Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead LP Knitting Factory Records

Product code: KFR2039-3
 This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major
event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now
on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent
album is presented in its full-length, 25 minutes, 24
seconds glory.
 While preparing the master disc for the box set,
Partisan engineer Jedi, Colin Young, discovered
four minutes of ‘lost’ material on the B-side of the
original pressing, including a superb keyboard solo
by Fela. This had been omitted from subsequent
 The restored version used here starts and finishes
with Fela’s keyboard work, a typically venturesome
blend of futurism and visceralism.
 ‘Original Sufferhead’ was the first album Fela
released with the name Egypt 80 (he had
disbanded Afrika 70 in 1979).
 On the title track, arguing from the personal to the
political, Fela describes the inhuman treatment
and poor living conditions experienced by working
class Nigerians, the people he called ‘sufferheads’.
 In ‘Power Show’, Fela sings about the two-tier
system dividing Nigerian society, in which the rich
get treated one way and the poor another.
 LP pressed on ewuro (opaque light green) vinyl
and housed in a single sleeve jacket.


A. Original Sufferhead

B. Power Show


Label: Knitting Factory Records

Format: Opaque Light Green Vinyl LP

Release Date: February 23rd,  2024

Brand Knitting Factory Records
Condition New
Product Code KFR2039-3
Weight 0.18kg