SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #111
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25th June 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - RIP, JJ Milteau, Number 1 on Hits 6, Redd's Global Sound, Fruit Fly Navigators, Zen Arcade, Pigs On Tour
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs
3.CD REVIEWS - THC, Mondmusiek, Watkin Tudor Jones jnr
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Lighthouse, Dog Detachment, HOT RS, charts, Rodriguez, Blondie Chaplin
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Bedrock, Rabbitt, Johnny Kongos, SACD, Ballyhoo
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO - African Ambush In London
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.NEWS
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RIP

The Digest says a sad goodbye and pays tribute to the Blues master, the Bat and the Stingray. The legendary, hugely-respected blues elder statesman, John Lee Hooker, died in his sleep on the 21st June at age 83.

Barry Jarman of the legendary (and still active) SA pop group The Bats, passed away last week; and Eddie Boyle, who was best known as the bassist for SA rock group Stingray, died on stage during a live performance at the Blues Room in Sandton on the 19th June. Our condolences to all Barry and Eddie's family, friends and fans.

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HAVE HARMONICA, WILL TRAVEL

JJ Milteau, virtuoso French diatonic harmonica player (Jazz /Blues/ Rock and the rest) is in Southern Africa in July.

Gaborone (Botswana) 2/07/01 8:00 pm
Cape Town 3/07/01
Pretoria 4/07/01 at café "Madame Guillotine", 7:30pm
Johannesburg at "Peg's Cosy Corner" 5/07/01
Port Elizabeth 6/07/01 Festival, Grahamstown, 9:00pm

It would be worth confirming details with:
mailto:marie.llamedo@mageos.com
and checking JJM's site: http://jjmilteau.free.fr/
see also http://www.planetharmonica.com

Geoff Atkins

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DIGEST CHARTOPPERS ON HITS CD

The new compilation from the SWG Alliance (Sony/WEA/Gallo), 'Hits 6' is mainly a collection of current and recent hits from a wide spectrum of International artists such as Creed, Destiny's Child, Wheatus, The Corrs, David Gray, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez {the sexiest woman in the world for the second year running, according to the readers of FHM - ed}.

There are 2 South African artists featured on this compilation; Danny K and SNG {we can't spell out the Nudies full name, because some over-zealous corporate mail servers block the name as being unacceptable... s'trange, but s'true! - ed}. Danny K's 'Hurts So Bad' entered the Digest charts at #6 on the 10th April 2001 and peaked the following week. The Nudies 'Smiley Skull Of Faith' shot straight in at number 1 on the 29th October 2000 and spent 7 weeks on the charts.

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REDD’S GLOBAL SOUND

One of the year's biggest music festivals, The Redd's Global Sound,
will take place at Rhodes House in Cape Town on June 29 and again at The Electric Workshop on June 30. The festival will feature four different stages running simultaneously:

The House Stage with international DJs from Chicago Paul Johnson and
Skip. The Kwaito Stage with Ganyani, Fistaz, Tokzen, O'dameesta, Gurash, Mafester and Theory. The Hip Hop & R&B Stage with Bad Boy T, Bionic, Ready D and Blaze. The Ragga Stage with Admiral & Appleseed, Rude Boy Paul and Cleo.

A flea market will be set up to sell clothing and jewellery, as well as
providing food stalls from all over the world including Chinese, Middle
East, French & Italian. Khabzela will be part of the comic artist team
encouraging people to "get with it". Besides the music there will be a
fashion extravaganza from some of the world's hottest fashion houses,
including Loxion Kulcha, Cameroon and Fubu. This event is brought to you by AE Productions, Y-FM, Sowetan Sunday World, Drum Magazine, Fubu,
Loxion Kulcha, Cameroon and http://www.Jhblive.co.za.

Tickets are available from outlets and TicketWeb for R50 (R80 VIP) at
the door for R60 (R90 VIP)

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FRUIT FLY BIRTHDAY

June is the two-year birthday month for Durban’s Fruit Fly Navigators,
currently doing well on the Digest charts with the ‘Seratonin’ album and ‘Shout’ single. ‘Shout’ is also the Fruit Fly Navigators’ contribution to the just-released ‘5FM Showcase 3: Unearthed’ compilation of new SA rock bands.

To celebrate this landmark anniversary, the band will be launching their unplugged set at selected venues. The band will also be showcasing the new material they have been writing over the past couple of months. Reuben Kinsella of the Sunday Times had this to say about the FFN’s unplugged set: "Many fail dismally by simply playing as normal on other instruments, but the Flys had intelligently reworked their repertoire for an occasion to show off a different kind of musicianship."

