SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #129
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5th November 2001

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IN THIS ISSUE
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SNIPPETS
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We mourn Mike Smith's passing... New CDs from Anton Goosen and Springbok Nude Girls... Shiloh remembers the Who... John Samson dances in the moonlight... Kurt digs down to the Bedrock... Musiek.co.za kyk na Mathys Roets... John saw Not The Midnight Mass in Cape Town... Leigh Barrett plays African music on US radio... and Mondetta start touring...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Obituary - Mike Smith, Nu step on the breaks, Dawnay, Monsters postponed, Maclean Mastering, Fruit Fly Navigators, Tsunami, African Dope, Emerging Sounds
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Anton Goosen, Springbok Nude Girls
4.CLASSIC ROCK - The Who, Wozani, Bedrock
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: Mathys Roets
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Big Brother, Freedoms Children, Duncan MacKay
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Not The Midnight Mass, Mondetta, Jesse Jordan
8.LISTEN HERE - SA Rock on radio: KRVM in Oregon
9.CLICK HERE - SA Rock on the net
10.BUMPF - Archives, contributions, editors and contributors
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1.HOT & FRESH
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OBITUARY: MIKE SMITH

With enormous sadness we record the death of MIKE SMITH on November 2nd, following a virulent chest infection. All who knew him will remember a wonderful friend, a superb musician, one of Lifes' Special People.

Mike was born in Big Bend, Swaziland, and moved to northern Kwazulu-Natal at the age of 5 or 6 following his father who'd found work there, his mother having died when he was an infant. He earned his keep as a herdboy, milking cows and, when old enough, driving a plough behind a team of oxen.

His irresistible stage presence, a huge, warm, persona which reached
everyone along with his big-hearted music, was extremely well received
wherever he played, particularly at Splashy Fen. And always that smile.

After considerable local acclaim, here and in Namibia, this year Mike
achieved a long-held ambition to travel overseas for the first time and
test his material on an international audience. A three and a half month European tour as opening act for Elkie Brooks was his test ... and he cracked it, they LOVED him.

It must have been difficult for a lone unknown to walk out on stage with one guitar, attempting to win over a critical audience who'd paid to see the main act. Yet win them over he did, quietly delighted that his music had such broad appeal and he never mentioned the difficulties.

But circumstances were arduous, living in a tour bus, working on all but five or six days of that time, days which were spent travelling, and that's when his illness appeared. He'd been home only six weeks or so when he died.

Mike's passing so suddenly and unexpectedly has shocked us all. No doubt many people will wish to pay their respects. The Barleycorn intends to hold a Tribute Concert in the near future, inviting Mike's friends to perform and speak of the man, the proceeds of which to form a Trust Fund for his beloved daughter Miya.

Farewell, Mike, play on in peace brother.

Dr Ian Bell
on behalf of the
Barleycorn Music Club

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NU STEP ON THE BREAKS

Since its creation in the early 80’s breakbeat culture has crossed the boundaries of all the genres of dance music, from Hip Hop to Electro, ‘ardkore to drum’n bass and 2 Step to Nu Skool Breaks. So come and celebrate 20 years of breaks, over 2 floors, with the DJs making it happen today.

In 206 we represent one of the strongest drum ’n bass scenes in the world with 4 DJs who have dedicated their lives to breakbeat science. Fletcher is the DJ behind the ubiquitous Krushed & Sorted duo making waves globally with their African Dope Records. Alon, or A-33 as he calls himself, is the strongest member of Cape Town’s infamous Sublime crew, and a co-host of the drum ’n bass show broadcast on Bush Radio
every Tuesday night.

Animal Chin and his Algorythm Recordings stable are now global playaz in the drum ’n bass arena and host the hugely popular Homegrown parties. Trouble is the hardest working breaks DJ in Cape Town. His input is ever present, his nights at The Lab are the talk of the underground and now that he has time in the studio, beware!

The Jam with a fresh vibe plays host to the more boppin’, get down beats. The real party pot that throws in all the best bits and comes out with a sound championed by 206 since the Mad Blunt Posse took over Friday nights in 206live (JHB) in 1997. It has continued to rock a Friday crowd in Cape Town and promises to do just that on this occasion. Damani has known how to rock a crowd since he opened The Shack all those years ago, his keen interest in breakbeat music has led him to be one of the key residents at the club weekly.

Blunted Stuntman is fresh from a stint up north where he got to play a couple of impromptu sets in Belgium and a great gig at Oppikoppi. He is constantly promoting breakbeat music nationally and is the key playa at District 206. Chesh, along with his partner, Anton, are prominent on the outdoor circuit and touch on the more psychedelic edges of the music. He, at one point, described their style as "Gangsta Trance", but yes, breakbeat all the same! AK-47 finishes off the line-up as the success story of the year. Adam is now giving lectures on DJ technique and the culture that surrounds us.

On Friday 9 November, this event will take place at the home of Cape Town breakbeats. The Jam & 206 venues are situated at 43 deVilliers Street in District 6. With a fresh vibe, it will cost R30 before 11pm (be aware that by this time you have already missed Fletcher and Damani!!!) and R30 thereafter. For any more information please contact The Jam’s office, at 021 465 3099.

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DAWNAY MAKES HIS MARK

Dawnay launched his debut album, 'U Touch Me - The Album' (Robroy/EMI) by kicking off as support on the Shaggy bill in Durban on Sunday October 28. That’s a good area for Dawnay, as last week he hit the No. 1 spot on East Coast Radio with ‘U Touch Me’, the opening single off the album. This coincided with ‘U Touch Me’ making its first-ever appearance at No.16 on the SA Rock Digest Album Charts.

