Fela Kuti "Roforofo Fight" (1972) Vinyl LP
Roforofo Fight, originally released in 1972, makes brilliant use of Broken English: authentic and of the people and given a poetic mojo by Fela. Fela's love of metaphor is evident, too, on "Roforofo Fight." The lyric describes a fight that breaks out in a Lagos street, and Fela uses it to depict intolerant, violent human behavior in general. "Go Slow" uses the traffic jams clogging up Lagos's road system as a metaphor for political and social breakdown.
Side A: Roforofo Fight
Side B: Go Slow
One of six of Fela's albums reissued by Knitting Factory Records in 2015. Most of these will be the first time they are released as individual vinyl albums since their original vinyl release in Nigeria in the 70s and 80s - something which will not only delight audiophile Fela fans, but also the admirers of Lemi Ghariokwu's iconic artwork, now again at 12 x 12 inches as it was intended.