SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #109
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11th June 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - Tony Cox, Johannes Kerkorrel, Showcase 3 Unearthed, Across The Board, RetroFresh, Oppikoppi, Battery 9, Coleske, Fruit Fly Navigators
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs
3.CD REVIEWS - Wess-Lee
4.CLASSIC ROCK - John Dummer Blues Band, Dog Detachment, Ballyhoo, Blondie Chaplin
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Rabbitt, Ballyhoo, Steve Hofmyer, Copperfield
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO - Wildflowers, Valiant Swart, Piet Botha and Akkedis
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.NEWS
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TONY COX - NEW ALBUM AND LIVE DATES

Top SA guitarist Tony Cox, will be heading off for his 11th year at the
Grahamstown Festival after completing a few performances in Cape Town. His multi-textured guitar playing, and three previous albums, are highly acclaimed and still picking up the odd award. He was nominated in 1997 for his ‘96 album ‘Cool Friction’, and his recent album ‘Matabele Ants’ won in the ‘Best Instrumental’ category at this year’s SAMA Awards ceremony.

After the festival Cox will go directly into the production of his fifth album, and first for the Instincte Africaine label owned by JB Arthur and Victor Masondo, who will also produce. The new album ‘China’ will be distributed by Sheer Sound and will be a collection of tunes performed with his favourite Southern African guitar players, including Louis Mhlanga. Tony Cox will be previewing potential material off ‘China’, in amongst his older favourites, when he appears at the Troubadour in Kalk Bay for three nights only, later this month.

Venue: The Troubadour, Kalk Bay
Time: 21h00
Dates: Thurs - Sat June 21-23
Bookings: (021) 782 2268

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KERKORREL LIVE AT THE HIGH STREET THEATRE

Johannes Kerkorrel will be bringing his renowned live performance to the High Street Theatre in Bellville this week. Kerkorrel is currently
touring with his new show ‘Die Ander Kant’ which is based on material
off his latest CD, which was released in September 2000. This early
pioneer of the "alternatief" Afrikaans music movement and the legendary
‘Voëlvry’ tour, is still producing intelligent and relevant work. His
fourth album, ‘Ge-Trans-For-meer’, written while living in Cape Town,
saw him recording his own version of the traditional Afrikaans song ‘Al
Lê Die Berge Nog So Blou’, now a huge favourite in the Benelux
countries. The show, with the same title, and featuring material from
this album, quickly sold out all over South Africa. The CD won two FNB
SAMA Awards - one for ‘Best Afrikaans Performance’ and one for ‘Best
Male Vocalist’.

The following CD, ‘Tien Jaar Later’, was a compilation of his best
songs, and was released early in 1999 to celebrate Kerkorrel’s 10 years
on stage. Also in 1999, his CD, ‘Johannes Sing Koos du Plessis’, was
released and, again, has been nominated for a FNB SAMA Award. Book now.

High Street Theatre
June 13, 14 & 22
(021) 914 7030/1

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5FM ‘SHOWCASE 3 UNEARTHED’ COMPILATION RELEASED

The third in an excellent series of contemporary SA rock compilations
has just been released by 5FM and Sony SA. The 5FM ‘Showcase 3
Unearthed’ collection will certainly continue the sterling work done by
its two predecessors in exposing the constantly emerging new SA rock
talent. Much credit for this release goes to Barney Simon, one of SA
music’s most committed and indefatigable supporters, promoters and fans. Simon once again initiated the production and release of ‘Showcase 3 Unearthed’. All unsigned SA bands were invited to send in demos of their music, and 300 demos poured in.

The following 17 bands were selected to appear on the CD - Gauge, Zen
Arcade, Tweak, Flowerheads, Spoonfeedas, Starseed, So What, Cutting
Jade, Waverley, 4 Days Notice, Gripp, Big Jump Joey, The AK Massive, Rim 3, Three Weeks Anaemic, Superjuice, and Fruit Fly Navigators. All the tracks were then recorded at Radio Park Studios at the SABC in
Johannesburg and were produced by Evert de Munnik and Neal Snyman. Radio Park Studios sponsored free studio time, and 5FM paid all the production costs in order for the selected bands to record their chosen tracks.

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THE GALLO ‘ACROSS THE BOARD’ ROCK EXPLOSION

Six of this year’s hardest, loudest and most popular international
"Skate-Rock" bands - Linkin Park, Staind, Collective Soul, Ash, OPM and
Green Day - are featured on Gallo’s 16-track 'Across The Board' CD
compilation which is part of a full-tilt rock promotion during June.
Events planned include a 5FM competition with prizes from Quiksilver.
Join them in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban for skate rock parties
with prizes galore. Collect your stickers from surf and skate shops
around the country.

Copies of this excellent sampler are available to Digest readers, who
need only email us at mailto:sugar@cd.co.za with the names of the current albums by all six of these bands. These titles can be found online at http://www.gallo.co.za

The men don’t know but the younger dudes understand, so just pass the
word on to your kids.

