If by cool you mean "hella chill", then yes.
If by cool you mean "hella chill", then yes.
there should be an afrobeat thread
Nice, good look. Figured there was a thread. I'll just leave this dankness here on the way.
dude. eeeeeeee is right. fela just slays anything he touches. you could say Zombie is his best, or name like a hundred others.
one of my all-time favs right here. Roy Ayers x Fela Kuti = amazing.
"Talkin bout Unity.. talkin bout Togetherness... talkin bout positive vibes". hahahaha
D'you do vinyl at all? If so, you should really look at the first Fela box set that Knitting Factory just put out. It's got 6 Fela albums repressed with great liner notes and really meticulous attention to detail on the art aspect. Plus, you'll get copies of Expensive Shit and Beasts of No Nation. Not cheap, but it's totally worth it.
Give me two or three Fela Kuti albums to listen to...I've never heard even one song before.
Two albums: Zombie and Expensive Shit. They're my two favorites, and the title track from Zombie is not only my favorite Fela song, it's my favorite funk song and one of the best things you'll ever hear. I swear that song has so much personality that it's almost alive.
Expensive Shit, Zombie, Water No Get Enemy, No Agreement, Roforofo Fight..
You could start there. Be prepared to get your mind fucking blown the fuck off.
edit: and b, love vinyl. I have been meaning to grab a fela box set, thanks for recommending one. I have a few reissues, but it would be great to have it all together. Thanks.
Expensive Shit taught me afrobeat. It's almost too good the first time you hear it.
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is this not a good price? http://www.turntablelab.com/vinyl/0/0/89211.html
I've got a cart going haha, could just add it. If amazon has it for much cheaper, I will definitely go there.
Amazon's got it 20 bucks less, I think I'm gonna grab it there. So excited, the pictures look sick.
FYI, if you're a college student you can get an Amazon Prime account for free using your school email account. That gets you free 2 day shipping on all orders that ship directly through Amazon, and it's a great deal. I grabbed that box set for so little through Amazon's presale because of the free shipping.
I gots that Amazon Prime. So necessary. Free 2-day shipping.
Thoughts? In my opinion it's not nearly as good as either song individually, but it's a good effort. There's a whole album of MJ/Fela mashups.
here's one of my favs
Did any of you see the Fela musical on Broadway? It was actually pretty well done, imo. The lead actor played the part AMAZINGLY. Sounded just like Fela, it was eerie. And the band kills. (Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra).
I think we need a Funk/Soul thread.
this bassline? wow
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This need not be buried in the ATP thread:
Portishead Live in Portugal 1998
I'm listening to the self-titled Foo Fighters album in its entirety for the first time since the 90's, when my friend's older brother had it and played it a bunch. I had forgotten how awesome it is. Foo Fighters = great.
I had also forgotten that half of these songs are still played all the time on alt rock radio.
I have major memories attached to The Colour and the Shape, so I'd argue with you about that not being a great album. The rest are some awesome songs mixed with some not-bad-but-not-great tunes. Dave Grohl is pretty awesome. I always manage to forget this.
Actually, I wouldn't disagree with your argument. Nostalgia totally colors my opinion of it (no pun intended.) I'm relistening to it right now as well. It's been a long time. Reminds me of summer days at my friend's house, where I used to spend days at a time. The first album is a stronger overall batch of songs.
Awesome. I can't wait for this.
http://pitchfork.com/news/42621-step...k-produced-lp/Stephen Malkmus Announces Beck-Produced LP
Last year, we reported that Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus had hit the studio with his band the Jicks and one Beck Hansen. But because Malkmus was busy with the Pavement reunion tour all last year, that collaboration had to go on the back burner. Now that Pavement is once again in the rearview mirror, Malkmus is back on his solo grind. The Matablog announces that Matador will release the Beck-produced Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks album Mirror Traffic on August 23.
The Matablog also reports that Mirror Traffic will be the final Jicks album to feature former Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss, who's keeping herself busy with Wild Flag, her new band with Mary Timony and ex-Sleater-Kinney bandmate Carrie Brownstein. At future Jicks shows, Joggers drummer Jake Morris will take over for her.