SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #100
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2nd April 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - Dead Men Don't Tour, SAMA Lifetime Awards, Lekgoa, Rock Is Not Dying, Four Days Notice, A Feast Of Festivals
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs, Top 20 MP3 downloads
3.CD REVIEWS - Serantonin - Fruit Fly Navigators, Mondmusiek - Breyten Breytenbach
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Love, Age Of Innocence, All Night Radio, Charts
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Amanda Strydom, Terry Dempsey, Wildebeest, Holy Black, The Safari Suits, O'Yaba, Anton Fig
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS

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1.NEWS
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DEAD MEN DON'T TOUR

The Rodriguez documentary, 'Dead Men Don't Tour', which was filmed during his sold-out SA tour in March 1998, has finally got a broadcast date on SATV. Tonia Selley, the producer of this film, and the percussionist and backing vocalist in Rodriguez' backing band on his SA tour, has confirmed that it will be shown on Channel 3 on July the 5th (2001) at 9.30pm. This will be straight after the programme 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' which seems strangely appropriate, based on the fact that firstly this tour actually took place at all, and secondly because the SATV programmers have been holding back this excellent documentary while all those free music promos from the record companies clogged up our screens. Diarize this date and spread the word, there are many international Rodriguez fans who would love to see this. It is hoped that this documentary will be available for online purchasing after it has been shown on Channel 3. Watch this space, and watch this documentary. (SS)

Climb Up On My Music
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

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SAMA LIFETIME AWARDS

The 2001 Standard Bank SAMA AWARDS will be dished out to (hopefully) the best nominees at the ceremony to be held at the Sandton Convention
Centre on Friday evening April 5th. At this year’s SAMA Awards ceremony, the SAMA committee will also be presenting their prestigious, annual ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ to Dorothy Masuka, Letta Mbulu, Dolly Rathebe, and Dr. Philip Tabane. SAMA committee chairman Duma ka Ndlovu explained: "There are so many artists who deserve this award. Last year was simply the start of the process where we began to honour those individuals who have dedicated their entire lives to South African music." This year too, for the first time, winners of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards’ will each receive R10 000 from the main SAMA sponsors, Standard Bank. An edited version of the SAMA Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 9pm on Saturday April 7 on SABC1.

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THE RETURN OF LEKGOA

Lekgoa Management is proud to announce that SA Kwaito’s own Eminem (sort of), Lekgoa, is in the studio at the moment busy recording his second album, to be titled 'The Original Ngambla'. The album’s release date is aimed at late May 2001! After the phenomenal success of his debut album ‘Basetsana’ (a Kora Award Nominee for ‘Best New Artist’), there is a lot of (continental) interest in this upcoming second album.

A tour to Paris is also on the cards for Lekgoa who can also be seen on
SABC1 in the role of 'Nicolas' on ‘Generations’, South Africa's most
popular TV soap. In a masterful stroke of typecasting, Lekgoa plays the
first successful white artist to make a genuine impact on the Kwaito
music scene.

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ROCK IS NOT DYING CONCERT
(An Intervention Arts Party broadcast)

Dearly Beloved...
The music-listening public in South Africa is under attack, and has been for some time. An army of ‘n’s has taken over our radio stations, our TV, and our Nightclubs - R ‘n B; Drum ‘n Bass; Dizzy ‘n Fresh; fish ‘n chips... All over the country, herds of rock fans stumble hopelessly
from club to club in search of the sound of guitars, inevitably meeting
with bitter, crushing disappointment. Clothed in sackcloth and ashes,
wailing and gnashing their teeth, fans of Rock music in South Africa are ready to just give up. Their beloved Rock music is all but dead, and aside from a few isolated moments of joy, life is not worth living. In commercial dance clubs and weenie Folk venues everywhere, slack-jawed Rockers drool their way through night after night of boring soft-core nausea, with no end in sight.

Thus, in the interests of public health and the well-being of all
mankind, the philanthropic people at Intervention Arts present an event
that will once again light the fires of hope. A real Rock Show. With
real guitars, and songs that don’t end in "Baybeee" or require
fresh-faced boys to do dance routines to take your mind off the psychological scarring they are causing. A ROCK show, with heavy bands playing loud, difficult listening Unpop that is sure to frighten the Diesel off of the Britney, Bass and Babyface Brigade.

The Awakening and three of the most popular Rock acts in South Africa
will be providing the entertainment on Saturday 7 April 2001, at Cool
Runnings, Wonderboom in Pretoria, where the recent massive Intervention
Artists Rock Against Rape concert was held. Agro, Not My Dog, and rising stars of the Gothic Underground, Silex, will be sharing the stage with The Awakening, for a concert that is sure to be the perfect antidote to the woes created by the commercial music that surrounds us from day to day.

Rock merchandise will be on sale, three of the top alternative and Rock
DJs in S.A. will be playing serious cutting-edge Rock music and there
will be free "Dead Britney" shooters at the door for the first .45
people inside. Proceeds from the Rock Is Not Dead concert will go
towards keeping alternative and Rock music alive. Be there!!

Note - This performance by The Awakening at the ‘Rock Is NOT Dead’
concert at Cool Runnings, Wonderboom on 7 April 2001 will be one of the
last performances by The Awakening for the next three months. Ashton
Nyte will be concentrating on cabaret and solo commitments for a few
months before returning to The Awakening’s tour schedule, with a
possible tour to the USA later in 2001 being discussed currently with
American promoters. (If SA Rock is really dying, can its saviour’s name
be ...Ashton?? - ed).