More unplugged shows will be confirmed soon. Those upcoming Fruit Fly
Navigators’ dates (with support acts) are:

Sat 23 June - The Winston (Durban) w/ Not My Dog & Dwarf Project Crew
Thu 05 July - Churchills (Pietermaritzburg) UNPLUGGED with 340ML
Sat 07 July - Burn (Durban) with 340ML
Sun 08 July - The Jam (Margate) UNPLUGGED with 340 ML
Wed 18 July - Rivets (Durban) UNPLUGGED
Sat 21 July - Cloud 9 (Umhlanga) with Saron Gas

‘5FM Showcase 3: Unearthed’ featuring ’Shout’ - available now in Musica
stores, and online at http://www.oneworld.co.za

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THE ZEN RISES

Zen Arcade are a new rock quartet out of Jo’burg, who are grabbing a lot of attention and interest following a string of blistering live
performances over the past few months. The band’s sparkling first album, ‘Snowflake’, has just been released, and the lead single off that album, ‘Crazy Over You’, also appears on the new ‘5FM Showcase 3: Unearthed’ compilation. Named after a Hüsker Dü album, Zen Arcade are Alistair Mathie (bass), Andrew Cleland (drums), Ian McKenzie (vocal/guitar), and James Donaldson (guitar). Andrew Cleland was the drummer for Afrikult band The Kêrels and the other band members have all been involved with an assortment of bands before combining to form this strong line-up.

Zen Arcade delivered a stunning live performance to the assembled bands, mediatrons and music industry bigwigs (actually, they were all sporting their own hair) at the launch of the 'Showcase 3: Unearthed’ CD at the Radiopark Studios last week. The performance was broadcast live on 5FM who, alongside SonyMusic SA, are the driving force behind this CD compilation. Fueled by fine liquor, plus other sparkling live sets from the powerpopping Gauge and the punkadelic Tweak (to mention but two), the launch was described as "an absolute cracker". Kudos for this release and launch and general boost to SA rock to Barney Simon and 5FM, Paul Thackwray and Sony, and Beth and the Authentic team! (SS)

See below for upcoming Zen Arcade dates and tour news. {Zen Arcade have beaten to the bottom of the alphabetical gig list by newcomer Karen Zoid! - ed}

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PIGS ON TOUR

Following the very successful release of their second album, ‘Driving
Over Miss Davie’, Stellenbosch’s Hog Hoggidy Hog are heading off on a
national tour. They are kicking off the tour at the Purple Turtle in
Cape Town on Saturday 30 June. This same venue was recently packed for
the band’s CD launch. The first two singles off the new CD have received frequent airplay and high placing in the 5FM State of Independence Modern Rock Top 10 chart. One of the singles also made it onto an international compilation alongside some of the top ska/ punk bands in the world.

TOUR DATES:
Sat 30 June: Purple Turtle, Cape Town [with New World Inside, No
Comment and Chicken]
Wed 4 July: Al's, Knysna [with Goose Gap]
Thurs 5 July: Redemption, Port Elizabeth [with Village Seed]
Fri 6 July: Bat Café, Durban [with Sibling Rivalry]
Sat 7 July: Nile Crocodile, Pretoria [with Leek]
Fri 13 July: Demolition, Johannesburg [with Fuzigish and Evil Eddies]
Sat 14 July: The Showground, Bloemfontein.

Contact:
Mariska du Preez
MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS
082 375 8991
http://www.fishpaste.com
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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. [2] Memoirs Of A Clone - Watkin Tudor Jones Jnr (Chameleon)
2. [1] Rising Above The Madness - Lionel Bastos (SAFM)
3. [3] Dreamland - Edi Niederlander (Indie)
4. [-] Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
5. [-] Showcase 3: Unearthed - Various (Sony)
6. [4] Thin Shoes In June - Felix Laband (African Dope)
7. [5] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Indie)
8. [-] Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
9. [6] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
10 [10] Xero - Binary (Indie)
11. [13] Mother's Daughter - Kate Normington (Sheer/SAFm)
12. [7] Merry-Go-Round - Wess-Lee (Scorpio)
13. [11] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
14. [-] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror (Retro Fresh)
15. [14] Live Fact - Rodriguez (Sony)
16. [8] Child Of The Light - Ernie Smith (Sheer)
17. [9] The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)
18. [12] Danny K - Danny K (Gallo)
19. [16] The Many Faces Of - Gloria Bosman (Sheer)
20. [15] Alive In Jo'burg - Tananas (Sony SA)

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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] Thank You - Lionel Bastos ('Rising Above The Madness'/SAFM)
2. [4] Barefoot Girl - Binary ('Xero'/Indie)
3. [3] Shout - Fruit Fly Navigators ('Seratonin'/Bionic)
4. [-] Crazy Over You - Zen Arcade (‘Snowflake’/Indie)
5. [2] Like A Holiday - Wess-Lee ('Merry-Go-Round'/Scorpio)
6. [-] Set Of Wheels (Karoo Anthem) - Karen Zoid (‘Poles Apart’/EMI)
7. [5] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror ('JCTC'/Retro Fresh)
8. [6] Hurts So Bad - Danny K ('Danny K'/Gallo)
9. [8] These Sparks Will Fly - Wess-Lee ('Merry-Go-Round'/Scorpio)
10. [7] Oxford Rd - Roswell Kings ('Wait For Me' EP/Indie)
11. [10] Colour Me In - Sunways ('The Moon Is A Spoon'/Fresh)
12. [18] Max Normal - Watkin Tudor Jones Jnr ('Memoirs Of A
Clone'/Chameleon)
13. [13] Bye Bye - Edi Niederlander ('Dreamland'/Indie)
14. [12] Wait For Me - Roswell Kings ('Wait For Me' EP/Indie)
15. [15] Long Holiday - The Sunshines ('Long Holiday' EP/Tel Michael)
16. [-] King With A Crown - Spoon Feedas (‘Showcase 3: Unearthed’/Sony)
17. [11] Fragile - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
18. [14] You Don't Know My Name - Danny K ('Danny K'/Gallo)
19. [9] My Angel - Adrian Shannon (EP/BMG)
20. [19] Sing My Song - Eminent Child ('Into The Universe'/Sarepta)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za
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3. NEW AND RECENT RELEASES
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THC RELEASE ‘APHRIKA’

