Now, I wasn't thinking about picking up some early 1970's Nigerian psychedlica today. But these three little nuggets from the new 'The World Ends' compilation that dropped yesterday sure got my mouth watering. With all these summer mixtapes dropping like tired old flies, this unexpected gem is my favourite find so far. The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria by Soundway
More quality African cuts after the jump.
"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."
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