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FOUR DAYS NOTICE

Four Days Notice are: Matt Allison: vocals, acoustic guitar; Tim Tucker: electric guitar; Neil Harrower: bass; Shane Swales: vocals, keys and saxophone; Kat Farquharson: drums; Ingrid Glass: vocals, viola and violin and hail from Cape Town. Their music has been described as acoustic rock with jazz, folk and classical undertones. They have been likened to artists as diverse as Dave Matthews, David Gray and Sixpence None the Richer.

Their 'coffee house rock' or 'folk pop', characterized by soulful lyrics and infectious rhythms, has quickly ensured the band an enthusiastic following in their native Cape Town since its inception in May 1999.

April 7th sees the launch of their debut self-titled E.P. Produced by
British Producer Charlie Groves and Engineered by Paris Lucas (Lithium,
Naked Lyric, Woodshed) in Paris Studio's, Fishhoek, it contains the tracks 'Not Another Love Song', 'The Whole Nine Yards', 'Easy To Forget', 'Grace' and 'This Road'. The CD is also Multimedia Enhanced, with photos and lyrics. In connection with MP3.com they are also giving away their first single, 'Not Another Love Song' for FREE, which has already climbed to #1 on the African MP3 charts, in just 2 weeks.

Browse on over to http://www.fourdaysnotice.co.za for more details on how to download the track.

Four Days Notice will be launching their debut EP at The River Club in
Observatory, Cape Town on the 7th of April. Doors open at 8.pm, cover charge R20. Tickets available from the venue, at the door or call 082 712 8235.

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A FEAST OF FESTIVALS

KLEIN KAROO NASIONALE KUNSTEFEES
11-14 April
Oudtshoorn

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CROCODILE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 13 & 14

Venue: Naval Island, just off the coast of Richard’s Bay is set to
become the new home of an annual music festival, the two day, Crocodile
Rock Festival, which takes place this year over the weekend of 13th and
14th of April 2001. Two hundred kilometres from Durban city, Naval
Island will host some of South Africa’s top musicians over this two-day
celebration. Artistes such as Wonderboom, Squeal, Sunways, Lush Puppies, AK Massive, Wess Lee, Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels, Caffeine
Substitute, Steve and Tara Fataar, Fruit Fly Navigators and Mamba will
perform on this beautiful Natalian island, set against beaches, beach
volleyball games, beer tents, flea markets, camp sites and basic
ablutions.

Tickets are R100 for the weekend per person, or R50 per day from
Ticketweb excluding service fees. Children 12 years old and under will
only be charged R25 per day, these tickets are available only at the
gate. Tickets are the same price at the gate.

More info:
Authentic Ideas: 011-646-6467
Nancy: 083-310-2514
Beth: 072-152-6262
Email: mailto:crocrock@authentic.co.za

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RUSTLERS EASTER FESTIVAL
http://www.rustlers.co.za
13-16 April

At this year’s 10th Rustlers Easter all genres will be represented in a
four-day Dance Party with live acts to entertain at four main venues. In addition to the World Stage, the Comet Stage hosts impromptu
collaboration between musicians from the World Stage, comedy and DJs, 24 hours, non-stop. The Futures Field is a chilled space exhibiting a sound rig driven by solar panels and bicycle power and is an environmental and alternative energy information centre. So, head for the mountains and celebrate Easter weekend at Rustlers with the whole family. Four days of camping with non-stop fun and entertainment for R200 per person. Children under 12 free when accompanied by adult ticket holder.

Rustlers Easter Festival Play list. Bands performing on the World Stage: Soul Birds, Featherdoctors, Rattamahatta, Jamu-Jamu, Mabi Thobejane, Madala Kunene, Abafana Bakwa Zulu, Skins & Strings, T.H.C, Larry Amos, Fat Agnes, Chris Tokolon, George Sax and the Funk 4, Zen Arcade, No I.D, Shakta, Citrus.

Rustlers Easter Festival DJ play list at the World Dance venue:
D.J.Graham G-Force - (House Afrika), Mario Cee - (Melt 2000, U.K.) -
Deep Tribal House, D.J Welly - (U.K) - Techno Trance, Mikey Dredd -
(Mushroom Mafia.) - Funky Psychedelic Trance, Pepsi - (DJ of the Year) - Funky House, D.J Booth - and the Lavalamp Experience, (U.K), Krushed & Sorted, Damon, Nicky Blumenfeld - (Kaya F.M) - World Music, Planet B - (U.S.A) - Funky World Hip-Hop, Indaskys a.k.a Tamarac, Dog Star - Deep House, Devva - Multidimensional fusion

Tickets are available from Computicket.
For more information, directions or ticket details call Rustlers
(051) 933-3939 or e-mail: mailto:wemad@rustlers.co.za
For photographs or interviews phone Frik @ 051-933-3286 or 082-854-8796
A percentage of each ticket will contribute to the completion of a
school for the rural village of Naledi.

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OPPIKOPPI PATROLLIEHOND FESTIVAL
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za
April 13-15

Northam

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OPPI-EILAND FESTIVAL (NO RELATION TO OPPIKOPPI!)
http://www.oppi-eiland.co.za
Easter weekend - April 13-14

Venue: The Vraaigelegen lodge on the Clarens Road. The venue is pretty
cool and the stage is in a dam on a little island. The bands that are
coming to play are THC, Strings And Skins, Soulbird, Citrus and
Kompos.. plus a bunch of others. It will also be an open stage for a few other bands from the area. There will also be a trance village to come jol in till the late hours of the night. There will be fire dancers as well. For more information, contact Mario, the owner of the farm @ 058-3030277.

