SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #105
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14th May 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - Little Sister support Wynonna in US, 3rd Ear Music, SA Rock Files, 5FM Compilation, New releases, Natural Born Swingers
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs
3.CD REVIEWS - Sunways, Edi Niederlander
4.CLASSIC ROCK - The Rascals, Not The Midnight Mass, éVoid, Cold Facts
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Slang, Saturday Wired, Asylum Kids, Swimming Pool Sunday, Mick Jade, Celtic Rumours
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO - Rocking and popping at the Jam, Valiant Swart, Venessa Nolan
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.NEWS
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LITTLE SISTER ROCK IN USA
http://www.littlesister.co.za

Debbi and Jenni Lonmon have been performing very successfully in the US these last few months and are scheduled to support Wynonna Judd on the 17th July at Charleston, SC-Center Court Stadium at Harbor Town (Sea Pines) in the USA. Little Sister also have a new album coming out soon, produced by Lionel Bastos.

Go girls...

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3RD EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdearmusic.com

Thought you might like to know that the 3rd (& final) part of Rian Malan's Rolling Stone expose - "Mbube - The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - is on the site this month - http://www.3rdearmusic.com/forum/mbube2b.html Parts 1 & 2 are also up there if you missed them.

There's also a chapter on Roger Lucey from Ex-Security Policeman W/O Paul Erasmus - Foot Soldier For Apartheid. A sad & difficult if fascinating book (un-published). http://www.3rdearmusic.com/forum/footsoldier.html

Extract from "Footsoldier For Apartheid":
By now I had become, and still remain, a fan of Roger Lucey. I still listen to his music and (even at the time I began to) feel bad about the whole thing. What a waste of talent! I really believe that he would have gone onto great heights in the music scene. But, well he was just another 'red' that had to be stopped, by whatever means possible!

Other interesting new projects & some good old news to ponder over, include: The Danish hosted FREEMUSE (Music against censorship) seminar held in Johannesburg in March; How Hitler handled Jazz Music in the 1930's - this will strike an old chord or two http://www.3rdearmusic.com/forum/takeback.html

Rick Andrew has a book coming out - Buried in The Sky - a conscripts Army in the 70's - fighting an unknown war on the border & inside - black rock music & white guilt; Greig Coetzee's new play Seeing Red - Pietermaritzburg students & action on Campus in the 80's - the whole jorl or nothing but the jorl - confusion in between the bullets, the booze & the boys in the band? There's a lot of other stuff too. Check it out http://www.3rdearmusic.com

Regards

Dave Marks
(affectionately known in Digest circles as "Groucho")

The Hidden Years Music Archive Project 1964 to 1994
3rd Ear Music Company (Est. 1969)
http://www.3rdearmusic.com
Hidden Years mailto:david@3rdearmusic.com
3rd Ear Music mailto:thirdear@iafrica.com
Tel +(27)(31) 207-5314
Fax + (27)(31) 207-5305

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SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock

12 May: Added Not The Midnight Mass and Holy Black websites to the SA Rock Files
10 May: Updated http://www.pietbotha.com
5 May: Added Johnny Kongos and The G-Men webpage thanks to Tertius Louw
5 May: Updated Big Sky and All Night Radio webpages, thanks to John Samson. Coming soon: http://www.stevelouw.com website.
1 May: Updated Hawk's African Day, thanks to Benjy Mudie
22 April: Added 'History Of Rock - The SA Connection' album from 1987, thanks to Stephen Segerman
13 April: Updated Asylum Kids, Robin Auld and Bright Blue webpages, thanks to Stephen Segerman
11 April: Added John Samson's Top 50 SA Album Covers website to the SA Rock Files.

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BANDS SELECTED FOR UPCOMING 5FM SA ROCK COMPILATION

Seventeen hot, new SA bands will be appearing on the upcoming ‘5FM Showcase 3 Unearthed’ CD (zippy title guys!). Those bands are Tweak, Gauge, Three Weeks Anaemic, Cutting Jade, RIM 3, Zen Arcade, Gripp, The AK Massive, Waverley, Four Days Notice, Flowerheads, Spoonfeedas, Starseed, So What, Big Jump Joey, Superjuice and The Fruit Fly Navigators.

The bands have all finished recording their songs at the RP Studios at the SABC in Johannesburg. Two of SA's top producers, Evert de Munnik and Neal Snyman, have been working on this project. The mixing should be completed during May, and the CD will be released by 5FM and Sony Music in June and will be available at all Musica stores in SA. Listen to 5FM during June for interviews, unplugged sessions and competitions to launch the CD.

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NEW RELEASES

THE DYNAMICS
http://www.rock.co.za/files/dynamics.html
A Retro Fresh retrospective of 80's SA Ska band, the Dynamics.

RISING ABOVE THE MADNESS - LIONEL BASTOS
72 minutes of tuneful, folky and well-produced songs from Lionel Bastos. His many friends on this CD include Wendy Oldfield, Mauritz Lotz, Tonia Selley, Bruce Millar, Kreesan, Barry van Zyl and Ed Jordan.
The last 7 tracks on this 16 track CD were recorded live during a webcast at dotcoza house.