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COMING SOON FROM RETROFRESH

Out in late June will be the one and only CIRCUS album 'In the Arena', digitally remastered by the band's Sandy Robbie this classic rock album represents their entire recorded output (sorry folks no bonus tracks) and includes some stunning 1974 pics and fabulous liner notes by Doug Gordon. CIRCUS were one of the most exciting live bands of the mid 70's. In lead singer Bernie Millar the group had a showman that rivaled Jagger, Freddie Mercury, etc. Add in some of the hottest players in the country and some great songs like 'Speed Queen', 'Long Legged Lady' and their heartstopping version of Procol Harum's 'Conquistador' and you get an album that 26 years later still sounds as majestic as it did back then. http://www.rock.co.za/files/circus_arena.html

Also out at the same time is the second éVOID album 'Here comes the Rot', all the original gems are there, 'Dance The Instinct', 'Fashion War' and 'Sgt Major' plus an additional five bonus tracks including 'Kwela Walk' and 'Telem and Godon' (from the rare 12"). The artwork has been extended to include tons of new pics from the band's extensive photo archive plus updated liner notes. This digitally remastered reissue is the perfect companion to the band's timeless debut album and rounds off the re-release of éVOID's official catalogue. Watch out for a live/rarities album in the near future. http://rock.co.za/legends/evoid

WANTED
Any photos/memorabilia of Freedoms Children needed for the 'Galactic Vibes' artwork; vinyl LP of 'Astra' (the original not the 1990 PVB reissue); the rare Freedoms Children debut single 'The Coffee Song' b/w 'Satisfaction' for remasterng purposes; virgin copies (ok... as close to) of 'Simply Otis Waygood'.
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren
http://rock.co.za/legends/otiswaygood

For more information contact Benjy Mudie @ Fresh Music (011) 467-3051, 082-4902743 mailto:fresh@icon.co.za
P.O Box 782022, Sandton 2146, South Africa.

All Retro releases marketed by Fresh Music, distributed by BMG Africa and available from http://www.oneworld.co.za

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OPPIKOPPI UPDATE

The last day of May sees the Oppikoppi TUNED festival gradually starting to put more meat on the bones. The first of the international acts invited to the festival has been confirmed in the form of French live sensation Federation Française de Fonck (FFF). Suffice it to say the FFF has achieved European-wide notoriety for their stage performance and will almost certainly be one of the new highlights of the festival.

At the time of going to press the line-up included: Benguela, Citrus,
Duusman, Felix Laband, Grammadoelas, Heavy Spirits, Henry Ate, David
Kramer, Koos Kombuis, Laurinda Hofmeyer, Matthew van der Want, Max
Normal, Moses Khumalo, Saron Gas, Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse, Strings and
Skins, Themba Mkhize and Zim Ngqawana and Luke Vibert (aka Wagon Christ
from the Ninja Tune record label.).

Apart from the bands a fifth stage has also been added to the festival.
The Musica Progressive dance stage will join the Tassenberg and Old
Brown Sherry Hardcore stage, the Bernini folk and progressive Jazz
stage, the Gordon’s Theatre & Comedy Stage and the Mainstay Main Stage.
It is expected that one or two more stages will still be added.

The close proximity of the festival to Pretoria will also enable
attendees to sleep at home or book into hotels, bed & breakfasts, etc.
With this in mind Oppikoppi has started negotiating special rates and
services from these establishments. These include sleep-only-rates from
hotels and dedicated hourly festival shuttle services to and from
certain establishments.

The updated list of confirmed bands and more information on these
accommodation-related issues can be obtained by visiting:
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za or by phoning the Oppikoppi hotline on 0822310231. The site and phone line is updated constantly with acts as they are confirmed for the event. The customary early bird tickets have proven more popular than ever before in the history of the festival. This deliberate attempt by the Oppikoppi crew to make the festival as affordable as possible will run up to the 9th of June. (Tickets are currently marked down from the normal R230 per person to R188 for access to the entire festival.).

Carel Hoffmann - Oppikoppi, The Purple's Republic of South Africa
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za
mailto:oppikoppi@icon.co.za
Fax: +27124607431 or +27147860034

NEXT EVENT

9-12 August 2001 - Oppikoppi "TUNED" - Pretoria @ Finetunes Valley

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BATTERY 9 NUUS

The new mailing list for Battery 9 is up and running. If you have
received requests to join, please do so. If you don't have the mail
anymore just send a blank email to:
mailto:battery9-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Upcoming Battery 9 Gigs:
30 Jun - Zeplins: Cnr Church & Bosman St, Pretoria
13 Jul - Roxy Rhythm Bar: Main Rd, Melville, Johannesburg

Emile Coetzee
+27 082 3312160
http://www.battery9.co.za

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COLESKE LIVE AT CARNIVAL CITY CASINO

South Africa's internationally renowned singing sensation Coleske will
perform live at Carnival City Casino in July 2001, upon returning from
their European launch of their new album ‘Faith in Love’. Coleske will perform in the intimate Mardi Gras Theatre to audiences of 500 per evening. The shows will commence on July 6, and will run until
July 20. Arnold (29) and Ewald (30), the Pretoria based duo, rarely get
to perform live in SA, so this is quite a coup for the Carnival City
Casino, and a great opportunity for the duo’s many SA fans to see them
perform.

