SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #125
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8th October 2001

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IN THIS ISSUE
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SA Rock Files website updated... Anti-piracy conference to be held in Cape Town... in the meantime Watershed goes gold... Al Jarreau comes to SA... Capetonian Wayne Pauli says farewell to Station Road... new Afrikaner Rock compilation CD... Shiloh remembers the Mellotron... Kurt tries to understand Jeremy Taylor... John reviews the 2nd Wingerd Rock CD... Edgars 5FM birthday bash coming up soon... Nudies play last concert in Cape Town and then head for London... The Monsters of Rock are coming (get your motorheads running)... great gigs this week at the Barleycorn, Julians, Up The Creek, Whammy Bar, Purple Turtle, The Jam and elsewhere... and there's a new website celebrating musiek...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: SA Rock Files updated, Anti-piracy conference, Watershed goes gold, Al Jarreau in SA
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week, Top Selling SA CDs
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Wayne Pauli, Alternatief Op Sy Beste Volume 2
4.CLASSIC ROCK - The mellotron, Jeremy Taylor, Wingerd Rock 2
5.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback
6.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Edgars 5FM birthday bash, Nudies in London, Zen Arcade, Up The Creek, Whammy Bar and more
7.CLICK HERE - SA Rock on the web: Musiek.co.za
8.BUMPF - Archives, contributions, editors and contributors
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1.HOT & FRESH
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THE SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock

Latest news:
7 October: Added info on early 80s Disco-Reggae studio outfit, Kariba
7 October: Updated Sweatband webpages, thanks to Nick Beck
6 October: Added info on 'Alternatief Op Sy Beste Volume 2' to the Piet Botha website
4 October: Huge update to Omega Limited webpage, thanks to Tertius Louw
25 September: Added photos from Rodriguez gig on 22nd September at the 3 Arts, Cape Town
23 September: Updated Rodriguez SA Live Fact tour webpage
23 September: Updated Quentin E Klopjaeger webpage, thanks to Tertius Louw
23 September: Added MP3 of 'Give Me The Good News' by Crocodile Harris
16 September: Added an article by Nick Warburton about the history of SA rock and roll of the 60s: Beat Merchants and The Underground Legends. Thanks also to Tertius Louw.

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MUSIC INDUSTRY ANTI-PIRACY CONFERENCE FOR CAPE TOWN

The international music industry's annual anti-piracy conference takes place in Cape Town this week, bringing together more than 120 industry representatives, investigators and senior enforcement officials from over 40 countries.

The conference will focus on global strategies to fight a criminal pirate business that is estimated to be worth more than US$ 4 billion a year. Three days of presentations will tackle the global fight against CD piracy, the proliferation of the CD-R disc, and progress in the fight against piracy on the internet.

Subjects discussed will include case studies of investigations from around the world; technologies in the fight against piracy; and the industry's legal and litigation strategies.

The keynote theme of the conference is "Public/Private Partnership", reflecting the growing co-operation between the industry and government and enforcement authorities across the world. Participants will include senior enforcement officials from China, Hong Kong, Mauritius and UK and the international police agency Interpol.

The conference is organised by IFPI, the international recording industry's trade organisation, and is hosted by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA).

Piracy is a critical issue for the music industry in South Africa, hurting artists and record companies alike. The conference will also be an opportunity to step up anti-piracy strategies at both a domestic and regional level, in co-operation with the enforcement authorities in South Africa.

Media Briefing:

There will be an informal meeting with the media, hosted by RISA, at the Mount Nelson Hotel on Thursday Oct 11 from 13H00 - 14H30 in The Lady Hamilton Room.

Participants will include:
Iain Grant - IFPI's Director of Enforcement, who heads up the organisation's 50-strong global anti-piracy enforcement team.
Joel Schoenfeld - Chairman of the Council of IFPI, former General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs for BMG Entertainment and presently consultant in the on-line music and new media sector.
Leslie Sedibe
Keith Lister

IFPI website: http://www.ifpi.org
Contact for info: Martin Myers 083 448 475 or (o/h) 021 447 34 22

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WATERSHED'S DEBUT GOES GOLD IN SA - GIGS ANNOUNCED
http://www.watershed.co.za

South African band Watershed's debut album, 'In The Meantime', has achieved Gold selling status with sales in excess of 25 000 units. The band, best known for their hit singles 'In The Meantime', 'Angel' and 'Indigo Girl', has taken the country by storm and are currently Top 10 on both the Musica and the official SA Album Charts this week (not to mention a consistently strong showing on the SA Rock Digest Charts!)

Watershed are Craig Hinds (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, harmonica), Paul McIver (lead guitar, vocals), Tulsa Pittaway (drums), Vernon Hodgetts (bass guitar) and Lizzie Rennie (violin, keyboard). Over the last 18 months, the band has toured South Africa extensively and was nominated for two SAMA Awards (including Best Pop Album of 2000 and Best Adult-Contemporary Album of 2000). The band also won People Magazine's Crystal Awards for SA Band of the Year 2001. On 5fm's recent SA Music Week's Top 25 Chart, Watershed had two songs - 'Indigo Girl' and 'In The Meantime' - in the Top 5.

Upcoming Dates:
Watershed will be playing in Cape Town at Bourbon Street, Somerset Rd., Green Point on Tuesday 9th of October supported by Karen Zoid.

Thur 11 Oct Stellenbosch - Markotter Saal (supported by Karen Zoid)
Sat 13 Oct Umhlanga - Cloud 9
Sat 20 Oct Pretoria - Hatfield Square

You can also see Watershed live at 5FM's 26th Birthday Bash at Supersport Park, Centurion on October 27th.

Read more about the Edgars 5FM Birthday Bash in the "Rock On" section below.