THC is the sprawling Durban-based trip-Afrika collective who are still
among the leading lights in the African trance movement alongside Jorge
Carlos and Nagual. THC’s trippy indigenous and acoustic compositions
have been recently used on National Geographic documentaries and
promotional videos for the KZN tourism board. ‘Aphrika’, the group‘s
new, second album is an eclectic fusion of world music, drum 'n bass,
rock and trance. ‘Aphrika’ was produced by Durban sound engineer and DJ, Matthew Fink, and is distributed by Intervention Arts. It features a wide selection of instruments, from the traditional didjerido, djembe
drums, Congo drums, steel drums, marimbas and trumpets - to the digital. It also features a guest appearance by Ampie of BOO!

The band’s legendary live performances are not easy to forget. A massive spectacle of writhing bodies, fire, Ultra Violet art and dance, fused with a super-energetic frontman and solid musicianship (and lots of smoke, but no smoke machine). Their latest album emulates these live
shows in every way, taking listeners from the techno-tribal dreamworld
of ‘Aphrika’ and off ‘Towards Higher Consciousness’ {THC, aha! - alert
ed}. The eight-piece band were in Zambia last week to support The
Orb at the Solar Eclipse festival. Coming to a head-space near you soon!

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MONDMUSIEK - BREYTEN BREYTENBACH

A famous poet, reading his own stuff? Easy to screw up, easy to make it sound as boring as a mute Velvaglo ad. Not so here. Haul in soundmeisters Paul Riekert, Jean Marais, Jurgen von Wechmar and Albert du Plessis and employ able-bodied musicians like Laurinda Hofmeyr, Schalk Joubert and the good people from Benguela, among others, and you get a benchmark album. As probably Afrikaans' most influencial poet, Breytenbach's words can normally speak for themselves, but the music takes them to a new level. So say hello to the darkest chill-out album ever to hit the market, dripping with words richer and sharper than the blood-diamond trade. It lurches from almost rap to drunken song, then back to meandering, but driven, spoken word. 'Ek sal sterf en na my vader gaan' is inspirational; 'Song of the masters' something whistled on the battlefield. Any author trying to emulate this: quit now. Oh yes, the packaging is also awesome.

Toast Coetzer
Score: 5/5
From SL magazine
http://www.sly.co.za

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WATKIN TUDOR JONES JNR - MEMOIRS OF A CLONE (Chameleon)

To his friends he's just Waddy, but on this, his eclectic and eccentric debut, solo album he begins by introducing himself (on the cover) by his full "title". It seems WTJ Jnr has this thing with names, identities, and alter egos, and 'Memoirs Of A Clone' is his attempt to fuse all these different characters and diverse musical influences and styles, into a cogent and entertaining whole. No easy task, but a notable success regardless. Waddy first appeared as a member of the (original) Original Evergreens and made a large contribution to 'Puff The Magik', the group's deservedly award-winning first album. But a few "creative differences" later, Waddy left the group and little was heard from him over the past few years.

But now he's back with a wildly inventive and hugely popular live act, and an album that reflects his multiple personas, musical tastes, and relevant and irreverent views on the world around him and us. 'Memoirs Of A Clone' continually spills over with fresh ideas, strange voices, and a wide and weird range of sound effects and bytes. His clipped and funny hip hop lyrics are delivered in a variety of droll but sussed voices ("Don't treat objects like women", "You talk too loud in the movies, won't you please be a little bit considerate"). And each song seems to arrive from another musical planet.

'Max Normal' introduces us to Waddy's best-known persona, a combination of Mr Bean and the robot from 'Futurama' ("I'm Max Normal, Dang-dang-de-dang-dang-dang, dress code, strictly formal"). The song 'Watkin Tudor Jones' is autobiographical and intensely personal and the opening track, 'Good Old Fashion Loving', is a languid electronic love song in the Massive Attack mode. Producer Adrian Levi yet again adds his name and expertise to some of the more innovative recent new SA music. Here he retains and supports the general feel and mood of the album by keeping the musical arrangements stripped down and sparse. This ensures that on songs like 'You Talk Too Loud', 'Precious Things' and 'Doing Nothing' specifically, and generally throughout this absorbing album, the emotion in the words and the alienation in the mood is clear and almost tangible.

