"Nigeria Rock Special shines a light on the flipside to the well-documented sounds of Highlife and Afrobeat coming out of Nigeria in the 1970s – the wave of Psychedelic & Progressive Rock that was sweeping Europe and the States in the late 60s and early 70s. In the early 1970s the sound of figures like Jimi Hendrix had started to seep into the mainly soul–based sets of a handful of young bands playing western influenced pop. Spurred on by Cream drummer Ginger Baker’s visits to Lagos and his band Airforce (featuring many Nigerian musicians), the sound of fuzzed out Rock reverberated around the Universities and nightspots of Lagos and Ibadan. This album contains 15 of the best cuts from the scene, available for the first time in 30 years."

(soundway records)