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AL JARREAU TO TOUR SA

Music maestro Al Jarreau is booked to give four incomparable performances in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Jarreau will kick off his tour at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on November 27, before heading down to the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town on Wednesday the 1st of December.

The five times Grammy Award winner is one of the most widely recognised and sophisticated vocalists in contemporary music, holding the distinction of being the only singer in history to win best vocalist awards in 3 different categories (Jazz, Pop and R&B). His unique vocal style and innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time.

Now, a remarkable 26 years and 15 albums later, on his latest offering, ‘Tomorrow Today’, Jarreau delivers a remarkable collection of tunes that showcase his multifarious talents as a superb romantic balladeer, a soulful pop singer, a creative Jazz vocalese artist, and a thoughtful and witty lyricist.

TOUR ITINERARY
Tuesday, 27 November - Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
Wednesday, 1 December - Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town

BOOKING EXCLUSIVELY AT TICKETWEB
http://www.ticketweb.co.za
TicketWeb Call Centre - 0831 400 500 or 0821 400 500

TICKET PRICES
All tickets are sold on a reserved seating basis. Ticket prices in Cape Town from R100 - R225 exclusive of TicketWeb service charges.

For more information on Al Jarreau, visit his website at: http://www.aljarreau.com

For further Old Mutual Jazz Encounters information, please contact:
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mailto:michael@bigconcerts.co.za - mailto:lara@bigconcerts.co.za
Proudly brought to you by Old Mutual Jazz Encounters in association with Big Concerts and P4 Radio.
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2.CHARTS
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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [1] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
2. [10] (2) Songs From The Mall - Max Normal (Chameleon)
3. [5] (3) Farewell Station Road - Wayne Pauli (Rhythm)
4. [4] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
5. [3] (3) Tassenberg All Stars 2 (Live) - Various (Trippy Grape)
6. [9] (6) All I Am - Kaolin (Sheer)
7. [7] (2) In The Meantime - Watershed (EMI)
8. [8] (8) Afrika Not For Sissy - Syd Kitchen (Indie)
9. [2] (1) Live Fact - Rodriguez (Sony)
10. [6] (1) Voortvlugtend - Akkedis (SSS Records)
11. [11] (10) Oomblik Van Waansin - Mel Botes (Janus)
12. [RE] (12) A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
13. [17] (4) Bongolution - Bongo Maffin (Sony)
14. [14] (1) Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
15. [12] (9) Listen - Ssshh (EuropeAfrica)
16. [16] (1) Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
17. [19] (4) Best Kept Secrets - Dog Detachment (RetroFresh)
18. [13] (1) Showcase: 3 Unearthed - Various (Sony)
19. [15] (3) Soul Taker - Lucky Dube (Gallo)
20. [20] (1) The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)

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

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

1. [4] (1) Life (Theme from Big Brother) - Semisane (BMG)
2. [2] (2) Brave True And Strong - Bongo Maffin (‘Bongolution’/Sony)
3. [1] (1) Engel - Karen Zoid ('Poles Apart'/EMI)
4. [5] (4) Crossing - Kaolin (‘All I Am’/Sheer)
5. [3] (1) Up - Zen Arcade ('Snowflake'/Indie)
6. [6] (3) Settler - Syd Kitchen (‘Afrika Not For Sissy’/Indie)
7. [-] (7) Who? (Can Relate To You) - Wayne Pauli (‘Farewell Station Road’/Bulldog)
8. [8] (2) Sweet Stellenganga - Akkedis (‘Voortvlugtend’/SSS Records)
9. [7] (2) Binneland In (Live) - Spinnekop ('Tassenberg All Stars 2'/Trippy Grape)
10. [9] (3) She Can't Let It Go - Lionel Bastos ('Rising Above The Madness'/SAFM)
11. [10] (10) Jannie Cocaine - Akkedis (‘Voortvlugtend’/SSS Records)
12. [12] (3) Indigo Girl - Watershed (‘In The Meantime’/EMI)
13. [13] (1) Glorious Gem - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
14. [11] (1) Put A Little Love - Lucky Dube (‘Soul Taker’/Gallo)
15. [15] (1) Set Of Wheels (Karoo Anthem) - Karen Zoid ('Poles Apart'/EMI)
16. [14] (2) Why - Garth Taylor (‘Why?’/PT Records)
17. [16] (8) Colour Me In - Sunways (‘The Moon Is A Spoon’/Fresh)
18. [18] (1) Not About You - Zen Arcade ('Snowflake'/Indie)
19. [17] (12) Reënvoëls - Mel Botes ('Oomblik Van Waansin'/Janus)
20. [19] (6) Waiting For A Miracle - Dog Detachment (‘Best Kept Secrets'/RetroFresh)

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ONE WORLD TOP SELLING SA CDs
http://www.oneworld.co.za

1. Brenda Fassie - Greatest Hits
2. Chris de Burgh - Live In South Africa
3. Louis Mhlanga - Shamwari
4. Juluka - Scatterlings
5. Soweto String Quartet - Four
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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FAREWELL STATION ROAD - WAYNE PAULI

"It's everywhere, just look around, there are pieces on the ground;
and I don't want to look around, cause I might hear the sound of crying".

For a while after that horrific day, all music seemed inappropriate and unhelpful. But then again so did all our other usual, handy healing devices. After a while the contrast between the war talk on the news and the enviable unawareness and unbelievable banality of the Big Brother guinea pigs forced us back to the CD pile for comfort. There lay this grey and white, unpretentious soft-looking album with "Farewell" in the title that just seemed the right, as-yet-unheard choice to listen to for some distractive comfort.

