SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #84

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CONTENTS
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1.WHAT'S NEW - Eric Alan's Jazz Newsletter, Retro Fresh, Kora Awards, Semisane, Dorfmeister, Savage Garden, SFQ, Springbok Nude Girls
2.CHARTS - Top 10 SA CDs, Top 20 SA songs, Top 20 SA Albums, Top 20 SA MP3 downloads, This week 30 years ago, Top 10 Classic SA Rock albums, Top 10 All-time Great SA Pop and Rock songs
3.ON STAGE - Smashing Pumpkins
4.NEW RELEASES - Alternatief Op Sy Beste, Diep, Via Afrika, éVoid
5.USA for SA - Sharp Cuts Volume 3
6.CLASSIC ROCK - Ag Pleez Deddy - Jeremy Taylor
7.FORUM - Springbok Nude Girls
8.REQUESTS - Vinyl, Clout
9.ON THE NET - State of SA Music
10.WHAT'S ON
11.LINKS
12.BACK ISSUES
13.CONTRIBUTIONS
14.CONTACT DETAILS
15.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.WHAT'S NEW
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ERIC ALAN'S JAZZ n' MUSIC NEWS RENDEZVOUS

This Newsletter is e-mailed weekly on Sundays and looks at the world of Jazz in South Africa and beyond. To Subscribe please send email to Eric <mailto:erical@iafrica.com> and in the subject line type SUBSCRIBE.

Join Eric Alan for Sundown Rendezvous from 18h00 to 20h00 Monday to Friday on Fine Music Radio 101.3 stereo for the best real jazz on radio in Cape Town

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RETRO FRESH RELEASES

Late November 2000:
Hawk - African Day (freshcd 108) with bonus live tracks
Otis Waygood Blues Band (The "Black" album) (freshcd 109)
Lesley Rae Dowling - Conspirare (compilation) (freshcd 110)

January 2001:
The Dynamics (freshcd 116)

February 2001:
Falling Mirror - Johnny Calls The Chemist (freshcd 112)

Visit the SA Rock Legends website for more info on the artists mentioned above.
http://rock.co.za/legends

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SA ARTISTS GRAB FOUR KORA AWARDS

Jabu Khanyile, Lucky Dube, Bongo Maffin, Zenzi, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo were the South African artists honoured at the glittering KORA awards ceremony held at Sun City on Saturday night. Kaysha, a rap artist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, won the prestigious ‘Best African Artist’ Award. Jabu Khanyile (ex-Bayete) won ‘Best Group or Artist’ for his solo album, ’The Prince’. Lucky Dube’s video for ‘The Way It Is’ won the "Best African Video" Award, Zenzi was voted "Most Promising Female Artist", and Bongo Maffin’s efforts with ‘Ndiphendule’ won them the "Best African Arrangement" prize.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo were honoured with a special judges prize for their contribution to African Music, and Kofi Annan (a non-musician as far as we know) deservedly earned the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his sterling international peace efforts since becoming the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Other winners at Sun City were: Seba (Algeria) - ‘Best North African Artist or Group’; Andre-Marie Tala (Cameroon) - ‘Best Central African Artist or Group’; Sisqo (USA) - ‘Best Diaspora/African-American Artist or Group’ {for ‘Thong Song’? Surely not! - Ed}; Jean-Marc Volcy (Seychelles) - 'Best East African Artist or Group’; Wanamah (Ivory Coast) - ‘Most Promising Male Artist’; and Extra Musica (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - ‘Best African Group’.

The evening’s proceedings were hosted by Angelique Kidjo (The Benin Songstress), Kerishnie Naicker (Miss SA 1997), and Alex Taylor (Head of Radio France Internationale). The judges were Boncana Maiga from West Africa, Toun Adedoyin from West Africa, Princess Erika from Central Africa and Gallen TK Besson from East Africa. SA diva Sibongile Khumalo completed the panel of judges and acted as their president.

This awards ceremony was followed on Sunday by a massive ‘Million Against AIDS’ Benefit concert in Johannesburg, which included performances by many of these prizewinners and a host of the top names in SA music. Messages of support in the fight against AIDS, by these celebrities, were broadcast across the African continent.

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SEMISANE
Hit The Seaside Tour Trail

With Semisane’s classy debut album, ‘A Life Less Strange’, having already yielded two successful singles - ‘Trying To Believe’ (No 1 on 5FM) and ‘Right Here’ (No 1 on the SA Rock Digest SA Songs Charts) - this Cape Town-based four piece are heading off on an 11-date tour along the coast to spread their intelligent pop music, and shape and expose a whole bunch of new songs for an unspecified next album.

