SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #134
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10th December 2001

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IN THIS ISSUE
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SNIPPETS
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Selected tracks from the SA Rock Digest albums of the year will be played on SAfm... All the latest releases from One World online CD store... Vusi Mahlasela in action... Slash Fest at Hangklip this coming weekend... Lunar Tunes at the Aquarium... New album from Lance Goldman... Part 2 of the Joe Meek story from Shiloh... John cooks in Syd's Kitchen... Kurt discovers Karoo... Kwaito in Germany... Andries is looking for pics of Cornelia... and the gig guide just keeps on filling up... Summer is really here!

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: SA Digest charts on SAfm, Latest releases from One World, Crous & Carstens on tour, Vusi Mahlasela, Slash Fest, Lunar Tunes
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Lance Goldman
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Joe Meek, Syd Kitchen, Karoo
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: musiek.co.za
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Abstract Truth, Ramsay Mackay, Cornelia, Goblin, Rootz
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info
8.LISTEN HERE - SA Rock Radio
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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SA ROCK DIGEST YEAR-END CHARTS ON SAFM

The Bruce Millar Show on SAFm (106-107FM) will once again be hosting a
special two-hour SA music program to highlight the SA Rock Digest’s Top
20 South African pop/rock Albums and Songs of 2001. Bruce Millar and
Digest co-editor Stephen Segerman will again co-present the special,
which will be broadcast live over two weeks on Friday 21st and 28th
December from 10-11am.

They will count down the Digest's Top 20 SA albums and songs for 2001
and will play selected tracks. The full lists of year-end charts and
listings will appear a few days later on the New Year’s Edition of the
Digest, Issue #2002, in your e-mailbox on 1st January 2002.

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ONE WORLD
Latest releases from One World - Selling SA music to the world

Brenda Fassie
Shortly after the release of Brenda's Greatest Hits, which has spent two months in the Oneworld top sellers list comes her new album Mina Nawe. Mina Nawe is sure to be another top seller and will be available from Oneworld next week, keep a look out for it!

Bright Blue
The Long awaited Best Of Bright Blue was certainly worth the wait, with some tracks that have never before been released on CD and two new ones this is truly not to be missed. Click here to view:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdsrbl286

Springbok Nude Girls
The recently split up Nudies release their Greatest Hits which contains 18 of their favourites making it a must for any lover of SA's biggest rock band of the nineties. Buy now:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdepc8190

Just Jinger
Some might say the only rival to the Nudies dominance of the SA rock scene. Featuring 18 tracks, one of which is a new one entitled Home.
Check it out:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdcll7048

Jimmy Dludlu
Featuring greats like Soweto String Quartet, Hugh Masekela and Feya Faku Jimmy Dludlu proves he is one of the best and not just in SA but in the world. Buy now:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdsrbl285

Judith Sephuma
Produced by Selaelo Selota, this classy album delivers one beautiful track after another. Judith is well on her way to being a star.
Click here to buy:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdstep104

Sheer All Stars
The boys are back again and this time they are doing it live. No shortage of talent and class here so get your hands on this jazz album now. Available now:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=sscd068

Stef Bos
The Belgium star takes us on a tour of SA, Van Mphumalanga Tot Die Kaap is an entertaining and easy way to travel. Buy it:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdemcj5964

Anton Goosen
Another Goosen is making waves, this one in the music industry, back with a 13 track album that shows he has years of experience.
To view, click here:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=gwvcd33

Mandoza
Mandoza, responsible for the massive hit Nkalakathla which took Kwaito out of the townships and into the suburbs is back with his infectious sound. Buy now:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdccp2020

Tkzee
Tkzee are riding high and this album should take them even higher. A well produced and classy effort that will keep the fans happy and defiantly attract some more. Check it out:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=cdhola8

Suck
The Fresh label can do no wrong! This is another classic from way back in the day that has been long awaited by die hard fans all over. With the usual well put together package and sleeve this is a must have.
Buy now:
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321&id=freshcd118

One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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CROUS AND CARSTENS

In the wake of the break-up of the Springbok Nude Girls, South Africa’s
biggest rock band of recent years, the vibe, energy and original intent
of the band remains intact and far from dead in the shape of its two
core members - guitarist Theo Crous and vocalist Arno Carstens. The two
are currently on the 2nd leg of their ‘Crous & Carstens Tour’, where
they deliver more intimate and subtle versions of their Nude Girls’
material. Joining them on stage for these appearances are Mike Rennie
(violin - from Sons of Trout) and Brian De Goede (drums). We will
announce the upcoming dates as we receive them.

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KOSHEEN AND BENT FOR SA

Top UK dance outfit, Kosheen, are heading our way. It's just been
announced that the Bristol-based group, best known for their smash hit
'Hide U' - a Big Brother SA favourite - off their debut album 'Resist',
will be in South Africa for a whirlwind Summer tour. There are also
rumours that this highly touted band, following in the dance-steps of
acts like Massive Attack, Soul II Soul, and Tricky will be accompanied by fellow top UK electronica outfit, Bent, whose lead singer Zoe Johnstone featured prominently on 'Outrospective', the latest hit album by Faithless. Tour dates to follow.

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VUSI MAHLASELA WRAPS 2001 IN STYLE

Vusi Mahlasela, the internationally renowned BMG Africa troubadour, was
all action last weekend when he appeared live at The Bassline in
Melville on Saturday, and at the huge Jazz In The Park Festival in
Moretele Park, Mamelodi the following day. 2001 has been a pivotal year
for the gifted, yet humble man they call 'The Voice'. Pulling together
his backing band Proud People from the rich pool of Mamelodi musical
talent, Vusi has finally emerged as a dynamic bandleader and energetic
front man, and he and his backing band Proud People ended off a big year on a high with these two acclaimed performances.