It turned out to be an inspired selection. 'Farewell Station Road' is mostly Cape Town-based Wayne Pauli, his very-expressive guitar and voice, and ten of his favourite original folky-blues compositions, some of them produced by the rising team at the Sunset Studios in Stellenbosch, some self-recorded on 4-track for that special 'Nebraska' feel. It's not all easy listening though, as 'Deep Black Hole' is a harrowing (black and) blues meditation on depression, with groaning guitar strings echoing in the gloom. That song arrives after the strong opening trio of the radio-friendly 'Who? (Can Relate To You)', the JJ Cale-like scorched back- and crossroads of 'Just Another Day', and the poignant violin-washed 'Your Silent Ways'.

The middle of the album is reserved for family, with tributes to Dad ('My Father', which sounds like Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne' as recorded by Daniel Lanois), to Mom ('Santa Maria', with its haunting Spanish guitar and chorus), and Andrea ('Andrea'... about whom we are told "You know I'm so In love with you", although the album is dedicated "To Karin, with love", so I'm not getting involved here..).

'Like A Child' and 'The Sound Of Crying' add to the general downbeat emotional feel of this varied and graceful collection. Besides the obviously unintended contemporary relevance of its lyrics (quoted above), 'The Sound Of Crying' sounds like Pauli's attempt at writing the kind of song that Dylan would also tuck away at the end of an album. Certain borrowed phrases in the song ("Protect you and defend you", "...give you shelter from the storm") could also be clues as to his noble intentions here.

The extended narrative and sombre mood of the title track closes off the album, with our hero riding off into the sunset, guitar across his back. Actually, that should read, "with our hero riding out of the Sunset Studios, guitar across his back, and a (glorious) little gem of an album in his saddle bags". Welcome to Wayne's world. (8) SSS

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ALTERNATIEF OP SY BESTE VOLUME 2

Despite comments about "Alt.Afr.Rock" no longer being a valid genre (see an Afrikaans article by Dirk Uys, at: http://www.rock.co.za/files/boereplaas1.html), Hoezit Musiek have decided to release a Volume 2 after the success of the compilation CD 'Alternatief Op Sy Beste' last year.

A few issues ago we talked about the "A to Z of Afrikaner Rock" (see issue #121 <http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives/issue_121.html>) citing Akkedis and Karen Zoid as 2 of the pioneers in the newest wave of Afrikaner Rock. Both these artists have hit the number 1 spot on the SA Rock Digest album charts in recent weeks. On the 'Alternatief Op Sy Beste Volume 2' compilation are tracks from both those recent chart-topping albums; 'Jannie Cocaine' is taken from Akkedis' driving 'Voortvlugtend' album and Karen Zoid's 'Maak Nie Regtig Saak Nie' is taken from her stunning debut CD 'Poles Apart'.

There are also 17 other great tracks; some old (Piet Botha's 'Staan Saam Burgers' from his classic 'Suitcase Vol Winter' CD, 'Onder in my whiskeyglas' from Koos Kombuis), some new (Mel Botes' 'Reënvoëls' and the aforementioned 'Jannie Cocaine' by Akkedis, both currently on the Digest song charts), some borrowed (Wouter van der Venter's cover of Koos Kombuis' 'Johnny is nie dood nie' and David Kramer's 'Stanley en die Koei' which "borrows" its tune from the old Irish folk-song 'Whisky in the Jar') and some blues ('Tiger and Louise' from Spinnekop and 'Joey' from Dozi).

This album also includes tracks by Ricky Conn (the wonderful 'Stellenbosch se spoke'), Johannes Kerkorrel ('Energie'), Voël, The Buckfever Underground, Mathys Roets (with the lively 'Vodka') and Khaki Monitor with 'Warrelwind'.

Album cover and track listing at:
http://www.pietbotha.com/alternatief2.html

2 other CDs to look out for are Valiant Swart's 'Boland Punk' compilation and Dirk Uys' definitive history of Afrikaner Rock, 'Die Vloek Van Die Kitaar', both released this week.

Info on all these artists and others can be found at: http://www.musiek.co.za

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MORE REVIEWS
For more reviews of new and recent South African CD releases and re-issues please visit:

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

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

THE MANIC ADVENTURES OF THE MOOG AND THE MELLOTRON (PART 1)

In the present-day ambient revolution very few would venture or re-wind to the minimalist root that emancipated the seventies and dissipated in the nineties. During the dominating Hammond organ era of the nineteen fifties and sixties a large range of smaller organs would challenge the giant, namely Wurlitzer, Lowry and the Farfisa and Vox continental organs. We focus on one keyboard that bridged the gap between the organ and the synthesizer, namely the Mellotron. Invented in 1962 by Bill Fransen, it received a electronic face-lift in 1964 known as the Mark 2. Although the instrument was monophonic, it became a very popular instrument during the progressive rock explosion of the early seventies.

Its first commercial exposure could be sourced on "Strawberry Fields Forever" by the Beatles, yet by the mid-seventies it weighed 300 pounds and was known as the Mark 5. The mellotron sound projected a character that was synonymous with the German group Tangerine Dream. Keyboard maestro Rick Wakeman utilised the Mark 5 during his recordings of "The Six Wives of Henry the VIII". The 1967 recording "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was largely the influence of minimalist composers Cage and Stockhausen. Although it has been ranked as the best audio milestone of the times, if one listens closely, in particular the poorly recorded "Fixing a Hole", one realises that much of the splendour of this album was based on marketing hype. A more credible focus should be given to the album "Freak Out" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention who utilised a variety of sounds which included the likes of Kim Fowley on hypophone. The genius of this album largely eclipses the Beatles's "Sgt. Pepper's", all considering that it was released one year before in 1966.

