RIP Mr Onyeabor


#1

i was listening to him just the other day and wondering what he was up to. there was some talk of a new record a while ago. i saw the atomic bomb! band at latitude a couple of years and it was one of the most fun gig experiences i’ve ever had. found him and his music endlessly fascinating.


#2

Aw nuts.

His music is endlessly fascinating, but I’ve had trouble finding anything that isn’t that “World Psychedelia” compilation. There’s a boxset, I know, but… I don’t own that.


#3

i’ve got the cd version of the boxset. can still get it at luaka bop by the looks of things:

http://luakabop.com/catalog/cd-box-set/

one of the lp box sets is basically sold out everywhere now i think. i think they’ve started selling the individual albums fairly recently as well.


#4

Oh nice. Thanks!


#5

Saw the Atomic Bomb thing at Green Man a couple (?) of years ago, and it was a lot of fun. I also recommend this if you haven’t heard it:

Plenty of good covers. Managed to find it for a pittance on vinyl in a bargain bin a couple of years ago which pleased me no end.


#6

ohh, amazon have the cd set as well:

might work out cheaper than shipping it over from the us :+1:


#7

And I’ve just noticed that a lot of his albums are on Spotify!


#8

oh really? i’m not really a spotify user, but that’s good news!


#9

one of my favourite songs ever

RIP, dude


#10

Such a fun talent. Loved him. R.I.P.


#11

A very rare interview with him (possibly one of the only ones?)


#12

The Atomic Bomb Band were incredible at Latitude and Green Man. He made so many amazing tunes, RIP to him. Who Is William Onyeabor is a permanent fixture of my car CD player, it’s a massive crowd pleaser, anybody I’ve ever given a lift to has been converted.


#13

Pitchfork gets a lot of stick, but this is really good:


#14

got into his stuff a few years back. when the going is smooth and good was the soundtrack to last summer :disappointed:


#15

aw man, that’s ace!


#16

the atomic bomb! band’s full set from david byrne’s meltdown is on youtube and well worth a watch: