NO ACCOMMODATION FOR LAGOS by TONY ALLEN PLAYS WITH AFRIKA 70

SKU118338
ArtistTONY ALLEN PLAYS WITH AFRIKA 70
TitleNO ACCOMMODATION FOR LAGOS
LabelCOMET
Catalog #COMET 096RP
Genre
ReleaseW 21 - 2021
FormatVinyl - EULP
EAN Barcode3760179355635
Import
 € 27,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. No Accommodation For Lagos
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/60226_no_accommodation_for_lagos/1_no_accommodation_for_lagos.mp3
  2. African Message
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/n/60226_no_accommodation_for_lagos/2_african_message.mp3

Description

Comet Records presents the Tony Allen & Afrika 70 reissue series with the classic late seventies first 
four solo albums of Tony Allen remastered and restored: Jealousy, Progress, No Accomodation for Lagos 
& No Discrimination, all coming in an heavy Deluxe Tip-On Jacket.

1978's No Accommodation for Lagos, Tony Allen's third solo album, is an effortless Afrobeat 
masterpiece. The Afrika 70 band floats through two of Tony's heaviest and most churning compositions. 
With this album, we start to hear Tony Allen's unique style of Afro-Funk that he would explore for decades to 
come as a solo artist - it is groove-focused, a rolling meditation on rhythm. 

The first track, "No Accommodation for Lagos" is one of Tony's most pointed and churning songs, 
recorded in a chaotic period following the army raid of Fela's compound. There is a seriousness to the funk, 
a real burning purpose in the performance of every instrument, from the horns to the shekere. Tony's 
performance is supercharged - he clearly showed up to the studio that day with a fire in his heart. The 
followup track, "African Message," is an Afrobeat compositional staple. Tony sits back in the cut through 
most of the supremely funky track until about seven minutes in, when he steps into the spotlight to express 
himself fully - his emotions, his frustrations, his convictions - in a fiery duet between his drumkit and his 
voice. The percussionists coalesce around him in support, lifting Tony up as he gives it his all.

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