DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2016
Release Date: 4/16/2016
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Now-Again Records
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after the conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. Along with the double vinyl, Wake Up You! Includes a 104 page book full of never-seen photos and detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?; Brand New Wayo, etc.), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves.
A Side - 1. Formulars Dance Band - Never Never Let Me Down 2. The Hygrades - Keep On Moving 3. Ify Jerry Krusade - Everybody Likes Something Good 4. The Hyrades - In The Jungle (Instrumental) 5. The Strangers - Onye Ije B Side - 1. The Hykkers - Stone The Flower 2. The Funkees - Baby I Need You 3. Waves - Mothers 4. Ofo The Black Company - Beautiful Daddy 5. War-Head Construction Graceful Bird C Side - 1. The Magnificent Zenians - Ije Udo 2. The Apostles - Never Too Late 3. Aktion - Groove The Funk 4. Wrinkar Experience - Ballad Of A Sad Woman D Side - 1. The Founders 15 - I Can't Be Satisfied 2. Tirogo - Float 3. Question Mark - Scram Out 4. P.R.O. - Tell Me