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VORTEX
Easter 13-14 April

Grabouw Apple Farm, Grabouw
Phone: 021 794 4032/ 021 531 2173

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THE 5FM EASTER ROCK FESTIVAL
April 14

Nasrec Show Grounds
Rand Easter Show
Gauteng
All the big names in SA rock.

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SPLASHY FEN
http://www.splashyfen.co.za
26 to 29 April

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AUGUST:

OPPIKOPPI
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

NORTH: 9th - 12th August: Fountains Valley, Fountainsview, Pretoria
SOUTH: 21th -23rd Spetember: Kleinplasie, Worcester

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SEPTEMBER:

WOODSTOCK 3
28th - 30th September 2001

Email: mailto:woodstock3@authentic.co.za

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AWESOME AFRICA FESTIVAL
28, 29 & 30 September 2001
Shongweni

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WOMAD 2001
End of September
Bluegum Estate, Benoni

Sandra Briar at Total Exposure: (011) 788-8725
or e-mail: mailto:sandra@total-exposure.co.za
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2.CHARTS
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2a.THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

This week [last week] Title - Artist (Label)

1. [1] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
2. [2] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
3. [4] Live - Tananas (Sony SA)
4. [10] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Bionic Records)
5. [5] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
6. [3] Conspirare (Best of) - Lesley Rae Dowling (Retro Fresh)
7. [7] IT - Various Cape Town Artists (Nkomo Records)
8. [8] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
9. [14] So Many Prophets (with bonus EP) - Fetish (Virgin)
10. [11] Age Of Innocence - Nowhere Land (Indie)
11. [15] Acid Made Me Do It - Krushed & Sorted (African Dope)
12. [18] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate (EMI)
13. [13] Ingoma - Sylvia Mdunyelwa (EMI)
14. [12] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (Indie)
15. [16] Afrika Meltdown - Various (MELT 2000)
16. [20] Gathering - Marcus Wyatt (Sheer Sound)
17. [6] Circles Of Fire - Black Noise (Indie)
18. [-] Mondmusiek - Breyten Breytenbach (Rhythm)
19. [19] Blk Sonshine - Blk Sonshine (Fresh)
20. [17] Otis Waygood Blues Band - Otis Waygood Blues Band (RetroFresh)

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2b. THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK

This week [last week] Title - Artist (Album/ Label)

1. [1] Miles - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
2. [5] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators (‘Seratonin’/Bionic)
3. [2] Long Holiday - The Sunshines (‘Long Holiday’ EP/Tel Michael)
4. [-] Tronkvoël - Breyten Breytenbach/Benguela (‘Mondmusiek’/Rhythm)
5. [-] Standanyobo - Tananas (‘Live’/SonySA)
6. [7] Hypocrite - Amanda Tiffin ('Extraordinary Woman'/Indie)
7. [6] Emptiness High - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
8. [8] The Winter And The Summer - Age Of Innocence ('Nowhere
Land'/Indie)
9. [3] Everyday - Dave Matthews Band featuring Vusi Mahlasela
('Everyday'/BMG)
10. [-] Now I Know - Semisane (‘A Life Less Strange’/BMG)
11. [4] Geto @ Sunset - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
12. [9] Why - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
13. [-] Grips Of Emotions - Lesley Rae Dowling (‘Conspirare’/Retro
Fresh)
14. [14] Give Me The Good News 1994 Remix - Crocodile Harris (EP/One
World)
15. [11] Rise 'n Shine - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
16. [12] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror ('Shattered'/Tusk)
17. [16] U Are Not What You Are - Fudge ('Keeping It Real'/Indie)
18. [20] Hey Boy - Via Afrika ('Via Afrika'/RetroFresh)
19. [18] Afrodisiac - Jorge Carlos ('African Spirit'/Spirit Zone)
20. [19] Welcome To Azania (live) - Jack Hammer ('Bootleg'/Pofadder)

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2c.DIGITAL CUPBOARD'S TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN MP3 DOWNLOADS

This week [last week] Title - Artist
(Style)

1. [2] Wena U Bani...? - O'Da Meesta
(Kwaito)
2. [11] Mina Ngeke Ngilunge - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
(African Pop)
3. [1] Beautiful Thing - E'smile
(African R&B)
4. [20] I Love the Rain - E nergi
(Reggae Kwaito)
5. [4] Abelungu - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
6. [9] Kom Kom - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
7. [16] Skyscrapers - Liela Groenewald
(Afrikaans Folk)
8. [12] Nothing Seems To Shake Me - New Clouded Yellow
(Alternative)
9. [6] Makoti - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
(African Pop)
10. [13] Foreplay - Ghetto Luv
(R&B Kwaito)
11. [9] Alien Hand Symphony - asqus
(Experimental Dance)
12. [18] Thina Siyajabula - Impulse
(African Gospel)
13. [15] Sibali - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
14. [RE] Never Again - Prophets of da City
(Hip Hop)
15. [-] Destiny - Killer B
(Dance)
16. [-] Riku Lätti - Vyand van die Staat
(Afrikaans Alternative)
17. [8] Sandla Ngena La - African Roots
(African Reggae)
18. [-] Rock and Water - Albert Grey
(African Rock)
19. [-] Media Killers - Atmosphere Control Unit
(Cyberpunk)
20. [5] Is Is Chisa - DJ Chepad
(Kwaito)

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2d.TOP SELLING SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

1. Drakensberg Boys Choir - Very Best Of
2. Bosman, Gloria - The Many Faces Of
3. Various - South African Freedom Songs
4. Ipi Tombi - Ipi Tombi (Original cast recording)
5. Mango Groove - Best Of

