Fela Kuti - Sorrow, Tears and Blood LP Knitting Factory Records

Product code: KFR2030-1

Black Vinyl Reissue! Includes Download code.

The song (Sorrow, Tears And Blood) was written in the wake of a raid on Kuti's Kalakuta Republic compound by 1,000 armed members of the Nigerian army on February 18, 1977. The scene is described in his lyrics, "Everybody run, run, run / Everybody scatter, scatter / Some people lost some bread / Some people just die ... Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood / Them regular trademark".

The second composition (Colonial Mentality) is titled after the inferiority complex called colonial mentality, and whose lyrics list a range of examples of "things dem dey do, dem dey overdo all the things dem dey do" such as "think wey black no good, na foreign things dem dey like" and "dem go turn air condition, and close them country away" no be so?.


A. Sorrow Tears And Blood

B. Colonial Mentality


Label: Knitting Factory Records

Format: Vinyl LP

Release Date: 14th January 2019

Brand Knitting Factory Records
Condition New
Product Code KFR2030-1
Weight 0.18kg