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
      • – Original Sufferhead
      • – Power Show
      Fela KutiO.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)Knitting Factory Records
      ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’ was the penultimate album of newly recorded studio material released by Fela before he passed in 1997.Like its immediate...
        Fela KutiExcuse OKnitting Factory Records
        ‘Excuse O’ is about natural human reactions to situations we confront in our daily endeavours. If you walk into a bar, ask and pay for a drink and...
        • – Excuse-O
        • – Mr Grammarticalogy - lisationalism Is The Boss
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2014-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiNoise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
        The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s...
        • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
        • – Mattress
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2019-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiWhy Black Man They SufferKnitting Factory Records
        ‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been...
        • – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
        • – Ikoyi Mentality vs Mushin Mentality
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2012-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiGentleman: 50th AnniversaryKnitting Factory Records
        “Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning...
          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2009-8£23.00
            Limited smoke coloured vinyl edition
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Fela KutiOpen & CloseKnitting Factory Records
          Reissue of Fela's highly sought-after 1971 album, 'Open & Close'! Super-funky Afrobeat featuring the incredible title track!
          • – Open And Close
          • – Suegbe And Pako
          • – Gbagada Gbogodo
          Fela KutiArmy ArrangementKnitting Factory Records
          Fela Kuti stories Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade ofmilitary rule told through this album, originally released...
          • – Army arrangement (vocal)
          Fela KutiJ.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) Live!! At Kalakuta RepublikKnitting Factory Records
          Originally released in 1977, ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ features Fela lampooning Nigeria’s ‘been-tos’, people who had been to Europe or America...
            • LP + Download Code KFR2026-1£20.99
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Fela KutiNo AgreementKnitting Factory Records
            ‘No Agreement’ is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ and ‘Sorrow Tears...
            • – No Agreement
            • – Dog Eat Dog
              Fela KutiUnderground SystemKnitting Factory Records
              Reissue of one of Fela's later recordings, comprised of two extended tracks, the title cut and the classic, 'Pansa Pansa'.
              • – Underground System
              • – Pansa Pansa
              Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
              1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
              • – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
              • – Eko Ile
              • LP + Download Code KFR2008-1£20.99
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Fela KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
              'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
                Fela KutiUp Side DownKnitting Factory Records
                Upside Down’ and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded...
                • – Up Side Down
                • – Go Slow
                Fela KutiAlagbon Close Knitting Factory
                Unmissable classic afro-beat! Alagbon Close represents one of the first times anyone had directly taken on the Nigerian authorities in such a brash manner!   
                • – alagbon close
                Fela KutiNa PoiKnitting Factory Records
                Hypnotic afrobeat bullet from 1972 - recorded in Lagos. Sprited percussion, tight horns, and pure funk! As with most of the great man's albums, this is...
                • – na poi (part 1)
                • – na poi (part 2)
                • – you no go die...unless
                • LP + Download Code KFR2021-1£20.99
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                Fela KutiExpensive ShitKnitting Factory Records
                'Expensive Shit' is one of Fela's most notorious albums! This killer afro-beat LP was originally release in 1975 and now gets a reissue on Brooklyn-based...
                • – Expensive Shit
                • – Water No Get Enemy
                • LP + Download Code KFR2015-1£20.99
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                Fela KutiSorrow Tears & Blood (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                  Fela KutiOpen & Close / AfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
                  Two classic Afro-beat albums on one bargain price CD! All Fela Kuti's albums are superb! Highly recommended!
                  • – Open & Close

                  Other Releases on Knitting Factory Records

                  Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
                  Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which...
                  • – Ikoyi Blindness
                  • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
                  Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
                  This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
                  • – Original Sufferhead
                  • – Power Show
                  Fela KutiO.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)Knitting Factory Records
                  ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’ was the penultimate album of newly recorded studio material released by Fela before he passed in 1997.Like its immediate...
                    Fela KutiExcuse OKnitting Factory Records
                    ‘Excuse O’ is about natural human reactions to situations we confront in our daily endeavours. If you walk into a bar, ask and pay for a drink and...
                    • – Excuse-O
                    • – Mr Grammarticalogy - lisationalism Is The Boss
                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2014-3£20.99
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Fela KutiNoise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
                    The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s...
                    • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
                    • – Mattress
                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2019-3£20.99
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Fela KutiWhy Black Man They SufferKnitting Factory Records
                    ‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been...
                    • – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
                    • – Ikoyi Mentality vs Mushin Mentality
                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2012-3£20.99
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Fela KutiGentleman: 50th AnniversaryKnitting Factory Records
                    “Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning...
                      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2009-8£23.00
                        Limited smoke coloured vinyl edition
                        In stockAdd to Bag
                      Fela KutiOpen & CloseKnitting Factory Records
                      Reissue of Fela's highly sought-after 1971 album, 'Open & Close'! Super-funky Afrobeat featuring the incredible title track!
                      • – Open And Close
                      • – Suegbe And Pako
                      • – Gbagada Gbogodo
                      Fela KutiArmy ArrangementKnitting Factory Records
                      Fela Kuti stories Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade ofmilitary rule told through this album, originally released...
                      • – Army arrangement (vocal)
                      Fela KutiJ.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) Live!! At Kalakuta RepublikKnitting Factory Records
                      Originally released in 1977, ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ features Fela lampooning Nigeria’s ‘been-tos’, people who had been to Europe or America...
                        • LP + Download Code KFR2026-1£20.99
                          In stockAdd to Bag
                        Fela KutiNo AgreementKnitting Factory Records
                        ‘No Agreement’ is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ and ‘Sorrow Tears...
                        • – No Agreement
                        • – Dog Eat Dog
                          Fela KutiUnderground SystemKnitting Factory Records
                          Reissue of one of Fela's later recordings, comprised of two extended tracks, the title cut and the classic, 'Pansa Pansa'.
                          • – Underground System
                          • – Pansa Pansa
                          Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
                          1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
                          • – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
                          • – Eko Ile
                          • LP + Download Code KFR2008-1£20.99
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          Fela KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
                          'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
                            Fela KutiUp Side DownKnitting Factory Records
                            Upside Down’ and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded...
                            • – Up Side Down
                            • – Go Slow
                            Fela KutiNa PoiKnitting Factory Records
                            Hypnotic afrobeat bullet from 1972 - recorded in Lagos. Sprited percussion, tight horns, and pure funk! As with most of the great man's albums, this is...
                            • – na poi (part 1)
                            • – na poi (part 2)
                            • – you no go die...unless
                            • LP + Download Code KFR2021-1£20.99
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            Fela KutiExpensive ShitKnitting Factory Records
                            'Expensive Shit' is one of Fela's most notorious albums! This killer afro-beat LP was originally release in 1975 and now gets a reissue on Brooklyn-based...
                            • – Expensive Shit
                            • – Water No Get Enemy
                            • LP + Download Code KFR2015-1£20.99
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            Fela KutiSorrow Tears & Blood (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                            Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                              Fela KutiOpen & Close / AfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
                              Two classic Afro-beat albums on one bargain price CD! All Fela Kuti's albums are superb! Highly recommended!
                              • – Open & Close