SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE NUMBER 36

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The South African Rock Music Digest
is a weekly, free, subscription e-mag,
delivered direct to your e-mailbox.

Edited by Brian Currin and
Stephen "Sugar" Segerman.

Subscription and back issue
information at the end.

Established January 1999.

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INTRODUCTION
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This e-mag is a discussion forum for rock and pop music --
South African and International -- past, present and future.

Read it, digest it, enjoy it, send in your comments
and tell your friends....

Contributions and comments:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/contactme.html
or email Brian Currin:
mailto:brian.currin@new.co.za
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CONTENTS
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In this issue:
News
New releases
Whats on
Forum
Review
Hidden gems
On the net
Links and ads
Back Issues
Rules
Subscriptions
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NEWS
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SA ROCK DIGEST BACK ISSUES NOW ON-LINE!        

All back issues of the SA Rock Digest are now archived on-line and are
keyword searchable. The onsite search engine is very quick and gives
excellent results.

Go to:
http://www.crosswinds.net/~sarockdigest

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AMERSHAM

Popular South African group, Amersham, have replaced their guitarist, Marc Bentel, with their original guitarist, Sasha Sonnbichler. Amersham fans had their first pleasing taste of what the band's "new guitarist" had to offer at Woodstock - the 90s Pop Culture Experience over the Heritage day weekend. The band's promoter, Authentic Ideas, say that Marc Bentel left the band as he has moved to Australia to pursue "a personal dream".

By Cathryn Pearman - jol
http://www.jol.co.za
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NEW RELEASES
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AMAKOOL
http://www.amakool.co.za

We've just released out debut maxi-single. The 5 track EP has 30min. of magical "regional Rock-it noise". Released by WILDEBEEST RECORDS and distributed by UNIVERSAL MUSIC, the catalogue number is WIMAX004.

Up-coming gigs include:
Fri 15-10-99 University of Natal Jazz Centre.
Sundays 31-10-99, 07-11-99, 14-11-99 and 21-11-99 Bat Centre, Durban.
Sunday 28-11-99 Cuban Pete's cigar bar, Durban.

Syd Kitchen

MORE AMAKOOL

I am a full time professional musician and am currently working with a new band called Syd Kitchen & AmaKool. We have just released a five-track CD entitled "AmaKoologiK".

Greg Leisegang

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PJ POWERS

PJ's re-recording of the Rugby World Cup Theme, 'World In Union 99', this time with Welsh singer Bryn Terfel replacing her previous partners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, is available on the 'Rugby World Cup 99 Anthems' CD.

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GUITAR HEAVEN

Lovers of good guitar-work have 2 new CDs to enjoy. A new direction from Mauritz Lotz with 'Earthtones' (Tequila Records, distributed by Universal) and a superb mix of African & Brazilian sounds on 'Seed' from Tananas (Epic). Gito Baloi, vocalist and bassist for Tananas, makes a guest appearance on 'Earthtones'.

Available online from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za

Mauritz Lotz on the Web
http://www.tequila.co.za/mauritz.html

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FOUNTAIN OF TEARS

Brand new self-titled, independant release from US prog-rock
band Fountain Of Tears. Soaring female vocals (though a bit low in the mix),
combined with great piano (and organ) and blistering guitarwork make this an
unforgettable album. Reminds me of the early Renaissance stuff (remember the
album 'Prologue'?). More detailed review next issue.

Listen to MP3s on their website
http://www.fountainoftears.com
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WHATS ON
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SNAKE RATTLE AND ROLL
Ratanga Junction
Friday, 19th November 7.30pm

You are cordially invited to join our dinner club…
It's Party time again at Ratanga Junction on Friday 19th November.
Join us at the Ratanga Snake Rattle and Roll street Carnival on main stage
for an all in buffet carnival dinner, Snake Rattle and Roll bash and an
added extra laser show.

