SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #58

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CONTENTS
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1.WHAT'S NEW - Miriam Makeba, The Aquarian Quartet, Ransom
2.ON STAGE - Live in SA
3.NEW RELEASES - Lesley Rae Dowling, Om te Breyten, Prime Time Addiction, Anton Goosen and Tree
4.WOEMA - Theunis Engelbrecht reviews 'Om te Breyten'
5.SPOTLIGHT - Stephen Segerman looks at The Aeroplanes
6.USA for SA - Kurt Shoemaker reviews Scabby Annie
7.CLASSIC ROCK - John Samson remembers Petit Cheval and Carte Blanche
8.FORUM - Kevin Shirley, Miriam Makeba, One World, Oom
9.REQUESTS - Circus, Odyssey, Jules Wagener, Flibbertigibbet, Galactic Vibes, John Ireland, Otis Waygood, Falling Mirror
10.ON THE NET - One World
11.WHAT'S ON - Oppikoppi, Little Sister, Fruit Fly Navigators
12.GOOSEBUMPS - PTA, Off The Edge
13.LINKS AND ADS
14.BACK ISSUES
15.CONTRIBUTIONS
16.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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SA ROCK DIGEST - THE WEBSITE
http://rock.co.za/sarockdigest/

Use the website search engine to find any information published on each and every previous Digest. These archives are updated weekly.

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SA ROCK DIGEST - ON THE RADIO

Listen out between 10.15 and 10.30am on SAFM (104-107KHz) every Wednesday morning to hear Digest co-editor Stephen Segerman chatting to Bruce Millar about the lastest music news and breaking stories.

Visit SAFM on the net at:
http://www.safm.co.za

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AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za

For more news, views and reviews on the SA and International music scene visit the Amuzine website.

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

Selling South African Music to the World

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SA ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock
The online archive for the history of SA rock

The SA Rock Files webpages are updated regularly thanks to input from various fans of SA rock music around the world.
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1.WHAT'S NEW
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HOMELAND 2000 - MIRIAM MAKEBA

We’ve had too many obituaries these last few weeks, having lost Margaret Singana and Mike Makhalemele, two exceptional and experienced SA artists, who both never achieved the appropriate levels of acclaim and success they obviously deserved. So, by happier contrast, let’s celebrate some of our musical legends who are still alive and well and still making music, particularly Miriam Makeba. "Mama Afrika", as she is universally known {why was she nicknamed after a Cape Town restaurant? - Ed.} has just released a new album and it is, from all initial accounts and impressions, a blinder. It’s called ‘Homeland 2000’ and it was produced by Cedric Sampson. A full review will follow in the next few weeks.

Miriam Makeba is now in her late sixties and has truly enjoyed a chequered international career over the past decades - Cuban Brothers, Manhattan Brothers, Skylarks, the ‘Come Back Africa’ film, the ‘King Kong’ opera, exile, performing at JFK’s birthday concert (no, she didn’t put on a slinky dress and sing 'Happy Birthday', that was another MM), Guinean diplomat to the UN, Graceland tour, ambassador for the UN’s FAO. She’s been married a few times including two years with ("Papa Afrika'?) Hugh Masekela, and a stormy ten years with US activist Stokely Carmichael. She turned ‘Pata Pata’ (redone with her granddaughter on the new album) and ‘The Click Song’ into international favourites, and has remained the dignified and adored "First Lady of African Music". (SS)

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THE AQUARIAN QUARTET

How’s that for a hippie band name? It’s appropriate as this new group boasts four of SA’s finest and most experienced guitar folkies - Steve Newman (Tananas), Tony Cox, Greg Georgiades (Jazzhounds, Mutant Harmony Trio), and Syd Kitchen (Amakool, and the much-missed Utensils). They’ve all played, worked and toured together at times, but this is the first time they will be appearing together as an official foursome. The group played a handful of live gigs last week and will be playing more in the weeks to come. One of these shows may be recorded for a potential live album. We can expect quite a musical hybrid from these similar but different musicians. A mixture of jazz, new age, world, folk and humour. They possibly toyed with the thought of calling themselves "Newman, Cox, Georgiades and Kitchen" (try the various combos yourself), but it just doesn’t quite gel like Crosby, Stills, etc (Three of them once used the name ‘The Flying Sombre Ous’). But watch this band, they could be South Africa’s first real "supergroup". Future live dates to be announced. (SS)

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TROUBLE IN PARADISE - RANSOM

Ransom is a powerful melodic-rock-band from Los Angeles, featuring the songs and sounds of singer and guitarist Tommy Girvin and bassist/ producer Don Cromwell. They are joined on their album 'Trouble In Paradise', by drummer Ron Wikso, whose credits include Foreigner, David Lee Roth and The Storm.

