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Disc 1
01
Ify Jerry Krusade Nwantinti/Die Die
03 :01
02
The Hygrades Rough Rider
03 :53
03 03 :03
04
Wrinkar Experience Soundway
03 :02
05
The Funkees Breakthrough
03 :27
06 04 :02
07 04 :43
08
Ceejebs Eti Ufok
03 :39
09
Tony Grey Super 7 Yem Efe
04 :58
10
The Identicals Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa
05 :29
11
P.R.O. Blacky Joe
05 :00
12
Cicada Oli Nkwu
03 :33
13
The Lijadu Sisters Life's Gone Down Low
04 :49
15
Bongos Ikwue All Night Long
03 :37
Disc 2
01
The Thermometers Babalawo
03 :39
02
Colomach Ottoto Shamoleda
02 :39
03
The Black Mirrors The World Ends
03 :47
04
The Semi Colon Isi Agboncha
05 :27
05
Lawrence Amavi Group Money That's What I Want
03 :37
06 03 :09
07
Ofege In Concert
04 :14
08
The Elcados Chokoi & Oreje
06 :39
09
Sonny Okosuns & Paperback Limited Ohomi
03 :10
10
Chuck Barrister & The Voices Of Darkness Be Kind, Be Foolish, Be Happy
03 :30
11
Tony Grey & The Magnificent Zeinians Ugbo Ndoma
04 :44
12
Reme Izabebo's Music Research (Ayamayama) The Same Man
03 :43
13
Action 13 Active Action
03 :50
14
The Actions Kpokposikposi
02 :58
15
The Strangers Onye Ije
02 :53
16
The Comrades Bullwalk
04 :18
17
Ofo The Black Company Egwu Aja
03 :51
ARTIST
TITLE
The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia In 1970s Nigeria
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SNDW 023CD SNDW 023CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/20/2010

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, 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, Jimi 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 Biafra War of 1967, it was a grisly conflict taking over three million lives, yet at the same time 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." Includes a 44-page booklet packed with rare photos and extensive liner notes.