The Big Concerts Shaggy bill with Dawnay, played Johannesburg on Nov 2
and Cape Town on Nov 4. Radio stations around the country have latched
on to the Dawnay album, and highlight tracks featured are ‘You’re my
World’, ‘High... Oops Baby!’, ‘The Real Thing’, and of course, ‘U Touch
Me’.

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MONSTERS OF ROCK TOUR POSTPONED

ME Productions regret to announce the postponement of the Monsters of
Rock South African Tour, featuring Motorhead, DIO and Jerusalem

The tour has been postponed due to the FBI in the United States issuing
a warning to all travellers, ahead of a suspected Halloween terrorist
attack, not to fly during this period. This has led to the cancellation of almost all internal American flights. As a result, it is proving to
be almost impossible to get the artists to South Africa.

Promoter, Magnus Erikson, has assured the South African public that the
tour will go ahead as soon as these problems have been resolved. Tickets can be refunded via Ticketweb or retained for the future event.

A further announcement will be made shortly.

Press release issued on behalf of ME Productions. For more information, please contact Authentic Ideas on 011 646 6467 or Ticketweb on 086 1400 500.

Ticket sales/refunds for The Monsters of Rock Tour are available through Ticketweb www.ticketweb.co.za or phone 082 1400 500.

Media Info:
KSP World Media & Marketing
Kim Saville: mailto:kim@ksp.co.za or Cherry Burchell: mailto:cherry@ksp.co.za
Telephone (021) 461 8950/1

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MACLEAN MASTERING OPENS IN CAPE TOWN

The opening of Maclean Mastering in September 2001 in Cape Town brings
high-end mastering at realistic rates to South Africa's music and motion picture industries.

This stunning facility is located in Constantia overlooking Table
Mountain's eastern face. Maclean Mastering offers full 24-bit CD
mastering, sonic restoration/remastering and precision digital editing.
The suite employs state-of-the-art gear and caters for source material
from CD, CD-R, DAT, ADAT, vinyl and cassette. Leading software and many
plug-ins provide limitless processing options.

For a limited period Maclean Mastering is offering prospective clients a free reference master for a song of their choice. For further
information regarding rates, up-to-date gear list and current project
news please call chief engineer David Maclean on (021) 4480386 or
082 7377447.

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SOME FRUIT FLY NAVIGATOR UPDATES

THE PAST:
September saw the Fruities head north twice, firstly to an Intervention
Arts showcase gig in Pretoria with Cutting Jade, Zen Arcade and Four
Ounce Freedom at Cool Runnings Wonderboom. The show was well put
together and the "shooter girls" were most accommodating to ALL of our
needs. Next up was WOOOOOOOOOODSTOCK 3. Wow wow and more wow. This show gets better every year.

Had a killer set on the Friday night and pretty much passed out for the
rest of the weekend. Da Boys from Diesel Whores organised a free
compilation cassette on the weekend which featured ‘Crush' and ‘Just an
Inch’ as well as the cream of the Woodstock alternative bands. Try and
get your hands on a copy if they are still available.

THE CURRENT:
We have been working really hard in our new rehearsal room and will
emerge next month with a whole new repertoire of songs and sounds. We
have taken a slightly different approach to our songwriting and it seems to be working really well. Look out for the new songs ‘Let her go’ and ‘Shooting Down the Stars’ as well as the usual noisy stuff. Thanks to our homies in The AK Massive for letting us crash their rehearsal room. The website is nearly ready and it is expected to launch on the 10th November. (Cool)

THE FUTURE:
The band is currently negotiating the release of their first full-length album scheduled for February 2002.

Next show:
Durban BURN Sat 10 November 2001 22:00
Celebrating Dave's Birthday and the launch of the new website. Whoopee.

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

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TSUNAMI SA TOUR

The talented, new jazz and world music trio, Tsunami, is set to embark
on a national tour which kicks off at The Bassline in Melville on
Thursday the 8th November. Having just released their self-titled debut
album, ‘Tsunami’, through the Gallo Jazz Division of Gallo Music South
Africa, the trio will be taking their instrumental sweet sounds across
the country over the next two months.

Tsunami consists of three core musicians, all well known in the music
industry for their credibility and long-standing commitment to their
craft. Max Mikula on guitar, Peter Auret on drums and Brendan Ou Tim on
bass form the core of the group, with additional instrumentalists and
musicians adding a unique touch with additions such as the saxophone,
violin, trumpet, keyboards and percussion on some tracks during their
performance.

Their style ranges from jazz standards to Afro-funk to world music and
although all three members have performed with rock and pop bands in the past, their true passion lies in their chosen genre. Tsunami has
established itself as a popular live act - a performance not to be
missed.

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AFRICAN DOPE RECORDS AND MAL EVENTS PRESENT ‘A DOPE NIGHT OUT’

This will be taking place on Saturday November 10 from 2200hrs at the
Culemborg Warehouse on the Foreshore in Cape Town. (Turn left into old
Marine Drive next to Market Toyota off Oswald Pirow).

Featured entertainment includes the Kalahari Surfers launching their new album ‘Akasic Record’, Ghetto Muffin live on the Mic, 5MPH stripped
down, funked up version of MoodPhase 5ive, and Krushed ‘N Sorted
dropping a phat selection of local and international flavas, DJ Pierre
Armageddon (Joburg’s dopest drum ‘n bass DJ), MC Sky 189. Sartori VJs
and video installation by Any Image.

Rob’s Rig in Dolby surround with x-large video screens for your neural
synaptic pleasure. R50 at the door.

New releases from African Dope Records in stores on November 13. Both
these CDs and other Dope CDs and gear also available at the launch.
Watch out also for the African Dope compilation coming soon on the Sony
SA label featuring Felix Laband, Moodphase5ive, Ernie, and the Kalahari
Surfers.

