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Underground System
Fela Kuti
Underground System
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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At 28 minutes in length, the title track boogies from fat funk break to fat funk break as though James Brown possessed the structural ambition of Duke Ellington. Recorded when Fela's 34-piece band was at its apex, this ind...  more »

      
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All Artists: Fela Kuti
Title: Underground System
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 7/31/2001
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454924924

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At 28 minutes in length, the title track boogies from fat funk break to fat funk break as though James Brown possessed the structural ambition of Duke Ellington. Recorded when Fela's 34-piece band was at its apex, this indispensable Fela disc has it all: wavelike call-and-response blowing and singing, thundering-herd percussion, dynamic electric grooves, and potent lyrical invective. The title track excoriates a government no less corrupt today than when it was written, while "Pansa Pansa" sums up the enigmatic star's career-to-date: "I sing zombie, I sing no bread / I sing monkey they walk, baboon they chop." --Richard Gehr

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YES
09/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Confusion Break Bones"--
formerly released on Shanachie with "O.D.O.O."
One of Fela's most strangely bewitching and moving songs."