The World Ends Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria

    • The Thermometers – Babalawo
    • The Black Mirrors – The World Ends
    • The Semi Colon – Isi Agboncha
    • Chuck Barrister & The Voices of Darkness – Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    • Tony Grey & The Magnificient Zeinians – Ugbo Ndoma
    • 1. The Ify Jerry Krusade – Nwantinti / Die Die
    • 2. The Hygrades – Rough Rider
    • 3. The Hykkers – Deiyo Deiyo (Akpuwunlobi)
    • 4. Wrinkar Experience – Soundway
    • 5. The Funkees – Breakthrough
    • 6. The Mebusas – Mr. Bull Dog (Original 45 Version)
    • 7. The Foundars 15 – Don't Take Me For A Ride
    • 8. The Geejebs – Eti Ufok
    • 9. Tony Grey Super 7 – Yem Efe
    • 10. The Identicals – Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
    • 11. P.R.O (People Rock Outfit) – Blacky Joe
    • 12. Cicada – Oli Nkwu
    • 13. The Lijadu Sisters – Life's Gone Down Low
    • 14. Eppi Fanio – Ikoko
    • 15. Bongos Ikwue – All Night Long
    • 16. The Thermometers – Babalawo
    • 17. Colomach – Ottoto Shamoleda
    • 18. The Black Mirrors – The World Ends
    • 19. The Semi Colon – Isi Agboncha
    • 20. The Lawrence Amavi Group – Money That's What I Want
    • 21. The Hygrades – Somebody's Gotta Lose or Win
    • 22. Ofege – In Concert
    • 23. The Geejebs – Eti Ufok
    • 24. The Elcados – Chokoi & Oreje
    • 25. Sonny Okosuns & Paperback Limited – Ohomi
    • 26. Chuck Barrister & The Voices of Darkness – Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy
    • 27. Tony Grey & The Magnificient Zeinians – Ugbo Ndoma
    • 28. Reme Izabo's Music Research – The Same Man (Ayamayama)
    • 29. The Action 13 – Active Action
    • 30. The Actions – Kpokposikposi
    • 31. The Strangers – Onye Ije
    • 32. The Comrades – Bullwalk
    • 33. Ofo The Black Company – Egwu Aja

    The World Ends is the latest title from Soundway Records showcasing a wave of guitar driven and psychedelic groups that sprung up in Nigeria during the early 1970s. Featuring 32 electrifying and funk laden grooves, this is the sound of a generation attempting to pick up the pieces after the devastation of the Nigerian civil war.

    Spread over 2 CDs and 2 triple gatefold LPs, this bumper collection is brimming with youthful exuberance, fuzzed out guitar and cosmic organ vibes and owes much to the psychedelic sounds of Jim Morrison, Santana, Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and James Brown.

    As the summer of love was blossoming in London and San Francisco, Nigeria was imploding into civil war. Also known as the Biafran war of 1967, it was a grisly conflict taking over three million lives yet at the same time as the country was being pulled apart there was a new world beginning. The tracks featured represent a forgotten chapter in Nigeria’s musical history when the youth threw their varied morsels into the pot from hard rock to psychedelic soul when guitars were cherished instruments, symbolic of a new movement, when highlife and Afrobeat played second fiddle to ‘the beat’.


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