Released in SA by Riester Records on 26th May.
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2.ON STAGE
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LIVE LIVE IN SA

Live has been announced as the next big US rock band to grace our shores, and are proudly brought to us by Big Concerts in association with 5FM and MTV. Ed Kowalczyk (vocals), Chad Taylor (guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums), will be bringing their big US rock sound to the MTN Sundome in Johannsburg (15 June), then on to the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town (17 June) and finishing at the ABSA Stadium (Outer Fields) in Durban (20 June).

For those who are unfamiliar with this band, here’s an abridged biog/PR: They formed in the early 80's in their hometown (York, Pennsylvania, U.S.A) and after earning a rapid local following under the name of Public Affection the band changed its name to Live in 1989 and released their debut album 'Mental Jewelry' by 1991. Three years later the album 'Throwing Copper' propelled the band into the rock mainstream. With its deep spiritual imagery and singer Ed Kowalczyk's powerful vocals, 'Throwing Copper' heralded the hits, 'I Alone', 'Selling Drama', and 'Lightning Crashes'. The band’s third album 'Secret Samadhi' with its thoughtful verses and hardcore choruses, was released in 1997.

The new album 'The Distance to Here' finds Live lighter but no less committed. Standout tracks include the shimmering ‘Run To The Water’, ‘They Stood Up For Love’, and ‘The Dolphins Cry’. More information on the official "Live" website at http://www.friendsoflive.com

Tickets available exclusively through http://www.ticketweb.co.za (Ticket prices R105, R170 and R235 exclusive of TicketWeb service charges)

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3.NEW RELEASES
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CLEAR - Lesley Rae Dowling

A new direction from Lesley Rae Dowling... powerful, moving songs superbly performed by a band of young musicians and produced by Jürgen van Wechmar.

OM TE BREYTON - Various Artists

A CD of diverse Afrikaans artists performing the poetry of Breyten Breytenbach. Read Theunis Engelbrecht's review below.

SERIAL BOYFRIEND - Frank Opperman and Prime Time Addiction

Forget whatever you might expect from Frank Opperman or Michael Maxwell and give a listen to an album of stunning acoustic rock tunes with angst, cynicism, humour, power and intelligence. Highly recommended.

PUTONNERWATER - 21 Unreleased songs en Greatest Hits volume 2 - Anton Goosen

The original "Boy van die Suburbs" is still at it after more than 20 years and still doing it well...

63 - Tree

Top South African Christian rock band Tree’s new album titled '63'
containing 14 brilliant new rock songs is the first album released
under Tree's new international record signing deal. (Powerzone)

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4.WOEMA
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OM TE BREYTEN

In die vorige Woema is geskryf oor hoe kwaai dit is dat so baie sangers en liedjieskrywers in die Afrikaanse poësie gaan soek vir inspirasie. Dit het al lank terug gebeur, byvoorbeeld in die destydse Musiek-en-Liriek-beweging, maar waar die hartklop van die poësie gekaap is deur akademici, kabaretkunstenaars en vryskut-intellektuele sodat dit gou ontaard het in 'n alte pretensieuse trippie.