A more deliberate use of the mellotron could be heard on the 1967 Hendrix track, "The Burning of the Midnight Lamp" which comprised of the electric harpsichord and mellotron sampling. One of the most magnificent manipulations of the mellotron is displayed on a 1969 debut album "In the Court of the Crimson King" by King Crimson. Flautist Ian McDonald defines the sound of King Crimson by weaving magical spells throughout the album. The entirety of this album captures the awe inspiring musicianship of jazz drummer Mike Giles and the excellent bass and vocals of Greg Lake. Robert Fripp's electric guitar could move from harmonious tranquility to a devastating onslaught of electric tenacity. Although the influence of the album is largely based in Stravinsky's works, it remains a cornerstone in the electronic adventure of the mellotron. Occasionally the mellotron would
commercialise as in the birth of glam rock with the release of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" single in 1969. Rick Wakeman would carry his virtuosity into the next stage of his career by utilising the mellotron with the rock group Yes. But it was the 1975 "Myths and Legends of King Arthur" where Rick would release the power of two mellotron 400s and every other capable mini Moog available to him.

Continued next week...

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

JEREMY TAYLOR - AG PLEEZ DEDDY
compilation CD released by Gallo in 1997

For a Texan like me this is twice the CD than it is for y'all. For me, this CD is both a collection of entertaining folk songs and a window into a certain time in South Africa's past. The Puritan-practical side of me is pleased to listen to music and to learn something at the same time.

Sometimes I need to know something about a subject before I can see it at all. Meaning: I don't yet get all the jokes, cultural nuances, and accents on the CD 'Ag Pleez Deddy'. Some things I'm sure I don't even notice because, out of ignorance, I'm blind to their existence, even when they're right in my ears, so to speak.

Having announced my ignorance, I still didn't need any special training to enjoy the title track on this Best of collection by Jeremy Taylor, 'Ballad of the Southern Suburbs'. I still laugh along with Jeremy's audience.

Sure, the slang (such as all of it!) was nearly undecipherable at first, but by the context I made reasonable Americanism substitutions. For example, I could figure out, "...'Cause Willy's gonna donder that blerry Yankee!" But for others ("Mura on the ugies next door"?) I needed to call in professional Souf Africans for help.

A number of the songs are liner-notes-described as banned when first
released, or not even released. They seem harmless enough now. Time and
space diminishes danger, I suppose, but I also suppose that at one time the TNT-labelled powderkeg Jeremy is sitting on might have been real enough. I know enough to know that.

Most all of these songs are folk-style: an ou standing up before an
audience, playing an acoustic guitar and entertaining with his engaging
lyrics. There are some departures from the folk standard, though, such as the pennywhistle 'Tsotsi Style' number with Lemmy "Special" Mabaso.

Other songs are topical, dealing with news and issues of the day. They
remain interesting, though more as time capsules than as timeless tunes.

It's Jeremy Taylor's lively wit that I enjoy best. Of course, there's the title track, then there's the self-parody of 'The Ballad of the Northern Suburbs', followed by 'Lift Girls Lament', 'Northern Side of Town', 'Go for the Gap!', and 'Safe My Mate'.

There are things on earth Yankees weren't meant to know, though. I may
understand much of 'Ag Pleez Deddy', but beyond the basic story, 'My Doll's House' remains incomprehensible. Is there something here I'm missing? Also, 'Transplant Calypso' is meant to be satirical, but lacks relevance in a world where transplants are routine, thanks to the late Dr. Barnard.

Understandably, many of Taylor's songs are earnest pleas for us to make
tomorrow's world a better place. The more serious issues addressed are
segregation and conscription -- which were also topics in folk songs here in the USA. In both our countries, these issues created temporary rips to make a new social fabric. In Jeremy's hands these divisive issues aren't inflammatory, but fun to discuss.

Even in his songs with serious themes, the light touch is foremost -- there is nothing heavy, pedantic, or preachy in Mr. Taylor's deliveries of songs containing liberal doses of social consciousness. Satirical songs, such as 'Black and White Calypso', 'Hennie Van Saracen', and 'Bonzifar the Baboon', make us laugh while making us think of ourselves at the same time.

The serious songs here are still easy to listen to. 'Confession' is a
cleverly written song wherein the word play and unexpected rhymes hold the attention and deliver the story, or message, if you will, in a dose if not sweet then one easy to swallow. 'Mommy I'd Like to Be' is such a song.

Taylor intends 'Clifton Beach' to be critical of the old men watching the girls, I suppose, but as a subject I'd like to touch upon, it only makes me want to visit Clifton Beach....

Taylor demonstrates that serious social topics are best expressed with a light touch. Make people laugh at themselves to make them think about
themselves. People are funny creatures, and if we can laugh at ourselves with no harm done, then maybe laughter can heal everyone within the sound of the sensible, and humorous, voice.

I have a fair ear for American accents, and I know that England has more accents than just Cockney and Constipated. But after listening to this CD I wonder: Out of 16 tracks, how many South African accents does Jeremy actually sing in, anyway? Gosh, there almost seems to be a new accent for each song.

Though I listen mostly to SA rock and pop, I have learned that to completely study all styles of South African music one needs to be not only a musicologist but an ethnologist as well. But even for an ignorant Yankee, 'Ag Pleez Deddy' by Jeremy Taylor is not only fun and easy to listen to, but a musical book that helped me learn more about South Africa.

Some of the songs may have lost their punch over the years, but certainly not the title track. At best this CD is laughter-provoking, and at worst pleasant folk. Has 'Ag Pleeze Deddy' changed my life? For one thing, I've added "Go for the gap!" to my vocabulary.

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

WINGERD ROCK 2 (SQUEEZE MY TROS) - VARIOUS (Trippy Grape)

Two years after the first CD in this series, Dirk Uys and his Trippy Grape mates released Wingerd Rock 2. The format was the same, 18 tracks featuring 2 each by 9 acts. The only difference this time was that the net was widened from Stellenbosch to include the Western Cape and the Boland.