There's also some kind of general sub-plot involving a chocky-socky Kung Fu character called Ching who pops up now and then to explain the plot. So 'Memoirs Of A Clone' really is a weird and swervy ride, but then, just when you think you've got your head around this inventive and evocative modern musical smorgasbord, the album finishes off with a groovy, jazzy version of the old Chords' classic, 'Shaboom', with Johnny Fourie on guitar, and its well-known pay-off line, "Life can be a dream, sweetheart". In this context obviously a throwaway clue. "Where's Waddy?" you may well ask after hearing this song and all that's preceded it. Judging from this modern, snappy, electronica-with-a-rock-heart, funny, trippy and imaginative collection, it's just impossible to know, we just have to keep looking and listening. Maximum Abnormal! (8) (SS)

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For more reviews of recent South African CD releases visit:

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za

AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za/reviews
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

LIGHTHOUSE

Canada has always been an understated highlight for the seminal flower power invasion of the late sixties. The very talent that has risen up from the Rocky mountain way includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, the Guess Who, Joe Walsh and many more. One particular group known as Lighthouse stands branded as a peace band, achieving no less than three successive Juno awards as Canada's finest group. With nine gold and platinum records under the belt this fourteen piece brass ensemble smashed the bluesey barriers and parameters that Chicago and Blood Sweat and Tears had set up. Out of the paisley defines of a Long Island hipster group called The Paupers, came the diverse and complex wrist drumming of Skip Prokop. Having sessioned with Richie Havens, Steve Miller, Santana and a number of the Bill Graham discoveries Skip came to international focus during the Super Session album with Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper. Largely called upon to assemble a group to back Janis Joplin after Big Brother and the Holding Company had folded, Skip disembarked from this assignment due to his artistic and obsessive interest in combining rock and jazz with classical.

In the latter part of 1968 he put together a diverse combination of highly talented musicians in particular Ralph Cole on lead guitar, Paul Hoffert on keyboards and the burley Bob McBride on vocals (latter stages). During the birth of 1970 Lighthouse did numerous concerts with various symphony orchestras - one in particular the Edmonton Symphony which was referred to Gary Brooker for Procol Harum's live concert. Beyond these complex projects Lighthouse performed at the Isle of Wight alongside Jimi Hendrix and collaborated with the Japanese to perform at the Expo 70 in Osaka, a momentous occasion that marked the first rock ballet under the close guidance of choreographer, Brian McDonald and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Skip Prokop became the first rock musician to address the Canadian Parliament and departed from the group in 1974. Ralph Cole kept the boat afloat with one last tour in 1976 and to date one memorable reunion in 1982. During the Isle of Wight performance a standing ovation resulted in them appearing twice only to be equaled by the evening show with Jimi Hendrix. Yet even success would have its complications when comprising a large number of musicians with brass and classical ensemble. They turned down an invitation to play at Woodstock on the basis that they did not believe the festival would be a success and the following year refused to tour South Africa due to the political status quo. A total of nine albums were released and one in particular "One Fine Morning" gave them the international breakthrough.

In 1972 they performed at the Carnegie Hall and brought the house down. The following year they released their underrated "Can You Feel It". This album featured some of the most formidable back breaking brass rock ever applied to wax. The seven single "Pretty Lady" had reasonable penetration in the world market and Lighthouse go down as a testimony of spiritual power combined with highly talented individuals that created the possible during impossible times.

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

BARRIERS - DOG DETACHMENT (1989)
http://rock.co.za/legends/dogdetachment

To my taste, 'Barriers' is a better album than Dog Detachment's excellent 'Fathoms of Fire' {Reviewed in Issue #109 - ed}. "To my taste" means not only more up tempo rock songs but more substance to the lyrics as well. The lyrics are intelligent, cleverly written, and the rhymes flow effortlessly. 'Fathoms of Fire' is excellent; 'Barriers' is great. And I don't use the word "great" lightly. This one strikes a chord in me.

On 'Barrier's', Dog Detachment forsakes the ambiguity of the previous album (by "ambiguity" I mean a statement of two meanings, not a statement that is unclear). 'Barriers' is clearly about the changing times in South Africa during the mid-Eighties, and the struggle for freedom. Also, to me, it is clearly about the world in the year 2001 and beyond.

'Barriers' begins with a bang, with a song titled 'Barriers'. This song accuses those in the way of progress of crying "crocodile tears" and of
claiming the problems are not their fault, while "...the mountains and the rivers all scream your guilt...." Like the rest of the album, this is powerful and timeless music that still resonates, and could apply to other peoples in other lands.

The rock anthem 'White Flag' is a plea for an end to violence and war.
"Give me a white flag...." Nice background thrushes, too.

'I Will Be There' promises: "I will be there to catch you when you fall." A love song if any song on 'Barriers' is one. Though there are more traditional love songs here, too. 'I Come Running' is one, with the refrain, "Love is blind". At times rock is, and should be, about love, no?

The unavoidably infectious thumping tune 'Beat the Drum' is one of the songs on this album with overtly political lyrics (but one without specific names, places, times, etc.) is one of several that you will later enjoy without playing the album. It lodges in the brain, pleasantly. "Beat the drum, Africa, beat the drum if you can/ Say what's on your mind when no one really seems to give a damn...."