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SA "NEW BAND" SPOTLIGHT ON - NATURAL BORN SWINGERS
Natasha Joseph

At the forefront of Port Elizabeth's emerging music scene are four self-proclaimed "purveyors of post modern rock", the Natural Born Swingers. Their sound has been described as "dark, yet sexy... fusing a number of styles including groove, pop and rock". They're a band with a mission: to "make a little noise - inhale the smog and exhale music".

The Swingers formed in August 1999 and played their first gig a month later. Their rock 'n roll career was launched with the immortal words "OK guys, I'M NOT KIDDING, it's half an hour before the gig - here's a list, now PICK A F*CKING NAME!"

At a time when many young musicians are guilty of apathy and non- professionalism, the Swingers pride themselves on organization, a tightly-monitored practice schedule and responsibility for their own gigs.

At the end of 1999, the Swingers - self-confessed travel addicts - undertook a tour of the Garden Route. They played to "warm receptions" in Knysna and the Wilderness, disliked George (it disliked them right back) and met South Africa's politest bouncers at the Purple Turtle in Cape Town. After a well-received turn on Splashy Fen 2000's Blunt stage, two of the Swingers took a step away from music and went their own ways. A lot of reshuffling and some fierce dedication to the music scene saw the Swingers reborn as a solid, exciting unit.

Currently based in Port Elizabeth, the Swingers have a strong following in their hometown and are greeted with open arms all over the Eastern Cape. They're closely aligned with Grahamstown's Rhodes Music Radio (RMR) and headlined RMR's birthday bash at the Rhodes Student Union last year. Regulars on the Port Elizabeth live music scene, they've been responsible for all sorts of musical high-jinks, including a "porno cheese party" - someone arrived wearing clingwrap and tinfoil - and the recent Friday the 13th party at PE's Lizard Lounge.

Splashy Fen 2001 welcomed the Swingers back in style, with a stunning half-hour set on the Marquee Stage. They've just laid down a demo at the University of Port Elizabeth's studios, so look out for this band to hit the airwaves with a vengeance. They're a young band, but - buoyed by the soaring, searing vocals of Trelanee Skein - they're a band on the move.

Band’s line-up:
Trelanee Skein - voice, peacemaker and occasional feminist (in a nice way, she insists).
Caleb Eastwood - guitar, organizer and all-round music addict. He's got the biggest smile in PE and musical genius to match.
Darren Udemans - bass, vegetable-munching good guy. Kind to small furry animals and other band members.
Fraser Greenaway - drummer, whirling dervish. Comes fully equipped with naughty grin and alarming reserves of energy.

Contact numbers:
0825488466 (Caleb) or
0837200573 (Tash, for national bookings)
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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. [2] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
2. [6] Danny K - Danny K (Gallo)
3. [4] Into The Universe - Eminent Child (Sarepta)
4. [1] Thin Shoes In June - Felix Laband (African Dope)
5. [11] African Day - Hawk (Retro Fresh)
6. [7] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
7. [3] Balance - Hello Angel (Fresh)
8. [9] The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)
9. [-] Dreamland - Edi Nederlander (Indie)
10 [10] Quintet Legacy Vol 1 - Voice (Sheer)
11. [5] The Many Faces Of - Gloria Bosman (Sheer)
12. [8] Bvuma.Tolerance - Oliver Mtukudzi (Sheer)
13. [12] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
14. [13] Alive In Jo'burg - Tananas (Sony SA)
15. [14] Mondmusiek - Breyten Breytenbach (Rhythm)
16. [16] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Indie)
17. [17] Faith In Love - Coleske (Gallo)
18. [15] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
19. [19] IT - Various Cape Town Artists (Nkomo Records)
20. [20] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (Indie)


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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] Hurts So Bad - Danny K ('Danny K'/Gallo)
2. [-] Thugs - The Dynamics (‘The Dynamics’/RetroFresh)
3. [11] Sing My Song - Eminent Child (‘Into The Universe’/Sarepta)
4. [4] Fragile - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
5. [9] Fire In Your Heart - Desert Rose (‘Sands Of Time’/ Saville-McLowe)
6. [5] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Wonderboom (Single/David Gresham)
7. [7] Long Holiday - The Sunshines ('Long Holiday' EP/Tel Michael)
8. [2] Now I Know - Semisane ('A Life Less Strange'/BMG)
9. [-] Bye Bye - Edi Nederlander (‘Dreamland’/Indie]
10. [6] Run.Alive.Run - Felix Laband (Thin Shoes In June/African Dope)
11. [12] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators ('Seratonin'/Bionic)
12. [19] Emptiness High - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
13. [3] You - Hello Angel ('Balance'/Fresh)
14. [14] Road - Sugardrive (‘Sand.Man.Sky.’/Gallo)
15. [10] Brainstorm - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
16. [8] Style - Sunways (‘The Moon Is A Spoon’/Fresh)
17. [13] Welela - Gloria Bosman ('The Many Faces Of'/Sheer)
18. [15] Everyday - Dave Matthews Band featuring Vusi Mahlasela ('Everyday'/BMG)
19. [17] Tronkvoël - Breyten Breytenbach/Benguela ('Mondmusiek'/Rhythm)
20. [18] Miles - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za
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3. CD REVIEWS
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THE MOON IS A SPOON - SUNWAYS (Fresh, Freshcd 122)