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3. CD REVIEWS
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SERATONIN - FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

It took a while for this second EP to arrive from Durban’s wild bunch,
but a deal with Bionic Records saw the five-song ‘Seratonin’ EP get a
national release and we can now hear songs like ‘Crush’, ‘Limbo’, and
‘Just An Inch’ in one continuous flow of solid, sheet metal grunge. The
band began recording this back in July 2000, so the bone-jarring ‘Crush’ has already had its long flirtation with the heights of the Modern Rock Chart and ‘Just An Inch’ followed it there a while later. The ‘Crush’ MP3 also picked up a ton of interest online and ‘Limbo’ found itself on the soundtrack for the M-Net short film, ‘No Sir, I’m Not On The Menu’.

‘Seratonin’ takes no prisoners with its focused sonic assault, and at
times it seems like that chainsaw on the cover found itself into bassist Dave Campbell’s hands (hopefully the model as well!). With Gareth Shaw trying to drown out Campbell’s bass rumblings, and Adrian Jacobson and Craig Jenkins adding their diverse shards of guitar shrapnel, it’s an EP aimed at those for whom mosh pits are the new gyms, and (SA) rock is nowhere close to dead, all it needs is just a solid injection of ‘Seratonin’. (SS)

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MONDMUSIEK - BREYTEN BREYTENBACH

Last year’s ‘Om Te Breyten’ tribute album featured the cream of the alt. Afrikaans music scene turning Breyten Breytenbach’s poems into moody but melodic songs. This year we have another Breytenbach album called ‘Mondmusiek’, which this time features the poet himself on vocals and consists of a unique CD and book featuring sixteen tracks again based on his poetry. Breytenbach, who currently lives in Paris, is one of South Africa’s most important and influential Afrikaans poets and writers (and also a well-known painter).

The words and music on ‘Mondmusiek’ recall the haunting ‘American
Prayer’ album, which featured the poetry of Jim Morrison with
(posthumous) musical arrangements by the other members of The Doors.
Here Breytenbach reads his poems over some original and very diverse
backing arrangements provided by talented South African artists such as
Benguela, Paul Riekert from Battery 9, Jean Marais from Duusman, and
Laurinda Hofmeyr.

While the impact and meaning of the poetry takes a while to sift through and follow, the initial impression is of a fascinating and evocative album of varied moods and styles. These songs work initially on a musical level but later the relevance of the words in context of the full arrangements begins to manifest themselves and the result is an engrossing album.

Mondmusiek
ISBN: 0 7981 4131 X
Author: Breyten Breytenbach
Publisher: Human & Rousseau/Rhythm Records
Price: R120
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

LOVE

Most of the finest seminal sixties bands emerged from Sunset Strip LA, such the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Doors and the Mamas and Papas. But none to poignant, understated and influential as sixties LA band Love, headed by Arthur Lee. Lee's roots started in Memphis with his local band called the Lags, very much in the style of Booker T with Arthur on rhythm and vocals. Love came together with a combination of unknown musicians such as Bryan MacLean, lead guitar (a roadie for the Byrds), Ken Forssi, bass guitarist who had played for the Surfaris, Alban Pfisterer (drums) and John Echols (lead guitar). A unique observation is that this could quite easily have been the first group to express dual lead guitar.

Originally the group was called the Grassroots, but since it had already been taken by another well-known group, Lee was forced to take another name. Love were a combination of flower children in their own right, and their first album (folk/rock style) sold a 150 000 copies. Arthur Lee's second album, 'De Capo', featured one of the first epic long tracks in rock (a twenty minute long 'Revelation').

The climax of Arthur Lee's erratic genius was a surrealistic album titled 'Forever Changes' which is considered to be America's answer to 'Sgt. Pepper'. This album combined orchestral with horn and string arrangements, yet maintained its psychedelic feel. The album had a major influence on the neo-psychedelic bands of the eighties and is still regarded as one of the most influential albums to come out of the flower power explosion. In fact, explode it did as various members of the group left due to excessive drug use. Much of this happened during the recording sessions of 'Forever Changes' and although not mentioned, the talents of bass guitarist Carol Kaye and lead guitar Tommy Tedesco and drummer Hal Blaine were used. Commonly known as Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew, this power combination of session musicians were no strangers to the classic releases of the sixties. Arthur Lee then proceeded to record a full album with Jimi Hendrix but sadly never released due to legal problems. One track, 'The Everlasting First' turned up on 'False Start' released in 1970.

After a successful tour in the UK with a new line-up of musicians (included are the Irish quickness of Jay Donnollan on guitar and the drumming pyrotechniques of George Suranovitch (ex-Animals)), Arthur Lee reassembled Love with a group called Band Aid and once again with unknown musicians. A solo album in 1981, where he recruited Shuggie Otis, seemed to express a turn to the 'Forever Changes' expression. The album sold well and Arthur seemed to finally stabilise his life style and vision.

Described by the brotherhood of fellow musicians as more of a gangster than an emblem of flower power, Lee continued to tour extensively in the UK and Holland. Lee's private collection of firearms would be his final undoing. He was sentenced to a twelve year prison term for threatening behaviour, which does seem rather harsh in all manner of speaking. Although the firearm was never recovered, the colour of his skin seemed reason enough for the authorities to incarcerate him. This wayward genius deserves a place alongside Lennon / Brian Wilson / Hendrix / Syd Barrett. It is with sadness that with the countless albums ranked as influential during the millennium year, 'Forever Changes' remained distinctly absent from the polls.