Prior to that, Semisane will spend two weeks in Johannesburg shooting a video of the song (and next single) ‘Alright’. This song will join some other SA songs as part of the upcoming World AIDS Day broadcast on SABCTV 1 2 and 3.

The band and BMG SA believe there are still a few potential singles on ‘A Life Less Strange’ including ‘Alright’, ‘Time’, Now I Know’, ‘Southbound’ and ‘Never Alone’. So there’s no feeling of any urgency to get something new out just yet. Sascha Muller (drums), Tikara (vocals and guitar), Chris Acker (guitar) and Nick Acker (bass) seem to have the SA pop scene at their feet. Their songs draw roars of recognition when played live, and one invariably hears a comment along those old ironic lines of "I heard that song on the radio and had no idea it was a South African band". Going to be hearing that a lot more often!

There has also been some strong interest in the band from Germany, which is exciting news for Semisane and those who feel they are something novel and special. But there are no pipe dreams among this levelheaded gang, just an eagerness to get out on tour. The tour begins at Chilli ‘n Lime in Greenpoint on Saturday 2 December. It then moves to The Wilderness, Gonubie, East London, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna and George, before finishing off BACK IN Cape Town at the Independent Armchair Theatre on Friday 29 December.

Those December dates and venues in full are:

Saturday 2 - The Wilderness (Tom’s Tavern)
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 - Gonubie (Settlers Sports Club)
Wednesday 13 & Friday 15 - East London (Buccaneers)
Saturday 16 - Plettenberg Bay (Flashbacks)
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 - Knysna (Tin Roof Blues)
Friday 22 - George (Hermann’s Café)
Friday 29 - Cape Town (Independent Armchair Theatre)

Further details at: http://www.click2music.co.za
Contact:
Daniel Barker (011) 242 3000
Martin Myers (021) 447 3422

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INSERT PRESENTS DORFMEISTER!

Insert is proud to announce two exclusive performances in South Africa by Richard Dorfmeister of the world-famous DJ/producer duo Kruder and Dorfmeister.

The two shows will take place in Cape Town at Rhodes House on Friday 24 November and at Carfax in Joburg on Saturday 25 November.

Online ticket sales are now open.

Please note: Your reservation will only be final once you have paid for the tickets.

Click http://www.insert.co.za to launch the payment site.

Any problems, email mailto:dorfmeister@delapse.co.za

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SAVAGE GARDEN ON, MACY GRAY OFF

Savage Garden are on their way to South Africa. Macy Gray is not!

Macy Gray, whose reputation was cemented by the phenomenal success of her double platinum debut album ‘On How Life Is’, will sadly be postponing her South African tour dates, due to "family matters". Fans are going to have to wait to hear the lady with the inspirational, soul-enriching lyrics and wondrous smokey rasp, until new tour dates can be arranged.

The Macy Gray concerts were due to take place at the MTN Sundome, Johannesburg, Westridge Stadium, Durban and the BIG Arena, Canal Walk, Century City between the 23rd and 28th of November.

Macy Gray Ticket Refunds:
All patrons who bought tickets to the performances of Macy Gray at the MTN Sundome (Johannesburg), Westridge Stadium (Durban) and The BIG Arena at Canal Walk (Cape Town) will receive a full refund by following the procedures as set out below:

All tickets bought by credit card:
Patrons who bought their tickets through any of the TicketWeb distribution methods and paid via credit card will receive an automatic refund. Please allow 7 business days, as from 16 November, for these transactions to reflect on bank statements.

All tickets bought cash:
Patrons who bought their tickets through any of the TicketWeb distribution methods and paid cash will need to fax a copy of their tickets to (021) 481 4848. TicketWeb will affect an electronic bank transfer, within 7 business days from receipt of fax, into the consumer’s bank account. Please include the following details on the fax:

Outlet where the tickets were bought.
Number of tickets.
Confirmation number (can be found printed under the date on the ticket)
Name
ID number
Bank details including account name, bank, account number and branch code.
Contact telephone number.

Please note that no refunds will be issued at any TicketWeb outlet.
For any further queries, please contact: (021) 481 4848
All refund transfers will be effected on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until no later than December 31st, 2000.