Although the album doesn't feature big names like Koos Kombuis and Valiant Swart (though Valiant does guest on Raaskopleef's tunes), this is not just a bunch of also-rans. There are tracks by the early version of Dorp, the soon-to-become-Akkedis Dennis Brothers and the much touted Honeymoon Suites.

Once again the sound is generally grunge rock, but this compilation has a fair smattering of Ska sounds (mainly due to a proliferation of saxophone) and even 2 reggae tracks by Ras Tamie. Dorp and the Honeymoon Suites are the most Ska-ish while the grunge comes from Government Car, Sunfish and 508. Both the Dennis Brothers and Calamity Jane offer pleasant rock and the latter features some great vocals from Mandy Currie.

There is a good mix of English and Afrikaans lyrics. My favourite lyric being in the Honeymoon Suites 'Just another notch in my Bedpost' which goes "just another hair on my chest now baby". Boy, do those guys know how to make a girl feel special or what.

This is as good a collection of tunes as the first compilation and it's now 3 years since it's release and no Wingerd Rock 3. Come on Dirk, we want another helping of the Grapest Hits of the Western Cape.

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, 8th October 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [2] You - Peter Maffay
2 [1] Co Co - The Sweet
3 [3] Daar's Niks Soos Ware Liefde - Groep Twee*
4 [4] Never Ending Song Of Love - New Seekers
5 [6] Tom, Tom Turnaround - New World
6 [5] Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum - The Middle Of The Road
7 [7] Silver Threads And Golden Needles - Barbara Ray*
8 [11] Sweet Hitch-Hiker - Creedence Clearwater Revival
9 [12] Hey - Hedgehoppers*
10 [8] Hold On To What You Got - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*

* South African Artists

For Sweet haters, this must have been a great week as their stranglehold on the top spot was broken by Peter Maffay. They had spent 14 consecutive weeks at number 1, 6 weeks with 'Funny Funny' and 8 with 'Co Co'. This was the longest unbroken run by any artist at the top and included a week where they held the number 1 and number 2 spot..

Creedence Clearwater enjoyed their 9th top 10 hit in 3 years as 'Sweet
Hitch-Hiker' climbed to 8 while the no longer "anonymous" Hedgehoppers were also enjoying top 10 status with 'Hey'.

John Kongos dropped out of the top 20 after having spent 11 weeks on the charts and peaking at number 2 with 'He's gonna step on you again'. He was replaced in the charts by France's Danyel Gerard with his hit 'Butterfly'.

South Africans at number 1 this week:

Clap your Hands and Stamp your Feet - Maria (1973)
Hak Hom Blokkies - David Kramer (1981)
Woodpecker from Space - Café Society (1985)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

8 *Jenni Lonmon
9 John Lennon (1940, died 8 December 1980)
10 Grace Slick (1939)
13 *Lionel Peterson (1947)
13 Paul Simon (1941)
14 Cliff Richard (1940)
14 *Alan Garrity (1947)
15 Chris de Burgh (1948)
18 Chuck Berry (1926)
22 *Mike Eager (1953)
24 *Peter Hanmer (1959)

* South African artists

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RODRIGUEZ: ALL THE COLD FACTS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

COLD FACT: THE ALBUM (IN A NUTSHELL)

"Cold Fact" was a stark, assertive collection of dark and intense songs of conscience from a concerned artist with a capacity for the lyrical imagery of Bob Dylan and the Mexicali vocal inflection of José Feliciano. The songs were simple in structure but compelling in their command of street language and emotions. Wh*res and hovels, drugs and disillusionment, sex and sinners, all took a starring role in Rodriguez's angry ghetto soundtrack.

Glen A Baker, Australia, 1981
(extracted from the sleeve notes of the 'Alive' album)
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5.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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LOOKING FOR 78s

I'd be grateful if you could help me to locate 78rpm records of early Soweto Jive, ska, Swing, etc. (The Jazz Dazzlers, Reggie Msoni's Hollywood Jazz Band, Royal Players, Orlando Seven, etc). Any useful phone numbers, addresses and e-mails would be welcome.

Kevin Pickles
mailto:pickles@sympatico.ca

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LOOKING FOR LYRICS

I'm looking for the lyrics of a song called "I love you daddy" sung by Ricardo and friends. Can anyone help me on this.

Menon Prasad
mailto:menonprasad@hotmail.com

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

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

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

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

For more info, please contact:
Stephen Segerman or Graham Katz
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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JUMP FOR JO'BURG: SUN 14/10

Sunday 14 October will never be the same again. Appearing at Jo'burg in Long Street (Cape Town) are the sensational, super-dooper "Prozac pop" sextet Jump. And they mean it. Name a musical style and they'll jump on it. Take a pinch of pop, stir in a spoonful of ska, be liberal with the Latin, add grunge to taste and go large with the rock.

Stir. Rock. Roll. Boogie.

Jump feature the charismatic Claire, star of stage and scream, on voluptuous vocals; genie-ous Jeremy on keyboards, axe and bold backing vocals; jangling Justin on righteous rhythm guitar and honeyed harmonies; dangerous Don on eclectic guitar; judicious Justin (no relation) on well-judged drumbeats; and bottom-line Brian on bodacious bass.

Admission is R10 very cheap.

Shedding convention and sharing the wealth of their collective sole, er, soul, Jump are soon to appear at other venues near you:

- Sunday, Oct 28, sees them at Rosie's gay pool bar in Upper Waterkant Street (diagonally opposite Café Manhattan) for an al fresco (that's outdoors to you) adventure, including low-cost braai grub, from 5-7pm.

