Various Artists / World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria, The
Album: World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria, The   Collection:World 12"
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Aug 2012
Label:Soundway Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-08-26 Pull Date: 2012-10-28 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 21 Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 16 Sep 9 Sep 2
Airplays: 1 1 3 1 1 2

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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2012-08-26
The World Ends – Afro-Rock & Psychedelia…
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/26/12
Afro-Rock and Psychedelia from 1970’s Nigeria, just like it says. (For all I know, vocals are in several languages other than English, but I just put “Nigerian”…)
Side 6 has two vinyl-only bonus tracks
1. 3:01 ***very 60’s garage feel, midtempo hip wiggler, vocals in Nigerian, lots of farfisa (and pretty crap production, alas.)
2. 3:54 **midtempo funky strut, totally Joe Cool. Instrumental – pretty much all psychedelic guitar solo.
3. 3:03 **uptempo, extremely messy and quite psychedelic. Seriously fuzzy guitar
4. 4:02 **rather uptempo, sort of free-jazzy, apparently recorded live, in English. Goes in all sorts of different directions…
5. 4:43 ****upbeat, tingly and jingly, groovy keyboard and blatty horn. Ooh, also funky with gnarly jazzy horns and wah wah. Vocals in English. Crazy!
6. 3:40 ***uptempo yet relaxed funky sashay with prominent bass. Sort of a free-form jam, I think.
7. 3:48 **truly odd spoken intro, complex fast African percussion. Bit of fuzz/wahwah guitar, lots of yells. Party time! Feels more of a real Afro-psych fusion that most tracks.
8. 5:29 **a bit uptempo, happy boppy, slightly funky psychedelia with prominent keyboards. Vocals in Nigerian.
9. 5:00 ****solo guitar intro, midtempo and bluesy. Reminds me of the Vanilla Fudge version of Season of the Witch. Vocals in English. Guitar gets GNARLY towards the end. Whew!
10. 3:34 **upbeat, complex percussion, wah wah guitar, quite aggressive vocals in Nigerian. Psychedelic and pretty sloppy…
11. 5:26 **relaxed pop shuffle, but with profoundly psychedelic guitars. Sort of soft and mushy mix, though. Pretty vocals WAY up in front, interesting Nigerian language.
12. 3:37 **midtempo relaxed funky soul, vocals in English. Rather banal lyrics redeemed completely by super-psychedelic guitar solo
13. 4:49 ***smooth soul sway, beautiful female harmonies in English (see their CDs we have already)
14. 3:27 ***uptempo 4/4 chugging groove with solo guitar and hand drums. FUNKY as mess. Vocals in English.
15. 3:02 **unexpectedly mellow acoustic guitar – almost 60’s country-pop. Morphs into midtempo funky soul.
16. (short – 3 minutes?) **uptempo, hyperactive farfisa, vocals in Nigerian.
17. (long jam – 7+ minutes) ****fast Blaxploitation groove with prominent (quite good) trumpet. Gnarly vocals in English. Nice.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Ify Jerry Krusade Nwantinti Die Die
2. Hygrades, The Rough Rider
3. Hykkers, The Deiyo Deiyo (Akpuwunlobi)
4. Mebusas, The Mr. Bull Dog (45 Version)
5. Foundars 15 Don't Take Me For A Ride
6. Ceejebs Eti Ufok
7. Tony Grey Super 7 Yem Efe
8. Identicals, The Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
9. P.R.O. Blacky Joe
10. Cicada Oli Nkwu
11. Eppi Fanio Ikoko Ti Yio Jata (On Perseverance)
12. Bongos Ikwue All Night Long
13. Lijadu Sisters, The Life's Gone Down Low
14. Funkees, The Breakthrough
15. Wrinkar Experience Soundway
16. Wings, The Afam Bfuna
17. Big John Oaikhena Soul Generation