Their first album, ‘Coleske’, was certified double platinum for domestic sales in excess of 100 000 units. This is over and above the 200 000 units that the album sold in Europe. The single, ‘Take Me Where The Sun Is Shining’, went gold in Austria and spent 8 weeks on the European Billboard Charts. The album also won a FNB South African Music Award for ‘Best English Adult Contemporary Performance’. Warner Music
International then released the album in 17 territories in Europe and
South East Asia.

‘Faith in Love’, the duo’s second album from 2000, achieved gold status
in the first two months after its release and the album is due for
release in Europe next month. This album has already picked up two
SAMA's in April 2001 for ‘Best English Adult Contemporary Album’ and
‘Best Pop Album’. The first single on the album, ‘Aphrodite’ was
nominated for the ‘Song of the Year’ SAMA.

Tickets for Coleske Live at Carnival City Casino in July are available
from: Ticketweb (0821 400 500)
Prices are: R65.00 per person and R125.00 including a sumptuous
post-show buffet at Lotta Foods.

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SHOUT FOR THE FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

"SHOUT SHOUT, you want it, you want it. SHOUT SHOUT you want it now"

'SHOUT' is the latest FFN single and the third release off the latest Fruit Fly Navigators offering "Seratonin".

"It is a send off of rock n roll cliché and a cry of funky aggression."

The single has been selected for the latest 5FM showcase CD {see elsewhere in this issue - ed} and has just cracked the No.1 slot on THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK.

'Seratonin' is available nationwide in all good stores or available through Intervention Arts 011-4826608. Or buy online at
<http://www.kalahari.net/product.asp?sku=9855170&format=detail>
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2.CHARTS
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2a.THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [1] Dreamland - Edi Niederlander (Indie)
2. [3] Rising Above The Madness - Lionel Bastos (SAFM)
3. [6] Thin Shoes In June - Felix Laband (African Dope)
4. [5] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
5. [-] Memoirs Of A Clone - Waddy Tudor Jones
6. [2] The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)
7. [4] Merry-Go-Round - Wess-Lee (Scorpio)
8. [13] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Indie)
9. [8] Danny K - Danny K (Gallo)
10 [14] Child Of The Light - Ernie Smith (Sheer)
11. [7] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
12. [10] Alive In Jo'burg - Tananas (Sony SA)
13. [12] The Many Faces Of - Gloria Bosman (Sheer)
14. [11] Live Fact - Rodriguez (Sony)
15. [15] Vreemde Stad - Theuns Jordaan (EMI)
16. [20] Mondmusiek - Breyten Breytenbach (Rhythm)
17. [16] Into The Universe - Eminent Child (Sarepta)
18. [18] African Day - Hawk (Retro Fresh)
19. [19] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
20. [17] Balance - HelloAngel (Fresh)

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2b. THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [1] Shout - Fruit Fly Navigators (‘Seratonin’/Bionic)
2. [8] Thank You - Lionel Bastos (‘Rising Above The Madness’/SAFM)
3. [3] Like A Holiday - Wess-Lee (‘Merry-Go-Round’/Scorpio)
4. [5] Oxford Rd - Roswell Kings (‘Wait For Me’ EP/Indie)
5. [4] My Angel - Adrian Shannon (EP/BMG)
6. [7] Hurts So Bad - Danny K ('Danny K'/Gallo)
7. [6] Colour Me In - Sunways (‘The Moon Is A Spoon’/Fresh)
8. [2] Fragile - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
9. [9] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror (‘JCTC’/Retro Fresh)
10. [18] These Sparks Will Fly - Wess-Lee (‘Merry-Go-Round’/Scorpio)
11. [10] Bye Bye - Edi Niederlander (‘Dreamland’/Indie)
12. [11] You Don’t Know My Name - Danny K (‘Danny K’/Gallo)
13. [13] Wait For Me - Roswell Kings (‘Wait For Me’ EP/Indie)
14. [14] Fire In Your Heart - Desert Rose (‘Sands Of Time’/
Saville-McLowe)
15. [17] Long Holiday - The Sunshines ('Long Holiday' EP/Tel Michael)
16. [16] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Wonderboom (Single/David Gresham)
17. [12] Sing My Song - Eminent Child (‘Into The Universe’/Sarepta)
18. [15] Thugs - The Dynamics (‘The Dynamics’/RetroFresh)
19. [19] You - HelloAngel ('Balance'/Fresh)
20. [20] Style - Sunways (‘The Moon Is A Spoon’/Fresh)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za

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2c: TOP SELLING SA CDs

1. Ipi Tombi - Ipi Tombi (Original cast recording)
2. Hawk - African Day
3. Various - South African Freedom Songs 2CD
4. Bosman, Gloria - The Many Faces Of
5. Kombuis, Koos - Greatest Hits

Supplied by One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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3. CD REVIEWS
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WESS-LEE - ‘MERRY-GO-ROUND’

There’s been a lot of interest, and some very bold (global pop
domination, etc) predictions, around the emergence of Wess-Lee on the SA pop scene. But don’t allow that to distract you from what is a very
impressive opening salvo. Scorpio Records (Joe Theron’s label) has just
released ‘Merry-Go-Round’, the debut album from this dynamic, striking
and talented pop singer who made her first appearance a few years back
as part of Superego. That SA dance-pop trio made a minor impact before
disappearing into the SA pop ether. Into the picture stepped Marius
Brouwer who has guided Wess-Lee’s career leading up to this release
which he (executive) produced. All the songs on ‘Merry-Go-Round’ were written by the prolific Kreesan, and Mauritz Lotz added some of his trademark (and seemingly obligatory) guitar touches. Two of the stronger tracks - ‘Like A Holiday’ and ‘Sparks Will Fly’ - have already picked up a lot of radio play and are moving quickly up the charts.
(SS)
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

