|Album:||World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Onyeabor, William||Added:||Nov 2013|
|Add Date:||2013-11-14||Pull Date:||2014-01-24|
|Week Ending:||Jan 19||Jan 12||Jan 5||Dec 15||Nov 24||Nov 17|
|1.||Feb 08, 2022:||Butter in the Pan
Atomic Bomb, Fantastic Man
|4.||Feb 07, 2017:||The BetelNut Sessions #2
|2.||Jun 12, 2019:||The Library
|5.||Jan 21, 2017:||Music Casserole
Why Go To War
|3.||Jul 08, 2017:||Music Casserole
Body And Soul
|6.||May 17, 2014:||Music Casserole
Body And Soul
Favorites: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9. Potential FCC risk on track 7. Says the word “hell” but not obscene by any means. No other FCCs.
Similar artists/releases: Fela Kuti, Parliament, Talking Heads
1. (10:09) ** Onyeabor’s manifesto. Funk bass, tight drumming, organ solos, warped synths, and call and response vocals. Awesome.
2. (8:00) * Excited about the new Arcade Fire album? Well listen to this instead (the bass line is eerily reminiscent of “We Exist” off the new album…or I guess it’s the other way around)
3. (10:06) *** Super funky with some nice ascending horns and synth. Also I love the lyrics: “Good name is better than silver and gold/and nobody can buy your name”. That’s what I’m talking about.
4. (10:08) *** Opens with a nice drum groove and guitar/organ/horn interplay. Probably the most dynamic song on the album
5. (9:04) * The most overtly political song on the album with a refrain of “why go to war/why not find peace?”. Awesome hypnotic guitar throughout. Layered and detailed like every song on here.
6. (7:49) Disco-y vibe. Nice synth melody and some interesting drum machine effects
7. (4:03) ** light FCC “hell”. Shortest song on the album and certainly a keeper. Richly textured instrumentation with some thought provoking lyrics about the afterlife
8. (7:19) Funky and strange, pretty up-tempo with loads of horns
9. (6:29) ** Nice laidback closer to the album. Some cool production effects. I dare you to not smile listening to this
Reviewed by Muscat
|1.||Body And Soul||6.||Love Is Blind|
|2.||Atomic Bomb||7.||Heaven And Hell|
|3.||Good Name||8.||Let's Fall In Love|
|4.||Something You Will Never Forget||9.||Fantastic Man|
|5.||Why Go To War||10.||Better Change Your Mind|