'Monochrome Man' -- a song about society, along the lines of 'Mr. Jones' or 'Nowhere Man', as well one that is overtly political. It sings of not wishing to "...live in slavery...." and "Don't make me a monochrome man...."

The dirge-like in pace, but not depressing, 'Love Will Come' closes the
album. A sober and thoughtful finish.

There are other songs on the album equally melodic and smartly written, but those mentioned stand out by virtue of some musical hook or lyrical
cleverness that makes them noteworthy.

All in all, 'Barriers' is a wonderful set of songs. As on 'Fathoms of
Fire', Dog Detachment has the 80s sound, which still sounds great to me. Additionally, the lyrics are still relevant for all nations today, not just South Africa -- however you interpret the lyrics.

Musically, this album is fine rock, and when one listens closely to the
well-crafted lyrics, a powerful and intense rock album emerges.

While 'Barriers' is partly of its place and time lyrically and musically, it also has the timeless rock quality of Dog Detachment's 'Fathoms of Fire'. Both are rock albums for thinking people everywhere.

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

FORBIDDEN FRUIT - HOT RS (1978)

Listening to the disco music coming out of South Africa, one thing that
immediately stands out is how it rocks. International disco classics tended to be somewhat lightweight, relying on the repetitive disco beat for character (e.g. 'I Feel Love' by Donna Summer) or were funk laden floor stompers like Hot Chocolate's 'You Sexy Thing'. Not that there was anything wrong with this. They are rightfully classics, they just don't rock.

Like their contemporaries Buffalo, Hot R.S. created some memorable
floorfillers with disco covers of rock classics. In the case of 'Forbidden Fruit', the centrepiece is a cover of Iron Butterfly's 1968 classic 'In a Gadda Da Vida', a song that would rock even if Carike Keuzenkamp were to sing it (...then again, maybe not). Hot R.S.'s version fairly pounds along at a pace more furious than the original, with added Russian Cossack type chanting of "Hey!", a stirring guitar contribution {by Trevor Rabin - ed} and an interlude for a bit of serious drum banging {by Kevin Kruger - ed}. This was destined to be a classic cover.

Side 1 of the album is essentially one long megamix, starting with 'In a gadda...' merging into 'The Garden of Eden' {UK#1 hit for Frankie Vaughan in 1957; also a US#12 for Joe Valino in 1956 - ed} and flowing back into Act II of 'In a gadda...'. It's a practically seamless piece, although the middle track does tend to conform more to the international standards of disco music with
a strong female vocal, standard disco beat and some brassy bits for good measure.

The opening track on side 2, 'Temptation', lives up to the expectations of the rather naughty cover featuring a naked man & woman sitting 'inside' an apple. The male vocals are somewhat seedy while the breathy female French vocals includes some heavy breathing that doesn't quite rival Meg Ryan's 'When Harry met Sally' faking, but is more convincing than the average German porn film.

The other two tracks on this side conform more to the normal rules of disco with 'Adam's Apple' being a brassy, sassy somewhat funky number and 'Snake Dance' being pretty straightforward disco complete with girly 'Na na na' chorus backing the main strong male vocal.

All in all it is surely one of the greatest South African disco albums, for the most part rocking, but leaving space for some conventional vanilla disco tunes (Häagen-Dazs vanilla mind you).

Websites:
HOT RS (House Of The Rising Sun... geddit?)
http://www.rock.co.za/files/hotrs_index.html

Häagen-Dazs
http://www.haagen-dazs.com

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, 25 June 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
2 [2] Funny, Funny - The Sweet
3 [3] If Not For You - Olivia Newton-John
4 [8] Lonely Days And Lonely Nights - Lincoln*
5 [5] Mozart Symphony No. 40 - Waldo De Los Rios
6 [4] Put Your Hand In The Hand - Alan Garrity*
7 [6] The Seagulls Name Was Nelson - Des & Dawn Lindberg*
8 [10] It Don't Come Easy - Ringo Starr
9 [11] When Love Comes Knocking At Your Door - The Dealians*
10 [14] Shilo - Neil Diamond

* South African Artists

Three Dog Night held off a strong challenge from The Sweet to make it 3 weeks at the top. Lincoln meanwhile were leading the South African invasion being the highest of 4 top 10 South African hits. The Dealians had replaced Lance James in the top 10, keeping the SA content at 40%.

The other top 10 entry was Neil Diamond's 'Shilo'. Diamond also held the number 11 spot with 'I Am.. I Said' which was his 3rd top 20 hit of the year. There was still one more to come in a very successful year for him.