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh_noone@hotmail.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh
Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm

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USA FOR AFRICA
Texas-based Kurt Shoemaker gives his unique views on SA music

NOWHERE LAND - AGE OF INNOCENCE
http://www.aoi.co.za

New choice music from Peter Hanmer, sans Off the Edge, but with a new singer, Sherry-Lee Jones. The listener gets double everything with this CD; excellent technical guitar playing, with feeling and warmth, and wonderful singing of intelligent lyrics. Either the singing alone or the guitar work alone would have been worth the price, but they're both here on one CD.

Sherry-Lee Jones has a fluid and mobile voice. Peter associates himself with fine singers. Off the Edge female vocalist Judy Marshall-Schutte will be missed, having moved to Australia, but Sherry-Lee is not a replacement for anybody. Witness the fact that this first CD with Sherry-Lee is neither an Off the Edge project nor a Peter Hanmer solo work, but rather a new musical enterprise called Age of Innocence. Sherry-Lee has a nice emotional range, capable of conveying drama, thoughtfulness, melancholy, and affection.

Two songs on 'Nowhere Land' are Off the Edge material that is given a more acoustic treatment here. 'Ascend' and 'St. Aidans' are beautiful pieces, and it is a pleasure to hear them again, but reworked. 'St. Aidans' is a big song that climbs to heights (which does not mean it gets shrill). It becomes huge and spacious, like a cathedral -- a monumental song.

While there are hefty acoustic doses here, 'Nowhere Land' remains a rock album (okay, "melodic rock"). An excellent rock guitar, steady drums, and lovely melodies sung by Sherry-Lee make for intense beauty and listening pleasure. In the rockier numbers, a sharp electric guitar incises a path, and the drums, appropriately strong in the mix, beat their determined way.

Overall, there is a searching and yearning quality to this musical work. There are wistful thoughts on the past, some optimism for the future, regret and hope; all pure in emotional intensity, and all the better for being slightly understated. Throughout this artful yet accessible work there is a tone of lost dreams, of hopes that never came true. The overall mood of the CD conveys a mature rock sensibility. However, the last song, titled 'Wild and Free', conveys a sort of optimism.

The title track, 'Nowhere Land', is a powerful tune, one both electric and acoustic, though without drums. Deceptively simple, it has profound lyrics. Is Sherry-Lee singing of herself, South Africa, or of everyman? 'Nowhere Land' talks of the past and the future in general ways that I find nonetheless very personal.

At one point on this CD, Sherry-Lee sings, "If only I could shout the words out loud..." and I use those words, too, to proclaim myself in this rave review a big fan of Peter Hanmer's music. Fortunately, he's fairly prolific, and equally fortunately his standards of quality are high. The music of Peter Hanmer and Sherry-Lee Jones strikes a responsive chord in me.

As with all previous Off the Edge and Peter Hanmer projects, the accompanying artwork and design by Mark Raats of Pixstar is stunningly beautiful, which makes the case a perfect match for the music within. For an extra treat, Peter sings on 'The Winter and the Summer', a song written by Dave Lambert of the Strawbs, and does well.

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

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JOHN SAMSON
London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music

THE KILLING FLOOR - ALL NIGHT RADIO

If I recall correctly All Night Radio in the 80's consisted of Reg de Beer playing music so middle of the road that it put the dotted line out of business, while crooning dedications in his best housewife seducing voice.

Fortunately Steve Louw from 80's rock group All Night Radio didn't appear to have listened to Reg. Although starting with a light hearted bluesy guitar picking intro, 'The Killing Floor' quickly establishes itself as a kick butt rock album. 'Bernadette' lyrically hints at love across the colour bar while musically races along at Motorhead speed.

A polished cover of Them's 'Here Comes the Night' is followed by 'On Through the Night'. A story of working class love, set in the industrial surrounds of Boksburg, this song has Bruce Springsteen stamped all over it, even down to Mike Fauré doing the Clarence Clemmons bit on the saxophone. This influence is not too surprising as All Night Radio had worked with John Rollo, producer of one time E Street Band member Steve van Zandt (Little Steven), on their first album.

There are plenty of other influences to be found, The Rolling Stones on
'Prisoners', the Claptonesque title track and shades of ZZ Top and some more Springsteen on 'Hopetown 1975'. All this merges into a great rock collage, not making any excuses for showing off it's influences while it's politically charged lyrics make this South Africa's equivalent to 'Born to Run'.

The "History of Contemporary Music of South Africa" book makes the simple comment that 'This album cooks'. It not only cooks, it cleans the dishes, dries them and puts them away as well. This won't cure insomnia, but will make those wee small hours much more palatable then a night with Reg.

All Night Radio on the net:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/all_night_radio.html

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
http://rock.co.za/charts

Friday, 2 April 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [3] A Summer Prayer For Peace - The Archies
2 [1] Knock Three Times - Dawn
3 [4] Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 [2] Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
5 [6] My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
6 [9] Home - Dave Mills*
7 [10] Silver Moon - Michael Nesmith
8 [7] Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
9 [8] Do It - Neil Diamond
10 [5] No Matter What - Badfinger

* SA Artist

Commentary:

In the UK, the Archies were one hit wonders, scoring a number 1 with 'Sugar Sugar', but not seeing any further chart action. In the US, 'Sugar Sugar' went to number 1, 'Jingle Jangle' went to number 10 and 2 other hits made the top 40. In South Africa, 'A Summer Prayer for Peace' was their 8th top 20 hit in 3 years, and their second number 1 ('Sugar Sugar' being the other one). Based on the Archie comics, this faceless band featured the voice of Ron Dante who was also the voice behind The Cuff Links' hit 'Tracy' in 1969.