This one promises to be the party of the year, It's the start of the
millennium count down celebrations, you have got to be there.
Cost R 95-00 per head this includes.. entry to Ratanga Island
entertainment, buffet dinner, our raunchy Rock 'n Roll band and the best
laser show ever seen in Cape Town.
There will be a pay bar.
Tables of eight and twelve available.
Parking is additional

Contact the following for ticket purchases…
Tim Faull        0825533466
mailto:tfstrat@new.co.za
Reini Adelbert 0836588181
Glynis Newton 0828951868

{Editor: the band members include Reini Adelbert, Jonny Blundell, Eric Newton and Tim Faull...this sounds like an opportunity not to be missed! I've seen this band before and they are superb.}

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ANTI-MILLENNIAL BLUES: HOODLUMS AT THE PROSIT, MUIZENBERG

Tired of hearing the media blathering on about the 'new millennium'
as though any of us alive today were going to live through more
than a tiny fraction of it? Sick of corporate advertising claims
that useless transient products are somehow worth associating with
a 1000-year period? Gonna retch next time someone misspells
millennium? (Or is it millennium? Millennium?)

Well, have no fear. The Hoodlums are proud to announce that they
are returning to The Prosit, Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, this Sunday
October 17th from 18h30, and will have NOTHING AT ALL TO SAY about
anything calendrical -- just plain, old, late 20th-century blues
boogie with no pretence at historical (or even musical) relevance
or aspirations of permanence of any sort.

So come on all ye barbies, join us for a beer and a stomp.

For further info, contact Ted at:
mailto:tedb@iafrica.com
Tel/fax: +27-21-788-2311
Tel: +27-21-788-6380
Cell: 082-602-4330

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SHELL ROAD TO FAME

The finals of the 1999 Shell Road To Fame talent search will be held at the Bellville Velodrome on 29th October 1999. The twelve finalists will compete for a selection of prizes, including a recording deal with Nebula BOS, in front of a panel of judges and what is expected to be a large local audience. Three finalists were chosen from each of the four categories which were Traditional, Gospel, Kwaito and Pop/Rock. The 12 finalists' names will be released soon and were selected from a huge range of entries which were judged over the past three months.

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JUST JINGER

Just Jinger are currently on their national tour to promote their new album 'Here's To You'. For more info and all those dates, see http://www.justjinger.co.za and http://www.bmg.co.za

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FESTIVAL OF LIVING TREASURES

More than 30 000 people are expected to attend the 'The Festival of Living Treasures' which will be held concurrently in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park on December 15 & 16 and in the Shongweni Resources Reserve on December 16, 17, 18 & 19. The combined festivities will present around 80 performances in more than 60 hours of music and dance over five days.

The projected line-up of acts reads like a "who's who" on the national and international music scene. It includes Ginger Baker (UK); Oliver Mtukudzi & Mahube (Zimbabwe/SA); Yungchen Lhamo (Tibet); Sergio Dias (Brazil); Bob Brozman (USA); Joel Gonthier (France); Phil Manzanera (UK/ Cuba); Young Ba Cuba (Republic of Congo); Simba Morri (Kenya); Nestor Kornblum & Michele Averard with Patricia Almeyda (Spain/Peru); Lamine Konte (Senegal); Gito Baloi (Mozambique); Miriam Makeba; Ray Phiri & Stimela; Jimmy Dludlu; Mathew Van Der Want & Chris Letcher; Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata; Wendy Oldfield; Landscape Prayers, and "Guitars For Africa" (all from SA) to name but a few.

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REVIEWS
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DEEP PURPLE
30th anniversary of the Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Royal Albert Hall, London, 25th September 1999

1) Paul Mann, the LSO conductor, announced that Sir Malcolm Arnold was
not well enough to attend, but that he sent his best wishes. Then the
LSO played Arnold's "Four Scottish Dances" - four short and fairly light pieces, to get the evening off to a fine start.

2) Next up - two pieces from Jon Lord's solo album "Pictured Within" - the title track, and "Wait a While". Played by Jon and the orchestra, with Miller Anderson on "Pictured Within", and Sam Brown on "Wait a While. "Pictured Within" never fails to bring a tear to my eye - simply beautiful.

3) Then Roger (Glover), Ian Paice, Steve Morse, Ronnie James Dio, and Eddie Hardin came on. Miller Anderson moved to acoustic guitar, and together with the orchestra, we got "Sitting In A Dream" from the Butterfly Ball. Graham Preskett joined on violin, and a horn section too (not the orchestra's brass), for a very lively "Love Is All", with everyone clearly having a lot of fun.

4) Mr Gillan joined us, wearing a white Indian-style suit - Nehru collar on a very long jacket- and over the top of that he had a gold lame jacket! Looked like the Punjabi Presley! Ian, Jon, Steve Morris, Rog, the horns and the orchestra then ripped through "Via Miami" and "That's Why God is Singing the Blues" - a couple of well-chosen songs to keep the mood up-beat. The gold lame jacket was thrown at the drummer in between songs.