Earlier this year, Vusi featured as a guest vocalist on the title track
of the latest Dave Matthews Band album, 'Everyday', now released as an
inspirational single following the Sept 11 attacks. He opened for Sting
on his SA tour, and joined the superstar onstage for harmonies on
'Fragile'. Vusi also launched the Mahlasela Music Development Foundation in Pretoria, and toured and recorded over in Scandinavia with his long time Swedish band, JiveConnection. He also found the time to appear at a number of major local music festivals including Splashy Fen and Up The Creek.

The rest of the year has been devoted to promoting his latest solo album 'Miyela Afrika' (released in 2000). Earlier this year Vusi secured a sponsorship from Rand Water to shoot a music video for the album's title track. He is now in much demand on the Corporate live music circuit, and his unique, rootsy music is also widely used in TV commercials for major brands including Bokomo, People's Bank and Volkswagen.

So, all in all, it has been a great year for Vusi Mahlasela, couldn’t
happen to a nicer muso!

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VENESSA NOLAN FOR SLASH FEST AND OTHER GIG NEWS

The 2001 Slash Fest - featuring over 27 bands, camping, booze, food
stalls, DJ's, CD give-aways, and happy vibes! - takes place on Friday
15th and Saturday 16th December at the Hangklip Hotel. Venessa Nolan has just been confirmed to play the Fest on Sunday at 14h00. For full
details of the line-up, visit http://www.stage.co.za

Another ticket outlet has been organised for people wanting to buy
tickets. The Hermanus Internet and Information centre will be selling
tickets as well. Their offices are situated next to the Spur in
Hermanus. For more info: http://www.hermanusinfo.co.za or phone:
(028) 313-0277

The official Slash Fest ‘Before Party’ is taking place on Wednesday 12
December at The Purple Turtle. Catch My Latest Ex, Village Seed and Froy performing. Meet these bands who will be appearing at The Slash Fest. Music starts at 21h30. Tickets: R10 for Slash Fest band members, R15 for the public.

Transport to the Slash Fest: Contact Francois on 072 263 6664 if you
want to book your bus ticket! Tickets available at: Mr Pickwicks - Long
Street, Cape Town; New Deal Surf Shop - Hermanus; Music Matrix -
Neelsie, Stellenbosch; Hermanus Icafe - next to Spur, Hermanus; Hangklip Hotel.

Sponsors:
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Cuervo
Stage Magazine <http://www.stage.co.za>

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LUNAR TUNES

LUNAR TUNES, Starring Christine Weir and Tina Schouw opened this Sunday 9th December at the I&J PREDATOR EXHIBIT, TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM, V&A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN with further performances on 10th, 11th, 17th 18th, 19th 20th, 22nd, 23rd of December 2001.

All performances start at 8pm..... and late comers will be fed to the sharks.

The two Divas are accompanied by Amanda Tiffin on electrifying keyboards and Miranda Basset on Cello. They are directed in this affair by none other than Lara Bye (she who spoke so freely of her nether region in "The Virgina Monologues"). I was lucky enough to see some of their rehearsal yesterday and let me tell you these girls make magic together with four part harmonies, crazy humour and good old fashioned sexual spunk, so miss them at your peril!!!

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL; PHONE 021-418 3823 x 213

On behalf of Not The Midnight Mass, we wish you a very happy festive season, we'll be in touch again next year.

Yours in Theatre

Andrew Andropoulides

Not The Midnight Mass
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass
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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) Every Now And Then (Best of 1984-2001) - Bright Blue
(Universal)
2. [2] (2) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
3. [6] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
4. [9] (4) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
5. [8] (5) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
6. [3] (1) Rewind - Wonderboom (DGR)
7. [4] (2) Greatest Hits - Just Jinger (BMG)
8. [17] (8) ‘n Vis Innie Bos - Anton Goosen (Gallo)
9. [16] (9) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
10. [7] (1) The Fat Lady Sings (Best of 1995-2001) - Springbok Nude
Girls (SonySA)
11. [5] (2) Die Hits - Piet Botha (EMI)
12. [11] (1) Farewell Station Road - Wayne Pauli (Bulldog)
13. [13] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
14. [14] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
15. [-] (15) Van Mapumalanga Tot Die Kaap - Stef Bos (EMI)
16. [12] (1) A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
17. [10] (2) Songs From The Mall - Max Normal (Chameleon)
18. [-] (18) Live @ The Blues Room - Sheer All Stars (Sheer)
19. [15] (1) Boland Punk 1988-2001 - Valiant Swart (Rhythm)
20. [-] (20) New Kid In Town - Ray Dylan (EMI)

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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. [3] (1) Praha Paradise - Ernie (‘African Dope Vol. 1/African Dope)
2. [2] (2) World Turns - Bright Blue (‘Every Now And Then’/Universal)
3. [6] (3) Fabulous Day - ReddAngel (Indie)
4. [4] (2) Shadows 2001 - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)
5. [1] (1) Real - Kaolin (‘All I Am’/Sheer) [3]
6. [7] (5) Woman - Tamara Dey and Fly Divas (‘The First Lady’/Gallo)
7. [9] (7) Africa’s Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (‘Africa’s Not For
Sissies’/No Budget)
8. [5] (1) Home - Just Jinger (‘Greatest Hits’/BMG)
9. [8] (3) Slagtersnek - Piet Botha (‘Die Hits’/EMI)
10. [11] (10) Love And Hate - The Jesse Jordan Band (‘Trippin’/Indie)
11. [12] (11) As One - Nianell (‘Who Painted The Moon?’/Fresh)
12. [14] (12) Stoute Boude - Anton Goosen & Beeskraal (‘’n Vis Innie
Bos’/Gallo)
13. [10] (1) Dimmer - Springbok Nude Girls (‘Fat Lady Sings’/Sony)
14. [16] (14) What The Hell Did We Do - Wess-Lee
('Merry-Go-Round'/Scorpio)
15. [13] (13) Dig It - Kalahari Surfers (‘Akasic Record’/African Dope)
16. [15] (2) Who? (Can Relate To You) - Wayne Pauli (‘Farewell Station
Road’/Bulldog)
17. [-] (17) Make Love Just To Me - Storme (‘Storme’/Muskateer)
18. [18] (1) Life (Theme from Big Brother) - Semisane (‘A Life Less
Strange’/BMG)
19. [-] (19) And I Reason - The Led (‘8 Days’/Rhythm)
20. [20] (9) Sun - Mondetta (‘Mondetta’/SAFm)

