“Paul Ngozi (Nogozi means danger) with his band gave a popular voice to what later was called ‘Zamrock,’ a cool fusion of older African rhythms and ’70s rockish underground modes — never too polished, but with a tightness that might have made Anglo groups up in London sit up and take notice. The guitars are razor-sharp here which sounds great next to the harder rhythms at the bottom, and the album’s mix of English and Zambian lyrics. Paul Ngozi recorded at least ten albums, another one which is famous among collectors is Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family. You will love this one if you liked the Witch and Amanaz. Great album, great artwork, a masterpiece from Zambia.” (Promo hype)
Hey there. Long time no see. Happy 2012. Much like my good compadre, Owl, these blog efforts ran aground for a spell in a much needed holiday from ye olde internet responsibilities. As a bona fide labor of love, rendered gratis for all you friends and dreamers out there, this humble adventure became a bit burdensome to maintain over the course of December. Inspiration, energy, money and time just sort of ebbed. Well, I’m back in the saddle, and happy as can be to greet the new year with this auspicious slab of newly reissued, primo Zamrock fuzz. Paull Ngozi’s The Ghetto should prove an essential addition to the canon. Hope you folks dig this goodness for real. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. 2011 Shadoks limited edition reissue. Word.
And by the way, I might mention that I’ve come up with a sort of New Year’s type resolution related to this blog: I’m going to really do my best to start responding to you folks who’ve emailed or dropped in good comments. Its hard to overstate how much the feedback is appreciated. That said, it’s true I’ve been downright terrible about getting back to you folks sending in requests, questions, etc. I’ma get on it.