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Fela Kuti


Knitting Factory


Released: 20th May 2013


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'zombie' was the most popular & impacting record that fela kuti & africa 70 would record.

it ignited the nation to follow fela's lead & antagonise the military zombies that had the population by the throat. fela is direct & humorous in his attack as he barks out commands & since the groove was so absolutely contagious, it took the nation by storm: people in the street would put on a blank stare & walk with hands affront proclaiming "zombie!" whenever they would see soldiers. ‘monkey banana’ is a laid-back groove that showcases drummer tony allen's mastery of the afro-beat, & ‘everything scatter’, a great mid-tempo romp.