How Do You Feel

Ofege


The fourth and final LP from Nigerian psych-rock teenagers Ofege, we have How Do You Feel on orange and black galaxy vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Orange and Black Galaxy
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras Liner notes insert by founding member Melvin Ukachi
jacket style Reverse Board
jacket type Single
label Tidal Waves Music
pressing location Precision Record Pressing (PRP)
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


1lp

format

1978

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

500

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

180
gram

weight

Description


Ofege was formed in the early 1970s by a bunch of teenagers at the St. Gregory’s College in Lagos, Nigeria. They were largely influenced by the guitar solos of Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page while closer to home, they were influenced by the music of BLO, Monomono (led by Joni Haastrup), The Funkees, and Ofo The Black Company. Due to their vibrant combo of sweet harmonies, hooks and fuzz, Ofege would become one of the most legendary Nigerian groups of all time, with expressive sales and national stardom. At the turn of the century (and because of tracks appearing on various psychedelic music compilations) Ofege would receive international acknowledgment for being the first of their kind and the ultimate West-African psychedelic funk band.

How Do You Feel (released in 1978 on Polydor Nigeria) is Ofege’s fourth and final album. On this amazing record, the listener is treated to the trademark Ofege sound, but you can also hear the band absorbing some of the other things that were happening at the time (like disco and reggae). By 1978, North American bands like Funkadelic and the Ohio Players that had formerly purveyed raggedly funky rock were shifting their output exclusively towards slicker, more dancefloor-oriented material. These shifts also applied to bands on the European and African continent… and Ofege was no exception. The difference in sound from their earlier recordings sounds organic and can be attributed to the band's burgeoning maturity and said changes in their musical environment.

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