On the South African artist front, Dave Mills edged closer to the top spot, climbing 3 places to number 6. Peanut Butter Conspiracy hovered outside the top 10 at number 11, waiting to launch a second, more successful attack on the top 10. Beat Unit climbed 4 to 16 with 'Carnival Candyman' while 'We're All Playing in the Same Band' by Billy Forrest under the guise of Quentin E. Klopjaeger dropped out of the top 20 after a disappointing run of only 2 weeks in the Top 20.

South Africans at Number 1 this week:

Love is a Beautiful Song - Dave Mills (1970)
Let Me Into Your Life - Flood (1976)

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
2.African Day - Hawk (1971)
3.Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
4.Boys Will Be Boys - Rabbitt (1975)
5.Live And Well - Hawk (1974)
6.A Croak And A Grunt In The Night - Rabbitt (1977)
7.In The Arena - Circus (1977)
8.Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
9.Astra - Freedoms Children (1970)*
10.Otis Waygood Blues Band (1970)*

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sarock

* Available on CD from http://www.oneworld.co.za

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TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

1.Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill (1968)
2.Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
3.See Yourself (Clowns) - EllaMental (1984)
4.Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
5.This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
6.As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe (1985)
7.ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
8.My Kind Of Girl - Cinema (1988)
9.You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1979)
10.Special Star - Mango Groove (1989)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sapop

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BIRTHDAYS - APRIL

2: Marvin Gaye (1939, died 1 April 1984)
4: Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield in 1915, died 30 April 1983)
12: Neville Whitmill (1942, died 1998)
14: Ritchie Blackmore (1945)
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5.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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AMANDA STRYDOM

My new album "Op 'n Klein Blou Ghoen" will be launched at the Oudtshoorn Festival. I will also do a gig with Koos Kombuis, a show with Rocco de Villiers and the "Om te Breyten" unplugged concert. My website address is http://www.amandastrydom.com.

Amanda Strydom

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TERRY DEMPSEY

I am an old fried of Terry and Carrie Dempsey. Terry and I did some production in Nashville in the early 80's, and I've lost touch with him. Do you have an email address for the Dempseys or for Angela Music?

Curtis Allen
mailto:zen@owol.net

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WILDEBEEST

Do you know where I can get some Wildebeest MP3s or 'The Horings Op Die Stoep' 4-track EP. I have 'Bossies' and 'Bushrock 1'.

Ian Rothmann
mailto:iansroth@yahoo.com

Wildebeest on the net:
http://www.pietbotha.com

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MEL, MEL AND JULIAN

Back in the day Mel, Mel & Julian recorded three LPs during the great folk scare of the 60s, they were released in limited numbers even then. So here we are 33 years after they broke up, and they have been dug up, cleaned up, and reissued for your listening pleasure - and ready for shipment to you.

* Mel, Mel & Julian - Mines, people, places and one train

Our first recording, a collection of topical modern and traditional British, American, Australian, Irish songs.

* Mel, Mel & Julian - One More Town

Includes songs from the modern singer-songwriter, country and international folk music scene of the 60s

* Mel, Mel & Julian - Miscellanea

This our last studio album includes a more eclectic collection of music - ballads, blues, jug band and modern songs from the fol movement, plus two originals: 'Fare Thee Well Kirsten', written by Mel Miller, and an
instrumental 'Beverley' by Julian Laxton.

Each album comes with a 4-page CD Booklet, in a Jewel Case. These albums are for sale and we are taking orders. Cost of each album is $15 US plus $3.50 shipping and handling. SPECIAL OFFER! Order all three for $39 US plus $3.50 each for shipping and handling.

AND - In the works....

* Mel, Mel & Julian Live at the Edward
A Raucous live show with lots of jokes, stories and songs

* Mel & Mel Live at the Minstrel (Probably a double CD)
Mel & Mel Reunite in 1970 for their last performance (to date) at Pretoria's famed Minstrel Club, with a lot of songs, banter and laughter.

Mel Green
MLG Limited Editions
mailto:melverde@aol.com

Julian Laxton on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/julianlaxton

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THE SAFARI SUITS

I was doing a wild card search for an old friend of mine, Graham Handley and the first site the search engine threw up was SA Rock Digest, where indeed I found some info and a contact address for his brother Jonathan who used to be in the Radio Rats. I have some B+W photos which I took of the Safari Suits which consisted of Graham Handley, Steve Moni, Paul Jarvis and Guillome Gap and as far as my memory serves me, they were the FIRST real punk band to hit SA in 1978/79. Jonathan Handley only started his band the Radio Rats after the Safari Suits. I stand under correction but I think the Safari Suits deserve a prominent place in the archives of SA Music history.

Check out my website and go to the "photography" section in my "Portfolio" Menu and you will see a few of the photos displayed there.
http://www.sulphursky.co.uk

Cheers
Yolanda

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THE APARTHEID YEARS

I am a U.S. university student doing some research on music during the apartheid years. Your Amuzine <http://rock.co.za> site was really helpful in obtaining information on the pop/rock scene. Do you know of any sites that might hold information on other genres? I am specifically interested in songs protesting the apartheid regime even if they weren't big radio hits.