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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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LANCE GOLDMAN - ‘SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME’

Lance Goldman is a well-known face and voice in KZN having grown up in
Margate on the South Coast of Natal. He has been playing his guitar and
writing and singing since then, playing the Durban circuit, touring
Europe and returning to gig around Natal in that fine old Natalian
troubadour tradition.

Those open plains of Namibia, Zim and Botswana echo through the obvious
Clapton and Knopfler influences in Lance’s guitar playing. Having
extensively travelled and performed through Southern Africa and Europe,
Lance recently decided to get all these songs down on tape and the
result is ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’, his debut solo CD which he recorded with Dave Abbot and some other good musical friends of the past 20 years.

‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ is a very enjoyable hour's
entertainment from this laid-back, amiable folkie. The songs are all
Lance’s own compositions and his views on society, life and nature are
expressed honestly and with gentle (and sometimes biting) humour on this collection.

Goldman’s guitar playing is highly accomplished, as heard in ‘Turn it
Loose’. In revealing his influences, Lance explains: "The first
guitarist that ever made me sit up and listen was Johnny Winter, with
his no mess no fuss style". Goldman’s voice is pleasantly light, belying the depth of messages of songs like ‘Uphill Slider’, the title track, and ‘Slow Motion’.

Tracklisting: ‘Africa’, ‘Soaking up Sinai’, ‘Ballad of a Lost Summer’,
‘Seemed like a good idea at the time’, ‘Endangered’ ‘Turn It Loose’,
‘Uphill Slider’, ‘Sea Level Blues’, ‘She Fooled Me’, ‘Feed The Fire’,
‘Slow Motion’, ‘20 Years’.

The ‘Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time’ CD is available from
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321 or directly from Lance on 0835169629.

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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

JOE MEEK (fringe eccentric / genius)
part 2

Finally the big one came in 1962 when the multi million selling "Telstar" by the Tornados topped the charts in the UK and the USA. It is of interest to note that this was the only guitar instrumental that emerged from the misty isles to actually make it in the USA. With all apologies to Hank B. Marvin of the Shadows, Joe's finest production of definitive echo guitar could be found on the track "Theme from the Traitors" by the Packbeats in 1962. Across the waters in the USA, Joe Saraceno applied a similar extra terrestrial embrace with his group the Marketts in 1964. "Telstar" set the stage for being adventurous in the studio and individualism rose its head with the likes of Phil Spector, Curt Boettcher, Brian Wilson, Sandy Nelson and Gary Usher.

Although Joe Meek is principally remembered for only two smash hits, the atmospheric "Telstar" and the British invasion stomper "Have I the right?" by the Honeycombs, his more affluent discoveries remain in the shadows of an archive covered with the dust of time. Some of the more definitive guitar groups to expound the Meek sound would be the Outlaws featuring Ritchie Blackmore, Chas Hodges and Mick Underwood and most likely their finest release "Valley of the Sioux". A further exploration of the magnificent guitar solos on their 1964 release "Keep a knocking" is well worth experiencing. All three musicians found superstardom with Deep Purple, Cliff Bennett's Rebel Rousers and the Heard / Quartermass respectively. Out of the designation of the Shadows, Meek controlled the greater portion of guitar instrumentals that rose up in the early sixties.

Alongside Oriole Records, the Meek sound would begin to rival the Masonic powers at EMI, Decca and Phillips. Some of the most articulate instrumentals to splutter the Shadows would be "There are eight million Cossack melodies and this is one of them" (Group X), "Samurai" (the Barons), "Getting it on" (Rhet Stoller), "Theme from the Tightrope" (Volcanos) and the finest English instrumental "Stampede" by the Falcons. Much of the inner musicianship from the various instrumental combo of the Meek production house comprised of a rather burley and good looking bass guitarist called Heinz, originally from the Tornados.

Joe's surreal history in the sixties created a seminal influence on musicians and vocalists as diverse as Glenda Collins, Peter Cook and Judy Cannon. Joe would show extreme partiality to those that were good looking (men), and it wasn't only the good looking Heinz that was seduced by the devious Meek, but body builder Ricky Wayne with his hit single "Don't pick on me" and the most prolific of Joe Meek's repertoire, the good looking Don Charles. He signed them up and contracted them with love and engineering. In the early days he had a premonition of Buddy Holly's death and tried with no avail to warn him, but it was common knowledge that Meek's obsession with Buddy Holly was clearly reflected in a number of recordings. Sadly he received no royalties from "Telstar" and was inundated with court cases resulting from plagiarism. This burden would finally be the demise of the meek and mild Joe when he put an end to the whininess of his landlady by blasting her away with his shotgun and then turning it upon himself.

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh@sarockdigest.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

STICK AND STONES - KAROO

I know Karoo is from South Africa, but their CD appears to have a West Texas playground on the cover, cracked earth and all....

