He Miss Road (1975)

Knitting Factory Records


  • He Miss Road (1975)
  • He Miss Road (1975)
  • He Miss Road (1975)
  • He Miss Road (1975)
  • He Miss Road (1975)

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Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the long-awaited vinyl reissue of He Miss Road.

He Miss Road combines the sound of James Brown-style 70s funk with a stripped down Afrobeat performance. Ginger Baker produced this ethereal, nearly psychedelic album with Tony Allen on drums, backed by Fela’s Africa 70 band. The title track refers to the ways in which people have lost their way – and the ensuing chaos it causes. Through call-and-response lyrics, Fela illustrates a few ways in which someone has “missed the road”, including a gorilla who runs out of the jungles and into Lagos, and a musician who sings only for the deaf. This last example is a caustic personal attack on a fellow Lagosian musician who had stolen one of Fela’s girlfriends – the attack extends even onto the original album cover, where this point is literally illustrated.


CD includes Expensive Shit

Standard Black Vinyl LP comes with Download Card (MP3)  

Vinyl reissue released July 15, 2014


01. He Miss Road
02. Monday Morning in Lagos
03. It’s Not Possible

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