Bryan
mailto:chosley@hotmail.com

{Another good place to look is http://www.3rdearmusic.com - ed}

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HOLY BLACK

Here is a link to a new fledgeling website for the Holy Black (also known as Holly Black).

http://home-1.worldonline.nl/~mollyb/docs/holyblack/index.htm

We ask all those with fond memories of Holy Black to contribute actively to this new website. Please mail Bas Möllenkramer on
mailto:mollyb@worldonline.nl with pictures, additions to the repertoire, names of band members, in fact anything at all.

Bas Möllenkramer
mailto:mollyb@worldonline.nl

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O'YABA

I heard a song going "Hey, Babylon, ba ba ba ba..." on a boat linking two islands in the Seychelles, so I asked the captain about it, and he told me it was "Yaba" from South Africa. I guess it's a reggae song from the O'Yaba group. Do you know by chance the exact title of this song, and from in which album it comes?

Thank you and regards from Saint-Mandé, France.

Dr Claude WAINSTAIN
mailto:klodwain@club-internet.fr

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ANTON FIG

I was wondering if anyone out there knows the whereabouts of Anton Fig. He was a drummer from Cape Town and played along with Keith Lentin in groups such as Beathoven's 5 and H.A.M.M.A.K. I grew up with Anton and believe he might be in New York or Los Angeles. He has been backing drummer for Joan Armatrading and various other Big Bands. He was also friendly with Michael Oblowitz from Sea Point who also went to L.A. and made a movie called "First the fire, then the fireworks".

Leon Singer
mailto:leon@wwmusic.co.za

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SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

A Cape Town-based music resource that offers two main areas of expertise and assistance:

1) Music Searches - Assists in recommending and finding relevant music
soundtracks for television, cinema and radio commercials and
productions.

2) Music Licensing - Assists in obtaining the publishing and recording
rights for music to be used as soundtracks for commercials and other
productions.

For more info, please contact:
Stephen Segerman
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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AUTHENTIC IDEAS GIG DATES

Thursday 5 April BATTERY 9 and OHM Tour - De Ja Vu, 158 Voortrekker Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein
Friday 6 April - BATTERY 9 and OHM Tour - The Big Tree, 22 Tradelink Park, Fabrib Street, Strand
Saturday 7 April - LALICIA - Bump, Cnr Alexandra Aitken Rd, Midrand
Saturday 7 April - BATTERY 9 and OHM Tour - The Jam, De Villiers Street, Cape Town
Wednesday 11 April - BINARY - Demolition, Cnr Conrad and Hillcrest Ave, Blairgowrie
Saturday 14 April - SUGARDRIVE (on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour)/Semisane/Tweak/Wonderboom - The 5FM Easter Rock Festival, Rand Show Grounds, NASREC
Thursday 26 April - SUGARDRIVE on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour - 206 Live, 206 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Authentic Ideas: 011-646-6467
Nancy: 083-310-2514
Beth: 083-463-8712
Email: mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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BASSLINE
http://www.basslinejazzclub.co.za

Tues 3rd: SHHH...! - R30 - 9:30pm
Wed 4th & Thurs 5th: SUGARDRIVE - R40 - 9:30pm
Fri 6th & Sat 7th: A Jazz Experience with: GLORIA BOSMAN - R50 - 9:30pm
Sun 8th: GARY LEVITT & his band from the Berkley School of music - R30
- 9:00pm
Tues 10th: MATTHEW V. D. WANT - R30 - 9:30pm

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BATTERY 9 GIGS

Fri 6 April - The Big Tree, Fabriek Street, Strand
Sat 7 April - The Jam, 43 De Villiers Rd, District 6, Cape Town

Contact: Emile Coetzee
Tel: +27 21 550 3358
Cell: +27 082 3312160
http://www.battery9.co.za

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Stellenbosch High presents: Battle of the Bands on
Thursday 5 April at 18h30. This event promises to be
lots of fun with great school bands such as Picture
This and Arbor performing. Amazing sound and lighting
will be used and the guys from AKKEDIS will kick some
rock into the party. R10 gets you in. For more info:
Mariska 082 375 8991 or mailto:mariskadupreez@yahoo.com

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CAPTAIN GOOCH

Thursday 5 April at The Bio Cafe, 32 Kloof Street (City Varsity buildings), at 20h30. Couvert charge is R5. Captain Gooch is an acoustic rock band.

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ANTON GOOSEN
die liedjieboer - 'n vis innie bos-toer.
MAART - APRIL 2001 acoustic live cabaret

April
4 Die Kraal, P.E., 20h30 (041) 503 6123
5 Optics Uitenhage, 21h00 (0410 992 3263
6 Potter's Place, Jeffreys Bay, 20h00 (042) 293 2500
7 Arts Theater, George, 19h00
11 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00
11 Oudtshoorn, KKNK 23h30 anton goosen en die bushrockband, Rock Art Cafe
12 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00; 15h00
12 Oudtshoorn, KKNK stalteater 20h30; 21h45
13 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00
13 Oudtshoorn, KKNK stalteater 18h00; 21h45
14 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 14h00
14 Oudtshoorn, KKNK Kaktus op die vlaktes - anton goosen en die bushrockband 20h00
17 Die Tolbos, Gansbaai, 20h30
20 Hangklip Hotel, Hangklip 21h00 (028) 273 8448
26 Kokomo teater-restaurant, Klerksdorp, 20h00 (018) 462 4124

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HARBOUR MUSIC CLUB
The Troubadour, Kalk Bay

Every Wednesday night 8:30
Entrance R15 - bar available

Rob Anderson (021) 7891021
mailto:anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za
Nadia Scaillet (021) 4489834
mailto:noid@netactive.co.za

