N.E.P.A by TONY ALLEN & AFROBEAT 2000

SKU73547
ArtistTONY ALLEN & AFROBEAT 2000
TitleN.E.P.A
LabelKS REISSUES
Catalog #KSTA 05
Genre
ReleaseWeek 06 - 2014 Week - 2014
FormatVinyl - EULP
EAN Barcode8717127019823
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Tracks

  1. N.E.P.A (Never Expect Power Always)
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/n/73547_n.e.p.a/1_n.e.p.a_never_expect_power_always.mp3
  2. N.E.P.A Dance Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/n/73547_n.e.p.a/2_n.e.p.a_dance_dub.mp3
  3. When One Road Close (Another One Go Open)
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/n/73547_n.e.p.a/3_when_one_road_close_another_one_go_open.mp3
  4. Road Close Dance Dub
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/n/73547_n.e.p.a/4_road_close_dance_dub.mp3
  5. Olokun
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/n/73547_n.e.p.a/5_olokun.mp3

Description

Never Expect Power Always (aka N.E.P.A.) is largely a biting criticism and mocking of the Nigerian Electrical Power Authority, rife with corruption and poor service. It starts out with the title track, with a definite Afro-beat punch and a tighter arrangement than would normally be expected from Fela. Electro-claps stand as part of the percussion line, adding to a more modern look at what Afro-beat was becoming. This is followed by an even further modernized piece of Afro-beat, as the title track is given a dub mix. "When One Road Close" has a similar pace, and is similarly followed by a dub remix, complete with the necessary space-effects reverb. And to make this reissue extra special the track "Olokun" was never released on vinyl before.

This is the peak of electronic Afro-beat! If you didn't pick the album up the first time around, this is a good time to get it.