- Saturday, Dec 15, sees them appearing at the annual Mother City Queer Projects bash doing the theme song for the party (this year's theme is Farm Fresh) and all your favourites. The venue is to be announced soon, so watch the press.

For more info, contact: mailto:db@pixie.co.za; or visit:
http://home.mweb.co.za/db/db000002/jump

They're up and coming. There are no others. Accept no substitutes. Jump!

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EDGARS 5FM BIRTHDAY BASH - THE BANDS

Danish pop outfit Hopscotch will be joining top UK rock act Feeder and some of South Africa's favourite artists at the Edgars 5fm Birthday Bash at Supersport Park on October 27. The stage line-up for these celebrations currently look like this:

A Stage:
Feeder, Hopscotch, Saron Gas, Watershed, Wonderboom, Mean Mister Mustard, Just Jinger

B Stage:
Wess-lee, Zen Arcade, Max Normal, Tweak

Accommodating all partying music styles, The Edgars 5fm 26th Birthday Bash will also erect a DJ tent that will see the likes of UK spinner Anne Savage and Dino Tophat performing. As well as the music, The Edgars 5fm 26th Birthday Bash will offer concert-goers numerous other youth-oriented activities from an extreme sports area to a comedy tent, and is once again sponsored by leading fashion retailer, Edgars.

Tickets for the Edgars 5fm Birthday Bash at Supersport Park, Centurion on October 27 are available from www.5fm.co.za or through Ticketweb. Tickets cost between R150 and R250 for general admission and golden circle (excluding service fee).

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NUDIES TO END OFF IN LONDON

The Springbok N*de Girls will be performing their last ever gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on Sat 13th October. Saturday night (7th) saw them bidding a frenzied farewell to all their Cape fans with an electric and sentimental set at the Three Arts in Plumstead.

For this final N*de Girls gig in South Africa, as part of ‘The Fat Lady Sings’ tour, singer Arno Carstens led the fired-up Stellenbosch five-piece through a selection of their finest moments from their four albums and five EP’s released over the past five years. Favourites like ‘Baby Murdered Me’, ‘Supergirl’, Spaceman’, ‘Ricochet’, ‘Lonely’, ‘Smiley Skull Of Faith’ and others, were all given the usual sonic hurricane treatment. A large and vocal crowd created one final, traditional, South African, swirling N*de Girls mosh pit and gave a roaring send-off to this adored band that has ruled the SA rock roost from the mid-‘90’s with power, class and great music.

So cheers and salutations to Francious Kruger, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer, and Arno Carstens (and Franie Kotze!). As you all move off into new paths, may the bubblegum of life stay far away from your boots!

New SA pop sensations, Semisane, played the support slot and displayed their growing maturity and confidence with a solid hit-studded set. Rapper Redds joined the band for a performance of their current SA smash hit ‘Life’ (the theme from ‘Big Brother’).

Tickets for the N*de Girls London concert are £12 advance and £14 at the door. All ticket holders will receive free entrance to Bushed Out Night Club (worth £5) after the show.

The doors open at 6:30pm, it’s an early start. The support band is Anti Gravity.

Tickets are available at http://www.1cgroup.com or http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
or at the Shepherds Bush Empire box office.
Thanks to Amabala, 1st Contact and the SA Times.

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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN SA

M.E.P. proudly presents The Monsters of Rock tour for the first time ever in South Africa!!

November sees the first ever staging of the Monsters of Rock show in South Africa, presenting Motorhead, DIO and Jerusalem in a three-city tour.

Monsters of Rock is a tour made up of three of the biggest rock bands from around the world. For the first time ever heavy metal lovers have the privilege to watch legends Motorhead, Jerusalem and DIO live.

Motorhead were formed in 1975 in London. Their extremely loud and fast style of heavy metal was one of the most groundbreaking styles of the ‘70s and have melded punk influences with metal to create a distinctive sound. The group’s leader, Lemmy Kilminster, had his roots in Hawkwind and Motorhead were the first group to create speed-metal and thrash-metal. Lemmy has remained at the healm of Motorhead for
many years and even though the line-up has changed many times, the raging sound has never changed. Lemmy continues to make music for the leather-clad masses and their performance promises to be a hectic and hard one not to be missed.

Ronnie James Dio, a well-known figure in the heavy metal world, has sung with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Black Sabbath and formed DIO in 1983. DIO was one of the top metal bands during the ‘80s and after many break-ups and getting back together the band finally resurfaced again in 2000 with their album 'Magica'. Ronnie James Dio also appeared with Deep Purple recently as part of their Concerto 30th Anniversary tour. Fans are in for a treat from this top heavy metal band whose menacing and rowdy tones come through in their music.

Jerusalem is a hard rock Christian band from Sweden and is made up of Dan, Klas, Anders and Ulf. Jerusalem has received a lot of criticism in their radical proclamation of Jesus. Jerusalem address the youth and after a long uphill struggle to get recognised they released ‘Jerusalem’. Their latest album ‘Those were the Days’ delivers the message that heavy music will again bring with it a heavy message. South Africans prepare yourself for a totally unique heavy rock experience.

Tour Dates:
November 2nd and 3rd, Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg.
November 6th and 7th, Three Arts, Cape Town.
November 9th, Kings Park Outer Fields, Durban
Tickets for The Monsters of Rock Tour are available through Ticketweb from October 2 for R175, [excluding service fees].

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BARLEYCORN
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/
Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, Observatory, Cape Town
Mondays 8.00pm, R10 at the door
Phone Ian: 686-3478 for further details

Monday night's line-up:

SIMON VAN GENT; a first-timer at the Barleycorn (our curiosity is always roused), plays his own material on acoustic guitar, takes the "apprentice" opening slot.

IAN BELL & PETE VAN HEERDEN; who served their Barleycorn apprenticeship
before the Rinderpest, play some finger-picking blues and ragtime in the old tradition.