THE JOHN DUMMER BLUES BAND

England's best kept secret would undoubtedly be the puritan blues guitar ability of Tony McPhee. The birth of the John Dummer Blues Band in 1965 evolved from two English groups namely The Muskrats and The Grebbells. Known as one of the most hard working blues bands in the UK, they were chosen to back up the touring concerts of John Lee Hooker and Howling Wolf. Their line-up included the ever talented Dave Kelly and his remarkable sister Joanne Kelly on vocals. Bob Hall on keyboards with Mike Cooper completed one of the finest blues ensembles to play the underground pub scene in the mid sixties. One particular album 'Cabal' could stand respectable alongside the finest of the Fleetwood Mac releases.

John Dummer's history as a drummer goes back to Leicester Square and the GTs which included the remarkable guitarwork of Yardbird Tony Topham. The embryo of the John Dummer Blues Band featured three outstanding guitarists - Adrian Pietryga, Tony McPhee and Dave Kelly. When Dave Kelly departed, Nick Pickett replaced him and they managed to release a seven single called 'Nine by Nine' which sold extremely well in France. Included in the group were the talents of John O'Leary on harp which rivalled John Mayall at extremely close quarters. Other members that drifted in and out of the John Dummer Blues Band were Dave Bidwell who went to Chicken Shack and lead guitarist Roger Pearce who had a strong influence on Eric Clapton and Peter Green. The power behind the John Dummer Blues Band has to pay tribute to Iain (Thumper) Thomson, a remarkable bass guitarist who expounded his fender precision bass to incurable degree during the countless blues jams and live concerts.

Tony McPhee eventually joined John Lee Hooker's Groundhogs while John O'Leary could well be regarded as a founder member of the Savoy Brown Blues Band. Dave Kelly lost his sister through a tragic brain tumour but eventually came back in power as a member of the notorious Blues Band. The John Dummer Blues Band strangely enough had their debut concert in 1967 at the Dutch Blues Festival. It was here that the power of their blues reached the ears of the American record companies. They turned down an invitation to join Canned Heat and remained exclusive, pure and loyal to the grass-root blues audience of the UK.

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

FATHOMS OF FIRE - DOG DETACHMENT (1985)

This is beautiful rock, but definitely rock. There is melody, grace, charm, and intrigue -- without strings. (Strings are not a true ornament of rock, and you'll find none here). On 'Fathoms of Fire' you'll find beat, guitars, harmony, nice singing, and interesting lyrics (okay, and keyboards). All that rock needs abounds here.

This music has a sound akin to other bands of the mid-Eighties but it is not dated. Once a good song, or band, always a good band, and Dog Detachment is timeless rock.

While they have an immediately recognizable style, they are not trapped in it. They have plenty of creativity and variety so the style doesn't wear one down after an hour as, I regret to admit, it does on Clout's 'Twenty Greatest Hits'.

Clout is a fine band, it's just that they go better for me in 20-minute
bursts. I have been listening to 'Fathoms of Fire' over and over lately
and, as they say here in the Hill Country of Texas (Honest!), "I've been enjoyin' the dog out of it."

This is an album's-worth of fine rock songs. They open with an anthemic
number, 'Touch the Sky'. 'Cheri Amour' is achingly bittersweet. 'Bop Till You Drop' is a brief rock 'n' roll-inspired dance number with a soaring background phasing effect.

Some of the songs' lyrics might be speaking of South Africa, or they might not be. The intriguing lyrics are general enough for a casual listener to derive from them his or her own poignant interpretation. 'Waiting for a Miracle' is one of these songs ("...Tearing down the bricks one-by-one...."). 'Blind Mice' is another, and a fine rockin' number it is, too.

When I read about these musos in 'The History of Contemporary Music of South Africa' by Chilvers and Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994) I expected a different sound, despite the description of Dog Detachment as 'A hard-rocking new wave group....". The nicknames Terry Apocalypse, Brian Wylde, Animal, and MXY-7 (his car's license number?) made me think: punk.

Maybe they were a punk band when they first started out as a band named Dog. But a year after forming in 1980 in Johannesburg, they "...underwent a change of personnel and image... when the band members acquired pseudonyms... and altered their name to Dog Detachment." It's a good name for a good band.

These are good days to be a South Africa music fan. The Retro Fresh
releases of classic SA rock continue, and the current scene is hot. Soon Retro Fresh will release a Dog Detachment retrospective {titled
'Best Kept Secrets' - ed} and I, in an unsolicited testimonial, assure you I'll buy it because I need more Dog Detachment music.

Dog Detachment
http://rock.co.za/legends/dogdetachment

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

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LONDON LEKKER
London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music

BALLYHOO

Ballyhoo's 1976 debut album was somewhat of a mixed bag, although it is
predominantly a rock album. There is also a healthy sprinkling of the prog rock sound throughout. Aside from this there is the disco tinged 'Make My Life Worth Living' and the country styled 'Fallen Angel' which was also released as a single.

