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Afreaka
Demon Fuzz
Afreaka
Genres: R&B, Rock
 
This is the classic long lost British psychedelic funk album by Demon Fuzz In a just world, Demon Fuzz would have been very successful. Sadly, however, the only real success they enjoyed is the fact that many club DJs no...  more »

      
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All Artists: Demon Fuzz
Title: Afreaka
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Castle
Release Date: 8/16/2005
Album Type: Import
Genres: R&B, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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This is the classic long lost British psychedelic funk album by Demon Fuzz In a just world, Demon Fuzz would have been very successful. Sadly, however, the only real success they enjoyed is the fact that many club DJs now use their samples frequently. Although the band played most of the British underground festivals in the early seventies, Demon Fuzz were simply too way-out to make a significant impact on the college crowd and as a result they broke up after 18 months on the scene. Released in 1970 the band?s only album, the extraordinary Afreaka!, demonstrates their excellence in playing psychedelic soul, dub-heavy funk, progressive rock, Afro-jazz and black acid rock. Demon Fuzz these days are amongst the most bootlegged and sampled bands from the early 70s British underground. This re-release, which includes the stunning and rare EP that at the time was released along with the album, tells the band?s full story for the first time ever.

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CD Reviews

Nifty Packaging to say the least...
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 07/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The 2-fer-1 album (actually CD plus mini "33 1/2" CD comes in a nice collectable glossy Japanese slip sleeve with a bonus maxi-single inside. O.K. that said... they sound somewhat like a half noble attempt to get into a mod/psycadelic rockish Mandrill vs. Osibisa afrobeat thing. Though the album has some great stuff, they definitely chose somewhat of a strange number for an opener, but once you get past it, the group, with its ups and downs does rock out. Though they shine when they cut lose sometimes it takes a while for them to get grooving. A good example is the psychadelic afro-groovin' message number called Disillusioned Man which definitely shows how heavy the group can be with some nice nice songwriting, tight arranging, poppish Free Soul Ginger Baker afro-rock drumming and horn work that is both reminiscent of Mandril, yet at times reminds me of something off a Zappa album. Another Country is a strange take that sounds like early Chicago meets Zappa meets Osibisa... hey how's that for a mix ??? After the nice progressive opening of the toon, the organist holds down a strange gritty chord while the horn player takes a strangely Jazzy arabesque solo. Though not quite as lucid as Fela, it does work in a mod-rockish sort of way. - - Tunes often build in unexpected ways... going off it psychadelic DOORS type directions one minute, then black rock the next. The end result is definitely an engaging listening... that's for sure. - - I kinda get a kick out of the back cover. Aparently one of the members had a scar on his back, so they photographed him standing bear chested with a woolen African type mask over his face which I guess was meant to emulate... slavery... o.k."
Long lost underrated pzsychedelic reggae funk soul gem
Sherance Brothers | Jasper Ala | 09/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"demon fuzz was good they wanna lay off the whole hendrix meets funkadelic thiong since yes df was good and this cd is a collection of soul, funk, rock and reggae funkadelic was way more out there and hendrix is still on that flying ship himself still you like the whole black rock expwerience without a mothership you should check this out aliong with black merda and fugi."