World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing - The Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa

Various Artists


A reissue of one of Luaka Bop's stellar World Psychedelic Classics series, we have this on transparent orange vinyl.

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Exclusive Features

color Transparent Orange
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Gatefold
label Luaka Bop
pressing location Pallas
release type Reissue

By the Numbers


2lp

format

2007

original release year

331/3
rpm

speed

500

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

Description


These twelve astonishing tracks are drawn from a broad spectrum of early 70s West African psychedelic classics. Yet the fact that they scarcely registered on the Richter scale of contemporary underground music must surely be one of the greatest ironies of modern popular music, given that western counterculture drew so heavily on the musical, aesthetic and visual traditions of Africa.

Musically, the transatlantic links are strong and obvious; from the urban black American soul and funk of James Brown, through the West Coast sounds of Hendrix, to the deeper grooves of Cuban rumba and Latin percussion. During these years a nod in the direction of Detroit, Los Angeles or Havana was still more important than learning the latest lines from Lagos, Kinshasa or Accra.

 

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