For the most part, Karoo, a trio, plays easygoing rock, punctuated by some rave-up guitar. Sometimes moody, sometimes gentle, sometimes hot, they're not so wild and guitar hard as Arapaho or Toxic Shame. But the guitar often does slash along nicely.

The second track, 'Mission Impossible' is their hit, a quiet and plaintive melody that showcases the singer's laconic style. It has appeared on the quality-packed 'Ocean Culture' and the first 'Sound Offerings from South Africa' compilations.

'Sticks and Stones' starts easily with a striding rhythm. After 'Mission Impossible', the album builds until by the fourth track they're playing sincere rock, pop, and a bopping number. Sometimes the guitar soars and the drums slam, but the album's overall tone is laid back, an impression conveyed by the singer.

It's a pretty album with sincere lyrics and an earnest singer accompanied by a fierce electric guitar and consistent drums.

Some stand-out tunes are the opener, 'Alone Again', the lovely 'Mission
Impossible', 'Desirata', 'Liberty' and 'Sha La La'. These tend to be played more aggressively. However, the last track, 'The Story of the Little Red Fox', is pure acoustic folk.

Karoo's 'Sticks and Stones' is a smooth album of nice vocal rock. It's a kinder and gentler rock that goes down easily and suits my day whatever I'm doing, from the morning's first cup of coffee to the evening's first beer.

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

AFRICA'S NOT FOR SISSIES - SYD KITCHEN

One of the items included in the limited edition 'Packed up and Ready to Go' parcel that includes the new offering from Syd's Kitchen is a small bag of red African earth. This is really apt as musically this album conjures up images of African plains, of a timelessness, of lying under a boabab tree under a clear blue sky, gazing across the veldt, at one with the land and being enveloped with a profound sense of peace. In the distance, buck frolic while overhead... sorry I just had to go turn off the CD for a moment as this paragraph would have gone on forever, that's how strong the effect of the music is.

Syd Kitchen (no relation to Koos Kombuis) is a hugely talented songwriter, a hugely talented guitarist and a hugely overlooked South African musician. I must admit that I have been guilty of overlooking this gentle gigantic talent as I only recently heard the awesome 'Waiting for the Heave' (1985) and the equally wonderful 'City Child' (1995) and now the word Kitchen means a lot more to me than the pile of dirty dishes stacked up in the sink. It is now for me a mark of great quality.

Listen to the achingly beautiful 'Settler' or the movingly simplistic
'Elliot' with its refrain of 'It's so amazing living in paradise' and one cannot fail to be in some way enchanted by the sheer brilliance of it. This is an aural craft market of an album.

But it's not just the music that makes this album work. The lyrics are
insightful and poignant. It talks of the wonders of Africa and at the same time the horrors. In light of the recent murder of Marike de Klerk, the latter is eerily stark in the line from the title track 'You know the woman next door, they found her lying, lying on the kitchen floor, she'd been dead for days.' In contrast to this you have lines like 'I offer love, I ask redemption' from 'Settler' and 'He one with the Earth, she set him free, He got more friends than a leaf on a tree' from 'Elliot'. He has struck at the very core of the New South Africa and everything it has to offer.

Syd has the red dust of Africa running through his veins and a finger firmly on the pulse of a nation going through the birth pains of being born again. He is the hippest of hippies and has produced an album of extreme beauty and social awareness. This is a profound and important album, ignore it at your peril.

A light breeze wafts thought the long grass, stirring it into life and
disturbing the butterflies and grasshoppers. A herd of elephant saunter
lazily by... (Yup I've pressed play again).

Buy this CD from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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, 10th December 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
2 [4] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
3 [2] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
4 [3] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
5 [5] You - Peter Maffay
6 [6] Never Ending Song of Love - New Seekers
7 [9] Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
8 [10] Desiderata - Les Crane
9 [7] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
10 [12] I Believe (in Love) - Hot Chocolate

* South African Artists

Eight weeks at the top spot meant that Charisma now equalled The Sweet's 'Co Co' for runs at the top spot. The Peanut Butter Conspiracy moved up 2 to ensure that the top 2 were local, and with Neville Whitmill at 4, it was a good week for SA artists.

Errol Brown's group Hot Chocolate scored their first top 10 hit with I
Believe (in Love). This came at the expense of Billy Forrest's 'Papa's gonna Kiss it Better' which he had released under the name William E.

Tom Jones, Middle of the Road and Tony Christie were the new entries into the top 20. Interestingly, the Sweet's 'Co Co' mentioned above exited the top 20 on the weeks that 'Mammy Blue' equalled it's number of weeks at 1. 'Co Co' had spent a total of 19 weeks on the top 20, 16 of those in the top 10 and was unsurprisingly the 2nd biggest hit of the year.

South African's at number 1 this week:

Mammy Blue - Charisma (1971)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

13 - Ted Nugent (1949)
15 - Dave Clark (1942)
17 - Paul Rodgers (1949)
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5.RUK EN ROL
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MUSIEK
http://www.musiek.co.za

Everything you need to know about Afrikaans Pop and Rock is at the excellent musiek.co.za website.
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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ROOTZ
http://www.rootz.net

We want to draw your attention to RootZ - Die Reggaeseiten <http://www.rootz.net>, which is the biggest German language eZine on Reggae, World Music and related fields.

We have just completed a small feature on Kwaito Music
<http://www.rootz.net/musfeat13.htm> which might be interesting for you. Since it is in German, we advise every non-German speaker to have a translation through http://www.babelfish.com. This translator does not produce perfect results but it can give you an idea about the content of the text.

The RootZ staff is always very much interested in the South African music scene. If you want to give us information (biographies, photos, CDs, mp3s, jpgs, gifs) for further features on South African musical vibes, please send to:

RootZ
Max Boehmer
Maarweg 137
D-50825 Köln

You can contact our editor under mailto:dociguz@rootz.net
or +(49) 171 5342294.

