DetailsUnverzichtbares Reissue dieses raren Afro-Rock Klassikers von 1977, funky & psychedelisch zugleich. Remastered inkl. Interview und raren Fotos. Für Fans von: Ofege, Ofo The Black Company, Musi-O-Tunya, Witch, Jimi Hendrix, Osibisa, Carlos Santana, Black Sabbath, Monomono, Fela Kuti, Jeff Beck, Afro funk, Olatunji, The Funkees, Ginger Baker
Formed at “Greg’s” (St Gregory’s college in Ikoyi, Lagos), Grotto came up at the same time as several other influential student bands based there, including Ofege. “As Grotto, we played a rock/funk fusion. We were probably aged 15, 16 or thereabouts and we were heavily into music; we listened to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and lots of rock bands,” explains lead guitarist Soga Benson.
Their debut album is a heavyweight trip, drifting from psychedelic workouts to crunching breaks and funkier directions. “Odion Iruoje was the A&R manager at EMI at the time and he auditioned us, liked the material and signed us. He also produced our recordings,” continues Benson. “Most of us were boarders and the school encouraged music and had instruments so we had time to jam and really gel together. The group still continued after we left Gregs. We had to juggle A-Levels with gigs and we used to skip school whenever we had a show, rehearsal or a recording date.”
While many Nigerian student bands were studio-based projects, Grotto was an active live unit during the ‘70s. “We played at The Shrine with Fela, with Tee Mac at Batakoto, with Sonny Okosun at Kakadu, Segun Bucknor at Granada Hotel.”
This first international reissue of Grotto’s debut album comes with a full interview with Soga Benson and producer Odion Iruoje + a selection of rare and previously unseen photos of the band. The album is fully remastered by The Carvery.
- 1. COME ALONG WITH ME
- 2. BAD TIMES
- 3. FUNK FROM MOTHER
- 4. GROTTIC DEPRESSION - 2
- 5. GROTTIC DEPRESSION - 1
- 6. CHANGE OF TIDE
- 7. DOOMED
Interpret GROTTO Genre Rock Label Odion Livingstone Art. Nr. X0325002-6 EAN 4012957780214 Medium LP (analog) Set-Inhalt 1 Veröffentlichungsdatum 02.06.2017 FSK Nein Preis-Code 1450
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