Frique Head Blues

by PETER HOPE / DAVID HARROW

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  • Limited Edition Double CD (25 Copies)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Wrong Revolution Proudly Presents this handmade, numbered, double CD package. FRIQUE HEAD BLUES is accompanied by AFRIQUE 11 by David Harrow, which contains all the instrumental versions of the original EP plus 5 other tracks. There is also a lyric sheet.

    As always with these editions it is more a labour of love than a commercial enterprise!

    That said, I'm really pleased with the result, the whole package is a highlight of the Wrong Revolution Catalogue.

    Special thanks to D. M. Nagu for the main image.

    The price includes International postage.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Frique Head Blues via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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1.
FACE FRIQUE 04:14
2.
SHOE FRIQUE 03:03
3.
OLD FRIQUE 04:10
4.
HAT FRIQUE 03:05
5.
EVIL FRIQUE 03:53
6.
VODOU FRIQUE 03:50

about

When Hope + Harrow first released their SUFFERHEAD EP back in 1985 it was Fela Kuti's 'Original Sufferhead' that inspired the title. Back then, in Thatcher's Britain, protest songs were very much in the fore as privatisation of the country's industry and infrastructure cut deep into the working classes and pitted them, head to head, against each other & the government. Over in Nigeria Fela was the real deal when it came to speaking out against state/military authority and corruption and, as such, was an inspiration, made all the more potent through the infectious rhythms and melodies. For David Harrow this was the catalyst for a life long love affair with African music and instrumentation.

There is no greater exponent of struggle in the human condition than the blues. It deals in absolute and undeniable truths, beautiful in its imperfection, it is a direct transmission of the spirit. Listen to the field hollers of the American south or the early recordings of folk blues from the Mississippi Delta and you are hearing the very source of all modern Western music, albeit through its own roots threading back, once more, to Africa. This is the sound that first infected Peter Hope as far back as 1965, from the spark of Howlin' Wolf's 'Little Red Rooster' performed by The Rolling Stones on Ready Steady Go!

So here they are, raw & simple Ethno-Électronique-Blues. It wasn't planned or preconceived & is neither purist or artificial but was created by simply doing what we do, unhindered by external filters or second guessing.

Although we're sure there's a label out there who'd love to do a physical release we haven't found it yet. We'd intended on doing a limited hand-made CDR package but the viral lockdown of Interzone has put a gag on that too, so, for now, grab the FREE DOWNLOAD, sing and dance, press repeat and, if possible, SHARE the infection.

Above all "Keep the good vodou in your heart"

<><> PH & DH

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