Uppers.Net Singles The Bongolian Bongohead
The Bongolian is apparently an pseudonym for Big Boss Man organist Nasser Bouzida and while this information has not been absolutely verified by Uppers.net, all indications point to a Big Boss Man connection when listening to this single. Admittedly, this one took a few listens before it took shape to my ears. After the first couple listens, both sides seemed little more than repetitive breakbeats ready for samples loops and other DJ trickery to breathe further life into. Quite honestly, while very catchy, “”Bongohead”” still seems more like a looping breakbeat than a fully formed song. If played in a club at 4am when we were all full of mind-numbing substances however, it may sound perfectly appropriate. Maybe James and Martin Karminsky should have a go at this one? Be that as it may, the flipside is the song to hear. “”Farfisan”” has it all. It’s vamping piano and soloing Farfisa organ sound like a bizarre collaboration between Googie Rene and Dave “”Baby”” Cortez. Meanwhile the drummer and conga player(s) are leaving no funky stone unturned. This one is still sounding better with each play. Curious about the instrumentation of the song? We were too. This again leads to Big Boss Man’s door to ask a few questions of Mr. Bouzida, an organ player and percussionist.