5) Next - the Steve Morse Band - Steve, Dave LaRue on bass, Van Romaine
on drums, and Graham Preskett on violin. "Night Meets Light", with the
orchestra, was first. Then "Take It Off The Top" - which caused some
jaws to drop in the orchestra, who, when they weren't playing, were
sitting on stage watching. Mind you, some of them, young and old, were
really getting into things, and they gave Steve a prolonged round of
applause after this.

6) To close the first half, we had Ian P, Roger, Jon, GP on violin, and
the horn section doing the promised big-band swing version of Deep Purple's "Wring
That Neck".

OK - that took just over an hour, and took us to the interval.

Just after 9pm, the show restarted, with the Concerto.

I have to say now that sadly there was some shouting and jeering -
drunks yelling for "Highway Star" and things like that - both before the Concerto started, and especially between the 1st and 2nd movements. In fact, they couldn't get the 2nd movement started because of the noise, and Jon had to tell the audience to keep quiet.

It was a revelation to hear it live - much clearer, much crisper, much better sounding than the old recording. The band played brilliantly, Ian sang really well, and the orchestra was excellent. I think that this was much better than the old recorded version. It was also so spooky to hear something so very close to the original - the same sounds from the orchestra, Jon using the same organ settings, Steve following the same guitar lines from the score.

There was a spontaneous standing ovation after the first movement, but,
as I've said, they had trouble starting the second. Maybe because of
that, they went very quickly from the 2nd into the 3rd.

Anyway, it was wonderful - I'd never dreamt I would ever see it live.

This took us up to about 9.50pm.

When the Concerto finished, there was another great ovation, but they
didn't milk it for long. Instead, it was quickly into "Ted The Mechanic", with the
horn section. Then "Watching The Sky", with horns and the orchestra's
strings, then "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming", with the strings, and finally "Pictures of Home", with an orchestral intro, and the full orchestra all the way through. Incredibly powerful and thrilling music.

But, of course, there was one more thing to play. Everybody - all the
guest musicians - came on, Steve launched into "Smoke On The Water", and the RAH went wild! A totally triumphant version, completely over the top, with
umpteen rock musicians, the horn sections, the backing singers, and the
full orchestra. Amazing.

And that was it. Nobody wanted to leave - never has an orchestra packed
up to such cheering. But eventually Ian G had to come back on stage and
say that the show was over, finished, nothing more, thank you all!

In summary, an incredible night of very varied and truly enjoyable music - great fun.

Garry Smith

The Highway Star - The Official Webpages for Deep Purple
http://www.deep-purple.com
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FORUM
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HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS
Michelle Constant (ZA@play)
reprinted here with kind permission of Sophie Perryer,
editor, ZA@Play

It's a sad irony of SA music that international success brings recognition back home.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo were back in Durban recently, filming a video for Ain't No Sunshine with British singer Des'ree. Maria McCloy, editor of that fine South African music website Rage <http://www.rag.co.za>, made an interesting point about the "coupling". She spoke of South African artists performing with international artists as a means to an end - to achieve overseas exposure.

One wouldn't think a band like Ladysmith Black Mambazo would need go this route, having cracked the international circuit a while back when their song Inkanyezi Nezazi was used for a Heinz TV commercial in England. That was probably their first real mainstream worldwide success, but their work over a decade earlier with Paul Simon (controversial as it was) surely laid the foundations.

The Heinz song can be found on The Best of Ladysmith Black Mambazo - The Star and the Wiseman. The album also features "duets" with China Black and Dolly Parton (doing a rather topsport version of Bob Dylan's Knocking on Heaven's Door). But here's the rub. If the band is already well-established internationally, then perhaps duets with the likes of Des'ree and Dolly are not as important for international exposure as they are to give them weight back home.

It's the irony of ironies that we have to "import" South African music back to South Africa in order for it to be recognised by record companies, audiences and promoters. When Jimmy Dludlu performs at the Montreal Jazz Festival, when Bryan Adams says he thinks Famous Curtain Trick have "got what it takes", when Big Voice Jack is invited to perform with Dave Matthews [himself an ex-pat South African - ed] … only then is there recognition of the artist, and his or her talent, within our country.