Consisting of members Robbie Boake, Sarah Hills and drummer Jason
Horseman, Sunways are by no means a brand new band. Formed a couple of years ago by Boake when he left hard rockers Squeal, Sunways released the mildly successful 'Venus in her eyes' song {A live version appeared on the 'The Best Of 5FM TDK Music Explosion Vol.1' CD - ed}. They were then very quiet for a while until the release of their new single 'Style'.

Their debut album 'The Moon is a Spoon' is a well-produced, good looking package which also contains the video to 'Colour Me In' in CD-ROM format. The songs, all penned by Boake or Boake and Hills, are a collection of some of their best material. A very laid back album, 'The Moon is a Spoon' contains the single 'Style', currently doing the rounds on our airways. Boake has a very dreamy sort of voice which reminds me of James Iha (guitarist from the Smashing Pumpkins) on the few occasions that he sang. A bit of the Dave Birch from Squeal bark also seems to have rubbed off on certain songs.

A highlight on the album is definitely the song 'Colour Me In'. A short, powerful, melodic burst of talent that'll be a hit for sure if released as a single. {1 minute 50 seconds of glam smash and trash, Joey Ramone would have been proud - ed}

All-in-all a great, mellow album with some really melodic guitar work. My only real criticism would have to be that the vocals seem a bit
transparent or soft in some places. Sunways are good and I would recommend checking them out on their upcoming countrywide tour.

Jason Smith

TURNAROUND TOUR

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY - Fourplay, Grahamstown
THURSDAY 24 MAY - Buccaneers, East London
SATURDAY 26 MAY - Tappas, Port Elizabeth (TBC)
WEDNESDAY 30 MAY - The Big Tree, Strand
THURSDAY 31 MAY - The Whammy Bar, Table Bay
FRI 1 JUNE - The Jam, Cape Town
SAT 2 JUNE - The Armchair Theatre, Observatory, CT
FRIDAY 8 JUNE - Bugsy's, Randburg

'The Moon is a Spoon' for sale at gigs and in record shops countrywide.
Also available online from One World <http://www.oneworld.co.za>

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DREAMLAND - EDI NIEDERLANDER

After laying low for the whole of the ‘90’s, Edi Niederlander is back with her long-awaited third album. And who but Edi could start her fresh new collection with a zippy little tune called ‘Bye Bye’? But that’s just the first of many surprises on ‘Dreamland’, a welcome return (to form) for one of South Africa’s most respected and enduring artists. Edi’s first two albums - ‘Ancient Dust’ (1985) and ‘Hear No Evil’ (1989) - are well known, admired, and a little rare, especially on CD. ‘Dreamland’ finds Edi drawing deep on the styles and spirit of those albums, and effortlessly fusing them with the sounds of this new century. The result is a joyful, jazz-flecked and diverse collection of Niederlander originals and a compelling, eclectic and consistently entertaining piece of work.

Producer Koos Turenhout built ‘Dreamland’ around Edi’s distinctive guitar expertise, strong songs and versatile vocals (and he also contributed the odd keyboard solo and tabla loop!). But ‘Dreamland’ is essentially a wonderful group effort from the musicians with whom Edi chose to surround herself. Kevin Gibson (drums) and Nelson Barbosa (bass) underpin every song with energy and verve, Matthew McKeon adds some lovely keyboard touches, and Karen Rutter displays some wondrous flute skills on ‘Bye Bye’ and ‘Love Is The Dream Of The Soul’, and drums on ‘Axis Mundi’. On instrumentals like ‘Spider Spins Again’ and ‘Funka Munka’, and the semi-rap workouts that are ‘Love Is The Dream Of The Soul’ and ‘Marathon Head’, these musicians are given full license and plenty of room to flex their skills around Edi’s guitar sparks, giving ‘Dreamland’ a spacious, cathartic feel.

It’s not all strident and sterk stuff though. Certain of these songs - ‘Strong Women In Africa’, ‘Axis Mundi’ (new age Baez), and the Hippie-clappie closer ‘Shine A Little Love’ - do tend towards that twee, earnest ‘70’s SA folksy style and are only saved by Edi Nederlander’s obvious sincerity and focus of purpose. In ‘Strong Woman in Africa’ ('We will make Africa strong') she also asks "Where is our story?"; and in ‘Didn’t Mean To Break Your Heart’ Edi crosses her fingers as she promises: "I’ll buy you whiskey, I’ll buy you rubies, I’ll take you to heaven, I’ll take you to movies".