Een van die belangrikste Afrikaanse CD's ooit is pas deur Gallo uitgereik: 'Om te Breyten' met Steve Hofmeyr, Jantjie Blom (Anton Goosen), David Kramer, Valiant Swart, Wouter van de Venter, Johannes Kerkorrel, Amanda Strydom, Duusman, Brasse Vannie Kaap, Paul Riekert, Laurinda Hofmeyr, Piet Botha, Mynie Grové, Lize Beekman, Battery 9 en Lieze Stassen. 'Om te Breyten' is een van die belangrikste Afrikaanse CD's ooit omdat dit toonsettings bevat uit die poësie en prosa van Breyten Breytenbach, in baie mense se oë die grootste Afrikaanse skrywer wat Suid-Afrika tot nog toe opgelewer het. Breytenbach se werk is onmoontlik om in een sin te beskryf, maar as mens kyk na die soort stories wat op hierdie CD vertel word, kry jy 'n goeie idee: 'n man koop vir hom 'n vis wat net groter en groter word ('Sin vir waardes hol mannekyne', Paul Riekert); 'n man wat vir sy lover 'n leeu gee waarop sy Maandagoggend werk toe kan ry ('Ek sal jou 'n leeu gee', Jantjie Blom); en 'n klong van die Klein-Karoo wat die langpad Barrydale toe vat om skaap te steel, maar 'n vrou trou duskant Grabouw wat vir hom skaaptjops braai, en die maan en die sterre daarbo is die goed waarin hy glo ('Ek issie klong', David Kramer). En dan is daar 'n man wat sy sterre dank vir vrou tussen die bene, die son op die berg, 'n voël in die see en 'n môre vir sy nagte ('Die sterre is wurms in die heelal', Duusman) - om maar net 'n paar te noem.

Aangesien die hele CD van snit 1 tot 18 'n hoogtepunt is, is dit moeilik om hoogtepunte uit te sonder, maar met die eerste paar luisterslae is ek veral weggeblaas deur Lieze Stassen (''n Brief van hulle vakansie') - op plekke klink sy soos 'n cross tussen Patti Smith en Janis Joplin sonder dat sy probeer om so te klink of aansit. Dis soos 'n liedjie vol rou hulpkrete. Brasse Vannie Kaap se 'Gedagtes van gedigte' is ook 'n helse blast, om die minste te sê. Ook Paul Riekert/Battery 9 en Wouter van de Venter se bydraes staan uit, asook die opwindende Pretoriase groep Duusman. 'Aa mens!' (Johannes Kerkorrel) het 'n soort spiritual melancholie wat by 'n mens bly spook. Ook Amanda Strydom se 'Dagreis vir 'n mens' en Laurinda Hofmeyr se 'Ek wag in my hart' is uitsonderlik.

Dié paar voorbeelde beteken nie die res is enigsins "swakker" nie. Elke kunstenaar het op sy eie manier musiekasem geblaas in Breytenbach se woordwerk. Elke enkele kunstenaar wat tot hierdie CD bygedra het, verdien in die eerste plek komplimente vir hul gevoelvolle, trefseker toonsettings van die gedigte. My voorvaders fluister vir my dat wanneer ons almal oor honderd jaar onder die grond lê, sal hierdie CD heel waarskynlik klassieke en/of Africana-status geniet.

Theunis Engelbrecht
mailto:theunis99@worldonline.co.za

This and any other SA CD is available online from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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5.SPOTLIGHT ON... THE AEROPLANES
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In 1983 the Aeroplanes emerged from the backstreets of Yeoville, ready to add their special brand of power-pop to the flourishing Johannesburg ‘Third Wave’ movement. Alongside bands like The Lurchers, No Exit and The Dynamics, The Aeroplanes revitalised the SA alternative scene with a series of interactive gigs before a large and faithful fanbase. This included a group of artists and buskers who felt perfectly comfortable adding impromptu lyrics and music to the band’s repertoire, sometimes during the band’s live sets.

The original members were Michael Rudolph, Carl Becker, Robert Muirhead and Gary Rathbone with the well-known SA actor, James Whyle as an unofficial fifth member. With no specific musical agenda to stick to, the Aeroplanes’ material consisted mostly of short and sweet little pop gems reflecting their everyday lives in ‘80s South Africa. With their eyes more on the then current poppy "new wave" style instead of the harsher punk sound, The Aeroplanes carved themselves an unforgettable niche in SA ‘80s rock as evidenced by the excitement that greeted the re-release of their ‘Greatest Hits’ collection in the late ‘90s.

The 17 songs on the ‘Greatest Hits’ collection cover all the "living in Jo’burg in the ‘80s" subjects, from the opener ‘Living In Yeoville’ to ‘National Madness’, ‘Black Samba’, ‘Zurich By The Goldmines’ and the closer ‘Hey Where’s The Jol’. Although these boys could play, the emphasis was always on their lyrics and the ideas that could be communicated through these lyrics. The music encompassed all the current idioms of the day with a slight leaning toward ska, which was popular at the time due to the success of the Two Tone label acts in the UK. But overall the Aeroplanes had a sound all of their own and this ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation covers all their essential material and is a strong reminder of the quality of the alternative music movement in SA during the ‘80s. These affectionately-remembered high-flyers are worth a renewed listen.