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EMERGINGSOUNDS.COM FESTIVALS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

Emergingsounds.com festivals have already taken place at Roxy’s in
Melville and Nile Crocodile in Pretoria and on Saturday, November 10 the first such festival takes place at Bugsy’s in Randburg. At these festivals patrons are entertained by some of the top emerging
bands doing the rounds in Gauteng at present..

Saturday, November 10 will be no different when Pyramid Tongue (winners
of season 7 of the RP Studios Emerging Sounds Competition), Jessica
Rabbit, Shryke (finalists at season 7 of the RP Studios Emerging Sounds
Competition), Mercurochrome and Meretrix are in action.

First band takes the stage at 20:30 and as per usual there will be lots
of give-aways during the course of the evening.

Future Emergingsounds.com Festivals:

Saturday, Nov 24 - Roxy’s: Et-Ketera, Plush, 1 Free Spirit (finalists in season 7 of the R Studios Emerging Sounds Competition), Parlotones
(third place in season 6 of the RP Studios Emerging Sounds Competition), Betamax (finalists in season seven of the RP Studios Emerging Sounds Competition) and Critical Deceit.

Saturday, December 12 - Nile Crocodile in Pretoria: Tribute to Saron
Gas; with Cutting Jade, Rhutz, Syrup, Critical Deceit, Almost There and
Dunnaway.

Saturday, December 8 - Roxy’s: Concussion Girl, Lickerish,
Mercurochrome, Pyramid Tongue, Cayti Marvelous and Face Off.

Saturday, December 15 - Bugsy’s in Randburg: Muttz Nuttz, Meretrix,
Critical Deceit, Face Off plus more.

Sunday, December 16 (Monday is a public holiday) - Roxy’s in Melville:
Parklane (from Durban), Wild Child, Citizen Kane and others.

For further information contact Simon "Squire" Foulds on 082 770 7524.
htp://www.sasounds.com
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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. [11] (1) Boland Punk 1988-2001 - Valiant Swart (Rhythm)
2. [1] (1) Farewell Station Road - Wayne Pauli (Bulldog)
3. [2] (1) A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
4. [3] (1) In The Meantime - Watershed (EMI)
5. [4] (2) Songs From The Mall - Max Normal (Chameleon)
6. [5] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
7. [6] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
8. [-] (8) The Fat Lady Sings (Best of 1995-2001) - Springbok Nude Girls (SonySA)
9. [9] (2) Fragile - Saron Gas (Muskateer)
10. [8] (8) Alternatief Op Sy Beste Volume 2 - Vari-Ous (Hoezit)
11. [7] (6) All I Am - Kaolin (Sheer)
12. [10] (8) Afrika Not For Sissy - Syd Kitchen (Indie)
13. [16] (13) U Touch Me - Dawnay (EMI)
14. [-] (14) Greatest Hits - Just Jinger (BMG)
15. [15] (15) Calling My Name - Neville (Gallo)
16. [-] (16) Die Hits - Piet Botha (EMI)
17. [20] (17) The Coming Storm - Jazzworx (Sheer)
18. [19] (18) Huis Toe - Beeskraal (Woema)
19. [14] (1) The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)
20. [12] (3) Tassenberg All Stars 2 (Live) - Various (Trippy Grape)

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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. [1] (1) Angel - Watershed (‘In The Meantime’/EMI)
2. [2] (1) Life (Theme from Big Brother) - Semisane (‘A Life Less
Strange’/BMG)
3. [3] (2) Who? (Can Relate To You) - Wayne Pauli (‘Farewell Station
Road’/Bulldog)
4. [5] (4) U Touch Me - Dawnay (‘U Touch Me’/EMI)
5. [-] (5) Dimmer - Springbok Nude Girls (‘Fat Lady Sings’/Sony)
6. [4] (4) Tied My Hands - Saron Gas (‘Fragile’/Muskateer)
7. [6] (1) Up - Zen Arcade ('Snowflake'/Indie)
8. [8] (4) Crossing - Kaolin (‘All I Am’/Sheer)
9. [9] (3) Settler - Syd Kitchen (‘Afrika Not For Sissy’/Indie)
10. [10] (3) Boesman Lambada - Funny Carp (‘Sop-Nat’/BMG)
11. [-] (11) Home - Just Jinger (‘Greatest Hits’/BMG)
12. [17] (12) The Coming Storm - Jazzworx (‘The Coming Storm’/Sheer)
13. [15] (13) I Confess - Venessa Nolan (‘Burn’/Rhythm)
14. [14] (14) Sun - Mondetta (‘Mondetta’/SAFm)
15. [7] (1) Engel - Karen Zoid ('Poles Apart'/EMI)
16. [16] (16) Joburg - Beeskraal (‘Huis Toe’/Woema)
17. [20] (17) Calling My Name - Neville (‘Calling My Name’/Gallo)
18. [12] (12) Warrelwind - Khaki Monitor (‘Alternatief Op Sy Beste Vol
2’/Hoezit)
19. [-] (19) Slagtersnek - Piet Botha (‘Die Hits’/EMI)
20. [11] (10) Vodka - Mathys Roets (‘Alternatief Op Sy Beste Vol
2’/Hoezit)

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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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'n VIS INNIE BOS - ANTON GOOSEN (Gallo)
http://www.antongoosen.co.za

Uiteindelik is die langverwagte nuwe CD van die Liedjieboer op die rakke. Ek het hierdie CD twee dae terug bekom en reeds 'n paar keer
deurgeluister. Kan net nie genoeg daarvan kry nie. Hoe sonder 'n mens snitte uit op 'n CD met dertien uitstekende Afrikaanse liedjies?