But listen to the bright and shiny ‘Undying Light’, which features Edi solo on guitar and vocals recalling the optimism and clarity of ‘Ancient Dust', and it all starts to make sense. It’s a song that one could imagine an awe-struck, outer space-bound Jodie Foster singing in the "musical version" of ‘Contact’. ‘Shine A Little Love’ is an optimistic, end-of-album knees-up, followed by a "hidden" afri-trip-hoppy coda to round things off. On ‘Marathon Head’ Edi sings "Take me from this mental race, save my soul from cyberspace". It’s obvious she still hankers after the old musical ways and styles, but ‘Dreamland’ confirms that Edi Niederlander can still make music that is relevant and contemporary. (8) (SS)

{‘Dreamland’ is currently on a limited release. It will soon be available at all Musica outlets and online at http://www.oneworld.co.za. Till then it is available from the source. Contact details and CD sales:
E-mail: mailto:nelsonbarbosa@netactive.co.za - ed}
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

THE (YOUNG) RASCALS

Picture the scene. The year is 1964, and the twist craze had just hit America. A smokey cocktail venue in downtown New York called the Peppermint Lounge, where Joey Dee and the Starlighters were performing. Still in their teens this young foursome comprised of Eddy Brigati (vocals and percussion), Gene Cornish (guitar), and jazz drummer Dino Danelli. The group was headed by an outstanding keyboard player called Felix Cavaliere who had just left the Escorts that ironically also included Neil Diamond. Promoter/manager Sid Bernstein signed a contract with Atlantic records for the group and labelled them as the Young Rascals due to their age and naïve mannerisms. At that stage they were a show band, but during the latter half of the sixties, recycled their energy into a powerful combination of soul and R&B which mellowed out in the early seventies.

Their claim to fame was in August 1965 when they supported the Beatles at their final live concert at the Shea stadium. Their second hit "Good Loving" reached the number one spot in 1966 and the future of this white soul band was laid out by Atlantic with a collective group of soul melodies that would capture the black and white audience of America. According to Atlantic liner notes they are reputed to have been the first all-white group to play at the Apollo, yet historic evidence tells us that the Crickets nipped them in the bud. Further evidence and research shows that Dale Hawkins preceded this event, nevertheless the Rascals proceeded on a musical journey based more on texture and arrangement than compositional creativity.

It would be of interest to note that it was the Young Rascals, not Wilson Pickett, who first discovered and recorded two obscure soul songs, namely "Mustang Sally" and "Land of a Thousand Dances". "Not to take anything away from Wilson Picket", says Cavaliere, "but Atlantic copped those from us and gave them to him. He did them a little faster, but the seeds from those ideas he heard from our band at the Apollo."
Strongly influenced by Ray Charles, the group decided to opt for Felix's Hammond B3 as the leading musical component other than guitar. The Young Rascals sported the look of Lord Fauntleroy, a gimmick that was quite marketable when one considers that Paul Revere and the Raiders had a similar appearance in costumes of the American war of independence. The summer of love smiled upon the Young Rascals as their hit "Groovin" hit number one on the charts.

The Rascals dropped the "Young" and exchanged their peeked caps for Nehru shirts, beards and beads. Ye old flower power rose its poetic head and Dino changed record labels to Columbia and recruited guitarist Buzzy Feinten to augment the new sound. During the assassination of Robert Kennedy, Cavaliere was devastated due to the fact that the Rascals had been involved with the Kennedy election campaign. Felix wrote a track called "A Ray of Hope" for Ted Kennedy and was invited to a family function where he was personally thanked by Ted.

One of the greatest albums ever to be released by the Rascals was a power-driven album combining fuzz-based lead guitar and power keyboards called "See" (a US#27 in 1969), which contained their last single, the gospel flavoured "Carry Me back". The group disbanded in 1972 and Felix went on to do production for Laura Nyro and released a number of solo albums.

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

MASS HYSTERIA - NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS

I apologize to Not the Midnight Mass if they expect me to take their music seriously, it's too much fun for that. About half of the CD is witty and meant to be light-hearted, but there are some touching and serious songs here. In fact, to judge by the range of material, both serious and funny, I would be surprised if this CD was not a mirror of a Not the Midnight Mass gig.

On 'Mass Hysteria' there are sober-minded songs, Meaningful and Significant songs, but overall, this CD is just too much fun to stay serious. Fun does not exclude high purpose in discussing social issues, or personal ones either, so some of those songs are here.

Here in Texas, I've enjoyed a cappella groups at the Kerrville Folk
Festival, an eclectic festival that appears to have similarities to Splashy Fen. The a cappella groups I've seen perform seem composed of people who can't stay serious long, and Not the Midnight Mass reinforces this observation. Not all intelligent people have a sense of humor, but, I think, a certain amount of intelligence is necessary for wit above the pratfall sort -- and Not the Midnight Mass have intelligence, wit, and style.

One can feel a range of emotions by listening to this album. It has social commentary, a warm love song, good dance feelings, moral outrage, political anger, spoofy laughter, sadness, and ribald humor.