Stephen Segerman
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.USA FOR SA
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SCABBY ANNIE

Here are some thoughts about Scabby Annie and their two CDs.

I don't know if Jody and the guys in Scabby Annie will appreciate this
exactly, but I think of Scabby Annie's music as fun punk. Punk is supposed to be the sort of pure rock that insists on your attention, and Scabby Annie's two CDs contain plenty of sneer, swagger, and snarl, without being obnoxious punk.

"Fun punk" is complimentary and doesn't mean punk music that has been
muzaked, made safe, and rendered genital-less. It doesn't mean that their music is not threatening, but means instead they are not music hall fluff. This is straight-ahead rock. I enjoy bopping through their music on CD -- a live Scabby Annie show must be packed with energy.
I enjoy a catchy melody, and think of the Scabs' music as melodic punk.
After listening to one of Scabby Annie's CDs, try not to repeat the refrain in your mind from songs such as 'Potato Head', 'Hanging Out with Dave', 'Miss Appleby' (nice sprays of electric fuzz), 'Stand By Me' (a punk classic as far as I'm concerned), and others from their first album, or 'Monkey Minded Man', 'Terrarium', and 'Book on Mars' (catchy lyrics) from their second one. If I ever saw them live I know I'd leave with their songs buzzing in my head, and start the next day with one of their songs in my head.

Their first CD has a less complicated sound than that of their second
CD, but then they were a trio on that first one and a quartet on the second. According to their web page they are back to a trio. Still with Jody at the mike and the Scabs sound, I'm sure. Overall, good and upbeat stuff to put in when hanging out, with or without Dave.

Oh, and don't be in too much of a hurry to stop the discs after the last listed tracks....

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kbshoe@hotmail.com
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7.CLASSIC ROCK
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THE VOICE OF REASON - PETIT CHEVAL

Spearheading the New Romantic movement in South Africa in the 80's Petit Cheval sound a lot like Spandau Ballet on this record. It is not only because of the remarkable similarity of Jonathan Selby's voice to Spandau's Tony Hadley, but there is a similar sound and feel to this polished pop album. Tunes like 'Once in a Lifetime' and 'It was the wind' blend guitars with the then popular synthesizer to create a sound not far from the big bands of the day. In fact, the saxophone is the only thing missing to make this a perfect Spandau record, although having said that, there is beneath the surface, a faint hint of "african" sound to remind the listener of where this band is from and set apart from it's UK counterparts.

Petit Cheval on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/petitcheval

FAR CRY - CARTE BLANCHE

Not a well known record, but one of the tighest productions on an SA album of the 80's. Carte Blanche is in essence Keith Berel, a former member of Flash Harry who was rated by Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasuikowicz as one of South Africa's best songwriters in the History of Contemporary Music of South Africa. When listening to this, it's not hard to realise why he has achieved this acclaim. The album opens with "Crossing the Great White Ocean" which is a strong Pop/Rock song which has a reggae feel to it. "Killer in the Crowd" starts with a killer guitar intro and rocks from thereon in. This track was allegedly banned by the SABC due to it's title and the spate of bomb attacks in South Africa at the time. This and "Walk Away" were the 2 singles lifted from the album, the latter also being a powerful rock song. Overall this is a great album with strong melodies, polished production and relevant lyrics. ("I'm just a killer in the crowd/Stop the fighting" - from 'Killer in the Crowd'). Unfortunately this is also not available on CD.

John Samson, London, England
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com
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8.FORUM
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KEVIN SHIRLEY

Kevin Shirley has done a lot of production work in Australia, including:
Vegemite Reggae
Dubrovniks
Screaming Tribesmen
Lime Spiders
Have a Nice Day
Mortal Sin
Pearls & Swine
Girl Monstar
Wrecking Crew


Chris Spencer, Australia

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MIRIAM MAKEBA

Putumayo Records sent me a copy of the new Miriam Makeba album, and I played 3 tracks off it on my Women In Music show last week. It's a wonderful album, and if you have any contact with Cedric Samson, please pass along my congratulations for a job well done.

Regards

Leigh Barrett
KRVM, Oregon, USA
mailto:wimusic@hotmail.com

{Ed: 'Homeland' is a gem of a production (the bass will bend your speakers) and Miriam just shines through with mature songs full of love, beauty, maturity and joy. This is Makeba in her prime - after half a century.}

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ONE WORLD

A little plug for One World <http://www.oneworld.co.za>, about whom I was very sceptical initially given the state of the postal system in SA.

