Sunday, October 24, 2004

Quote & Music of the day 10/24/04

"Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac." -- George Orwell

Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 w/Ginger Baker - Live!
Continuing with the Afrobeat kick which was further catapulted by the Antibalas show I attended last night, Fela Kuti is the natural choice to keep things going. The master of Afrobeat himself is joined on this stellar live album by Ginger Baker, whom classic rock fans will remember as the drummer for the group Cream. This album hasn't even been in my collection very long, but it's already one of my favorite albums. One of the Amazon reviewers ragged on Baker's contribution, but I beg to differ since I happen to enjoy Baker's work on the album. What sucks though is that I have an older release of the album which doesn't contain the Ginger Baker and Tony Allen drum solo that the release available on Amazon apparently has.


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