Big Concerts sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused Macy Gray fans.

However, on the brighter side: BIG CONCERTS and 5FM are proud to announce that the Australian pop duo Savage Garden will be performing two SA dates in December. The duo comprises singer/songwriter Darren Hayes and tunesmith/instrumentalist Daniel Jones The duo’s 1997 self-titled debut album achieved world-wide sales of 11 million, thanks to their world-wide hit singles, ‘I Want You’, ‘To The Moon and Back’, and ‘Truly Madly Deeply’. The pair's effervescent pop music made them stars in their native Australia in 1996, when "I Want You" and "To the Moon & Back" became back-to-back number one hits.

Their second album, ‘Affirmation’, has sold more than 2.3 million copies in the U.S. alone. Among the tracks on the album is first single ‘I Knew I Loved You’, ‘Two Beds and a Coffee Machine’, ‘The Animal Song’ (which is also found on the soundtrack to the recent Diane Keaton and Juliette Lewis film ‘The Other Sister’), ‘I Don’t know you anymore’, and the song ‘Affirmation’ that brought Savage Garden their biggest audience yet when they performed it during the closing ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, on 1 October.

Savage Garden will be at the MTN Sundome, Johannesburg (December 14), and at the Big Arena, Canal Walk, Cape Town (December 17).

TICKET PRICES:
Standing and seated tickets available from R120.
All tickets are exclusive of TicketWeb service charges

For more information on Savage Garden, visit their official website at:
http://www.savagegarden.com

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SWAMP FUNK QUARTET AT THE WHAMMY BAR

The Swamp Funk Quartet will appear this Friday November 27 at the Whammy Bar, Table View, Cape Town. Music starts at about 21h30. There will be a couvert charge.

The SFQ is Ted Baumann, Tom Fox, Paul Tizzard, and Yoyo Buys.

For more info:
Ted: 082-602-4330
Venue: 021-557-5692

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SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS LIVE IN PRETORIA featuring NOT MY DOG

Having just released their brand new album, 'RELAXZOR', the SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS kick off their nation wide tour with performances in Bloemfontein, Pretoria & Johannesburg.

Pretoria fans have the opportunity to see SA's top rock band live on
stage, and can expect to hear songs from the new release including the first single, 'Unworldly Beauty'. With the added bonus of Pretoria's kings of rock, NOT MY DOG as support act.

DATE: THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2000.
VENUE: CLUB EVOLUTION, ESSELEN ST, SUNNYSIDE, PRETORIA
TEL 012 4401857
TIME: 8PM
TICKETS: R30 AT THE DOOR.
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2.CHARTS
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TOP 10 SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

Position. Artist - Title

1. Twistyle - Who's Twistyle?
2. Oleseng - Oa Lebona Naa?
3. Brenda Fassie - Amadlozi
4. Positive K - Plus 8 Various Mixes
5. Mafikizolo - Gate Crashers
6. Brothers Of Peace - Presents Project A
7. Coenie De Villiers - Karoonag 2000
8. Theuns Jordaan - Vreemde Stad
9. DJ Nasty - 2
10. Steve Hofmeyr - Beautiful Noise - The Music Of Neil Diamond

Supplied by One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za

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THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [2] Alternatief Op Sy Beste - Various Artists (Hoezit)
2. [3] Greatest Hits - Koos Kombuis (Gallo)
3. [1] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (indie)
4. [5] The Best Of Mango Groove (Gallo)
5. [14] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
6. [4] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate
7. [13] Delenta - Jenny Delenta (Renegade)
8. [7] Strange World - Just Jinger (BMG)
9. [8] Miyela Afrika - Vusi Mahlasela (BMG)
10. [9] Lately When She Cries - Jesse Jordan (Universal)
11. [15] A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
12. [20] In The Meantime - Watershed (EMI)
13. [10] Faith In Love - Coleske (Gallo)
14. [11] Almost Human - Even Flow (demo)
15. [14] Seventies, Eighties, Nineties, Naughties - Boo! (Sony)
16. [6] No Regrets - Kevin Duke (Ugly Duck Records)
17. [16] Tassenberg All Stars (live) - Various (Rhythm)
18. [17] Die Ander Kant - Johannes Kerkorrel (Gallo)
19. [19] Nkalakatha - Mandoza (CCP)
20. [RE] Something To Believe - Liesl Graham (Gallo)