Without going into too much detail let me say that the customer care aspect of the company is second to none I have ever dealt with on the internet. I don't know how big a concern Oneworld is, but I'm comparing it to megabuck companies here... suffice to say that I was dissatisfied last week, but this week I'm more than happy. If they look after their customers who are 6000 miles away the way they have me, they can have my custom again and again.

Trevor Perks, London

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OOM

Oom's 'Beats and Peaces' ... blimey, what a cracker it is. I'd downloaded a few of their tracks from MP3.com, which is how I got into them, but I'm now the proud owner of their earlier album as supplied by One World <http://www.oneworld.co.za>. The added bonus of the late and lamented (by me at least) Alf Mofokeng being on vocals on two of the tracks is the icing on the cake.

Why was this album not in the top ten (at least) of the international
charts? Why have none of my SA friends, either here in the UK or there in JHB etc even heard of Oom? Ludicrous...

I can't recommend it enough, anyone who has enjoyed the mp3 downloads NEEDS this album.

All the best

Trevor Perks
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9.REQUESTS
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CIRCUS

Can you please inform me as to what my chances are of acquiring the following album: 'In the Arena' by the Seventies band (SA) Circus? If at all possible please let me know at which store in the Pta. region.

Louis
mailto:lpo@lantic.net

{Ed: This classic slice of SA glam rock is unfortunately not available on CD... so whats new?}

Circus on the net:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/circus_arena.html

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ODYSSEY

Never was it so hard for me to find a record in any country of this world, than to get this ODYSSEY LP from SA. I asked both second hand-stores from the e-mail addresses you gave me, but they did not reply. I asked many, many, many addresses I got from the links about SA-music. No chance. I asked the record-label Inhouse Music, no chance. Are there no Rock/Hard Rock-collectors in South Africa? Unbelievable!

The address of the band is: ODYSSEY, P.O. Box 15, Bassonia 2061, South
Africa. Do you know this town maybe, or anyone living there, I could ask...?

Any information which could help me to find the record would be GREAT!

Best wishes

Stefan
mailto:Riermaier@aol.com

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REMEMBERING THE ROCK

Fresh Music is looking for photos of Otis Waygood and Falling Mirror (either black & white or colour) for an upcoming project, all pics will be credited and returned to the owners.... help be part of preserving contemporary SA music.

Contact Benjy Mudie @ Fresh Music
(011) 467-3051 or
email mailto:fresh@icon.co.za        

SA Rock Legends on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends

Otis Waygood on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/otiswaygood

Falling Mirror on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/fallingmirror

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JULES WAGENER

I was wondering if you know what has happened to Jules Wagener who
used to play for Shifty Henry in the 80/90's??

Cheers

Tony
mailto:tellis@uk.wctrials.com

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I LIKE... JOHN IRELAND

You are the first site, that I could find on the web that actually got the name "John Ireland" and the song 'I Like' on the same page. So thanx a lot for making my day. To even make it better, I am looking for the lyrics of that song 'I Like' by John Ireland. Will you be able to help me?

Cheers

Christiaan

mailto:christiaan@gfj.co.za

John Ireland on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/johnireland

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FLIBBERTIGIBBET

Please help me with some nostalgia: in the early 70s, a folksy group doing excellent acoustic English and Celtic ballads gigged in Joburg - went under the name of Flibbertigibbet. Whatever became of them? I know they made at least one LP - would that be available on CD? They were akin to early Fairport Convention, I guess, and excellent.

Regards

Ben Pheiffer
mailto:benos@iafrica.com
Cape Town

{Ed: Flibbertigibbet vocalist Alison O' Donnell has been a subscriber to this Digest since early 1999 and currently lives, performs and records in Belgium with her band éishtlinn}

éishtlinn on the net:
http://bewoner.dma.be/PhilipM/eishtlinn/index.htm

A brief biography of Alison is on the net at:
http://bewoner.dma.be/PhilipM/eishtlinn/en/band.htm

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GALACTIC VIBES

My 'Galactic Vibes' LP has disappeared from it's cover. I suppose never to be found! I have both CD and LP versions of 'Astra'. Is there a CD available for 'Galactic Vibes' which contains my all time favourite song, '1999'?. If yes, where is it available.

