We tend to ascribe false divinity to genius. Brilliance isn’t always a rite of passage right out of the womb. The truth is more sinuous. Before he became Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie was Davey Jones, a Marc Bolan manque. Before Hendrix became Hendrix, he spent a half-decade in anonymity, honing his style on the road […]
Paul McCartney understood that only one man was legitimately bigger and better than Jesus: Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He who carries death in his pouch. John Lennon may have gotten assassinated by the coward Mark David Chapman, but Fela Kuti had to watch his mother get defenestrated by army zombies in the middle of his private […]
For those who don’t know: Seun Kuti, the youngest son of god, continues to tour the world playing his father’s music with his old backing band, creating a own modern version of afro-beat. The affect is sort of like Dam-Funk if Dam-Funk was in the actual bloodline of Roger Troutman. A few days ago, Seun […]
Fela. Egypt 80. Paris 1984. Previously unreleased footage. What more do you need to know?