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THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [1] Higher Ground - Delenta ('Delenta'/ Renegade)
2. [3] Aphrodite (feeling much more) - Coleske ('Faith In Love'/ Gallo)
3. [8] Unworldly Beauty - Springbok Nude Girls ('Relaxzor'/ Sony)
4. [2] Nkalakatha - Mandoza ('Nkalakatha'/ CCP)
5. [-] Rikki Tikki Tavi - Robin Auld (‘Iron In The Sky’)
6. [7] Fall - Delenta ('Delenta'/ Renegade)
7. [RE] Trying To Believe - Semisane ('A Life Less Strange'/ BMG)
8. [4] Wish I Could Have Told You - Just Jinger ('Strange World'/BMG)
9. [10] Satisfy - Dreamshop (off EP 'Satisfy'/ BMG)
10. [6] Smiley Skull Of Faith - Springbok Nude Girls ('Relaxzor'/Sony)
11. [15] Slow Down - Yvonne Chaka Chaka ('Yvonne And Friends'/ Digital Cupboard)
12 [12] Bicycle Sonder 'n Slot - Koos Kombuis ('Greatest Hits'/ Gallo)
13 [13] Agitation - Blk Sonshine ('Blk Sonshine'/ Fresh)
14. [9] Your Song - Just Jinger ('Strange World'/ BMG)
15 [11] African Dance - Mjojo ('Version 1'/ Digital Cupboard)
16. [20] Woman - Ras Sheehama ('Traveling'/ Digital Cupboard)
17. [5] Eastern Bridge - Jesse Jordan ('Lately When She Cries'/ Universal)
18. [19] All Roads - Liesl Graham ('Something To Believe'/ Gallo)
19. [18] A Proud People - Vusi Mahlasela ('Miyela Afrika'/ BMG)
20. [16] Kwaito Right - Paul Hanmer ('Playola'/ Sheer Sound)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za

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TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN MP3 DOWNLOADS

This week [last week] Title - Artist
(Style)
1. [1] Margarida - Choppa
(Latino Kwaito)
2. [RE] Foreplay - Ghetto Luv
(R&B Kwaito)
3. [-] Manawarile - Jungle Man
(Shangaan Reggae)
4. [19] Kom Kom - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
5. [11] Asyn - Brixton Moord & Roof Orkes
(Afrikaans Alternative)
6. [-] Chaba Sena - Kennedy & Friends
(Gospel)
7. [9] Wena U Bani...? - O'Da Meesta
(Kwaito)
8. [RE] Voetsak, Go Once - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
9. [13] Sibali - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
10. [3] Temptation - Chromozone
(Dance)
11. [-] Udlala Ngabantu - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
12. [17] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators
(Modern Rock)
13. [8] Beautiful Thing - E'smile
(African R&B)
14. [-] Pyjama Jam - Dantai
(Pop)
15. [2] DNA - QZoo
(Pop)
16. [-] Colours - Solly Mabena
(African Jazz)
17. [RE] Vuka - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
18. [-] Abelungu - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
19. [RE] Crucial Situation - Don Carlos
(Reggae)
20. [RE] Bonita (Kyllex Mix) - Choppa
(Kwaito)

Supplied by Digital Cupboard
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
Friday, 20 November 1970

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1. [2] Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
2. [1] Burning Bridges - Mike Curb Congregation
3. [4] Cha-La-La, I Need You - The Shuffles
4. [6] Like I Do - Barbra Ray & 5th Association
5. [7] Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom
6. [8] All The Tears In The World - Dave Mills
7. [3] Candida - Dawn
8. [5] Me And My Life - The Tremeloes
9. [15] Looky, Looky - Giorgio
10. [12] Black Night - Deep Purple

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.[1] Time To Suck - Suck (1970)
2.[2] African Day - Hawk (1971)
3.[3] Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
4.[4] Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
5.[5] Boys Will Be Boys - Rabbitt (1975)
6.[6] A Croak And A Grunt In The Night - Rabbitt (1977)
7.[8] Live And Well - Hawk (1974)
8.[7] Astra - Freedoms Children (1970)
9.[9] Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
10.[10] Galactic Vibes - Freedoms Children (1972)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website:
Go here and cast your vote:
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sarock