Van die titelsnit "'n Vis innie bos" tot by "Stoute boude" met
Beeskraal is almal puik! My seuntjie, Coenraad (4), se gunsteling is
ongetwyfeld "Stoute boude" en met reg. "'n Vis innie bos", "Sms", "Pampoene oppie dak", "Tokkelossie-toktokkie-bokkie" en "Tom's Trading Store" is almal liedjies wat nog baie gehoor gaan word. Daar is ook 'n baie interresante "hidden track".

Anton is bygestaan deur puik musikante soos Schalk Joubert, Mike Rennie, Barry van Zyl, George Phiri, Paul Hanmer, Tony G, Mauritz Lotz, Jethro Butow, Lise Swart en Beeskraal (op die laaste snit). Hierdie is definitief een van Anton se heel beste albums en 'n moet vir elkeen wat hou van goeie, oorspronklike, Afrikaanse musiek. So, naas jou na die naaste CD-winkel en skaf dit aan!

Wynand Berrange
Local Is Lekker
http://localislekker.freeservers.com

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THE FAT LADY SINGS (BEST OF 1995-2001) - SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS

Sony have released the Springbok Nude Girls’ swan song album, ‘The Fat
Lady Sings’, an 18-track compilation of the band’s best, favourite, most adored, and unforgettable songs from the six hectic years of their
glittering career. Sixteen of these songs have appeared before on the
various albums and EPs, but two of these (the farewell single ‘J59’ and
the pounding, sentimental ‘Dimmer’) are brand new Theo Crouse/Arno
Carstens’ compositions. These two previously-unreleased songs were added to this collection as a bonus, and also possibly as a signpost to where the band’s guitarist and vocalist are heading, as they attempt to find a new musical path, still under the Sony banner.

The 16 other tracks however, prove beyond all doubt that this band had
it all. The look, the unique sound, the blistering energy, and the best
collection of solid gold rock songs by any SA band since... well, since
no-one. Like triumphant, returning heroes, the band and these songs
deserve a ticker-tape parade down the main streets of Stellenbosch in an open-top Kombi, and it will be a long time until another SA band can
achieve their dominance and match their consistent quality.

The album’s cover is classic and effective, with its colourful tribute
to those Springbok Hits cover version LPs that were the source of the
band’s name. The song selection is spot on with no controversial
omissions. All the hits, favourites, and better B-sides are included.
It’s a fitting finale to a great band that may not have achieved all
they believed they could, but must surely be very content with where
they landed up. Goddank vir die Nude Girls’ se klank!

The tracklisting is: Lonely, Blue Eyes, Unworldly Beauty, Bubblegum On
My Boots, Little, Genie, Giant Love Affair, Managing Mula, Baby Murdered Me, Smiley Skull Of Faith, J59, I Love You, Horizontal Landscape, Dimmer, Shot, Supergirl, X, and Spaceman.

Every (SA rock-loving) home should have one! (SS)

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TKZEE - NEW LPEE

Kwaito kingpins Tokollo "Magesh" Tshabalala, Kabelo "Bouga Luv" Mabalane and Zwai Bala - aka TKZee - are all set for a return to the fray with their hugely-anticipated new album, 'Trinity', scheduled for a November 12 release. Listen out for the storming first single 'Ibola Lethu (Our Game)' breaking across South African radio.

Featuring 12 new tracks, the new album finds the trio on top of their
musical. With Magesh, Bouga Luv and Zwai also now established solo
stars, all three bring a fresh new dimension to the much-loved TKZee
musical magic. Mixing up large doses of hip hop, jazz, gospel,
traditional, soul, funk and even drum ‘n bass with their trademark
thudding basslines and catchy lyrics, the album has something for
everybody. Covering new music territory while clearly retaining TKZee's
trademark chemistry - 'Trinity' could be massive! Watch out also for
the slamming 'Ibola Lethu' music video on your TV screens soon.

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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 WHO (Juggernaut Energy)

Who is the Who? Tuesday night was considered the one night of the week not to visit the Marquee in London. It was one of those nights when TV offered more entertainment than the boring repertoire that usually on Tuesdays. 1965, 14th June all hell broke loose with the appearance of a juggernaut quartet called the Who. On that fateful night the face of rock changed forever as eighteen year old Keith Moon destroyed 36 drum sticks while Pete Townshend decapitated four guitar necks in two hours.

The innocence of this renegade group evolved out of a youth club band called the Detours formed in 1964. The initial foursome included Colin Dawson (vocals), Doug Sanden (drums), Pete Townshend (guitar) and John Entwistle (bass). Thanks to manager / publicist Peter Meadon the group changed their name to the High Numbers, refurbished their clothes in the mod style and replaced Colin Dawson and Doug Sanden with the charismatic Roger Daltrey and a high speed drummer Keith Moon.

Three singles were released during the High Number phase: "I'm the face", the tight and explicit "Zoot suit" and the bluesy "I'm leaving here". Pete Meadon was largely responsible for introducing Pete Townshend to the Scene Club where the Mods hung out. During the Detour phase, he assisted the Who in writing a song called "I'm the face" which was going to be the Mods' national anthem. Meadon re-christened the High Numbers as the Who after they were rejected by EMI with a vision to give the Mods a group a cult heroes. The reformation of the High Numbers came to fullness as a group called the Who, finding their spiritual solace and freedom at the Goldhawk Social Club in Shepherds Bush.

London's seedy night club scene became the shadow land for the likes of the Kray brothers. The English mafia scene were keen to exploit the rising rock scene in the UK. After much controversial wheeling and dealing film directors Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp overwhelmed Peter Meadon and were largely responsible for negotiating a deal with Shel Talmy.

