Kuti, Fela ‘London Scene' WHITE/RED/BLUE SPLATTER VINYL
50th anniversary edition of 1971's London Scene, pressed on limited edition white, red, blue splatter vinyl. Complete with a collector's gold OBI strip.
London Scene is the beginning of what would become Fela's signature Afrobeat style and serves as a great introduction to Fela's music.
London Scene features some of the most pivotal music creations of Kuti's career - "Buy Africa" is one of Fela's first politically-informed songs. On "J'Ehin J'Ehin" ("eat teeth eat teeth"), Fela lampoons people so greedy that they eat their own teeth, a reference to a Yoruba expression that describes people who are so hungry that once they have finished their food they eat the plate. On "Who're You," Fela channels James Brown's vocal style over an angular funk groove. "Fight to Finish" draws on Yoruba folklore to offer advice: once you have started something, be prepared to finish it.