New to the top 20 was Dave Mills 'Tomorrow is Over' and the fresh water/salt water Johnny Rivers' 'Sea Cruise'. These 2 new entries came at the expense of 2 ex-Beatles, Paul McCartney's 'Another Day' and George Harrisons' 'What is Life'

SOUTH AFRICANS AT NUMBER 1 THIS WEEK:

One Day at a Time - Marie Gibson (1976)
Michael Row the Boat Ashore - Richard Jon Smith (1979)

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TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
2.African Day - Hawk (1971)*
3.Burnout - Hotline (1981)
4.Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
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.Special Star - Mango Groove (1989)
9.ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
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

24 Jeff Beck (1944)
25 Carly Simon (1945)

JULY
1 Debbie "Blondie" Harry (1945)
6 Bill Haley (1925, died 9 February 1981)
7 Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey in 1940)
16 PJ Powers (born Penelope Jane Dunlop in 1961, some sources say 1960)
18 Piet "Hammer" Botha (1955)

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

RODRIGUEZ ON SOUTH AFRICAN TELEVISION

The July issue of TV Talk magazine has this listing:
Thursday 5th SABC 3 21:30
Dead Men Don't Tour: The Rodriguez Story

This 1 hour documentary of the 1998 South African tour features concert footage interspersed with interviews, backstage antics and rehearsals.

All live footage was filmed at the concerts in Pretoria and Durban as well as the Blues Room in Johannesburg.

The soundtrack for the documentary is based on the 'Live Fact' CD with video collages from the various performances. 'Live Fact' is available from http://www.oneworld.co.za

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

PART 3

FRAGILE THREAD
First release expected very soon

Any day now we may look forward to the new Blondie Chaplin solo album, nine years after Ostrich Man. Rumours abound that Blondie Chaplin has a bit of help on this album, from a few members of the Rolling Stones, with whom he toured extensively a few years ago.

Fragile Thread is a tremendous record, and we find Blondie Chaplin creating a whole new playing field all for himself. The quality of the singing and playing and the warmth of the songs themselves, make this a definitive statement.

One of the albums up-tempo songs "52 Letters" has already received its live debut on an obsure charity concert video recorded in Chicago by the Nicolas Tremulis band a few years ago. Due to the appearance of the Band's Rick Danko, the concert is suitably titled The First Waltz.

Another very powerful song "Semolina" was played live by the three remaining Flames in South Africa as part of their reunion concert appearance in late 2000. Regrettably this reviewer was unable to attend the show, in part due to the small matter of 15 000 km.

And a third song, "Where I Should Always Be" was premiered on the Band's comeback album, High On The Hog, from 1996 on which Blondie Chaplin participated.

One of the albums heart-stopping moments is the sparsely accompanied "When I'm Walking" where we hear just Blondie's voice and acoustic guitar, superbly driven on by some stunning Hammon organ playing, and nothing else, no bass, no drums, nothing.

So we continue to wait patiently for Fragile Thread to hit the shops. If you only have money for one new CD this month, then hold everything, and put it aside for Fragile Thread, from the incomparable Blondie Chaplin.

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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BEDROCK IN 'NAM

BedRock is a four-piece rock band based in Oranjemund, which is situated in southern Namibia, and which is still a thriving bastion of rock 'n roll in the area. The band released its first CD, 'La Cantina', in May 2000 and the second CD of original compositions, entitled 'Recovery', is scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2001. The band consists of four members: Peter Shout (bass and vocals), Kenny Ramage (guitar and vocals), Mike Millad, (guitar and vocals) and Eddie Heusdens (pots 'n pans).

To download sample MP3 files of tracks contained on 'Recovery' and to get all other details (including how to get hold of Bedrock if you're thinking of throwing a party anywhere in that quite large area):
Website: http://members.spree.com/sip/bedrock
Peter Shout: mailto:bassman8655@hotmail.com.

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RABBITT

I love Rabbitt and I think it to be one of the world's greatest injustices that they never made it internationally. Otherwise, browsing the SA Rock Files website, I was reminded of acts like Johnny Clegg and Clout, both of which surely brought back memories for me of days gone by. I'm originally for Iceland (I've lived in Japan for 12 years now) and I remember songs like "Substitute", "Save Me" and "Scatterlings Of Africa" being big radio hits there.

Hannes
mailto:bcr_discography@hotmail.com

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

{Hannes runs a very comprehensive Bay City Rollers website. There are at least 2 connections between BCR and South African rock music. Firstly Duncan Faure went on to join the Rollers and secondly Stuart Wood from BCR came to SA and joined Neill Solomon's The Passengers. - ed}

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LOOKING FOR JOHNNY

I am particularly interested in JOHNNY KONGOS & THE G MEN who I saw perform live in the early sixties. I wish just to make it known that I would be especially keen to acquire ALL their early albums if they were to be re-issued on CD. Selections from Dickie Loader & The Blue Jeans, Staccatos, Mickie Most, etc would also attract my attention. I hope you may be be able to channel my input in the right direction.

Kind regards and sincere thanks.

John Lee
mailto:cbx@summer69.com

Johnny Kongos
http://www.rock.co.za/files/jkongos_index.htm

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WHAT IS SACD?

What the hell is SACD? Well it does not stand for South African CD.
Super Audio CD is poised to become the preferred music listening format of the 21st century. It's a next generation carrier that reproduces not only the musicician's artistic expression, but also recreates every detail of the atmosphere, nuance, and space surrounding the original music source. In plain English {yes, please - ed}: it will make you feel like you are right there in the studio with the recording artist.

