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Chad Haden
01-24-2007, 08:28 PM
After seeing "The Last King of Scotland" today and hearing Tony Allen on the soundtrack, it made me come home and put on some Fela Kuti and Africa 70. Holy sheepshit, is Tony Allen a great fucking drummer! I'd have to say he's the real funky drummer and I'm curious to hear The Good, The Bad & The Queen just for his contribution.

Any other fans?


Chad Haden
01-24-2007, 08:39 PM

Chad Haden
01-24-2007, 08:49 PM
I see, is it because he's recording with Damon Albarn?

Randy Thomas G
01-24-2007, 10:15 PM
I'm going to reveal my ignorance on this one: is Tony Allen Fela Kuti's drummer or another afrobeat artist? I love me some Fela Kuti.

Chad Haden
01-25-2007, 07:01 AM
He was Fela's drummer

Graham Smith
01-25-2007, 03:50 PM
I got sent the Good, The Bad & The Queen CD at work yesterday. Took it home, stuck it on - and it's great. Allen's contribution is perhaps more muted than you'd expect but this album really took me by surprise as I had no intention of seeking it out. Having said that, I have only listened to it once at the time of writing.