Thanks

Brian
mailto:bwatkyns@icon.co.za

{Ed: Freedoms Children's lead vocalist Brian Davidson is currently gigging around Cape Town with the Live Wire Blues Band. They played this past Saturday afternoon at the Bikers Festival at Killarney Racetrack}

Freedoms Children on the net
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren
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10.ON THE NET
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ONE WORLD
http://www.oneworld.co.za

Selling South African Music to the World.
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11.WHATS ON
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OPPIKOPPI
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

3-6 August - Northam
11-13 August - Worcester

In South African music the month of August has become synonymous with one word - Oppikoppi. This habit is bound to be strengthened with the first ever Oppikoppi festival to be hosted in Worcester in the Western Cape over the weekend immediately following the bushveld event. This major next step by the Oppikoppi crew comes in answer of an overwhelming call from the Cape for a glimpse of the tunes that have made the festival so famous. The organizers are hoping this could be a vibrant new addition to the activities of Oppikoppi. It is also hoped that the new festival in the Cape will go a long way towards creating a high quality sustainable festival circuit in Southern Africa (One of the express aims of the Oppikoppi organization).

The live music phenomenon now in its 6th year has grown in size and scope to become one of the most relevant and cutting edge showcases of mainly South African music. Moving from a rock based start the festival has grown to incorporate a wide array of music including, rock, jazz, dance, world, cabaret, folk, acoustic and traditional music as well as late night DJ'ing. The diverse nature of the festival has resulted in thousands of music lovers of all descriptions flocking to the festival as an almost spiritual annual pilgrimage.

The bushveld leg of the festival in 2000 will incorporate 5 different stages. These are the Mainstay Main stage, The Gauloises "le Bleu" stage, The Tassenberg Acoustic and Dance stage and the Savanna Jazz & Blues stage. After the success of impromptu performance artists during the 1999 festival, the 2000 festival will also feature a brand new performance art area.

The festival planned for Worcester, will be hosted at the "Kleinplasie" grounds and will be a slightly scaled down "highlights" package of the bushveld leg. At this point it is envisaged that three stages will be in operation: The Mainstay Main stage, a Savanna Jazz & Progressive stage and an intimate acoustic stage. Similar to the bushveld event the scope and scale of the Worcester leg will be nurtured and expanded in future years.

Tickets for both events are available from Ticketweb from 10 May and will be priced at R220 for the Northam leg and R200 for the Worcester leg. Prices include access to all the stages, toilets, showers and camping fascilities. Ticketweb can be contacted on 0861400500 or http://www.ticketweb.co.za.

A great deal of information regarding both festivals will be made available shortly on the Oppikoppi website. A regular Oppikoppi update, with the latest news and information, can also be obtained by subscribing to the Oppikoppi mailing list from the website or by emailing mailto:oppikoppi@icon.co.za

OPPIKOPPI - FARM NOOITGEDACHT - NORTHAM
P.O BOX 56
NORTHAM
0360
PHONE: 014 - 7860597
FAX: 014 - 7860034
WEBSITE: http://www.oppikoppi.co.za
E-MAIL: oppikoppi@icon.co.za or oppikoppi@sigidi.co.za

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LITTLE SISTER
http://www.littlesister.co.za

May 27 - Rocket Cottage
cnr. Christiaan De Wet and Johan Vorster Drive, Weltevreden Park
June 4 - Panorama Flea Market - tel 682 2222

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FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

They have started their national tour with QZoo (QKumbaZoo).

TOUR SCHEDULE

26 May - Wilderness - Rockers Rave Festival (Wilderness Heigths)
2 June - J'Bay - Baywatch
3 June - Grahamstown - Pop Art Cafe
14 June - Nelspruit - Lloyds
16 June - Johannesburg - Bump Nightclub (Rave with the starts)
17 June - Pretoria - Stardust

CDs Available at:
Look & Listen (Pavilion)
Rhythmic Beat (Springfield Park)
Rhythmic Beat (Davenport)
One World Music (http://www.oneworld.co.za)
Powerzone (www.cdzone.co.za)

Download 'Happy' at http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

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WOODSTOCK SA
22nd to 25th of September
Heidelberg Kloof - Gauteng
Contact mailto:woodstock@authentic.co.za
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12.GOOSEBUMPS
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What magical music moment gives you goosebumps? It could be song, an album, a live performance or even just the intro riff of your favourite song ('Smoke On The Water', anyone?).