We would love to hear from you people in order to deepen the South African - German music connection.

One love, have a nice day, Max Böhmer aka Doc Iguz (editor RootZ)

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LITTLE RED DONKEY

Just picked up on the entry in last week's SA Rock Digest from someone looking for the words of 'Little Red Donkey'. You're right - as an avid Troggolyte I have also never been able to find this tune on any Greatest Hits compilation. The good news, however, is that I did recently buy it in the UK on a CD which contains two of their albums, 'Cellophane' and 'Mixed Bag'. 'Little Red Donkey' is the opening track on 'Cellophane'. This CD has been released by BGO Records and its stock code is BGOCD343 for anyone who may be interested.

For anyone else who may be interested, I also purchased 'The Singles' (looks like they're following the Kinks' recent release of a similar name), a Greatest Hits compilation which really has 26 containing all their well known stuff - except 'Little Red Donkey'! (There are also a couple of horrendous covers of songs like 'Good Vibrations' & 'Satisfaction'!). This CD has been released by BRMusic with the stock code BX538-2.

All the best

Pete Shout - Bedrock
mailto:pshout@mweb.com.na

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LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH

Abstract Truth did record a third album. It was called "Cool Sounds for
Heads" and the producer was Clive Calder. Catalogue details are: Parlophone PCSJ 12070. Will send image as soon as I get a chance to photograph cover.

Cheers

Tertius
mailto:tertius@sarockdigest.com

Abstract Truth
http://www.rock.co.za/files/at_index.html

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DREAM MERCHANTS
http://www.rock.co.za/files/dream_merchants_index.htm

I would love to obtain copies of the Dream Merchant's
'Predictions & Things' and 'Hang on to a Dream'. I had these
vinyls many years ago. Doing a web search I came across your
site, which showed the covers of this sorely-missed music. Would you know whether it is available, whether it is ever likely to become available, and if so how I could get hold of it. Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Kind regards,
Creigh McNeil
mailto:mcneil@gibbon.stanford.edu

{Classic Dream Merchants tracks like 'Time & The River', 'Love Minus Zero' (the Dylan song), 'Land Of Milk and Honey' and 'The Rattler' can be found on the recently released 'The Heart and Soul of Billy Forrest', a 2CD retrospective available from Leisure Books <http://www.leisurebooks.com> - ed}

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LESLEY RAE DOWLING
http://rock.co.za/legends/lesleyraedowling

I have a question regarding Lesley Rae Dowling. I know she did a cover of David Bowie's song "Cat people" somewhere in the 80's. Do you know on which album that is? I couldn't find it on your site and it is on no best of. Do you know of someone who can help me or a Lesley Rae Dowling website for more info?

Thanks,
Marlene
mailto:stewart_marlene@hotmail.com

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CORNELIA

Cornelia had a hit in 1968 with "Picking up Pebbles".
I have been searching for a picture of her on the www
for a long time, without success. Do you know of a
site where I could find it, please?

Regards,
Andries.
mailto:andriesnh@hotmail.com

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JOHN IRELAND
http://rock.co.za/legends/johnireland

I've contacted Transistor Records asking them where I can find the LP or cassette of John Ireland's first album. Unfortunately they cannot help me, I've now turned to all recourses available to obtain the album called "John Ireland" released 1982. I hope you can help me with this one.

Thanks

Johan
mailto:johan.redelinghuys@lapple.co.za

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TRIBE AFTER TRIBE

Sorry for my English ... I really love this band "Tribe After Tribe", and the other project from Robbi Robb "Three Fish" ... in Europe or US, I can't find the 1985 record "Power" .. is it actually available in South Africa?

Thanks for your answer

Thierry
mailto:thierryzeppelin@free.fr

Tribe After Tribe
http://www.rock.co.za/files/tribe_after_tribe.html

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HOW TO BE FAMOUS

I need to know:
The music events in SA that a muso should be part of
The places to play at (gigs) in SA

How someone goes about becoming famous?
do a demo
get DJ's to play
get gigs
produce a CD
how to get it into stores
when to do a music video
who is a good manager
who approaches the music companies and when
is it a good idea to link music to emotional issues - drugs, crime etc?

Heather Proudfoot
mailto:proudfoot@yebo.co.za

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THE FLAMES
http://www.the-flames.com

I'm looking to purchase a re-release of the following Album. Do you know if one is available and where I can obtain a copy.
Title: The Flames (SA version)
label & number: Trutone STO 737
date: January 1971

Thanks

Gregg
mailto:greggv55@bigpond.com

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GOBLIN

I was a member (keyboards and vocals) of the Pretoria band Goblin in
the years 1973 - 1974, and would like to get in touch with some of the
ex members. Hopefully they also read the digest? I only remember though their first names: Olaf - drums (he might be a lawyer in Cape Town, or so I heard last?), Andy - bass (Last I saw him late 70's early 80's in Pretoria), and I think the Lead Guitarist was Larry (saw him last also in Pretoria around 1977-78 at a Finch and Henson gig).
Any help will be appreciated.

Greetings and rock on
George Fazakas
mailto:MUSGSF@puknet.puk.ac.za

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RAMSAY MACKAY
http://www.rock.co.za/files/rm_index.html

I am writting from Edin in Scotland and would very much like to know where I can get hold of some of Ramsay Mackay's (Freedoms Children) albums. Can you suggest where is the best place to track down one of his albums, which one was his most inspiring and successful one. I have met the man here in Scotland and am so inspired from his talent.
Please can you help.

