Monday, February 20, 2012
Fantastic Man: William Onyeabor- Good Name (Complete Album) 1983
In a previous, plus-sized post on Mr. Onyeabor, I've been able to offer up only one-half of this small slab of sweetness. The generous Mr. Feq'wah furnished myself and ourselves with the scorching title track, but for the A-side there was no accounting, save a youtube clip that led back to this interesting blog.
A friend recently sent me a rip of Good Name's other half, "Let's Fall in Love", with the request that I put it out there for all. I'm only happy to oblige, as the track is but another jewel in the Onyeabor sky. Not quite as awesome (by a hair) as the previously available title track, "Good Name", "Let's Fall in Love" is nonetheless a glory and a pleasure: seven-and-a-half minutes of crunchy robobeats, wide synths, the classic lead/backup back-and-forth, and (somewhat unique in Onyeabor's catalogue) a great deal of heroic saxophone soloing. So very very fine.
Thanks to all those who spread the Good Name and Good Sounds of this delightful Nigerian enigma and master. If anyone has a line on Great Lover and a yen to share, give me a holler, please.
And again, feel free to check out this previous post on the William O. discography.