The album opens with 'Air Incident' which sets the prog tone. Starting with blowing wind and siren sound effects, it's a strong intro to the album which stays in a rock mode for the first side, culminating in probably the centrepiece of the album 'Hymn to a Superstar'. 'Hymn..' is an attempt at an epic track with some great work on the keyboards. It's a big sound and a solid track, but to me it falls just short of epic.

The last 4 tracks are much more mainstream and include the 2 singles, 'Fallen Angel' and 'Lady Dreamer'. The latter track along with 'I Won't Be Back No More' are straightforward AOR songs and while they are well executed, are not overly inspiring. The final track which shares it's name with the album and the group is upbeat and quite funky, with some nice guitar work, a bit of Hammond organ for good measure, and probably the best vocal performance on the album.

This is a good solid debut that wasn't going to set the world alight, but may have burnt up a few small continents. On the strength of this album, they could be regarded as an upper middle class man's McCully Workshop. Of course we now know that better was to come.

Ballyhoo
http://www.rock.co.za/files/ballyhoo.html

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

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

Friday, 11 June 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [3] Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
2 [1] If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
3 [2] Put Your Hand In The Hand - Alan Garrity *
4 [4] Vicky - Lance James *
5 [8] The Seagull's Name Was Nelson - Des & Dawn Lindberg *
6 [15] Funny, Funny - The Sweet
7 [13] Mozart Symphony No. 40 - Waldo De Los Rios
8 [5] Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Credence Clearwater Revival
9 [6] Understanding - Peanut Butter Conspiracy *
10 [7] Amazing Grace - Judy Collins

* South African Artists

There was joy for Three Dog Night as their second top 10 hit reached the top spot, knocking Olivia Newton-John from the prized spot. Just behind this was a trio of SA acts, one dropping, one staying the same and one climbing.

The biggest climber of the week was The Sweet with 'Funny Funny', nine places up from 15 to 6, while the other top 10 newcomer, Waldo De Los Rios became the first Argentinean to hit the top 10. The next, and only other, Argentinean to achieve such a feat was Silvetti Bebu, 6 years later.

Further down the charts, the Beatles almost had a reunion as Ringo Starr's 'It don't come easy' entered at 14, George Harrison was at 15 with 'What is Life' and at 16 was Paul McCartney with 'Another Day'. But where was John? Interestingly, the ex-Beatle voted most likely to succeed was the last of the Fab Four to do so, and this only happened towards the end of 1971.

South African's at No. 1 this week:

Michael Row the Boat Ashore - Richard Jon Smith (1979)

Also: Clout entered the UK charts this week in 1978 with 'Substitute'

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.Burnout - Hotline (1981)
5.Boys Will Be Boys - Rabbitt (1975)
6.Live And Well - Hawk (1974)
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 - JUNE

10 Howlin' Wolf (1910)
11 Nielen Mirror (1951)
14 Boy George (1961)
18 Paul McCartney (1942)
20 Chet Atkins (1924)
20 Brian Wilson (1942)
24 Jeff Beck (1944)

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

I first met Rodriguez around 1973/74, he came into the Wayne State University daily newspaper "The South End". He had just finished an unsuccessful election campaign for some sort of political office with the city of Detroit. He convinced my editor that we should cover the meeting of leaders of the local Hispanic community with the then mayor of Detroit - Coleman Young. So I marched off with him and his elder brother to city hall for their meeting with the mayor. Rodriguez was different. He was always promoting something in the community. He helped staged a Pow-Wow - an Native American dance gathering in 1974 - in of all places Detroit, Michigan. Pow-Wows occur in places like Montana, South Dakota, Idaho, Oregon and the like - but Detroit, MI?

That was typical Rodriguez. My fondest memory of Rodriguez is when I followed him to a local house party at a communal household. He entertained everyone singing 1950's and 60's rock-n-roll on his acoustic guitar. A memorable evening. You always had the feeling that his time was going to come and that people would discover this gentle soul. I'm so glad to hear that the people of South Africa and Australia have discovered him. I just purchased 'Cold Fact' on Amazon.com and am looking forward to hearing a voice I have not heard since 1973-74 when I was at university.
        
Janice Prezzato
mailto:jprezzato@qwest.net

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SPOTLIGHT ON BLONDIE CHAPLIN
A 3-part review of a rare talent by Bas Möllenkramer

INTRODUCTION

How many great rock singers do you know? Quite a few, right? And how many of them write all their own tunes? Perhaps you realise that the playing field is becoming a little less well populated. And of those left in play, how many also play superb acoustic guitar, electric guitar and wonderfully tasteful compact guitar solos? And keyboards and bass?

And out of that small community, how many do you know who are true originals, with an instantly recognisable style that appeals to a broad range of rock tastes? Let’s write their names down for fun: Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Lindsay Buckingham, Pete Townshend, maybe.. come on think hard now ..no it’s gone. Oh yes, Trevor Rabin.

Now add the prodigiously talented Terence William "Blondie" Chaplin to the list. It’s a mystery why he isn’t at the very pinnacle of his chosen profession. Perhaps he is totally satisfied putting out an average of one album every ten years, and in between supporting other stars in their endeavours.