Kind regards,
Charlie Adam
mailto:chaz_adam@hotmail.com

Freedoms Children
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren

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SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS
http://www.nudegirls.co.za

I would like to know more about my favourite SA rock band which is about or has split. This band is the Springbok Nude Girls. I would like you to give me its profile, and not forgetting Saron Gas. Secondly I would like to know if you cannot provide me with some information on mail as I cannot access computer on daily basis. My postal address is: Box 1260 Sovenga 0727.

Kind regards
Klaas Z.Z.
mailto:klaasaz@webmail.co.za

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SIYAHAMBA

Where can I find the Zulu Song Siyahamba?
Is there a songbook with songs like this one?
If so, how can I get such a book?
Thank you very much for helping me!

Wim from Holland
mailto:brinkman-wm@hetnet.nl

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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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PARADISE IN SUMMERTIME

To cap off a resurgent year for SA rock, some of our finest practioners of this "definitely Not Dead" musical art form have decided to do the honourable thing and hit "The Road". That means that names like Just Jinger, Watershed, Semisane, Zen Arcade, Perez, Mel Botes, Benguela, Saron Gas, Piet Botha, Mondetta, Karen Zoid and others, will soon be appearing on a stage near you. To keep all those details, dates, times and venues at your fingertips, we have set up a new Gig Guide webpage to carry all that info. Bookmark it now and catch a gig or two. http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives/summer2001.html

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340ml

Thursday, 13 December
Bassline. Melville 9pm
Saturday, 15 December
St David’s Marist College (Kwanzaa Carnival in Gauteng 2001)6pm
Thursday, 20 December
Bassline. Melville 9pm
Saturday, 22 December
Lokomotiv. Maputo - Mozambique 11pm
24/25 December. Christmas Eve
Modaskavalu. Maputo - Mozambique. 3am

340ml contacts:
mailto:340ml@music.com
Rui @ +2782 670 1895 (RSA) or +25882 492 580 (Mozambique)
PO Box 221, Mondeor, 2110, JHB, South Africa

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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

RICHARD TAIT and BILL KNIGHT:        longstanding compadres, back working
together. Decide for yourself whether their Covers are more obscure than their Originals.

AND...

MONDETTA - IT’S A SMALL WORLD
Steve Newman - guitar (South Africa)
Gito Baloi - bass & vocals (Mozambique)
Wendy Oldfield - percussion & vocals (South Africa)
Julia Kim - Violin (Canada/Korea)
Elad Neeman - Percussion & rapping (Israel).

This will be the second-last Barleycorn Meeting of the Year. The Last
Show will be a Christmas Show presented by the Committee en Masse, Monday 17 December

We re-open on Monday January 14th with a Special Show Featuring our Durban Cuzzie, SYD KITCHEN.

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CD WHEREHOUSE - CAPE TOWN

The Compact Disc Wherehouse at the Waterfront in Cape Town has unveiled
its in-store live music program for December, with 13 consecutive days
of live music and an unprecedented line-up of free music events
throughout the month.

This line-up is a virtual ‘who’s who’ of SA musical talent, many of whom are currently touring the country, and reflects a diverse range of
genres including jazz, rock, dance, R & B, world, and classical. So this schedule offers music fans from Cape Town, and holiday visitors from SA and abroad, a unique and free opportunity to see these artists performing in these intimate and appropriate surroundings.

Upcoming highlights include the Nianell Cape Town CD launch on Dec 12th, Mondetta appearing on the 13th and the exclusive Bright Blue reunion event on December 16th. CD Wherehouse and Red Bull are also inviting the public to chill out and "cruise" with them outside at House of Coffees. Every Thursday in December, on the quay next to the dry dock, they will be offering a mellow sunset vibe, with some of the best local DJ’s spinning laid back music to accompany an assortment of Red Bull cocktail specials.

All these listed events are free and open to the public, and artists
will all be available to meet the public and sign CDs.

Event Details:

Wed. Dec 12th (6pm) - Nianell Cape Town CD Launch (Fresh new female
vocalist)
Thur. Dec 13th (1pm) - Mondetta (SA World hybrid with Steve Newman,
Wendy Oldfield and others)
Thur Dec 13th (6pm) - Red Bull "Sunset Cruise" Quayside at House of
Coffee w/ Soul Chic
Fri. Dec 14th (1pm) - Sons of Trout (Zany Cape Town rockers with new
third album)
Sat. Dec 15th (2pm) - Breakfast Included (Acclaimed new Cape Town jazz
group)
Sun. Dec 16th (2pm) - Bright Blue (Back with a ‘Best of’ collection)
Mon. Dec 17th (3pm) - Danielle Pascale (Piaf, Brel, Christmas Carols?)
Tue. Dec 18th (2pm) - Max Normal (SA rap-pop with tracks off ‘Songs From A Mall’)
Wed. Dec 19th (2pm) - Vanessa Nolan (Rising talent with band and songs
off ‘Burn’)
Thur. Dec 20th (2pm) - Valiant Swart (The Boland Punk with his new
greatest hits CD)
Thur. Dec 20th (6pm) - Red Bull "Sunset Cruise" Quayside at House of
Coffees w/ Syndicate Records
Fri. Dec 21st (2pm) - Blk Sonshine ("Spend my time loving you, if that’s what you want me to do")
Sat. Dec 22nd (2pm) - MoodPhase5ive (You’ve never heard ‘Miles’? ‘Rise
and Shine’? ‘Geto @ Sunset’?, Where’ve you been???)
Sun. Dec 23rd (2pm) - Cape Malay Choir CD Launch (Appropriate Sunday
sounds)
Mon. Dec 24th (2pm) - Youth In Action Gospel Choir (as above, except
it’s Monday)
Thur. Dec 27th (6pm) - Red Bull "Sunset Cruise" Quayside at House of
Coffees w/ Home Groove DJ
Fri. Dec 28th (tbc) - Pieter Dirk Uys: Marlene Dietrich 100th Birthday
Party (She doesn’t look a day over 92!)
Sun. Dec 30th (11am) - Abaqondisi Brothers