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

This week [last week] Song - Artist

1.[1] Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
2.[2] Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
3.[3] This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
4.[4] ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
5.[5] Who Killed Kurt Cobain - Koos Kombuis (1997)
6.[6] Hold On To Love - Rabbitt (1977)
7.[7] You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1978)
8.[9] Peace On Earth - Little Sister (1992)
9.[8] Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill (1968)
10.[-] As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website:
Go here and cast your vote:
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sapop
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3.ON STAGE
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SMASHING PUMPKINS
The Big Arena, Canal Walk, Century City
14 November 2000

The first live performance of note for this great new Cape Town (Big) concert venue was celebrated ironically by the Smashing Pumpkins' final international concert. Billy Corgan was in a strange mood as he chatted to the crowd and rubbed salt in their wounds: "This is our first concert in Cape Town, and as you know, it's also going to be our last. After tonight we are going to do one more stadium concert in Chicago and then end off with a small club gig. But don't worry, there's lots of good new music out there to take our place, Britney Spears, Christine Aguilera, these are artists who are happy to rock AND dance for you". He basked in the crowd's continued adulation and pronounced them the best of the three cities he played in (sorry Joeys and Durbs). Generally a cliché, as we all pretend not to know, but from Billy it's a sincere compliment, he wouldn't say it if he didn't mean it. So he was definitely in an obliging and generous mood.

So big, bad Billy the King rode into Cape Town with his gang and anointed his last international audience with bottled water, and inaugurated this huge, majestic marquee that sprung up alongside the canal that encircles the new Century City mega-mallopolis. He gazed around the dark, lofty interior of this gigantic tent and asked if there were going to be elephants following the band on stage. James Iha later continued the pachyderm theme with his improvised "Respect the Rhinos of the Serengeti" jam-along ditty during the encore, obviously influenced by their recent safari.

The band also threw snatches of rock samples in amongst their dream set list. They played David Essex's 'Rock On', Cream's 'Sunshine Of Your Love', and a run through of plenty of their classic songs off their five wondrous albums - 'Ava Adore' and 'Perfect' off 'Adore'; 'Today' off 'Siamese Dream'; 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings' and 'Tonight, Tonight' off 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'; 'The Everlasting Gaze', 'The Sacred And Profane', and 'Stand Inside Your Love' off 'Machina: The Machines Of God', which was not their final album, as we had all believed. That honour, as explained by the pre-concert announcer, goes to an album called 'Machina II / The Friends & Enemies Of Modern Music', which was released in a limited edition of 25 copies and distributed among the band's closest family, friends, fans, and fortunate webmasters. It is now available on the Net as multiple downloads, if you have the desire. Many down the mosh pit obviously did, as they waved hands enthusiastically for the handful of songs off this new album, while everyone else took a short break.

Billy Corgan formed the Smashing Pumpkins back in 1988 with the intention of looking (and sounding) different to any other '90's band. That's why he enlisted the oriental-looking pair of James Iha and D'arcy Wretsky to complete the line up, with Jimmy Chamberlin on drums. D'arcy left about a year ago and was replaced by ex-Hole bassist, Melissa Auf Der Maur, who flanks Corgan like a young Rita Hayworth in a slinky scarlet dress. Iha, hunched over his guitar in a red Versace suit and long fringe, takes up his usual position to the left of Billy, the shaven-headed rock lighthouse dressed in a black polo neck jersey and long black leather skirt (looked very cool though!). Chamberlin was content to beat the crap out of his drum kit in a black cut-off T-shirt and long, short black pants (in case you're interested). So, the band Corgan finished up with still looks (and sounds) different to any other in rock, and they will be severely missed.

It was a tangibly sentimental evening with no support act to steal thunder (unlikely) or divert attention from the Smashing Pumpkins. It was their special night and they loved every minute of it. The band finished their final encore with Chamberlin joining the band on acoustic guitar for a stirring version of '1979'. Then they all reluctantly filed off, leaving Billy Corgan alone on stage. He joined his hands in a praying, thankful gesture and soaked up the crowds deafening adulation. Then he showed us his silver shoes, and was gone. We caught a final glimpse of him backstage, wrapped up in a hooded gown like a boxer, waving to his fans as he sped off in a Red Combi, back to the band's hotel in the Waterfront. It had been a very 'in-tents' experience for him, his band, the road crew, and an emotional Cape Town audience. (SS)

(Published courtesy of the new music Zine at http://www.musica.co.za)

* The band are scheduled to play their final two shows in the US at the Chicago United Centre Arena (November 29) and the Metro Club in Chicago in December.