Years later Meadon's shady deals would result in his death in 1978. For the next couple of years, Townshend reflected the hopes and fears of a rising generation. Meadon's influential facelift spearheaded the group's first album "My Generation". Townshend's magnificent youth anthem song "My Generation" with its stuttering vocal which had everything to do with the breakdown of heaters in the studio, reflected a voice for the renegades of the time. The Who were the English pestilence of an era that transformed energy into electricity, and electrocuted the presence of all those that beheld them. Their 16 week residency at the London's Marquee Club was a total sell-out. By 1965 they had made their TV debut on the Beat Room.

Their first single, "I can't explain" reached #8 on the charts. Much of the promotion and popularity of this single was stimulated on the British "Top of the pops" and "Ready, steady, go". Who would believe that this fearless foursome would first appear on the BBC Joe Loss Pop Show. Few would know that Roger Daltrey was fired from the band November 1965, but after "My Generation" reached #2 in the UK, was quickly reinstated. Although the Who never accomplished a #1 hit, the chart single "Something in the air" by Thunderclap Newman managed to smash the charts in June 1968 under the production of Pete Townshend.

In 1967 "I can see for miles" reached #10 on the UK charts but had a far better penetration across the waters. After their appearance at the 1967 Monterey pop festival, their popularity permeated the USA. The 1968 rock opera "Tommy", fundamentally influenced by a former failure, "SF Sorrow" (by The Pretty Things), captured the individual genius of Pete Townshend. With a major hit "Pinball wizard" the orchestrated rock interpretation resulted in a film under the guidance of the eccentric Ken Russell. It would be of interest to note that this was Pete's second attempt at the rock opera, the first being a mini version on the album "A quick one" which was re-titled "Happy Jack" in the USA.

When it came to rugged expression the power drive of "Live at Leeds" (#3 in the UK, #4 in the US), could well be regarded as the finest and most energetic live album ever recorded. Pete Townshend's 1973 release "Quadrophenia" reflected the inner aspirations of the mod era but failed to capture the glory and stamina of the "Tommy" era. In 1978 "The kids are alright" soundtrack again exposed the bountiful gems that the seventies rock generation may have missed. A number of fine compilation albums "Meaty beaty, big and bouncy" and "Odds and sods" capture the unique energy of the mid sixties. One of Townshend's aborted projects, "Lighthouse" received an energetic boost as a new album called "Who's next". This album became the landmark seventies milestone, reflecting the aggressive "Won't get fooled again" with wonderful acoustic delights such as "Behind blue eyes".

Pete Townshend remains one of the most talented rhythm guitarist to emerge out of the eclectic sixties while wrist drummer Keith Moon remains unsurpassed when it comes to ferocious speed and rhythm change. A brief experience of this talent could be viewed on the sound track "That will be the day" where he is featured as J.D. Clover.

During the classic Woodstock set, Pete Townshend removes political activist Abbie Hoffman from the stage with a slashing swing from his guitar, and the words "F*ck off my f*cking stage". This same arrogance was repeated three years before at Monterey when they refused to perform after Jimi Hendrix. English arrogance at its best the Who will fondly be remembered for classics like "The Seeker", "Substitute", "See me, feel me" and the Jimi Hendrix favourite "Pictures of Lily". In 1978 Keith Moon died of an overdose of medication which was supposedly taken to alleviate alcohol addiction. As the energy died, it karmatically evolved in the rising punk of "London calling". Like Led Zeppelin and many others, a number of reformations took place, but nothing could emulate the mod energy that shook the vibrations of the Brighton Pier in the fashionable sixties.

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

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

BEDROCK - RECOVERY (2001 Criminal Records)
http://www.bedrockband.com

The more I think about it, the more I think Bedrock is a cool band
name. They play fundamental rock, with "fun" a big part of that. A further implication of the name goes back to the sexual origin of the term "rock 'n' roll", that these guys make bed-rockin' rock.

In the liner notes, they regard their music as "garage rock", but I
think they're too good for that term. The tons of garage rock I've heard has been made by unknown Sixties kids who didn't make it beyond their high school gym, and whose bands broke up due to college, the draft, or even just graduating from high school. 'Recovery' is better than garage rock, but is still pure fun like classic garage rock.

On 'Recovery', our men in Namibia perform a varied set of originals,
and most of the songs are up-tempo. They include rock anthems in 'Rock 'n' Roll Man' and 'Take a Look'. There's a bluesy number (at least the singer feels sorry for himself and his friends) on 'I'm a Loser'. We have the slow song for getting close to someone special, 'Shadows In Your Eyes'. An ode to love, 'Man Who Needs a Woman'. And, perhaps in keeping with the CD's title, the final track, the amusing 'Babbelas Blues'.

Drinking with friends and music seems to be a theme -- so is it a sport
in Namibia like it is here in Blanco, Texas? For this activity, there's
'Cold T' and 'Saturday Night'. After listening to Bedrock's 'Recovery' I feel like I went out and caught their show, complete with their sense of humor.

'Recovery', rocks with clear and distinct instrumentation, no fancy progressive noodling stretches -- only good ole rock with a nice lead guitar. These guys have the party-in-the-garage sense of fun.

Overall, 'Bedrock' is a cool name -- and they make cool, honest, rock
music.

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

DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT - WOZANI (1990)
http://www.rock.co.za/files/wozani_dancing.htm

Firstly, Wozani's 'Dancing in the Moonlight' has got nothing to do with the recent Toploader hit. Now that we've cleared that up we can get down to the nitty gritty of the album. From the first beat, you are made aware that the word 'dancing' has earned its place in the album title. Opening with the title track, the songs fairly bounce along and if they don't lure you into jumping up and dancing round your living room, they will at least cause heads to be bobbed in time or feet to be tapped.

There is some of Michael Jackson's voice in George van Dyk's vocals (other offcuts from Jackson were used to make Destiny's Child). This strong voice is set against some great African rhythms and sounds, reminiscent of Johnny Clegg and Hotline. Songs like 'Loved by You' are bright and brassy with SA's Mr Sax, Mike Faure, providing the warmth.