Blondie Chaplin is due to turn 50 this year, having played a leading role in the successful export of the Flames from South Africa to England and America, after joining them at the very tender age of 16. He also helped form the best 70’s albums produced by the Beach Boys, giving voice to the classic 'Sail On Sailor'.

Between his departure from the Beach Boys in late 1973 and the present day just three solo albums were recorded, 'Blondie Chaplin', 'Ostrich Man' (with the band Skollie) and 'Fragile Thread'. Only the first two of these have seen the light of day, the third being anticipated any day now.

BLONDIE CHAPLIN (first album, often mistakenly titled "Rock & Roll", due to the graffiti on the sleeve photo) Asylum Records 1977.

On this first solo outing Blondie Chaplin is bursting with energy. The list of guest musicians is impressive, featuring amongst others Richard Tee and the Band’s Garth Hudson. The drums are played by none other than old Flames and Beach Boys ally, Ricky Fataar. The album is dedicated to Henry Chaplin, shown in an old sepia coloured photo, playing a banjo. Presumably this is Blondie’s father, providing the musical heritage.

On the whole the album has a overproduced feel, with Blondie trying to find his own musical direction. There are a few stand-out tracks, like 'Can You Hear Me', with its backward guitar solo and 'Lonely Traveler' with its atmospheric piano introduction. But on the whole, the album would have benefited from a looser, more open mix or perhaps even a live recording.

The album’s main flaw is that Blondie Chaplin is trying to write songs in an existing mold. He is deliberately writing for his audience, instead of for himself, and catering for what he believes they want. Still it makes a good listen, even after nearly a quarter of a century.

Read Part 2 in next week's Digest.

We invite ALL readers to email their 50th birthday wishes to Blondie Chaplin to this reviewer (see below). They will be collected and published on the Flames website from June 2001, in time for Blondie Chaplin’s birthday in July. Do it now!

Bas Möllenkramer
Soest, the Netherlands
mailto:mollyb@worldonline.nl
Webmaster The Flames website
http://www.the-flames.com
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5.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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RABBITT

I like the article on Rabbitt {Issue #107 - ed} - although I think the 'Boys Will Be Boys' album is far weaker than 'A Croak And A Grunt In The Night'. By then Duncan Faure had come into his own and Rabin had grown up substantially.

Which brings me to this mail - will they ever bring "A Croak..." out on CD - and whilst they are at it why don't they bring out a Trevor Rabin Greatest Hits package. I find his solo work very erratic but there are some really good tunes that would make a brilliant single CD ('Wolf', etc).

Also - has anybody heard anything about the re-issuing of Corporal
Punishment and Lurchers 'live at Jamesons' albums - I can wait no longer...

Paul Janisch
mailto:paul@uunet.co.za

Rabbitt
http://rock.co.za/legends/rabbitt

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BALLYHOO

I wonder if you will be able to help me? I am looking for the guitar chords for 'Man on the Moon' by Ballyhoo. I have looked everywhere but I have not been able to find them. Do you know where I might try?

Dean Mace
mailto:tdmaceus@yahoo.com

Ballyhoo
http://www.rock.co.za/files/ballyhoo.html

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STEVE HOFMEYR

I am trying to find the lyrics in English or Afrikaans for the Steve Hofmeyer song 'Blou Bul', both would be wonderful.

many thanks :)
Robert
mailto:robert.willington@btinternet.com

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COPPERFIELD

Please could you help me find anything on Copperfield from 1975 to 1985. I have "So You Win Again" but I am looking for "Rock n Roll Singer", "Pilot of The Airwaves" and "Lady Put The Light On".
I believe Terry Merideth [ex-leader] is working for Gallo or one of the
other companies, I have also been in contact with Pete Taylor ex-vocalist.

Many thanx
Colin Luus
Prism Music Inc
Tamarac Florida
U.S.A.
mailto:bcluus@aol.com

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WONDERBOOM CALLS THE CHEMIST

I need help. I've heard "Johnny Calls The Chemist" by Wonderboom before at one of their gigs, and I really want that song in any format. Please tell me where I can buy the single or download it or whatever. I'm a big fan of Wonderbooms. Thanx!

Schwepps
mailto:schwepps@mweb.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 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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SCHOOL HALL JAZZ

When my kid’s Primary School decides to start a music bursary program,
and has a concert to launch this worthy fund, there’s very little chance I’m going to be included out, as Sam Goldwyn is reputed to have said. So I found myself walking into a well-filled and moodily-darkened school hall on the evening of the event a few weeks back. The chairs in the hall had been moved out of their regimented rows and arranged in
circular groups around low tables with candles burning, as atmospheric
as a school hall can get. The supporting act was Gretel Coetzee, a
soprano of note who is also a teacher at the school. She mostly sang
opera classics and the odd show tune, an animated and emotional display
in front of a very well-behaved audience, especially when the headmaster is lurking at the back of the hall, watching out for gigglers and shufflers.