MARC MAINGARD; the master SA luthier puts his own instruments through their paces with robust, sometimes eclectic home-grown songs with fine voice and harp added on.

RICHARD TAIT and BILL KNIGHT; great players individually, they strike
musical sparks off each other in unison, different every time and well
worth catching.

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

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COMPACT DISC WHEREHOUSE - THE UPCOMING WEEK’S EVENTS:

Tuesday October 9th @ 1pm - Watershed

In a stripped-down acoustic set, Watershed invite Cape Town audiences to get up close and personal. This hugely popular band are making a rare Cape Town appearance and will perform a set especially for the Compact Disc Wherehouse customers.

The Gauteng-based group first attracted the attention of music fans and the industry with the release of their first single, ‘Shine on Me’, which was play-listed on all the radio stations that count across South Africa, and is still played regularly on regional stations. It was followed up by their second hit, ‘Angel’, and their current single, ‘In the Meantime’, can now be heard on radio stations across the country.

Upcoming in-store appearances from:
Johnny Cooper Big Band
Jimmy Dludlu CD Launch
Semisane

For more information, phone Lara Utian on (021) 425 6307 or
082 346 7176. Email: mailto:lu@cdwherehouse.co.za

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

Wed 10 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Badge", R15
Thur 11 Oct from 8.45 Blues rock with "Three Foot Thang", R15
Fri 12 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Mississippi Muthers", R30
Sat 13 Oct from 8.30 "The Legend of Jimi Hendrix", His life/ His music, R50
Sun 14 Oct Summer Special: From 2Pm, Braai +2 beers + Colin Shamley, R30
Sun 14 Oct from 6.30, Groove to the music of "Burglar's Dog", free
Wed 17 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Badge", R15
Thur 18 Oct from 8.45 Blues rock with "Three Foot Thang", R15
Fri 19 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Mississippi Muthers", R30
Sat 20 Oct from 8.30 "The Legend of Jimi Hendrix", His life/ His music, R50
Sun 21 Oct Summer Special: From 2Pm, Braai +2 beers + Colin Shamley, R30
Sun 21 Oct from 6.30, Groove to the music of "Burglar's Dog", free
Wed 24 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Badge", R15
Thur 25 Oct from 8.45 Blues rock with "Three Foot Thang", R15
Fri 26 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Mississippi Muthers", R30
Sat 27 Oct from 8.30 "The Legend of Jimi Hendrix", His life/ His music, R50
Sun 28 Oct Summer Special: From 2Pm, Braai +2 beers + Colin Shamley, R30
Sun 28 Oct from 6.30, Groove to the music of "Burglar's Dog", free
Wed 31 Oct from 9.00 Blues with "Badge", R15

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LIVE IN LONDON
SA artists performing in London
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

Springbok N*de Girls
Sat 13th October - Shepherd's Bush Empire

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M MUSIC MANAGEMENT

CLAREMONT CIVIC CENTRE ALL AGES GIG

Friday 12 October

Hog Hoggidy Hog, Neshamah, LP Show, New World Inside and Aftertaste will be performing at the Claremont Civic Centre. For only R15 you can catch these 5 great bands and no IDs required.
Music starts at 18h30 - don't be late!!!

Saturday 13 October

* New Flying Machine will be playing at the Hangklip Hotel. Don't miss this opportunity to party with one of Cape Town's rock outfits! To book a chalet for the weekend, contact Madelein on 028 273 8448.

* Flowerheads and support band at The Purple Turtle. R20 gets you in. Music will start pumping at 22h00.

Wednesday 17 October

Mann Friday performing at the Purple Turtle. If you haven't seen this band before - do yourself a favour and have the party of your life! Party starts at 22h00.

Friday 19 October: The BIG 5

What has Cape Town been waiting for this whole year? Yes, it's The BIG 5!!! Happening on Friday 19 October at The JAM.

5 of Cape Town's hottest up-and-coming bands get it together for the experience of a lifetime. Catch New World Inside, Froy, Aftertaste, New Flying Machine and Velvet Mary for only R25. Music starts at 21h00.

Saturday 20 October

*The Rudimentals - ska band of excellence - performing at the Purple Turtle. R20 @ 22h00

* New World Inside and My Latest Ex playing at The Whammy Bar.

Saturday 27 October

* Death of Pop at The Purple Turtle. Hog Hoggidy Hog, Froy, LP Show, New World Inside, My Latest Ex, Obnoxshis and Bad Influence. Catch all these punk bands performing pop covers. R20 at the door. Music starts early.

* New Flying Machine and Velvet Mary performing at the Whammy Bar.

For more info, contact Mariska:
mailto:mariskadupreez@yahoo.com
082 375 8991
M MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS

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

Not The Midnight Mass will be performing their new show 'Defrocked' at On Broadway, Somerset Rd, Cape Town every Wednesday - Saturday for the month of October with a possible extention to the first 2 weeks of November. The show is directed by Heinrich Riessenhoffer who recently directed the hit shows MEET JOE BARBER and SUIP.

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

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SAINTS
Saints,
Finch Rd,
Atlasville,
Boksburg.
Phone: 011-894-7356.

Johnny Fourie Sunday 14 Oct 20:00

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SARON GAS
http://www.sarongas.com

13 Oct Montys Pub and Grill Pietersburg
20 Oct Bosberok Nelspruit

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UP THE CREEK
http://www.upthecreek.co.za
Restaurant and Music Theatre
Tel/Fax: (012) 362-3712
mailto:upthecreek@worldonline.co.za

Monday, 8 October: Buskers Evening
All musicians welcome to come and play...

Wednesday, 10 October: Afrikaans Talent
Two of Pretoria's up-and-coming Afrikaans bands hosting an evening of mostly original Afrikaans folk music.