Among the final five songs is a devastating version of John Lennon's
'Working Class Hero'. It would be a powerful song even if sung by the
Drakensberg Boys Choir, but Not the Midnight Mass's version rivals John's own take for strength, irony, message and sneer.

An outrageous song is their version of Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' -- genius, Albert, genius! The penultimate track is one so true, honest, poignant and bittersweet that it hurts me, both a parent and a child, to hear it. Yet I always listen to 'On Children' when its turn comes around. The CD's last track is, in true showbiz style, designed to "Leave 'em laughing": 'All Around My (Tw)hat' is a classic-sounding round, a spoof on an ancient lay.

Dear Not the Midnight Mass: I'd love to see y'all perform, and the Kerrville Folk Festival goes on not far down the road from here....

NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

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

éVOID (1993 tape sold at gigs)

Hands up who enjoyed the extra tracks on the recent Retro Fresh re-release of the seminal debut of éVoid. What do you mean you haven't bought it yet? Ed, please escort that person off the mailing list (and onto the nearest One World website <http://www.oneworld.co.za>).

With the exception of the alternate take of "I am a Fadget", the rest of the bonus tracks seemed to have been culled from a tape that éVoid were selling at their gigs when I saw them at the Springbok Bar in 1993. So (except for the person evicted in the previous paragraph) you should now have heard the alternate take of "Shadows", the highly jive-able to "Jiving to the Weekend Beat", the haunting, searching and thoughtful "Race of Tan" with its "Invisible Sun" by the Police intro, and the bittersweet tale of love in the Townships in "Jeremiah & Josephine"

My guess is that these recordings are going to raided again for the bonus tracks on the re-release of the often overlooked yet highly creditable second album "Here Comes the Rot". So what can we (and here I am including 1st paragraph person on the assumption that they have learnt their lesson) look forward to apart from the exceptional "Rot"?

Opening the tape is "Shoes" which sounds like "Shadows" would have sounded like if it hadn't been so deliciously dramatic. It is an upbeat jive tune that would have had the Springbok Bar bouncing. "Language of Love" and "Ordinary Life" have a sadness about them but is kept from being depressing by a gently lilting beat.

"Ikologi" works on two levels, one as a straight forward Green song
expressing concerns for the planet, but looking beyond the obvious, is a cleverly worded song about the ecology of the human spirit especially in relation to apartheid and posed the question "What do we do when the river runs dry?". Fortunately the floods came before the river ran dry.

"(Sing a Song) of Children Gone" despite it's subject matter is a lively tune as is "Civil Servant" and "Mix it Up" which all borrow heavily from township sounds and will keep the Fadgets happy.

The album ends with "Round and Round" an achingly beautiful song which sums up the generally introspective tone of the album. Like "Rot", the energy and rawness of the debut album is gone but is replaced by a mature sound and the most politically astute lyrics to date.

Two weeks ago we celebrated seven years of Freedom in South Africa. In those seven years we have seen many exiles return to the country they love. Maybe it's time that the Windrich exiles made a return visit to the country that judging by the sounds and words on this album, they never stopped loving. However, if they don't ever have a comeback tour we at least will have the re-releases to keep us company.

Lastly by way of note, I don't know where you can lay your hands on a copy of this tape as I have never seen it anywhere else since that gig in 1993 so don't bombard me with emails asking, but as mentioned above, most of these tracks should be available with the re-release of "Here comes the Rot".

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

éVOID
http://rock.co.za/legends/evoid

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

Friday, 14 May 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Put Your Hand In The Hand - Alan Garrity*
2 [2] Understanding - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
3 [4] Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 [5] What Is Life - George Harrison
5 [3] A Summer Prayer For Peace - The Archies
6 [6] Amazing Grace - Judy Collins
7 [9] Vicky - Lance James*
8 [8] Another Day - Paul McCartney
9 [7] She's A Lady - Tom Jones
10 [6] Home - Dave Mills*

* South African Artists

Not much movement in the top 10 this week with no new entries into the top 10. Alan Garrity retained the top spot despite strong competition from Peanut Butter Conspiracy's "Understanding". Lance James' "Vicky" edged closer to the top jumping from 9 to 7.

Knocking on the door of the top 10 was Barbara Ray with "Happy Birthday Baby" and the Francis Lai Orchestra with "Theme from Love Story". Percy Sledge and Three Dog Night were new entries into the top 20 with "Help me make it through the Night" and "Joy to the World" respectively, while the Mixtures "Pushbike Song" and Cliff Richard's "Sunny Honey Girl" exited the top 20.

It was left to Creedence Clearwater Revival to fly the flag for the true Rock fans in an otherwise mainstream pop top 10.

