• 1. Up Side Down
      • 2. Go Slow

      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 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
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        Fela KutiKalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
        The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974....
        • – Kalakuta Show
        • – Don't Make Garan Garan
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2020-3£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
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        Fela KutiBOX SET #6 CURATED BY IDRIS ELBA
        Very limited one-off pressing. Features the albums ‘Open & Close’, ‘Music of Many Colors’, ‘Stalemate’, ‘I Go Shout Plenty!!!’, ‘Live...
          • 7×LP Box set (2.2kg) KFR4008-1£105.00
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          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 KutiBoxset #5: Co-curated by Chris Martin & Femi KutiKnitting Factory Records
            Knitting Factory Records release the next installment of long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Box Set #5 was co-curated by Fela’s...
              • 7×LP Box set (2.2kg) KFR4006-1£90.00
                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)
              • LP + Download Code KFR2041-1£20.99
                In stockAdd to Bag
              • CD KFR-1025£7.99 £7.99
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              Fela KutiCoffin For Head Of StateKnitting Factory Records
              Fela Kuti made some frantic albums in his career--ones that popped with his enthusiastic political disobedience and ones that roared with fury at the Nigerian...
              • – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
              • Original LP£8.00
                Vinyl condition: POORSleeve condition: POOROriginal Nigerian vinyl POOR CONDITION
                Sold out Notify me
              • LP + Download Code KFR2036-1£20.99
                In stockAdd to Bag
              • CD KFR-1021£7.99 £7.99
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              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
                  • LP + Download Code KFR2045-1£20.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  • CD KFR-1027£7.99 £8.99
                    Out of stock Notify me
                  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 KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
                  1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
                  • Fela Kuti – Gentleman
                  • Fela Kuti – Igbe
                  • Fela Kuti – Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
                  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 KutiRoforofo Fight (2015 Reissue)Knitting Factory
                    Essential afro beat! A dancefloor bomb! You need this!! KILLER REISSUE of Fela Kuti's 1972 album Roforofo Fight! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
                    • – Roforofo Fight
                    • – 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 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 KutiHe Miss Road (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                      He Miss Road', also 1975, was produced by Ginger Baker. A deep and darker shade of afro-beat that is one of Fela's best.
                      • – He Miss Road
                      • – Monday Morning In Lagos
                      • – It's No Possible
                      Fela KutiBeasts Of No Nation / O.D.O.OKnitting Factory Records
                      After helping Fela Anikulapo Kuti with Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Wally Badarou then produced Beasts of No Nation. Another album that has been combined...
                      • – Beasts Of No Nation
                      Fela KutiAlagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey SufferKnitting Factory
                      Alagbon Close represents one of the first times anyone had directly taken on the Nigerian authorities in such a brash manner. Why Black Man Dey Suffer:...
                      • – Alagbon Close
                      Fela KutiExpensive Shit / He Miss RoadKnitting Factory Records
                      'Expensive Shit', from 1975, is one of Fela's most notorious albums. The title track recounts being framed by the police and his comical escape from certain...
                      • – Expensive Shit
                      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
                      Fela KutiOriginal Suffer Head And I.T.TKnitting Factory Records
                      Yet more essential afrobeat from the African equivalent of James Brown! All his albums are great!
                      • – I T T
                      Fela KutiEverything Scatter / Noise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
                      The king of afro beat does it again! Two essential classic albums on one budget CD!
                        Fela KutiYellow FeverKnitting Factory Records
                        Yellow Fever’ was originally released in 1976, during Fela’s extraordinarily prolific 1975-77 purple period, when he released 24 albums in Nigeria...
                        • – Yellow Fever
                        • – Na Poi ‘75
                        • LP + Download Code KFR2024-1£16.99
                          Out of stock Notify me
                        • CD KFR-1013£7.99 £7.99
                          In stockAdd to Bag

                        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 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 KutiKalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
                          The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974....
                          • – Kalakuta Show
                          • – Don't Make Garan Garan
                          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2020-3£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 KutiBoxset #5: Co-curated by Chris Martin & Femi KutiKnitting Factory Records
                            Knitting Factory Records release the next installment of long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Box Set #5 was co-curated by Fela’s...
                              • 7×LP Box set (2.2kg) KFR4006-1£90.00
                                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)
                              • LP + Download Code KFR2041-1£20.99
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              • CD KFR-1025£7.99 £7.99
                                Out of stock Notify me
                              Fela KutiCoffin For Head Of StateKnitting Factory Records
                              Fela Kuti made some frantic albums in his career--ones that popped with his enthusiastic political disobedience and ones that roared with fury at the Nigerian...
                              • – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
                              • Original LP£8.00
                                Vinyl condition: POORSleeve condition: POOROriginal Nigerian vinyl POOR CONDITION
                                Sold out Notify me
                              • LP + Download Code KFR2036-1£20.99
                                In stockAdd to Bag
                              • CD KFR-1021£7.99 £7.99
                                Out of stock Notify me
                              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
                                  • LP + Download Code KFR2045-1£20.99
                                    In stockAdd to Bag
                                  • CD KFR-1027£7.99 £8.99
                                    Out of stock Notify me
                                  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 KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
                                  1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
                                  • Fela Kuti – Gentleman
                                  • Fela Kuti – Igbe
                                  • Fela Kuti – Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
                                  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 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 KutiHe Miss Road (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                                      He Miss Road', also 1975, was produced by Ginger Baker. A deep and darker shade of afro-beat that is one of Fela's best.
                                      • – He Miss Road
                                      • – Monday Morning In Lagos
                                      • – It's No Possible
                                      Fela KutiBeasts Of No Nation / O.D.O.OKnitting Factory Records
                                      After helping Fela Anikulapo Kuti with Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Wally Badarou then produced Beasts of No Nation. Another album that has been combined...
                                      • – Beasts Of No Nation
                                      Fela KutiExpensive Shit / He Miss RoadKnitting Factory Records
                                      'Expensive Shit', from 1975, is one of Fela's most notorious albums. The title track recounts being framed by the police and his comical escape from certain...
                                      • – Expensive Shit
                                      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
                                      Fela KutiOriginal Suffer Head And I.T.TKnitting Factory Records
                                      Yet more essential afrobeat from the African equivalent of James Brown! All his albums are great!
                                      • – I T T
                                      Fela KutiEverything Scatter / Noise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
                                      The king of afro beat does it again! Two essential classic albums on one budget CD!
                                        Fela KutiYellow FeverKnitting Factory Records
                                        Yellow Fever’ was originally released in 1976, during Fela’s extraordinarily prolific 1975-77 purple period, when he released 24 albums in Nigeria...
                                        • – Yellow Fever
                                        • – Na Poi ‘75
                                        • LP + Download Code KFR2024-1£16.99
                                          Out of stock Notify me
                                        • CD KFR-1013£7.99 £7.99
                                          In stockAdd to Bag