Friday, 12 October: BOO!
Yep, this is the big one. This will be BOO!'s first time appearance at Up the Creek and definitely not one to be missed. Read more about the band on our web-site. We're also having a PO10C promo on the night. Potency will only cost you R3 a shot.

Sunday 14 October: Henry Ate (performing as Karma and Julian)
This is the first in our series of "A month of Sundays with Henry Ate". This is going to be a great day. They will be performing open air. Doors will open at 1pm and the band will be starting at around 3pm.

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THE WHAMMY BAR
Marine Circle
Tableview
(021) 557-5692
mailto:thewhammybar@mweb.co.za
Open Mon-Sun 6:00pm till late

Live music venue that features original SA bands.
Bands start at 10.00pm Fri & Sat.

TUE 9 OCT: "RUGGA 80's NIGHT" All the best music from the 80's Bob
Marley Shooter 2 for R10 all night!!

WED 10 OCT: "JAM NIGHT/ NEW BAND NIGHT" with WILLOW and COMFORT ZONE Starting at 9:00pm

THUR 11 OCT: ROCK'N RICK'S KARAOKE (starts at 9:00pm)

FRI 12 OCT: "WINDHOEK LAGER NIGHT" with PEPPERLAND and KRAKATOA (tonight is sponsored by WINDHOEK LAGER) Bucket promotion, buy 5 Windhoek Lagers get 1 Free!!

SAT 13 OCT: "BOSTON LAGER NIGHT" with GHOST and a supporting
band (tonight is sponsored by BOSTON BREWERIES from PAARDEN
ISLAND) Pint Specials all night!!

SUN 14 OCT: SPIRITUALITY UNPLUGGED with the Vineyard Church
(starts at 6:00pm)

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

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ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

Friday 28 September saw Zen Arcade playing back to back with the legendary Springbok N*de Girls, the two bands performing to a frenzied 1200-strong crowd at The Blue Moon in Nelspruit, as part of the
Nudies' swansong tour. As if spurred by the news of the SNG disbanding (still relatively fresh), the crowd partied harder than ever.

Woodstock 3 - Saturday 29 September - Rushing straight from Nelspruit to Joburg and thence to Heidelburg, Zen Arcade arrived for their 2.45pm slot with just minutes to spare, to deliver a blistering set to the festival crowd, gently baking in the 30-degree sunshine! By all accounts ZA impressed the crowd strongly. Other highlights of the Saturday line-up were Sunways' incendiary performance, the relentlessly grooving BVK and the Springbok N*de Girls, who did not let stage sound hassles get in the way of a powerfully driving, kick-ass set.

New Zen Single pegged for Nov release - Upcoming gigs:

Zen Arcade will be recording a new single mid-October, which is due for release on 1 November. Although the band will be focused on writing and recording new material during October, Zen Arcade will be giving the home crowd a solid shot of rock with 2 Jo'burg gigs:

Friday 19 October - Roxy Rhythm Bar, Main Rd, Melville
Saturday 20 October - Bugsy's, cor. Rabie/Republic Rd, Fontainebleau

Contact:
Paul Drosdzol
Zer02Her0
082-685-0819

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KAREN ZOID
http://www.karenzoid.co.za

9 October Bourbon Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town
11 October Stellenbosch - Markotter Saal
18 October JHB, Bourbon Street Randburg
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7.CLICK HERE
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MUSIEK.CO.ZA
http://www.musiek.co.za

Their is a new website for Afrikaans music artists titled appropriately "Musiek.co.za" {Note for non-Afrikaans subscribers: "Musiek" is Afrikaans for "music", but you probably figured that out already - ed}.

The A to Z of Afrikaans Rock and Pop; from Akkedis and Amor to Elsabe Zietsman and Karen Zoid and almost everyone in between including comedians Casper de Vries and the late Tolla van der Merwe.

Please visit http://www.musiek.co.za. Highly recommended.

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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

MUSIC.ORG.ZA
Original African, jazz, hip hop, reggae & kwaito artists
http://www.music.org.za/artists

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

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

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

AFRIKANER ROCK
http://vetseun.freeservers.com/

AKKEDIS
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za/akkedis/

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

BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.com

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

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

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

MEL BOTES
http://www.melbotes.com

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

JOHNNY CLEGG THE PICTURES
http://www.geocities.com/johnnycleggthepictures

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

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

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

BILL KNIGHT
http://twisted.co.za/billknight/

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

NAKED NATIVES
http://www.nakednatives.co.za

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

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

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

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

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

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

RODRIGUEZ: CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

SKINCAGE
http://go.to/skincage

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/noa.html

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

KAREN ZOID
http://www.karenzoid.co.za

ARCHIVES:

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

RETROFRESH
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

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

SA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
http://www.sacountrymusic.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 CHARTS 2000 onwards
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

MESSAGE BOARDS:

RODRIGUEZ
http://rock.co.za/rodriguez

NEWS:

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

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

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/newroom/toptens/sarockdigest.shtml

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

JAZZNEWS RENDEZVOUS
http://www.egroups.com/group/JazznewsRendezvous

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

SA MUSIC
http://www.samusic.co.za

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

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

SHOPPING:

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

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

FRESH MUSIC
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

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

RP STUDIOS
http://www.rpstudios.co.za

SHEER SOUND
http://www.sheer.co.za

STRANGER THAN FICTION
http://www.strangerthanfiction.co.uk

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

MUSIEK
http://www.musiek.co.za

RISA
Recording Industry of South Africa
http://www.risa.org.za/

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

SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG
http://www.supertubes.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang_intro.html

RADIO:

CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

SAFM (104-107KHz)
http://www.safm.co.za

5FM
http://www.5fm.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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