Notes:
Schedule is subject to change. For more information please contact:
Lara Utian on (021) 425 6307 or 082 346 7176

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FOUR OUNCE FREEDOM’S ‘HYPNOTISM TOUR’

Four Ounce Freedom, South Africa's premier Funk-Core band, have been
dazzling audiences around the country with their brand of angst-fuelled, hip-hop driven Modern Rock. ‘The Hypnotism Tour’, which kicked off on December 1st in Cape Town and then proceeded along the coast, finishes off in Gauteng at the official launch party for the band’s debut album, ‘Hypnotism’ at Zeplins in Pretoria.

Four Ounce Freedom, an "underground supergroup" consisting of ex-members of Cutting Jade, Placid Fun, and Belgian band Ribbed For Her Pleasure, have a sound that is best described as a fusion of cutting-edge Modern Rock and Nu Metal, with Pop hooks and anthemic choruses galore.

Hear the music... Experience the performance... Look into their eyes...
Sat 15 Dec: Launch Party: Zeplins (cnr Church & Bosman streets,
Pretoria)

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JAM DATES

The Jam / 206

Wed 12 Dec
Awesome hip hop outfit, Max Normal take over both venues for the first
in a series of events staged during the 2001 party season. While the
band perform upstairs, DJs Koe Rant (Warped Wednesdays), Bob and The
Blunted Stuntman (Nu Skool Brakes) will be energising the dance floor
downstairs for those who need a break from the intense performance of
Waddy and co.

206
Thurs 13 Dec
Once again the Spring Break Backpackers party rolls into 206 with a
vengeance; featuring DJs AK47 and Grinder (Nu Skool Breaks) and
Boogieman (Funk).

206
Fri 14 Dec
The Blunted Stuntman ‘breaks’ all the rules with his crew of Nu Skool
Breaks DJs.

The Jam
Fri 14 Dec
On the heels of their massive international signing, Saron Gas, play
their final Cape Town gig before jetting off to share the stage with the likes of Creed in the US. Don't miss these local boys who promise to pave the way for other South African hopefuls.

206
Sat 15 Dec
Resident funksters - Golliwog and the 206 Old Skool Breaks DJs provide
the best party in town. Doors open at 9pm so get there early.

The Jam
Sat 15 Dec
Ex Colorfields and The Branch collective now performing under the banner of African Rhythm Travellers bring their quintessential African rhythm/ trance influenced sound to The Jam for a spectacular mid-December party.

Contact: Sean Wienand 072 123 0263

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

Jesse Jordan Band - Trippin' Tour!
 
Friday 14th: Knights Pub, Kleinmond from 9pm cover R15pp
Sponsors: Helderberg BMW+ Alf Duncan + Assoc.
 
Sun 16th: Gecko Bar, Hermanus, 9pm cover R15pp
Sponsors: Helderberg BMW+ Alf Duncan + Assoc.
 
Wed 19th: The Dome, George 10pm
Sponsors: Helderberg BMW+ Alf Duncan + Assoc.
 
Fri 21+Sat 22 Dec: Al's Dance Club, Knysna, From 11pm
Sponsored by Camel
 
Sun 23rd Dec: The Dome, George 10 pm 
Sponsors: Helderberg BMW+ Alf Duncan + Assoc.
 
Wed 26th: Firlands Rock Fest, Firlands Pub, N2 somerset West. 
bookings advised 082 451 0273

Sat 29th: Dagga Dirk Uys's Tassenberg Rock Fest, Struisbaai, Jesse Jordan Band along with Karen Zoid, Spinnekop and Diff-olie. Come and see the cream of local English and Afrik. Rock on one stage. 
 
Sun 30th: Al's Dance Club, Knysna.
Sponsored by Love Potion No 9 from 11pm
 
Mon 31st Al's Dance Club's, Knysna. New Years Bash Sponsored by Love Potion No. 9
 
4 + 5th Jan 2002: Al's Dance Club, Knysna. 11pm Sponsored by Love Potion No. 9

For more info: contact Gary 082 451 0273 Or Briers 072 256 5124

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

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SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

Tour Details:
Dec 30 2001 - Flu Festival, Southern Cross Farm, Mooie River, KZN (With
Wesley Gibbens)
Jan 10, 11, 12 2002 - Georgian Dragon, Kalk Bay, CT.
Jan 13 2002 @ 14H00 - CD Warehouse, Waterfront, CT
Jan 14 2002 - Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, CT
Jan 16 2002 - Vegie-Table, Kalk Bay, CT
Jan 17, 18, 19 2002 - Georgian Dragon, Kalk Bay, CT
Jan 21 2002 - Barleycorn ‘Mike Smith Benefit’, River Club, CT
Jan 25 2002 - Whale Well @ Cape Town Museum, CT (With Aquarian Quartet)
Jan 26 2002 - Dorp Street Theatre, Stellenbosch (With AQ)
Jan 29 2002 - Cape St. Francis Resort, Cape St. Francis (With AQ)
Jan 30 2002 - Ford Little Theatre, PE (With AQ)
Feb 01 2002 - Cintsa Bay Game Lodge, Cintsa Bay, East London (With AQ)
Feb 02 2002 - Buccaneers, East London (With AQ)
Feb 06 2002 - Durban (With AQ) To be confirmed
Feb 08 2002 - Maputo, Mozambique (With AQ)

Syd Kitchen on the road: 0722534450
Details at: http://www.sydkitchen.com

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

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LOCAL IS LEKKER
http://www.local-is-lekker.co.za

Your complete guide of live entertainment in Pretoria

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‘DIS NOU 'N DING’ FESTIVAL FOR RATANGA JUNCTION

Head to Ratanga Junction on Saturday 22nd December for the Afrikaans
music festival of the season. ‘Dis Nou 'n Ding’ promises to be a
fantastic night out in the company of South Africa's best-loved
musicians. Appearing on the star-studded bill is the sensational
Patricia Lewis who this year recorded her new, much awaited album ‘Vir
Ewig en Altyd’ in Sweden.

