4 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in 1976, Zombie is one of Afrobeat firebrand Fela Kuti's most political musical statements. The infamous title track sparks into life like a ball of fire, with Tony Allen's polyrhythmic drumming and Fela's sharp sax playing powering a 12-minute jazz- and funk-influenced epic that peaks with a spirited attack on the Nigerian government's military tactics. That monster jam is ably flanked by "Mr. Follow Follow," a downbeat and reflective track that's anchored by menacing bass guitar and foreboding percussion lines.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released in 1976, Zombie is one of Afrobeat firebrand Fela Kuti's most political musical statements. The infamous title track sparks into life like a ball of fire, with Tony Allen's polyrhythmic drumming and Fela's sharp sax playing powering a 12-minute jazz- and funk-influenced epic that peaks with a spirited attack on the Nigerian government's military tactics. That monster jam is ably flanked by "Mr. Follow Follow," a downbeat and reflective track that's anchored by menacing bass guitar and foreboding percussion lines.

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