Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead - 33RPM

Fela Kuti

Original Sufferhead


Knitting Factory

Genre: Afrobeat
EAN: 0720841205234
Regular price €26,00

The first album Fela released under Egypt 80’s name, Original Sufferhead was recorded shortly after a particularly savage beating he received from the police in 1981 (the only beating, among dozens that he received over the years, during which he felt that his life was in danger). Extraordinarily, despite a civilian government supposedly being in power at the time, no-one was ever prosecuted, much less punished, for the assault. Arguing from the personal to the political, Fela describes the inhuman treatment and poor living conditions experienced by working class Nigerians, the sufferheads. “…We sleep inside dustbins, we sleep under bridges… we must be crazy in the head, what about ordinary houses for man to live in? E no dey (there are none). Trouble? E yen dey (it is here)…”
Originally released by Lagos International


1 Original Suffer Head
2 Power Show