** 'Machina II / The Friends & Enemies Of Modern Music' is downloadable from: http://www.smashing-pumpkins.net/
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4.NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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VIA AFRIKA

For the first time on CD, this Retro Fresh re-issue of the classic Via Afrika album from 1983 includes bonus tracks, copious sleeve notes, lyrics and photos. Afropop at its best.

http://rock.co.za/legends/viaafrika

éVOID

Another Retro Fresh re-issue. The place to find 'Shadows' and 'Taximan' as well as 5 bonus tracks including remixes and previously unreleased songs. John Samson wrote: "Learn from your mistake if you didn't buy the album first time round. Life's too short for regrets of this sort".
Go get it now...

http://rock.co.za/legends/evoid

ALTERNATIEF OP SY BESTE

A compilation from Hoezit Music of the very best of the "Afrikaans Alternatief" movement. Koos Kombuis, Johannes Kerkorrel, Piet Botha, Valiant Swart, Anton Goosen, David Kramer, Akkedis, Battery 9, Bernoldus Niemand, Gert Vlok Nel and more. Songs include 'Bicycle Sonder 'n Slot' (Koos Kombuis), 'Boy Van Die Suburbs' (Anton Goosen), 'Almal Moet Gerook Raak' ["Everyone Must Get Stoned" - yeah, man!] (Johannes Kerkorrel) and 'Hou My Vas Korporaal' (Bernoldus "James Phillips" Niemand). Excellent sleeve notes and discographies for each artist add to the listening pleasure. Try this CD and discover a whole new world of music. An understanding of Afrikaans will help your enjoyment, however a sense of humour is essential.

More about most these artists can be found here...
http://www.afrikaner.co.za/tronk10/defmuz.htm

DIEP - MUSIEK VIR DIE SIEL

Another Hoezit Music release, this time covering slightly more serious ground with powerful and epic songs about people and places that tear at the heart. Koos Kombuis, Laurika Rauch, Laurinda Hofmeyer, Theuns Jordaan and many, many others. "Musiek Vir Die Siel" (Music For The Soul)... indeed.

These and any other South African CD are available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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5.USA FOR SA
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SHARP CUTS VOLUME 3

After I bought the first two in the 'Sharp Cuts' series, I bought
'Sharp Cuts 3'. I didn't buy it merely because I had the previous two
volumes, I bought 'Sharp Cuts 3' because I expected it to be as
listen-worthy as the first two.

The 'Sharp Cuts' series has some of the best South African hits of the
Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties. 'Sharp Cuts 3' is sub-titled 'South
African Pop Volume 2' because it's more like 'Sharp Cuts 1' in that both have more pop dance numbers than rock. That is not to say there aren't some "serious" or straight-ahead rock songs on this disc, but the tracks do emphasize dance and pop numbers.

'I Like' -- John Ireland. A song sensuous and sensual at the same
time. I know rock and pop are all about love and, and... you know, but this guy brings in a deli and really gets the juices going. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy this song -- and it certainly is an attention-grabber opening the CD.

'Baby You Been Good to Me' -- Robin Auld is a South African performer
who seems to be reaching for artist-dom. Bernard Binns is another who has pop roots yet plays a modern artistic rock nowadays. In this case, great hook. Robin Auld has a distinct manner that leads me to say, without any self-consciousness about stating the obvious, that no
one does a Robin Auld song like Robin Auld. It makes sense to me in that his music is distinctively his.

But how does a record label let a guy's greatest hits go out of print
just when he releases a new CD?

'Here We Are' -- Face to Face. Great slow-dancing make-out tune. I
wonder how many couples think of this as "Our song"?

'Working Girls' -- Working Girls. How's business? A jumping number,
sounds like the opener for a rousing rock and dance show.

'Teddy Bear' -- The Spectres. A classic-sounding song, of the night
club entertainment variety. It's an old-fashioned yet modern-sounding song in the genre of death rock -- a genre whose name sounds worse than it is, including as it does such numbers as 'Leader of the Pack' and 'Endless Sleep' (the latter is covered by Group 66 on 'The Best of SA Pop Volume 3').

'Celebrate' by Julian Laxton is the kind of quality rock song I've come
to expect from Mr. Laxton. I envy you all who can catch his blues rock
shows at his club, Julian's Bistro and Theatre in Johannesburg, without
driving 7,000 miles.

'My Kind of Girl' -- Cinema. A catchy dance number, a happy
My-Girl-is-Special song. The bass and drums thunder along nicely behind the vocals and organ. It has that back beat a rock 'n' roll song needs.