But the main attraction was the Wildflower Jazz Band, a quartet
featuring Frank Mallows on vibes, Brydon Bolton (Benguela, Elx) on
double bass, Heather Burgess (Nagual) on flute and sax, and Alex van
Heerden on trumpet and vocals. Van Heerden looks and sounds like Chet
Baker but with Mick Hucknall’s hair. He has Baker’s sweet, wispy croon
and blows a similar achingly weedy trumpet, noticeably on ‘Girl From
Ipanema’ and ‘My Funny Valentine’. He is well supported by the sweet
sounds of Burgess up front with the well-respected Frank Mallows playing some delicate vibraphone touches and Bolton plucking the odd bass note every few minutes. This very chilled group usually play at the Cigar Bar in Cape Town. Watch out for them, or try and convince them to come and spice up your next smooth cocktail party. (SS)

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SA ARTISTS LIVE IN LONDON
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

THE AGREESOME THREESOME

Britain is currently gripped by election fever (i.e. we're all sick of it). One worrying issue for the parties is voter apathy. At the Walkabout tonight I was more concerned about Wouter apathy {note for non-Afrikaans readers: "Wouter" is a common first name pronounced "voter" - ed}. Waar was jy Wouter? En waar was al jou pêls? You have just missed one helluva jol!!

Starting off with an acoustic set by Valiant Swart in Bob Doelyn (kitaar en harmonica) mode we were treated to some new songs that should be appearing on the new album. Dorpstraat Revisited Revisited? After a few numbers he was joined on stage by Die Blues Broer Albert Frost and we rocked through some more familiar tracks.

Next was Piet Botha accompanied by Jonathan Martin. They performed a slick rock/blues acoustic set with Piet's deep gravelly voice being the third instrument on stage. Not the initial flames of a braai fire, more like the moment when the coals are just right and tshhhhh!!! the first steak hits the grill. Ah, that's lekker.

The Afrikaans have a word that sums up the final act quite well, and that word is "sjoe". Akkedis {an akkedis is a lizard - ed} came, they saw, they conquered, then conquered some more. I don't think I have seen a band rock like they did tonight. Even Valiant Swart who was in the audience by then, was lured into accompanying them on an air guitar (which he had told me earlier he got free with a Guitar Magazine...)

Songs like 'Werkloos in Afrika', 'Sweet Stellenganja' (a take on Valiant's Sweet Stellanganga featuring part of 'Wimoweh'; "in die oerwoud, die moerse oerwoud") and 'Jannie Cocaine' were blasted from the small stage with a vigour and confidence that was tangible. To top this off, Gerald Clark from Delta Blue lent his honey-dipped blues vocals to a version of 'Hoochie Coochie Man' that had the audience begging for more.

So Wouter you missed out on this gig, however you still have a chance to catch them at The Salsibury Pub and I would strongly advise that you do.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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340ml

"Saron Gas, 340ml and many more"
Date: Friday 29 June
Venue: The Showcase
City: Johannesburg, South Africa

"340ml and guest band"
Date: Saturday 30 June
Venue: Up The Creek
City: Pretoria, South Africa

"340ml and Fruit Fly Navigators (unplugged)"
Date: Thursday 5 July
Venue: Zappa's
City: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Date: Friday 6 July
Venue: Red Eye
City: Durban, South Africa

"Fruit Fly Navigators and 340ml"
Date: Saturday 7 July
Venue: Burn
City: Durban, South Africa

"340ml and Fruit Fly Navigators (unplugged)"
Date: Sunday 8 July
Venue: The Jam
City: Margate, South Africa

Date: Friday 10 August
Venue: Opikkoppi Festival
City: Pretoria, South Africa

Date: Friday 28 September
Venue: Awesome Africa Festival
City: Durban, South Africa

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Friday 15 June
Barney Simon (5FM) - The Doors, Van Riebeek Ave, Edenvale

Saturday 16 June
DJ Stuart H, Richard Santana AKA DJ Speedy, Derek the Bandit, Spiro,
Victor and others - Pulse Dance Party, Mill Cat Conference Centre, 162 Main Rd, Irene, Centurion, Pretoria

T.H.C plus support band - Demolition, Cnr Hillcrest and Conrad Dr,
Blairgowrie

Saturday 23 June
Richard Santana AKA DJ Speedy - Decadence, Vereeniging

Friday 29 June
Wonderboom - Hydrogen, Caesar’s Palace

Richard Santana AKA DJ Speedy - Equinox, Miller Street, Bethlehem.
Info: 082-330-6603

Saturday 30 June
Watershed - Cloud 9, 7 McClausland Crescent, Umhlanga

Friday 6 July
Justin Vee - Mambo's, Potgietersrus
Ethel My Love - Blue Moon, Uitkyk Rd, Nelspruit. Info: 013-744-0848

Saturday 7 July
Wonderboom, Gauge - Equinox, Bethlehem
Barney Simon (5FM) - Morgan's Cat, Randburg Waterfront

Friday 13 July
DJ Nelson - Equinox, Miller Str, Bethlehem. Info: 082-330-6603

Saturday 21 July
Justin Vee, Saron Gas - Cloud 9, 7 McClausland Crescent, Umhlanga

For More Info:
Beth Hillary
Authentic Ideas (Pty) Ltd
T: 011-646-6467
F: 011-646-6441
C: 073-152-6262
E: mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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BARLEYCORN MUSIC CLUB

Deviating from our regular policy of not paying the performers, on the occasional Special Evening we give 80% of the door to a Special Act that takes over the whole second half of the Show.

