Alan Parker / John Cameron

Afro Rock - 2019 Reissue

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Record Label
Be With Records

About this item

Be With have raided the KPM archives to re-issue another of their favourites from the KPM 1000 series.

They say: Hard Afro Pop featuring large percussive rhythm section and front line.

We say: One of the best-loved of all the KPM LPs.

Afro Rock was recorded at Morgan Studios by John Cameron and Alan Parker in London in 1973 as a collection of stripped-down African rhythms, virtuoso jazz instrumentation, fuzzed up wah wah guitars and spaced out library breaks. The percussion is effortlessly funky, and those flutes so melodic, it’s as if the LP was crafted with the beat lovers of the future firmly in mind.

As Cameron himself described it in Unusual Sounds, this is “heavy duty drum-and-bass salsa music”.

As with all of their KPM re-issues, the audio for "Afro Rock" comes from the original analogue tapes and has been remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis. They’ve taken the same care with the sleeves, handing the reproduction duties over to Richard Robinson, the current custodian of KPM’s brand identity.

And don’t worry! Those KPM stickers aren’t stuck directly on the sleeves!


A1. Alan Parker - Heavy Water
A2. Alan Parker - Ice Breaker
A3. Alan Parker - Solid Satin
A4. Alan Parker - Punch Bowl
A5. Alan Parker - Frozen Steam
A6. Alan Parker - Black Light
A7. John Cameron - Range Rover
B1. John Cameron - Swamp Fever
B2. John Cameron - Safari So Good
B3. John Cameron – Survival
B4. John Cameron - Afro Waltz
B5. John Cameron - Sahara Sunrise
B6. John Cameron - Rockin Rhino
B7. John Cameron - Heat Haze
B8. John Cameron - Afro Metropolis

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