The difference between CD and SACD? CD uses a PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) recording format to convert music signals into digital sounds for recording and playback, the SACD uses new DSD (Direct Stream Digital) technology, a whole new approach to digital recording. One of the key advantages of DSD is that it can carry four times as much information as the old CD/PCM format. DSD also has a superior frequency response and dynamic range across the audible frequency range, which combine to reproduce music that is remarkably pure and faithful to the original.

But rest assured, SACD will not replace conventional CD. There are a
variety of discs including single layer, dual layer and hybrid layer. The latter combines technology for the new and the existing format.

"So what about the availability of the discs in SA" you may ask. In their lastest Winter Style promotion catalogue Sony SA advertised a range of SACD players and a small selection of titles from Sony Music. Only one call to Sony Music and I found that they are importing quite a range of titles from light classical to pop and rock. Of course you won't find these titles at Musica. Yet. But Look and Listen will be stocking them soon and what they haven't got they can order for you. And the hardware is available from most top-end Hi-fi shops.

Happy listening
Freddie

Sony SA
http://www.sony.co.za

Sony Music South Africa
011-328 8500

{Visit http://www.sonymusic.com and type in "super audio cd" in the on-site search engine for plenty more info. Unfortunately www.sonymusic.co.za seems to be still under construction. - ed}

{SACD titles include 'Just Push Play' (Aerosmith), 'Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan), 'Drops Of Jupiter' (Train), 'Bat Out Of Hell' (Meat Loaf) and Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' - ed}

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BALLY WHERE?

I lived in Boksburg South Africa back in the eighties & became a neighbour & friend of Mick (from Ballyhoo). We moved to Australia & lost touch. Love to catch up with him.

Helen & Kevin Hyde
mailto:afpeng@cobweb.com.au

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

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

MIDWEEK AT TURNPIKE LANE
Piet Botha, Valiant Swart and Akkedis
at the Salisbury Pub 13 June 2001

Being a school night, the crowd was not as strong as it had been on Saturday, but there was a good helping of dedicated groupies and those just wanting a midweek jol to make it happen. It was also Valiant's "last night with the poms".

There was no messing around tonight as Piet Botha and Jonathan Martin
launched into an in-your-face, hard hitting rock set. Two guitars have never sounded better together. They were joined for the last few numbers by the Akkedis boys and blasted out a spine chilling air guitar inducing couple of songs, definitely not for the fainthearted.

Valiant Swart has a guitar called "ice cream" which is the colour of vanilla ice cream, but the sounds were far from vanilla flavour. Determined to leave on a high, Valiant, accompanied by Albert 'the stuff that legends are made of' Frost, Rudi Dennis and Schalk van der Merwe, performed the set of the tour. Each songs was a orgasm of sound, flowing from the stage in forceful torrents. Of particular force was 'Cyber Sakkie' and 'Roekeloos'. The latter, for the non-South African readers, translates as 'Reckless' and I know what you're thinking, you thinking Braai-ing Adams, but comparisons to the man who did everything for you would be like comparing raw wors still in it's clingwrap with piping hot, flame grilled, juicy, freshly braaied wors. A fitting farewell.

I left after this set and just as Akkedis was starting theirs. Nothing personal ouens, but I needed some sleep, besides which there's always Friday night. Still the little I saw tonight only entrenched my belief that Afrikaans Rock music is alive and well, and boy is it kicking.

John Samson

Piet Botha
http://www.pietbotha.com

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

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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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CINDY ALTER

I will be in Jhb on the 4th & 5th of July, playing at the Bassline with an eclectic mix of local & American musicians, including Ingi Herbst (ex-Clout). It should be very very interesting, and I'm looking forward to playing there.

Love & Light,
Cindy (Alter)

{Cindy is ex-Clout and Zia, and currently lives and plays in the USA.
- ed}

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

Cindy Alter
http://www.cindyalter.com

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

THURSDAY 28 JUNE
Starseed, Tweak - Rhythm and Brew, Benoni

FRIDAY 29 JUNE
Speedy AKA Richard Santana - Equinox, Bethlehem
Barney Simon - Rhythm and Brew, Benoni

SATURDAY 30 JUNE
Watershed - Cloud 9, Umhlanga

THURSDAY 5 JULY
Martin Rocka and The Sickshop, Tweak - Rhythm and Brew, Benoni

FRIDAY 6 JULY
Ethel My Love - Blue Moon, Nelspruit
Justin Vee - Mambo's, Potgietersrus

SATURDAY 7 JULY
Wonderboom, Gauge - Equinox, Bethlehem
Across The Board party with Tweak and Ethel My Love - Flystation, 18 Plantation Rd, Edenvale
Mean Mr Mustard - Hydrogen, Caesars Palace, Benoni
Barney Simon - Morgans Cat, Randburg Waterfront, Randburg