When Ready D DJs in the States, when Naked's Kaolin Thompson is invited by Brian Eno to spend an afternoon working with him, we finally acknowledge their skills back home. We forget that a talented British artist like Dave O Higgins keeps returning to South Africa to perform with Interzone because it's here that he can work with like-minded artists.

So it becomes important for South African musicians to travel beyond our borders both for international recognition and for real grassroots support. Ironically the vast majority of South Africans have not travelled internationally, and yet they still rely on America and Europe to determine their tastes and aesthetics.

At the risk of flogging a dead and rotting horse, it is the responsibility of the radio stations to change this. It would be fantastic if we, as music appreciators, were just a little truer to ourselves, our identity and our history. Perhaps we should take the lead of the Afrikaans musical community, which is a step ahead of most urban musical genres, rock, pop or Afro-pop.

In this case, language is the thread that holds the music together. Artists like Valiant Swart, Koos Kombuis, Nataniel and even Steve Hofmeyr are freed from the burden of expectation, of having to be "world conquerors". Instead they are, in the truest sense, folk heroes. Their followers love them, not because they have finally "made it" in the Western market (which would be nigh impossible except perhaps in Holland or Belgium), but because they know the music is created for them alone. Love the music for what it says to you, personally …

Having said that, go out and get Valiant Swart's new album Deur die Donker Vallei. Dit is verskriklik nice - gorgeous Hammond, gorgeous tjunes and some truly heartbreaking South African lyrics.

Michelle Constant
mailto:mconstant@icon.co.za

See the original article online at:
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/hiplip/990923-duets.html

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JUST GINGER

More on Ginger Baker's move to South Africa as mentioned in last week's digest. Bob found this interview online for us...

Rock Hall of Fame drummer Ginger Baker seasons his life with polo and jazz
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/eguide/archive/1999/04/15/derk.dtl

Bob Hagemier....Salinas, CA USA

MORE ON GINGER...
Greg Alberts

Ginger recently celebrated his 60th birthday in KZN, (I got a signed
autograph out of it!!!), and an impromptu gig was thrown at the birthday
party. Check out African Invasion of Rock for more details.
http://www.air.org.za
Click Archives, and then go to Chronicles - August.

Also, Ginger will be appearing in the Festival of Living Treasures, over the Millenium in South Africa. (renamed ex-Womad). There is a nice Press release at the site for what Ginger is gonna be doing there.

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GUITAR CHORDS

I am creating a webpage and am in desperate need of your help. See, I am creating an "Official South African Guitar Tab's" site and am trying to gather as many tab's or just chords for songs, as possible. So far I have about 25 that I have figured out (or received) from various bands and need as many as I can get, as I am looking for a sponser too. Perhaps with my service provider or mweb, just so I can have a site with it's own name. eg www.SAtabs.com or something . I am first going to use another FreeWeb site thing like Geocites or Tripod etc and then hope to get that sponser.

So I'd really appreciate it if you could send me tabs/chords for one or even a few, if you could, of your songs. For the benefit for me and the rest of South African guitar players. South African's learning South African songs..........

And if you have ANYTHING that is South African, even African, it would
truly help out a lot. I have gathered songs from many SA bands such
as Tananas, Just Jinger, Henry Ate, Syd Kitchen, Fetish, Wishbone
and Johnny Clegg.

Thanks for your time

Guy Buttery
mailto:buttery@iafrica.com

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DAGGAFONTEIN REVISITED

I think the people of Daggafontein would be very pleased to see the interest shown in it from as far afield as Texas, USA (Issue #35 - ed). Daggafontein is a closed down gold mine on the outskirts of Springs (from where the Radio Rats originated) and as such is not a town. There are houses in which the workers resided and as with all mining communities, there was a recreation hall (club) where we attended "sessions" in our younger days. Oh for those younger days !
Where Daggafontein originally got it names from conjures up visions of miners surfacing after their shifts and on their way home, gathering at the local fountain (*fontein* in Afrikaans) to pass the peace pipe around and listen to Sakkie playing his concertina and mouth organ. :-)
Come to think of it, this sounds like the first Woodstock! Musically Springs was thus far ahead of the rest of the world.

Dave Malherbe

DAGGAFONTEIN AGAIN, HEY?

