Fela Kuti - Coffin For Head Of State

Limited Black Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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Coffin For Head Of State is a studio album by Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, originally released in 1980 via Barclay Records.

After the sacking and burning of Fela’s Kalakuta Republic in 1977, Fela wrote several musical responses attacking the culpable Nigerian government, including this mournful tribute to his mother.

Musically the song’s slow, steady beat and repetitive structure mimics the march up to the barracks, while the lyrics and tone reflect Fela’s overwhelming sadness over the loss of his mother and the state of his beloved Nigeria. ‘Coffin For Head of State’ is Fela’s somber excoriation of those that, ‘through Jesus Christ our Lord’, corrupt, steal and rob the African people.

This limited LP record is on black vinyl with a printed insert, reissued in February 2020 via Knitting Factory Records.







Coffin For Head Of State (Part 1)



Coffin For Head Of State (Part 2)


SKU 720841204916
Record Label Knitting Factory Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number KFR2036-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 07 February 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1981
Barcode # 720841204916
Shipping Weight 0.2600kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Insert, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre World & Reggae

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