South African at Number 1 this week:

Put You Hand in the Hand - Alan Garrity (1971)
I Won't Give Up - Bruce Millar (1976)
Michael Row the Boat Ashore - Richard Jon Smith (1979)

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.African Day - Hawk (1971)*
2.Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
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.Burnout - Hotline (1981)
7.A Croak And A Grunt In The Night - Rabbitt (1977)
8.In The Arena - Circus (1977)
9.Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
10.Astra - Freedoms Children (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.Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
3.Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
4.See Yourself (Clowns) - EllaMental (1984)
5.This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
6.As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe (1985)
7.My Kind Of Girl - Cinema (1988)
8.ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
9.Special Star - Mango Groove (1989)
10.You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1979)

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

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BIRTHDAYS - MAY

13 Stevie Wonder (1950)
15 Richard "Dick" Laws (The A-Cads) (1946)
15 Mike Oldfield (1953)
15 Brian Eno (1948)
18 Rick Wakeman (1949)
19 Pete Townshend (1945)
20 Joe Cocker (1944)
20 Cher (1946)
24 Bob Dylan (1941)
25 Miles Davis (1925)
26 Stevie Nicks (1948)

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MORE COLD FACTS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

Each week we will post some cold facts about Rodriguez here on the Digest. Rodriguez is not a South African (he was born and bred in Detroit), but he is very well-known in SA (and Australia) and unbelievely unheard-of anywhere else.

"The turn-key comes, his face a grin
Locks the cell I'm in again"

I am an Indigenous Australian and have been listening to Rodriguez since I discovered a tape in 1982. I can relate to his lyrics very
much and as I grew up, I grew to understand more and hear more in his songs. I love Dylan and The Blues and this music slotted in the middle so nicely. I wish he would have kept on composing songs. I have been in prison and this man is huge in Australian prisons (with the crims that is) particuly with us Aboriginal inmates.

The song I like best (if I had to choose) is "Establishment Blues" and I noticed on your lyric page for this song that there is a line missing. It is almost at the end of the song and I think is goes, "can you pass the ??? test". I've always wondered about this and what it means.

Jimi Haynes
mailto:nyamalmedia@netscape.net

{"Can you pass the Rorschach test?" Well-spotted mate... this line isn't printed on any of the lyrics sheets I have! "Rorschach test" is that ink-blot test that psychiatrists use... never done one, but seen it in the movies often enough. Visit http://www.rorschach.org for more info - ed}
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5.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG

Struggling to understand South African culture and slang are you? Then this website is just for you. Visit: http://www.supertubes.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang_intro.html

The focus is mainly on SA surfer slang, but most of it has also entered the linguistic mainstream, so this site serves as a general guide. Full info on pronunciation, expression and appropriate usage is provided.
Not for the faint-of-heart or politically correct, though... you have been warned.

Example:
Dagga ('Dag-gah')
(Marijuana, dope) The South African word for dope.

'G' is the Germanic 'g' sound, as if about to spit. As the Americans would say: "hawking a loogie".

Listen to Wonderboom's 'No Left Turn Unstoned' off 'Isit?' to hear "dagga" pronouced correctly.

OK, while we're at it...

Isit? (Izzit?)
This conversational word is used widely and in response to just about anything. Derived perhaps from the English way of saying "Is it really?" If you don't feel like participating in a conversation with a dik ou at a braai, but don't wish to appear rude, just say "Isit" at appropriate gaps in his description of how he decapitated a Kudu with his bare hands.

We will be featuring more choice examples from this list in future Digest issues with the kind permssion of Spike, editor of Wavescape http://www.wavescape.co.za

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SATURDAY WIRED

Michelle Constant played an 'acoustic-rock outfit' (Sat 5th May on SAFM) who were apparently that week's most downloaded MP3 South African act. {Not many MP3 download sites to choose from nowadays, as both http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za and http://www.friedjam.co.za are down and have been for quite a while - ed}. Forgot the name but you may know who it is. I think they're from Cape Town and I was wanting to get a CD. Hope you can help. Thanks.

Lionel Bastos
mailto:lionelbastos@hotmail.com

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SWIMMING POOL SUNDAY

We are a band from Namibia and have recently won the prize of the best band in Namibia. We've played at the Klein Karoo Kunstefees. We need some gigs in South Africa. Urgently.

Marnus Mans
mailto:swimmingpoolsunday@yahoo.com

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CELTIC RUMOURS

My name is David Jansen, my friend was Kevin van Staden from Celtic Rumours (Durban). I only just found out that he died in 1995 and would like some more info. My website is http://www.davejansen.co.uk. I was born in Joburg and am looking to come to SA next month to set up a tour, any help would be grateful.

David Jansen
mailto:dekyme@aol.com

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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 or Graham Katz
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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ROCKING AND POPPING AT THE JAM

Friday night (11 May) saw a double bill of Flow and Semisane at the Jam in Cape Town. Flow are a new name to me (no relation to Even Flow, except maybe in rock attitude), but I would love to hear more from this rock band. Think U2 meets Creed with some Bon Jovi-type vocals. Stunning stuff, especially their closing number.