E-mail us and tell us about your goosebump moment.
mailto:sarockdigest@crosswinds.net

Happy Birthday - Prime Time Addiction

Track from Frank Opperman and Michael Maxwell's new CD 'Serial Boyfriend'.

"Happy birthday, Baby Jesus, I've been told that you're now 2000 years old...". (BC)

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St. Aidens - Off The Edge

Track off the new Off The Edge CD, 'Just Another Band', due for release very shortly. Powerful, epic song with the incredible vocals of Judy Marshall-Schutte well to the fore. (BC)

Off The Edge on the net:
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge
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13.LINKS AND ADVERTS
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ARTISTS:

SA ROCK LEGENDS
http://rock.co.za/legends

SA MUSICIANS ON THE NET FROM A TO Z
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/Rembrandt/SAArtists.html

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

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

PIET BOTHA & JACK HAMMER
http://rock.co.za/legends/pietbotha

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

LITTLE SISTER
http://www.littlesister.co.za

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

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

VALIANT SWART
http://www.valiant.co.za

ARCHIVES:

THE LEGENDS OF SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK
Where 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

LOCAL BEAT
Entertainment news
http://entertainment.iafrica.com/localbeat/recommendedgigs

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:

BARLEYCORN
Cape Town's Music Club
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/

THE BIG TREE
Gant's Centre, Strand
http://www.icon.co.za/~diner/gigs.htm

HARBOUR MUSIC CLUB
The Troubadour, Kalk Bay

Every Wednesday night 8:30
Entrance R15 - bar available

Information:
Rob Anderson (021) 7891021
mailto:anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za
Nadia Scaillet (021) 4489834
mailto:noid@netactive.co.za

TAMBOER
Pretoria entertainment guide
http://www.tamboer.co.za

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

SHOPS:

MUSICA
SA's music retail chain
http://www.musica.co.za

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

OUTLAW RECORDS, CAPE TOWN
http://www.outlawrecords.co.za

Branches at:
Cape Town Central (021) 4238145
Wynberg (021) 7972482
Claremont (021) 6717887

RENEGADE MUSIC
New & Used CD's

Strand concourse Cape Town
Tel (021) 4185436

N1 City Goodwood
Tel (021) 5952436

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

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

BEATROOT MUSIC
http://www.beatrootmusic.co.za/beatrootmusic.htm

CAVEMAN PRODUCTIONS
Kevin Shirley's website
http://www.cavemanproductions.com

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
Independent Music Site
http://www.indie.co.za/

MELT2000
Independent label
http://www.melt2000.com

MIGHTY MUSIC PRODUCTIONS
http://www.mightymusic.co.za/

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

MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
Off Centre * Tic Tic Bang * Season To Taste * Shrapnel
Local & imported product
mailto:tictic@iafrica.com
mailto:tasty@iafrica.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
Independent SA record company
http://www.riester-records.co.za/

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

SUNSET STUDIOS
Stellenbosch Recording Studio
http://www.freeyellow.com/members2/sunsetsound/index.html

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

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.com
Digital Mastering, Editing and Remastering
mailto:prozak@iafrica.com
phone: 082 701 5096

RESOURCES:

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

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

ROCK ARCHIVE CD-ROM
For more info or to buy/trade this CD-ROM contact:
Werner Regenthal
mailto:wrkohnse@zaz.com.br

ROCK DAY BY DAY
The history of rock as it happened
http://www.rockdaybyday.com

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:

AMUZINE
African Music Magazine
http://rock.co.za

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

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

RADIO:

DINOSAUR DAYS
The radio show, the CDs, the website
http://www.geocities.com/dinosaurdays/

CAPITAL RADIO 604
Remembering Capital 604 (1979 to 1996)
http://www.Capital604.com

FMC RADIO
Internet radio supporting local music
http://www.fullmoonconcerts.co.za

SAFM
South African Radio Station
http://www.safm.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

KOOS se SONGS
Koos Kombuis
http://www.oneworld.co.za

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

POP SHOP TRACK LISTINGS
A tribute to those great Pop Shop albums
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/Rembrandt/PopShop/PopShopHome.html

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://www.zetosa.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

RUSTLERS VALLEY
http://www.rustlers.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
Links to download sites
http://www.rock.co.za/files/mp3software.html

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