THURSDAY 12 JULY
Riku Latte, The Diesel Wh*res - Rhythm and Brew, Benoni

FRIDAY 13 JULY
Nelson - Equinox, Bethlehem

THURSDAY 19 JULY
Pestroy - Rhythm and Brew, Benoni

FRIDAY 20 JULY
Speedy AKA Richard Santana - Point Break, Margate

SATURDAY 21 JULY
Saron Gas, Justin Vee - Cloud 9, Umhlanga

THURSDAY 26 JULY
57, Pestroy - Rhythm and Brew, Benoni

FRIDAY 27 JULY
Barney Simon - Rafterz, Vanderbijlpark

SATURDAY 28 JULY
Nelson - Cloud 9, Umhlanga
Barney Simon - Exit, Klerksdorp

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

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BLK SONSHINE

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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FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

07 July - Burn (Durban)
21 July - Cloud 9 (Durban) supporting Saron Gas

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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) 914 7030/1

29 & 30 June
HIGH ON BLUES - Boulevard Blues Band and Frosted Orange

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THE JAM

Wednesday 27 June - Alternative Wednesday is still going strong, this
week with Medium Dave and Bruce on the decks, as well as winter booze
specials, and this week, some great CD give-aways.

Thursday 28 June - Not My Dog are down on tour, and will be appearing
with The Roswell Kings and Hog Hoggidy Hog. Don't miss this one!

Friday 29 June - BLK Sonshine. Another JHB outfit that needs no
introduction. If you missed them when they were last in the Cape, make
sure you don't miss this one, it's going to be huge!

Saturday 30 June - Up and coming bands Bleach and Flow join forces to
rock the house this Saturday night at the Jam. Grämlich have disbanded
and as a result, their album launch has been cancelled.

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

Friday 29th June @ Café Amsterdam, 9pm
Al's - Knysna 14 July Oyster Festival

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com
mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za

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MUTTZ NUTTZ
Wednesday 27 June 21:30
The Big Easy (69 Langerman Drive, Kensington)
R10 to see the Muttz Nuttz with Shrike.

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NOT MY DOG
http://www.wolmer.co.za/notmydog/main.html

Thu 28 Jun @ The Jam (Cape Town) w/ 'HOG HOGGIDY HOG' & 'DJ Bob'
Fri 29 Jun @ Onverklaarbaar (Hermanus) w/ 'Picture This' & 'DJ Bob'
Sat 30 Jun @ Al's Dance Club (Knysna) w/ 'DJ Bob'

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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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SARON GAS
Live @ Cloud 9 Durban
21st July

Supported by Fruit Fly Navigators

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THE SUNSHINES

The Sunshines and Woodshed play the Independent Armchair Theatre (Lower
Main Road, Observatory) on Friday 29 June. From 9.30pm. Entrance R25

Listen out for the KFM interview with The Sunshines on Wednesday or
Thursday (27th/28th June) afternoon between 6 and 9pm!

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THE WHAMMY BAR
Marine Circle
Tableview
(021) 557-5692
Open Mon-Sun 6:00pm till late

The Whammy Bar is a live music venue that features original SA bands.
Bands start at 10.00pm Fri & Sat.

Bill Slater
mailto:thewhammybar@mweb.co.za

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

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ZEN ARCADE

Wednesday July 25 - Zen Arcade are appearing live at The Bohemian, 5
Park Road (cnr Menton Road), Richmond. Admittance to the gig, which
starts at 9.30pm is FREE. That's right: for nada ... gratis and for
nothing. You won't find a better deal for cutting-edge contemporary rock music in this town.

The band is also plotting a mini-tour of the Exotic Far East Rand towns
of Benoni, Boksburg and Springs (affectionately known as Suspension
City, by its quizzical natives). Details will follow.

Zen Contact:
Paul Drosdzol
Zer02Her0
082-685-0819
mailto:drosdzol@sowetan.co.za

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KAREN ZOID

Karen Zoid is currently doing a short Cape tour to promote her new CD,
‘Poles Apart’, which has just been released by EMI. This is Karen's
first solo-outing - she previously played with grunge-band Seaweed.
‘Poles Apart’ was recorded at B# studios under the wing of Jean-Paul
Destefani. The album includes hard rock tracks like ‘Afrikaners is
Plesierig’ (an in-your-face adaptation of the Afrikaans folk classic)
and ‘Set of Wheels’, and some other laid-back melodic songs like,
‘Southern Skies’ and ‘Call Back’.

Come and see who rocked the Klein Karoo Kunstefees!
See Karen Zoid live at:
Wednesday 27 June - Al's (Knysna)
Thursday 28 June - Rock Art (Oudtshoorn)
Friday 29 June - Fisherman's Cottage (Hermanus)
Saturday 30 June - Hangklip Hotel (Hangklip)
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7.LINKS
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LINKS PAGES:

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

A TO Z OF SA MUSICIANS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/musicians

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

ALTERNATIEWE AFRIKANERS
http://www.afrikaner.co.za/tronk10

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/

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.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://rock.co.za/jackhammer

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

SKINCAGE
http://go.to/skincage

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

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za

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/

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

SA MUSIC
http://www.samusic.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.com

RESOURCES:

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

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

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

RADIO:

CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

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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mailto:louwt@mweb.co.za
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