Semisane have just grown and grown and are destined for bigger and better things (like the Westlife support this coming Friday in Cape Town). Tikara was bouncing around the stage, obviously enjoying herself, as was the Jam crowd. I had to leave early, so I did'nt get to see the whole gig, but if it was anything like the Independent Armchair Theatre show from a few weeks ago, then everybody went home well satisfied. (BC)

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

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BOERS, BLUES EN BROERS
Walkabout, London, 7th May

The "curtain" at the Walkabout tonight was a huge screen showing Sky Sports, Ipswich v Man City to be precise. As the curtain went up (and Man City went down) the band were milling around the stage still fiddling with their equipment. In the centre, the lanky figure of the Die Mystic Boer.

The first set started off in a really laid back bluesey way, but soon moved from Valium Swart to Valiant Swart with some great full on blues. For a couple of numbers, he donned a harmonica and was to all intents and purposes, South Africa's very own Bob Doellyn, with some meaningful lyrics, delivered in a tuneful folk rock style.

Good also to see South African music supporting South African music as all the members of Dorp and some of their fanbase were spotted mingling in the crowd.

At half time, the Valiant was abandoned at the side of the road in favour of a Formula 1 Ferrari as we went into overdrive with a full on rock set. Thanks in particular to some fantastic guitar work from Blues Broer Albert Frost, Die Mystic Boer and his band took the Walkabout (soon to be renamed Die Rondloop Kroeg if this trend continues) by the scruff of it's neck and soundly shook it to it's core. A blast if ever there was one.

John Samson

Valiant Swart
http://www.valiant.co.za

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VENESSA NOLAN IN OBS

It was a dark and Stormers night when Venessa Nolan brought her band and songs to a Cape Town stage for the first time. Luckily she chose the Independent Armchair Theatre in Observatory, as it’s a warm and cosy venue, bringing back memories of the lounge in that big house on the corner where they used to pull all the couches together to show (banned) movies with a projector and sheet for a screen. There were plenty of family and friends among the new fans in the full venue when Venessa kicked off the first of two sets with ‘I Confess’, the opening track on her short, sharp and sweet ‘Burn’ debut album. That impressive 10-song collection is a slim-lined 35 minutes, but here all the songs were given slighty elongated arrangements, and a handful of new songs were introduced. These included the dazzling ‘My Favourite Time Of Day’, which was saved as the only encore song (a very confident move!)

The songs on ‘Burn’ are already well known from radio play and decent CD sales, and most of them got appreciative roars and applause during their opening bars. Venessa slipped quickly into a relaxed and focused groove with her band - Carl Treunich (solid drums), Dave Adamson (Coldplay T-shirt and dour expression on bass), Yolande Carstens (sphinx-like on keyboards and backing vocals) and Bruce Muzik (Ziggy-zagging guitarist). Seated up front at her keyboards , Venessa conducted them, applauded them and led them through powerful and emotional versions of songs like ‘Glorious Gem’, ‘Emptiness High’, ‘Haunted’, hit single ‘Fragile’, and even the moving "existential despair" of ‘Why’.

This was all despite a sound system that buzzed, distorted and blustered (slack job Gavin!), and a brief interruption when a strolling punter knocked a stack of speakers into the front row (no injuries). But Venessa Nolan, looking like a young Wendy Oldfield (but sounding like a young Venessa Nolan!!), handled it all with genuine appreciation and obvious enjoyment. She needs a bigger venue and a far better sound system, but that will come. For now and for all those there, it was a thrill-filled two hours in the company of an important new SA talent. (SS)

Venessa Nolan
http://www.sunsetrecording.com/venessa

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340ml

18 May (Fri)
Roxy's - Mellville. Wonderboom and 340ml. 9pm
23 May (Wed)
Demolition - Randburg/Blairegowie. "57" and 340ml. 9pm
02 June (Sat)
Modaskavalu - Maputo-Mozambique. Shunga and 340ml. 9pm. Gig TBC
30 June (Sat)
Up The Creek - Pretoria
KZN Tour. 5-8 July. (Venues, Dates, Times and Bands to be confirmed/updated soon)
05 July (Thu)
Zappa's - Pietermaritzburg. "340ml" and ... 9pm
06 July (Fri)
Red Eye. 5pm
7 July (Sat)
Burn - Durban. Fruit Fly Navigators and 340ml. 9pm
8 July (Sun)
The Jam - Margate. 340ml and ... 9pm
28-30 September
The Awesome Africa Festival - Shongweni (Twenty minutes by freeway from the city of Durban).
A Caribbean/Reggae day will be held at the festival. "340ml" will be playing amongst international bands like Steel Pulse, Israel Vibration, The Wailers and many more (date and time to be confirmed).