Working with international producer Charlie King (who has worked with,
among others, Dr. Alban) as well as her regular South African producer,
Dennis East, Patricia laid down six tracks in Sweden, including a Herbie Crishlow original, ‘The Crazy Little Things You Do’. Crishlow won a Grammy for writing the song, 'The Meaning of Being Lonely' for the Backstreet Boys. Other songs recorded in Sweden include ‘Lift Me Up’ and ‘You'll Always be My Baby’, written by King and East. The new album also includes four Afrikaans tracks.

Appearing along with Patricia are Klipwerf, The Campbells, Blackie
Swart, Wes Lee, Kurt Darren, Zak Van Niekirk, Naughty and Clive Bruce.

Tickets to what can be described as the biggest "Sokkie" of the season
can be booked through Computicket and cost only R50.00.

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RIVER CLUB
Upstairs @ The River Club

Wednesday 12 December @ 21:30

MONDETTA - IT'S A SMALL WORLD

New SA world hybrid, Mondetta, will be bringing their music to Cape Town when they appear at the River Club on Wednesday 12 December @ 21:30. The group’s line-up consists of Steve Newman - guitar (South Africa), Gito Baloi - bass & vocals (Mozambique), Wendy Oldfield - percussion & vocals (South Africa), Julia Kim - Violin (Canada/Korea), Elad Neeman - Percussion & rapping (Israel).

Together this five-piece line-up produce ambient world music with a
bite. Beautiful melodies accompanied by some serious dance grooves; all
live, no sequences. From Mozambique to SA to Israel to Canada and Korea, Mondetta represents multi-cultural music in its simplest and purest form. The group recently released their debut album, ‘It’s A Small World’ to wide acclaim and they will be performing tracks off this vibrant and eclectic piece of work.

Supporting them on the evening will be ambient trio Benguela, who will
be playing tracks off their just-released second live album, ‘Digital
Inability’.

Contact:
The River Club (021) 488 6117 or South African Music Promotions - Surisa 082 926 2871 or Beth 082 445 4641

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ROCK ART CAFE, OUDTSHOORN
mailto:rock_art@mweb.co.za

Fri 14th Dec: Zen Arcade
Sat 15th Dec: Karen Zoid
Wed 19th Dec: Theuns Jordaan
Fri 21st Dec: Blues Broers
Thu 3rd Jan: Mel Botes
Fri 11th Jan: Jakkie Louw & DNA Strings
Sat 12th Jan: Jakkie Louw & DNA Strings

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

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SLUGS OF WAR
http://listen.to/slugsofwar

Sat 15th December
Kwanzaa Carnival in Africa
St David's Marist College, Inanda, JHB
Time 18:00

Sun 16th December
Kwanzaa Carnival in Africa
St David's Marist College, Inanda, JHB
Time 18:00

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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

Big Town Playboys: Friday 14 December

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

CAPE TOUR STARTS 12 DEC UNTIL EARLY JAN
(Exact times and venues to be confirmed)

Wed 12 Bloemfontein (TBN)

Wed 19 Dorpstraat Teater, Stellenbosch
Contact Hettie 021 886 6107

Sat 22 Sirroco's Theatre Restaurant, Gordons Bay
Contacts and Bookings: Christina 021 856 0229

Sun 23 Hangklip Hotel, Hangklip
Contact Briers Coetzee 072 256 5124

Wed 26 Firlands, Strand
Contact Briers Coetzee 072 256 5124

Sat 29 Struisbaai (Tassenberg Rock Tour)

Mon 31, New Years Eve Beach Party, Mossel Bay
(met Theuns Jordaan & Piet Botha)

JANUARY 2002

Wed 2 Tin Roof Blues, Knysna
(met Dagga Dirk Uys & Tassenberg)

Fri 4 Potters Place, Jeffreys Bay
(Contact Carine 042 293 2500)

Fri 18 Roodepoort Hoërskool, Roodepoort (10h00 - privaat)

Fri 18 Cafe Barcelona, Elarduspark. Pretoria
Contacts and Bookings: 012 345 3602  Natalie 082 742 4460 Chrisna 082 458 9342

FEBRUARY 2002

Fri 15 PUK Jool, Joolplaas, Potchefstroom (22h00)
(Met Georgia, Mean Mr Mustard, Watershed)

Fri 22 Bliksemware Opskop, Stadsaal, Pretoria
(Met Anton Goosen, Koos Kombuis, Eden, Battery9, Spinnekop ea)

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8.LISTEN HERE - SA ROCK ON RADIO
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SAFM (104-107KHz)
http://www.safm.co.za

THE BRUCE MILLAR SHOW - WEDNESDAY MORNINGS @10.30am
Stephen Segerman, Digest co-editor, talks to Bruce Millar about SA music news, new releases, and charts from each week's Digest.

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CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

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

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/

FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS
http://www.ffn.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

SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

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

KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

THE LED
http://www.theled.co.za

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

SLUGS OF WAR
http://listen.to/slugsofwar

AMANDA STRYDOM
http://www.amandastrydom.com

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

SUTHERLAND
http://sutherland.8k.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

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/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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

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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