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Expensive Shit
Studio album by Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70
Released1975
Recorded1975
GenreAfrobeat
Length24:13
LabelEditions Makossa
ProducerFela Kuti
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 chronology
He Miss Road
(1975)
Expensive Shit
(1975)
No Bread
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
BBC Music (favorable) [2]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10) [3]

Expensive Shit is the twelfth full-length album by afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti and his Africa 70 band. It was ranked #78 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Albums of the 1970s." The title of the album refers to an incident in which the Nigerian police tried to arrest Kuti by planting a joint on him. Kuti managed to eat the joint, prompting police to bring him into custody and wait for him to produce the excrement. According to legend he managed to use another inmate's feces and was eventually released.

Track listing

  1. "Expensive Shit" – 13:13
  2. "Water No Get Enemy" – 11:00

References