Now-Again, in conjunction with Uchenna Ikonne (the man behind the perennially-dope Comb & Razor blog) and New-Zealand based psych-zealot Heavyfuzz, is knee deep in assembling an anthology of the best Nigerian psych-fuzz-funk tracks from the country’s golden years of the early to mid 1970s. This compilation will be officially licensed through the bands themselves – a first for a Nigerian comp of this sort, so far as we can tell.
Included in our ever expanding track list: selections from The Hykkers, The Hygrades, Tirogo, Faces, Forge Your Own Chains’ The Strangers, and Wrinkar Experience. Wrinkar’s leader, Ginger Forcha (pictured above with some adoring fans in the early 70s), licensed us his breathtaking “Ballad Of A Sad Young Woman.” You’ll have to wait till our comp comes out (some time in mid 2010) to check that tune. In the meantime, we’re posting Wrinkars’s biggest hit, “Money To Burn,” here – as well as a link to a mix by Frank/Voodoo Funk where you can check out the band’s funky “Soundway.”