Kurt Shoemaker [Texas, USA] asks whether Daggafontein really exists. Well, it does. It's a very old suburb of Springs and the entire estate was part of a gold mine, Daggafontein G.M., parts of which are probably still going. We [Radio Rats] used to play gigs in the Dagga Hall and rehearse in an old house there that belonged to Niall Bell [as Slither, which was pre-Radio Rats, in 1976/1977 (John Ireland was part of that line-up - ed)]. James Phillips used to love any references to Daggafontein and one day he nearly shat himself laughing at a subeditorial headline in the Springs and Brakpan Advertiser about a recent soccer match . . ." DAGGA TROPHY CHANGES HANDS", or something [sheer journalistic genius is what I say]. Um, yeah. We who come from Springs know all these things. Listen to "EAST RAND TOWN CALLED SPRINGS" [Radio Rats, Big Beat 1991]...then everything might be a little clearer to a Texan!

Best wishes, Jonathan Handley [Radio Rats]

{Editor: what nobody has actually explained to Kurt (and others) is that Dagga is SA slang for marijuana, pot, grass, etc)

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RADIO RATS

Radio Rats have finished 10 out of 16 songs so far, for "Music for Funerals".

Jonathan Handley

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CINDY ALTER

Cindy Alter, ex-Clout & Zia... now living in Los Angeles, released an album available on the web, also have a web site: http://www.friedeggs.com/cab

Thanks a lot, Cindy

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SPOKEN WORD SONGS (CONTINUED)
Jonathan Plowman

Chico (local black artist, I don't remember much more about him than that)
had a one-hit wonder back in 1990 or so. I'm damned if I can remember what
it was called, but it was also a philosophical sort of song,
peace/love/tolerance for your fellow man kind of thing. It stuck in my mind
because it had a catchy tune and was a very moderate message for the
pre-post-apartheid days. Maybe someone else on the mailing list will
remember.

THE SA MUSIC WEBRING

While I'm writing to you, here's a shameless plug: the SA Music Webring
(Safring) is growing from strength to strength. We currently have over 70
members, with more applications coming in every week. http://www.webring.org have
updated their system, and one of the services they offer is traffic stats
through the Ring. Here's the stats for the last 8 weeks on Safring:

Total Hits: 2895
Next site: 149
Skip next site: 34
Previous site: 25
Skip Previous site: 19
Next/previous 5 sites: 882
List all sites: 913
Random site: 127

As always, the single criterion for acceptance to the Ring is a site which
has SA music content. Anyone who's interested can check it out online at
http://listen.to/SouthAfricanMusic, or email me on mailto:safring@yahoo.com.

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USA FOR AFRICA
Kurt Shoemaker (yes, him again!)

I have been mentally reviewing what I actually knew of SA music the past
day or two and have come to the conclusion I have a more than passing
knowledge, but only just. Aside from the few CDs I own, one the internet I've heard songs by Over the Edge, Fetish, Little Sister, Battery 9, Scabbie or is it "y"?) Annie,
Black Eyed Susan...and who else? Some miscellaneous here and there, or
course, as well as a fair amount of African music, Oom, for example. Thanks
to Internet technology.

I was cruising the Rodriguez site when I found something that
did astound me -- I own the 'Best of Impact Records' CD mentioned that has
"I'll Slip Away" by Sixto D. Rodriguez on it. The song has a smooth melody
and almost lazy vocals.

{Editor: this 1967 single version is a different recording to the version available on 'The Best Of Rodriguez' CD.}

The only 2 Rodriguez websites in the world are:

Climb Up On My Music
http://www.rock.co.za/files/rodriguez.html

The Great Rodriguez Website
http://rock.co.za/rodriguez
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HIDDEN GEMS
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Untitled bonus track on the new Squeal album.
"What you gonna do?", maybe?

The new album from Squeal, 'Civilized?', starts off badly for me with some silly recorded dialogue between an astronaut and mission control. Thank goodness for CD programming. However, after skipping over those boring 2 minutes we get into the music proper which gets better and better as the album progresses, culminating in this bonus track. The final track 'Sky Blue' (great song itself) is listed on the cover as 3.45, but after the song ends there is 2 minutes of silence and then what sound likes some old movie dailogue (I'm not enough of a movie buff to recognise it) and onto this brilliant slice of rave/rock. Cool driving beat, blistering guitars, sound samples, brief vocals and Michael Caine (I think) saying "do what?".