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Wed 16 May
Ethel My Love and Jessica Rabbit - DEMOLITION, Cnr Hillcrest and Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie
Entrance: R15
Start: 9pm

Fri 18 May
Wonderboom and 340ml - ROXY RHYTHM BAR, Main Rd, Melville
Entrance: R30
Start: 9pm

Sat 19 May
Richard Santana AKA Speedy - DECADANCE, 22 Kruger Ave, Vereeniging
Set time: 1am - 3am

Wed 23 May
340ml and 57 - DEMOLITION, Cnr Hillcrest and Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie Entrance: R15
Start: 9pm

Fri 25 May
Costa - ADRENALIN (Ladysmith) - Bump 8 Tour

Sat 26 May
Montana Nymph, Tweak, Wonderboom, THC and Barney Simon - ROYAL SHOW, Agricultural Showgrounds, Pietermartizburg.
First band on at 7pm
After party with Barney Simon - CROWDED HOUSE, 99 Commercial Street, PMB

Fri 01 June
Costa - MAMBO'S (Potgietersrus)

Fri 01 June
Tweak, Barney Simon and others - TRAMPS (Boksburg)
Entrance: R20
Start: 9pm

Sat 02 June
Dizzy - DECADANCE, 22 Kruger Ave, Vereeniging
Start: 1am - 3am

Sat 09 June
Nelson - DECADANCE, 22 Kruger Ave, Vereeniging
Start: 1am - 3am

Fri 06 July
Richard Santana AKA Speedy - THE CROSSING (Grahamstown)

Fri 06 July
Justin Vee - MAMBO'S (Potgietersrus)

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
AUTHENTIC IDEAS: 011-646-6467
BETH HILLARY: 073-152-6262
mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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

Tues 15th: TONY COX - R30 - 9:30pm
Wed 16th & Thurs 17th: LANDSCAPE PRAYERS - R30 - 9:30pm
Fri 18th, Sat 19th & Sun 20th: Castle Milk Stout Presents:
PAUL HANMER & 14 piece band - R50 - 9:30pm
Tues 22nd: TONY COX - R30 - 9:30pm

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

19 May
21:00
Bugsy's (cnr Rabie/ Republic, Randburg)
R10 entry
Guest band - Nimbus

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FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

18 May - Zappas (PMB)
19 May - The Winston (PMB)
25 May - Miller’s (PMB)
01 June - Bargo’s (Durban)
07 July - Burn (Durban)

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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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THE JAM
43 de Villiers Road, District Six, Cape Town.

Sat 19 - Boogie Down Knights

For any more info, please contact us on 021-465 2106 or
e-mail us at mailto:live@thejam.co.za

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

Thursday 17 from 9pm Blues with "Three Foot Thang". R20
Friday 18 from 9pm Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers". R25
Saturday 19 at 8.30pm "THE LEGEND OF ERIC CLAPTON". Special at R50
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".
Sunday 20 from 1pm Braai & Music in the Garden with "Larry Amos".
Sunday 20 from 7pm Blues rock with "The Julian Laxton Band". R15

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

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

9-12 August 2001 - Oppikoppi - Pretoria @ Fountains Valley
21-23 September 2001 - Oppikoppi - Worcester @ Kleinplasie

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

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SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

Fri 18 May: Westlife bill - Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town

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SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

Friday 15th June - Bargo's in Durban
Saturday 16th June - Zappa's in Maritzburg
Sunday 17th June - The Jam in Margate

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STARK RAVING SANE, masterful didgeridoo, guitar, percussion and vocals, are a cutting edge trio of musicians, who recently performed on all three stages at Splashy Fen to wide acclaim. Hear a didgeridoo like
never before. They will be playing @THE KRONENDAL, Main Rd, Hout Bay (Cape Town) on Fridays May 18th, 25th & 1st June @10pm. The Kronendal hosts an independent Brew House and 4 unique beers well worth checking out.

Many thanks!
Donovan Copley
(on behalf of Stark Raving Sane
& The Kronendal Restaurant & Brewhouse)

021 790 4011
083 450-5248
mailto:Donovan21@yahoo.com
mailto:starkravingsane2001@yahoo.com

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THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

The Sunshines (Tanya and Greg Schoeman), currently promoting their radio-friendly single ‘Long Holiday’, are doing a gig at The Independent Armchair Theatre on the 16th of May with Gavin G supporting. Starting time is 9pm.

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SUNWAYS

TURNAROUND TOUR

WEDNESDAY 23 MAY - Fourplay, Grahamstown
THURSDAY 24 MAY - Buccaneers, East London
SATURDAY 26 MAY - Tappas, Port Elizabeth (TBC)
WEDNESDAY 30 MAY - The Big Tree, Strand
THURSDAY 31 MAY - The Whammy Bar, Table Bay
FRI 1 JUNE - The Jam, Cape Town
SAT 2 JUNE - The Armchair Theatre, Observatory, CT
FRIDAY 8 JUNE - Bugsy's, Randburg

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WALKABOUT, SHEPHERD'S BUSH, LONDON

Boo! and Henry Ate are to play a double billing at the Walkabout in
Shepherd's Bush on 15 May.

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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/

LIELA GROENEWALD
http://www.liela.co.za

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

NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

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

PEDRO THE MUSIC MAN
http://users.iafrica.com/m/mu/musicman

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

VALIANT SWART
http://www.valiant.co.za

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

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

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.geocities.com/zenarcade1

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

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)
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

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
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Online and keyword searchable

DOWNLOAD
Download 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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South African and International -- past, present and future.

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10.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

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

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

Postal Address:
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PO Box 521
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7475
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South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

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http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

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