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JESSE JORDAN

Fri 5th, Mon 9th Fri 13th April - Rock Art Cafe in Oudsthoorn
Sat 14th, Sun 15th April - Al's in Knysna

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues with "Larry Amos". R20
Friday from 9 P.M. Blues rock with "The Julian Laxton Band". R20
Saturdays from 8.30 P.M. "THE LEGEND OF ERIC CLAPTON". Special at R40
featuring The Julian Laxton Band. A musical review of the life and music of Eric Clapton from his school days till present. Book at Julian's 011-678-2880. Coming soon "THE LEGEND OF JIMI HENDRIX" featuring The Julian Laxton Band and Colin Shamley as Narator.
Sundays from 1 P.M. Braai & Music in the Garden with Colin Shamley.
Sundays from 7.00 P.M. jazz/blues/jungle Fusion with "Highway Jam". R10

mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za
http://www.julianlaxton.com
http://rock.co.za/legends/julianlaxton

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KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

11, 12, 13, 14 April: KKNK, Banketsaal, Oudtshoorn

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MALI BLUES

www.AfricasGateway.com & Brothers R Studios
Presents Friday Night Jams

Mali Blues, 179 Loop Street, Cape Town
Friday 6th April @ 8PM
R20

for further Information contact Brothers-R Studios
(021) 7013634 or 083-476-6927 

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OPPIKOPPI
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

9th-12th August: Pretoria, Fountains Valley
17th-19th August: Worcester, Kleinplasie

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ROEKELOOS - GIG GUIDE
http://www.roekeloos.co.za/musiek.html

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SPLASHY FEN
http://www.splashyfen.co.za
26 to 29 April

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ZA@PLAY
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/
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7.LINKS
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LINKS PAGES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdearmusic.com/links.html

AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za/links.htm

SA ROCK DIGEST
http://www.sarockdigest.com/links

VAGABOND'S WORLD
http://rock.co.za/vagabond/links

ONE WORLD
http://www.oneworld.co.za/links.cfm

SA MUSICIANS ON THE NET FROM A TO Z
http://list.sa-music.com

VETSEUN
http://www.afrikaner.co.za/tronk10
Koos, Piet, Valiant, Duusman, Akkedis, Battery 9 and much more...

SEARCH ENGINE:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com
Quick and accurate, highly recommended

ARTISTS:

BERNARD BINNS
http://www.bernardbinns.co.za

BIZARRE BAZAAR
http://www.geocities.com/bizabaza

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

CLOUT
http://www.clout.co.za

FOUR JACKS AND A JILL
http://www.fourjacksandajill.co.za/

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

IAN HENDERSON
http://www.ianhenderson.co.za

JACK HAMMER
http://www.pietbotha.com

JESSE JORDAN
http://www.jessejordan.co.za

KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

LITTLE SISTER
http://www.littlesister.co.za

BOBBY LOUW
http://www.bobbylouw.co.za

VENESSA NOLAN
http://www.sunsetrecording.com/venessa

OFF THE EDGE
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

RABBITT
http://www.rabbitt.co.za

RADIO RATS
http://rock.co.za/legends/radiorats

RODRIGUEZ: CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
A site dedicated to Rodriguez, the Sugar Man
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

AMANDA STRYDOM
http://www.amandastrydom.com

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

NOA TYLO
http://www.noatylo.co.za

ARCHIVES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdEarMusic.com

SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
The online archive for the History of South African Rock
http://rock.co.za/sarock

SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO CHARTS 1969-1989
http://rock.co.za/charts

NEWS:

AMUZINE
News, views, reviews and interviews
http://rock.co.za/

AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK
http://www.air.org.za

ARTSMART
Arts news from Kwazulu-Natal
http://www.artsmart.co.za

JAZZNEWS RENDEZVOUS
http://www.egroups.com/group/JazznewsRendezvous
This Newsletter is posted weekly on Sundays and looks at the
world of Jazz in South Africa and beyond. Recommended.

POWERZONE
http://www.powerzone.co.za

PUTUPOT
http://www.putupot.com

STAGE
http://www.stage.co.za

TAMBOER KRANTJIE
http://www.pretoria.co.za
http://www.tamboer.co.za

SHOPPING:

ONE WORLD
http://www.oneworld.co.za/
Selling South African Music to the World

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

BMG
http://www.click2music.co.za

CAVEMAN PRODUCTIONS
Kevin Shirley's virtual cave
http://www.cavemanproductions.com

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

MOUNTAIN RECORDS
http://www.mountain-africa.com

SUNSET RECORDING STUDIOS
http://www.sunsetrecording.com

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.co.za

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
http://www.backstage.co.za/

SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

RADIO:

SAFM (104-107KHz)
Sugar, Digest co-editor, chats to Bruce Millar
every Wednesday at about 10.30am
http://www.safm.co.za

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.sarockdigest.com/book

MP3s:

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website in our opinion should be informative, regularly updated and linked back to us. If you already link to us and you believe your link should be here, please contact Brian Currin at mailto:sarock@sarockdigest.com
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8.BACK ISSUES
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BACK ISSUES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives
Online and keyword searchable

DOWNLOAD
Download all back issues of the Digest as a zip file (just over 1.3MB).
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarockdigest.zip
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9.CONTRIBUTIONS
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This e-mag is a discussion forum for rock and pop music --
South African and International -- past, present and future.

Press releases:
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10.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

Brian Currin
mailto:vagabond@sarockdigest.com
http://rock.co.za/vagabond

Stephen Segerman
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
http://rock.co.za

Postal Address:
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PO Box 521
Eppindust
7475
Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

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mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

John Samson, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh
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