Like Clegg, Wozani mix the African sound with rock, although Wozani tend to be more rock oriented and less rootsy than Clegg so you have more raunchy guitar, particularly evident on 'Working for Changes'. There is a thread of reggae flowing through some of the songs and is most prominent in 'Tired', while 'Lonely People' has hints of the Police's 'Every Little Thing She does is Magic'.

If you listen to 'Feeling of Love' you may hear some of what influenced Blk. Sonshine with the simple guitar strumming, handclaps and beautiful vocal harmonies. It's the small gem of the album.

The second side of the record lyrically concentrates on the changes that had started occurring in South Africa in the early 90's with song titles like 'Working for Changes', 'Changes are Coming' and 'All Eyes (are on us)'. There is a great sense of hope for the future in the words as wells as in the tunes.

A good solid Afrorock album that will brighten up your day with its uplifting and upbeat tunes as well as its positive lyrics.

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, 5th November 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
2 [4] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
3 [3] You - Peter Maffay
4 [2] Never Ending Song Of Love - New Seekers
5 [6] Daar's Niks Soos Ware Liefde - Groep Twee*
6 [7] Silver Threads And Golden Needles - Barbara Ray*
7 [5] Co Co - The Sweet
8 [19] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
9 [8] Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum - The Middle Of The Road
10 [9] Tom, Tom Turnaround - New World

* South African Artists

Guy Fawkes night 1971 and Charisma were still making sparks fly at the top, their third week in pole position. It was a good week for South Africans in the top 10 as both Groep Twee and Barbara Ray climbed a position while Neville Whitmill charged up a staggering 11 places to number 8. Most of the rest of the top 10 was heading downwards.

Whitmill was one of the stalwarts of the SA music scene during the 60's and is described in the History of Contemporary Music in South Africa as being "the best white soul singer South Africa ever had". His group Sounds of Brass had supported Tommy Roe on his 1969 South African tour and 2 years later, he shared chart space with Roe who entered the top 20 at number 18 this week with 'Stagger Lee'.

Another stalwart of the SA music scene, Billy Forrest was also entering the charts with 'Papa's Gonna Kiss it Better', this time under the guise of William E. It was his first hit under this pseudonym. The other Top 20 entry was Joan Baez with a cover of the Bands 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down'

South Africans at Number 1 this week:

Mammy Blue - Charisma (1971)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

5 - Ike Turner (1931)
5 - Art Garfunkel (1941)
5 - Bryan Adams (1959)
5 - Gram Parsons (born Cecil Ingram Connor in 1946, died 19 Sept 1973)
8 - Rickie Lee Jones (1954)
10 - Greg Lake (1948)
12 - Neil Young (1945)
16 - Peter Vee (1946)*

*South African Artists
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5.RUK EN ROL
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MATHYS ROETS

Baie mense beskou Mathys as 'n minnesanger, omdat hy met soveel innigheid oor die liefde sing.

Mathys is beslis die kêrel met die fluweelstem wat enige tyd wyle Lee Martin ‘n go sou kon gee met dié se bekende "Wanderin' Star".

Kyk, Mathys Roets kan diep sing en die mense (veral die vroulike geslag) is mal daaroor. Geen wonder ook dat wanneer hy afskop met een van Roger Whittaker se liedjies hy spoedig sy gehoor in die palm van sy hand het nie. Maar benewens hierdie en veral sy liefde vir Neil Diamond en Leonard Cohen se musiek, is hy veral ‘n kêrel vir Afrikaans. Aan die musiek van Koos du Plessis, Koos Kombuis en manne soos Lucas Maree verleen sy stem ’n anderse uniekheid wat vinnig byval vind by liefhebbers van goeie Afrikaanse musiek.

En terwyl hy, volgens sy eie getuienis nie juis ‘n man is wat self liedjies skryf of komponeer nie, is hy nie bang om nuwe talent te gebruik en met sy ryk stem te ontgin nie.

Die musiek van Mathys Roets is werklik ‘n lafenis vir ’n afgematte werksweek-gees en voedsel vir ‘n kultuur-hongerte wat nie altyd so gereeld in ons gejaagde plastiekwêreld gestil word nie.

"Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things." Hierdie aanhaling weerspeel die nederige begin van Mathys Roets. Die begin was daar toe iemand my eendag gevra het 'Nou vertel vir ons waar het dit alles begin.' Aanvanklik was ek woordeloos en later het my begin gestalte gekry soos wat ek die mylpale gemerk en beskryf het."

"Ek kan maklik sê, dat sing nog altyd iets was wat ek wou doen, want tradisioneel het baie van ons groot geword met die idee dat ons na iets moet strewe. Dit het ook beteken dat jy moes gaan studeer waarna jy 'n standvastige beroep sou bou. My moeilikste besluit was om hierdie persepie af te breek en om uiteindelik al my energie in my sangloopbaan te plaas waarin ek met volle oorgawe geglo het."

"Die verandering in hierdie persepsie sien ek as een van daardie verskuilde mylpale en die een wat die grootste invloed op my sangloopbaan goword het. Die blote gedagte aan publiekeke blootstelling was oorweldigend en daarom het ek besluit om baie klein te begin. Dit was vir my in die begin belangriker am myself tyd te gee om my selfvertroue te bou en die belangrikste, om my gedagtes agter mekaar to kry. Sodoende het ek geleidelik vir my ‘n toekomspad gebou wat ek met oorgawe wil loop. Dit was egter vir my baie belangrik om my droom doelgerig te hou op ‘n realistiese wyse."