Please note that on Monday June 11th, we present:

Bill Knight; Skollierocker & Phantom Kapie.
Wayne Pauli; an emerging Singer-songwriter - well worth taking note of.
Stark Raving Sane: Atmospheric Guitar Voice & Dig.

And as Special Act:
Robin Auld: Kalkbaai's own Surfin' Singer, who needs no further introduction.

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

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BLK SONSHINE - THE "BUILDING" TOUR

June 16 (Youth Day) - Bar-Go's, Durban
June 27 - Rafiki's, Cape Town
June 28- The Hidden Cellar, Stellenbosch
June 29 - The Jam, Cape Town
June 30 - The Big Tree, The Strand
July 4-7 - Grahamstown Festival

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TONY COX
http://www.tonycox.co.za

Venue: The Troubadour, Kalk Bay
Time: 21h00
Dates: Thurs - Sat June 21-23
Bookings: (021) 782 2268

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EMERGING SOUNDS GIGS

- Morgan's Monday Music Madness on Monday, June 11 features Loser,
Mover, Memphis Hedds and Nameless in this fun competition taking place
at Morgan's Cat at the Randburg Waterfront. The semi-finals of this heat then takes place on Monday, June 18 with two bands from the June 11 heat joining Fatigue and Cobweb.

- Roxy's Rocking Rave on Tuesday, June 12 features bands Shryke and
Jesus Chrysler sharing the stage at Roxy's with DJ's Brad and Crush.
Each week two emerging bands share the billing with two emerging dance
DJ's.

- Crazy Croc Music Madness at Nile Crocodile in Lynnwood, Pretoria has
Juana, Syrup and Architects of Aggression competing in this fun
competition on Thursday, June 14.

- Duusman live at The Mixer in Melville on Friday, June 15

- Beeskraal live at the Mixer in Melville on Saturday, June 16 (in
conjunction with JIP).

- Rock 'n Rave at Roxy's with three bands sharing the stage with three
dance DJ's at Roxy's in Melville on Friday, June 15. In action are
Trematone, Parlotones (recent finalists in the RP Studios Emerging
Sounds Competition) and Syrup and DJ's Lady Chaos, Allan Shine and The Fool.

- Semi-final of Morgan's Monday Music Madness for the month of June at
Morgan's Cat at the Randburg Waterfront on Monday, June 18 features
Fatigue and Cobweb plus two more. Gig starts at 20:00. Entrance is free
and between 19:00 and 21:00 all local beers and spirits cost R4.50 each.

Simon "Squire" Foulds
http://www.emergingsounds.com
José Cuervo Happening Guide - 08 2234 2234

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FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

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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HIGH STREET THEATRE
19 Bella Rosa Street, Belville
(021) 9147030/1

20, 21, 23 June
MATHYS ROETS
In this ensemble of songs, Mathys will be performing songs of Leonard Cohen, Koos du Plessis as well as musical arrangements of poetry of Elisabeth Eybers and Antjie Krog. Their is also a few songs in Netherlands. Mathys will be accompanied by Anneke en Rike Coetzer, Jerry Grové and Lou Greyling.

29, 30 June
HIGH ON BLUES - Boulevard Blues Band and Frosted Orange
Dr. John Mostert and his Boulevard Blues Band are well established as THE exponents of hard core blues music, as well as for their expertly blend of jazz and rock with the blues. This band cooks up a storm wherever they perform, and return to the theatre where they recorded their well-known CD 'High on Blues'. This time around they are joined by Frosted Orange, a group that hardly needs introduction. Frosted Orange is headed by Simon Orange (keys) and supported by Albert Frost (Blues Broers) and Jacques Schutte (drums).

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THE JAM

Call Dave on
021 465 2106
082 897 87 40

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

Every Fri 15th, 22nd & 29th June @ Café Amsterdam, 9pm

Al's - Knysna 14 July Oyster Festival

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

Thursday 14 June from 8.30 Contempory blues with "Three Foot Thang" --- R15
Friday 15 June from 9.00 Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers" --- R30
Saturday 16 at 8.30 "The Legend Of Eric Clapton" --- R50
Sunday 17 June from 1pm. Come and Celebrate Fathers Day at Julian's
with Larry Amos and the Julian Laxton Band --- R25

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

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LIQUID SKY & NEW WORLD INSIDE

Liquid Sky:
- The Hidden Cellar in Stellenbosch on Thurs 14 June with Juliet Jade
- The Whammy Bar on Saturday 16 June with Velvet Mary.

New World Inside:
- Revelers in Table View on Friday the 15th of June with Five Star
Society, Aftertaste and Neshamah. Music starts at 20h30 for R10.
- The Tassenberg Innieskuur Music Festival on Saturday 16 June in
Napier. Playing with Brasse Vannie Kaap, Karen Zoid, Valiant Swart,
Delta Blue and Spinnekop.

Contact:
Mariska du Preez
MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS
082 375 8991

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

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VAGABOND'S WORLD
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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:

ROBIN AULD
http://www.robinauld.co.za

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

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

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

HELLOANGEL
http://www.helloangel.co.uk

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

STEVE LOUW
http://www.stevelouw.com

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

SA ROCK DIGEST SONG AND ALBUM CHARTS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/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.

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/

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL
http://www.idig.za.net

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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10.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

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

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

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http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

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