More "hidden gems" (old and new) in future issues...feel free to send in your suggestions.
mailto:brian.currin@new.co.za
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ON THE NET
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Koos Kombuis
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

Robbi Robbi (Tribe After Tribe/Asylum Kids/Three Fish)
http://www.vechte.com/robbi_robb/

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LINKS AND ADVERTS
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ARCHIVES:

THE LEGENDS OF SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK
Where the SA rock legends still live
http://rock.co.za/legends

SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
The online archive for the History of South African Rock
http://rock.co.za/sarock/

MESSAGE BOARD:

TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN
Post your message on the SA Rock message board
http://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb311757

NEWS:

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

AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK
News, reviews and opinions
http://www.air.org.za

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

JOL
News, updated daily
http://www.jol.co.za

POWERZONE
News, classifieds and much more...
http://www.powerzone.co.za/

WALL OF SOUND
Up-to-date news on the International music scene
http://www.wallofsound.com

WHATS ON:

THE GIG GUIDE
Whats on in Cape Town
http://www.gig-guide.co.za/

ZA@PLAY
What's on around South Africa
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/menu-music.htm

SHOPS:

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

5% discount for Digest members!

OUTLAW RECORDS, CAPE TOWN
Branches at:
Cape Town Central (021) 4238145
Wynberg (021) 7972482
Claremont (021) 6717887

10% discount for Digest members!

VIBES MUSIC - N1 CITY, CAPE TOWN
Phone (021) 5953220
mailto:vibes@fast.co.za

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

BMG
Home of Just Jinger, Amersham and others
http://www.bmg.co.za

FRESH MUSIC
Independent multi-faceted music group
http://www.fresh.co.za

GALLO MUSIC
Supporting South African Music
http://www.gallo.co.za/

INDIE MUSIC EXPLOSION
The Ultimate Independent Music Site in South Africa
http://www.indie.co.za/

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

MOUNTAIN RECORDS
Music from and about Africa
http://www.mountain-africa.com

RADIUM WRECKORDS
The home of the Radio Rats, The Glee Club, the Chauffeurs
and the Pop Guns

Radium Wreckords
Suite 207
Postnet
Private Bag X10
Flamwood
2572
Klerksdorp
mailto:jhandley@aghs.co.za

RIESTER INTERNATIONAL RECORDS
South African independent record company
http://www.riester-records.co.za/

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

STREET LEVEL RECORDS
Cape Town's Independent Record Label
http://www.streetlevel.co.za/

TEQUILA MUSIC
The Home of African Music
http://www.tequila.co.za

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
The Musician's Resource
http://www.backstage.co.za/

VAGABOND MUSIC WEB
web design and music research consultant
http://www.rock.co.za/files/vagabond_music_web.html

SA MUSIC DATABASE
Over 100 links relating to South African music
http://members.xoom.com/samusicd/links.html

SHOW VILLAGE
sound - lights - dance
http://www.showvillage.co.za

MAGAZINES:

SCREEN AFRICA
broadcast • film • commercials • video • music • interactive
http://www.screenafrica.com

SLY
Online magazine
http://www.sly.co.za/

STAGE
SA Music magazine
http://www.stage.co.za

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.rock.co.za/files/book_order.html

JEFF BECK: CRAZY FINGERS
Annette Carson
mailto:carson@global.co.za
phone: (011) 883 3619

CLASSIFIEDS:

MUSICADS
Free musical equipment classifieds ad website
http://www.twisted.co.za/musicads/

TRIVIA:

CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
A site dedicated to Rodriguez, the Sugar Man
http://www.rock.co.za/files/rodriguez.html

IMAGES OF ROCK
Your Ultimate Rock And Roll Experience
http://www.imagesofrock.com

SPACE HYMNS
The only known website for Ramases
http://rock.co.za/ramases

VAGABOND'S WORLD
a rock music trivia site
http://rock.co.za/vagabond

PIOTR'S GREEN PAGES
Discographies and lyrics for the legends of rock
http://orion.venco.com.pl/~piotrus/greenpages/

FESTIVALS:

SPLASHY FEN
The festival, the CD, the book, the website
http://www.splashyfen.co.za

OPPIKOPPI
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

MUSIC ON-LINE:

CDDB
CD Database Online
http://www7.cddb.com/

CDMAX
CD player for accessing the online CD database http://www.mindspring.com/~clark_tisdale/CDmax/

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
African music, MP3s and more...
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

MP3.COM
Listen to MP3s of South African artists
http://www.mp3.com/regions/africa/south_africa/

MP3 SOFTWARE
http://www.rock.co.za/files/mp3software.html

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