Extract reprinted with kind permission of Ambrose van Eerden. Full article and discography at http://www.musiek.co.za
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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WATCHING BIG BROTHER THROUGH MY WINDOW
http://rock.co.za/legends/brightblue

For the past few days, the Big Brother housemates have been putting
words to a tune as one of their tasks. I know this song but can’t work
out what it’s called. Its driving me insane. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Adrian Mann

{The housemates (maybe we could call them "The Holding Company"; obscure Janis Joplin reference there) have been writing and recording their own lyrics for Bright Blue's 'Window On The World'. This song written by Robin Leventan and Bright Blue was originally released on the first Bright Blue album in 1984. It will be included on the new RetroFresh CD 'Rocking Against The System' due out on the 12th November and will also be on the 'Best Of Bright Blue' CD due out from Universal in the next couple of weeks - ed}

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BARLEYCORN SONGWRITING COMPETITION

The finals of the annual Barleycorn Song Competition were held last Monday night at the River Club, well attended by an enthusiastic Crowd who certainly contributed to the warmth of the evening. There was a strong feeling of mutual encouragement, respect and comradeship.

The three Judges had a difficult time in whittling their choice down to the following three:
1. "Soap Opera Diary " by Gail Schenker
2. "Be there" by Andrew McPherson
3. "Crazy 'bout your Love" by Dayle Scott

Congratulations to the Finalists.

We were also of the opinion that "Clouds" by Elma Gildenhuys deserves
special Mention. Elma has tons of talent and is lacking only in experience.

I would like to thank all present for coming, and hope that you will
continue to support us by attending, as hopefully the musicians will
continue to perform at the Club. Please remember that it is only with your support that Local Music can grow and take its rightful place.

Thanks again to all concerned.
Bill Knight. (Co-chair)

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FREEDOMS CHILDREN
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren

Now here's a REAL challenge. I'd like for someone, somewhere, out there to supply the lyrics (song and narration) as contained on that superb 69 classic by Freedoms Children, Battle Hymn of the Broken Hearted Horde (not the poetry on the album sleeves!).

Garry Shuttleworth
mailto:shuttleworthg@ldr.newsltd.com.au

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LOKKING FOR LUYTON DRIMAN

My name is Alex Sitkovetsky, a recording artist who met Luyton in 1991
at MIDEM. He took my album "Zello" to some SA radio stations and it
received surprisingly warm reception (see http://www.dinosaurdays.co.za/121299).

I now have a new album "Empty Arena" out and would like to hear what
Luyton thinks. Besides, it's been a while...
I would really appreciate it if someone could find Luyton for me or give me his address and tel. numbers.
Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,
Alex Sitkovetsky
mailto:sasha_sit@attrade.com

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DUNCAN MACKAY
http://rock.co.za/legends/duncanmackay

Hello! Im a 17 year old boy from Norway, and I'm a huge Duncan MacKay fan! I love all his work, especially the Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel stuff! I wonder if you have access to an home adress or something where I could send him a fan letter? I don't suspect him to know that he has young fans in Norway, and this is what I want to tell him! Could you please help me out? Thankyou, best regards and sorry my bad english!

Yours,
Erlend Nodtvedt
Bergen, Norway
mailto:erlend84@c2i.net

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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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7.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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A WEIR'D AND WONDERFUL SCHOUW WITH COMMENTS FROM THE PEANUT GALLEY-RY

It's a little over five years since I last saw the Midnight Mass live, so it was with tremendous excitement that I caught them at On Broadway in Cape Town on my recent visit to Cape Town. With both my wife and younger brother being fans, any change in line-up always needs to get the Samson Seal of Approval (SSA) (well amongst the three of us anyway). The Weir siblings Graham and Christine were awarded lifetime SSA's a long while back so relative newcomers Adrian Galley and Tina Schouw were under the microscope. I am pleased to say that they quickly earned the SSA, Adrian with his warm goosebump-inducing bass tones and Tina with her mostly jazzy, but very versatile voice.

Singing mostly original numbers (the majority penned by Graham Weir), the old magic is still there as they continue to enchant and amaze as the four voices intertwine, flirt with and cajole each other in a bubbling cauldron of harmonic perfection. There's a powerful cover of Roger Lucey's 'The Night Harry J Went to War' and an emotional version of James Phillips' 'You Light Me A Light'. The original numbers include the striking 'Free to Be', the beautiful 'Sweet Valley', the Sinead O' Connor-ish 'Guardian and Keeper of the Flame' and the sublime 'Eh Bah Ran', the latter, as always sending shivers down my spine. They even take a break from the mikes to bring us an unplugged version of the outstanding 'Sad Day'.

Amongst these more serious songs, there are a number of playful fun numbers. Their cover of the Beatles 'Piggies', performed with the lights down and the performers shining torch lights onto their faces, makes the word 'delightful' redundant. The rendition of the nursery rhyme 'Thumberlina' is an old favourite and not for fairy lovers, while 'Eggnut' has Tina in her best girlie voice.

And if after all this you are in any doubt about the ability of the Mass to concoct perfect vocal arrangements, take a listen to 'Rondo Alla Turka' by Mozart as this should put an end to that discussion.

With both the Weirs in better voice than I've ever heard them (and that's saying something) and the undoubtable talents of Tina and Adrian, you are unlikely to be disappointed by this outstanding advertisment for a cappella music. A heartwarming romp of a voicefest.

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

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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

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THE BASSLINE

Wessel van Rensburg will be playing at The Bassline in Melville on the 16th & 17th of November.

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BLUES BROERS
http://www.bluesbroers.org.za

The Blues Broers at Sirocco's, Mountain view centre, Sir Lowry's Pass Road, Gordon's Bay. Saturday 10 november. Cover charge R40. Show starts 9 PM. Phone 021-8560229 / 083-9558647

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JESSE JORDAN

The Jesse Jordan Band & The Shrooms are having an "End Of The Year Party" at Firlands Club (On the N2 between Somerset-West & Gordon's Bay) on Friday 16 November at 20:00. Jesse will be playing some new tracks from his soon to be released 2nd CD including the radio hit "Broken".

