|The first 350 copies of the Destruction LP come with fluorescent pink vinyl and a bonus 45!|
[singlepic id=329 w=225 h=225 float=left]Destruction by the Nkengas originally hit streets in 1973, overflowing with heavy Afro-beat, Afro-rock, and gritty highlife. Few copies were pressed, and today it can take months of searching to find a copy of this coveted gem. It came about during Osita Osadebe and His Nigeria Sound Makers’s UK tour. Financial hardship led members of the Nigeria Sound Makers to break off and form another group while in London, the Nkengas.
Next, the Nkengas were introduced to Jamaican born Sonny Roberts, well known in London for his Orbitone record store and label. After the recording sessions, the band returned to Nigeria and became known as the Ikenga Super Stars of Africa, finding much success in West Africa. Despite their later popularity, the heights of funky rawness in this early effort were seldom duplicated.
Working in coordination with Orbitone Records and the leader of the Nkengas, Chief Vincent Okoroego, we are proud to present the first ever reissue of this funky rarity. Available on CD and vinyl, each contains detailed liner note inserts with never before seen photos. As always, the LP version includes a free digital download of the entire album and the CD version comes in a premium digipack.
A sampling of rare photos from the liner notes.
Limited Edition Package
The first 350 copies of Destruction by the Nkengas come with eye catching fluorescent pink vinyl and a bonus 45 recreating the original Orbitone release of “Jack Jones” b/w “Jungle Funk.” The package also includes a 11.5″ x 11.5″ insert featuring never before seen photos and detailed liner notes, and a download card containing the entire album.
Video of the fluorescent pink vinyl hitting presses! (Courtesy United Record Pressing.)
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