Wednesday, December 3

No Agreement - Fela Anikulopo Kuti (1977)

"Recorded in 1977, No Agreement follows the Afro-beat template to a masterful level: amazingly catchy guitar lines that replicate a bass guitar in their construction, a second guitarist to add some JB's funk power, driving horn section proclamations, intricate saxophone, trumpet and organ improv solos, and then Fela Anikulopo Kuti's wit and message for the people. Even though Fela had vowed to speak his mind, he turns in a song where he proclaims to keep his mouth shut if it means that he will harm his brothers and sisters in the population (not that he actually does, as some of his most scathing songs have yet to come). 'No Agreement' is decidedly some of the most interesting instrumentation that he had turned in. ..."
Boca Vasionski
MixCloud: No Agreement
YouTube: No Agreement [full album]