The gig will also take place to thank Jesse's local fans for their continous support over the past year.

Gary Power
Maniac Management
Tel: (021) 905 1755
Cell: 082 451 0273
mailto:gapower@icon.co.za

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

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

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M MUSIC MANAGEMENT

Mikanic are a new outfit out of Cape Town, who, well, let the press
release explain: "Sons of Trout had a baby and called it Mikanic. This
baby is very talented on the bongoes, guitar and with its voice. Don't
miss out on this wonder child".

- Wednesday 7 November: Mikanic at The Purple Turtle
- Saturday 10 November: Dirty Locals, Half Price and Redicule at the
Purple Turtle
- Saturday 24 November: Velvet Mary and Kelvin Declined at the Jam

For bookings or info on The Purple Turtle;
Bookings or info on Hog Hoggidy Hog, New World Inside, New Flying
Machine, Velvet Mary, Froy, LP Show, Flowerheads.

Contact Mariska
mailto:mariskadupreez@yahoo.com
082 375 8991
M MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS

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MONDETTA

Mondetta are Steve Newman, Gito Baloi, Wendy Oldfield (all SA), Elad
Neeman (Israel) and Julia Kim (Canada/Korea). The group’s debut album, ‘It’s A Small World’, is now available. See this great new SA musical hybrid at these venues

Nov 23, 24, 25 - Bassline
Nov 29th - Tings & Times Pretoria
Nov 3oth/Dec 1st - Private Game Lodge, Aids Benefit gig
Dec 2nd - Des & Dawn Soiree
Dec 7th & 8th - Zanzibar - Knysna
Dec 10th - Barley Corn Folk Club-CT
Dec 12th - Riverclub
Dec 13th - CD Wherehouse, V & A Waterfront
Dec 14th & 15th - Oude Libertas wine Estate, Stellenbosch.

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

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SAINTS
Finch Rd Atlasville Boksburg
Phone: (011) 894-7356

18 Nov Robin Auld
25 Nov Karen Zoid

@20:00 Entrance: Free

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SARON GAS

9th Nov Nile Crocodile PTA
16th Nov Roxy JHB

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SUNWAYS

November

Wed 7 Lil Backyard Club London
Tues 13 Leeds (venue tbc)
Wed 14 Leeds (venue tbc)
Thur 15 Leeds (venue tbc)
Fri 16 Menagerie, Belfast
Sat 17 Lavery's Back Bar
Tues 20 Marine Bar, Whitehead
Wed 21 Wolsey's Bangor

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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

Mon 5 Buskers Evening
Thurs 8 Baraka
Sat 10 Cutting Jade

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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.

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ZA@PLAY
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/
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8.LISTEN HERE - SA ROCK ON RADIO
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KRVM IN OREGON
http://www.krvm.com

It is so darn easy to promote SA music here in the States, simply because there is so much darn good music coming out of South Africa right now! As a DJ here in Eugene, Oregon, I get to play so much SA music for listeners to KRVM and KWVA, it's easy to leave out any other country's music. During SA Music Week, KRVM and KWVA averaged nearly 10 hours of pure SA sounds on various shows. The beat goes on...

For example: on last night's 2-hour event, I got to play the following:
Raj Gupta (from the amazing MELT 2000 release of Bushmen music transformed into dance rhythms on Sanscapes); Ernie Smith - great guitar jazz; Edi Niederlander - Gypsy Dance from Edi's earlier release and Funka Munka - definitely funky guitar stuff from a great player and a great lady; Tananas - Tocamos Todos Dios from Live in Jo'burg. Wish they were live in Eugene!

Pops Mohamed - Mbira Jive. Also the theme song for KWVA's Planet Soup world music show, so that gets played every week by Tim of KWVA. Also played his Namibia track off How Far Have We Come? Beautiful track - GET THIS CD!

Waldemar Bastos - Angola's guitarist of note; Gloria Bosman - that cool, jazz lady gave us a great song in Sliding Through; Tony Nguxi - what a song is Kazeze! Devante - their cool cover of My Girl; Egyptian Nursery - listeners want this group. Aired the remix of Still and Desert Stream. GET THIS CD, TOO!!

Big Sky - still a favourite of mine. Steve and Co went Slow Dancing with my listeners. Danny K and his lovely duet with TK (what else has she done? Great voice) singing So Many Ways; Springbok Nude Girls - fast becoming a fave with listeners. Before they finally break up, would they like to come here and rock Eugene? Lesley Rae Dowling - I Wanna Dance With You gets callers offering to dance with her, too.

Doc Mthalane - SA's Jimi Hendrix? Errol Dyers - jazz wonderboy! Kate Normington's sexy cover of Come Together was merely a prelude to
Lungiswa'a wonderful Xhosa version of Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues - one of a kind and a song that should be on every Top 10 in the country.

Who needs American music, anyway?

To all the musicians - keep up the great work!

Regards
Leigh Barrett
mailto:wimusic@hotmail.com
1641 Wilson Street
Eugene, OR 97402
USA

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CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

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

5FM
http://www.5fm.co.za

KFM
http://www.kfm.co.za
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9.CLICK HERE - SA ROCK ON THE NET
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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

BEDROCK
http://www.bedrockband.com

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
http://johnny.clegg.free.fr
http://www.geocities.com/johnnycleggthepictures

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

DES & DAWN
http://www.desdawn.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

SONJA HERHOLDT
http://www.sonjaherholdt.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

GEORG VOROS
http://www.georgvoros.com

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

MUSIC
http://www.music.co.za

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

TOP FORTY
http://www.topforty.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
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THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
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