'All Dressed Up' -- Mac the Nite. I like the group's punny name and
their song. 'All Dressed Up' is light and nightclub poppy. Each time I
hear this song I remember how a college housemate of mine in Austin, Texas, got a "dear john call" just like the singer did. He also had two tickets for a show, so he and I went to the show, drank his cognac, and saw Yes. Some ou named Trevor Rabin was with them. I guess I can bring my own nostalgia to some SA rock songs.

'Hey Baby' -- Wooden Idols. Deliberate phrasing by a female singer,
nice "Hey baby" hook. Perhaps not as professional-sounding as the other
tunes on the CD, despite the fact that their album was produced by Kevin Shirley, but this number is simply well done.

'I Never Loved a Man' -- the late Margaret Singana. By the title this
sounds like it should be a slow and meaningful blues number, but it is
upbeat and more pop-gospel, with some revival church influence, complete with chorus and handclaps, in the arrangement. Miss Margaret belts it out admirably. Give with the hip swivel. Hallelujah!

'King of Swing' -- Soft Shoes (Elvis Astaire). One of several dance
numbers on this CD that would not have been out of place in a Fifties
nightclub. Kinda doo-wop, kinda big band, kinda hip.

'Shame On You' -- Flash Harry. Due to the description in 'The History
of Contemporary Music of South Africa', I expected Flash Harry to be a show band with a sense of humor. (Among his talents, Keith Berel is known also for "playing the fool"). But this is a long and serious rock tune with meaningful lyrics. Whether they play serious or funny songs, I look forward to the Flash Harry re-release.

'Julia' is a pretty song by Sue Kriel, but it is odd that Sue is a
woman singing a love song to another woman. A movie theme, perhaps? A
touch of lavender? Dunno. Pretty, though. {Ed: this is a cover of the Pavlov's Dog song off 'Pampered Menial' (1975)}

'Jazz Collection' -- Jax Myth makes a laid back song about
post-break-up with distant female vocals over piano, drums, and synthesized strings. Nicely written lyrics with smooth slides into the chorus. I don't expect the refrain, yet do anticipate it; cleverly sung.

'I Found Love' -- Alida White bounces a few times then jumps right into
a wall-of-sound pop-rock song heavy on the singalong chorus. Something
wrong with that? Heck no, it's desired in a pop song.

'Fire' -- The Boys. Arch vocals, cool instrumentation, and neat
cracking, clapping effect that shoots between the speakers. I can see the flashing lights in the nightclub now. Slide on out and move to the snakey rhythm.

I don't know if the 'Sharp Cuts' series is going out of print, but One
World has only 'Sharp Cuts 3' listed these days. Overall, this is a nice collection of songs as full of talented singers and smooth, professional musicians as you'll find anywhere. Three or four of the songs are available on other compilations, but the rest aren't so far as I know. You don't have to be a collecting completist to buy 'Sharp Cuts 3', it stands up well alongside the other two in the series or without them.

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kbshoe@hotmail.com

This and any other South African CD is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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6.CLASSIC ROCK
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AG PLEEZ DEDDY - JEREMY TAYLOR
Gallo CDRED 608, 1997

Quite what the appeal of 'The Ballad of the Southern Suburbs' (or 'Ag Pleez Deddy' as it's more affectionately know) is, is somewhat a mystery to me. It's a very simple tune strummed on an acoustic guitar and sung by an ou who doesn't have the greatest voice, yet this little ditty has made it's way into South African musical folklore and is still regarded as a classic nearly 40 years on. Although I can't put my finger on why, I, like thousands of other South Africans love this song, possibly it's the reference to all those lekker things of one's youth like candy floss and eskimo pies that keep this song fresh and alive.

It opens this greatest hits collection of Taylor's and is followed by it's parody "The Ballad of the Northern Suburbs" featuring Valerie Miller on vocals and expounds on what the Northen Suburb girls long for ("Champagne, caviar, polo and jaguar..."), but Pa from Rosettenville still wears the pants.

Outside of his greatest hit at it's parody, the album is a great collection of lighthearted, predominantly, folk tunes, with incisive lyrics that make one smile but at the same time think about what was going on in SA at the time. As funny as the songs are some of the reasons the SABC gave for banning the songs such as "being offensive to a section of the population" ('Lift Girl's Lament'), "corrupting the morals of the youth" ('Confession'), and for mixing English and Afrikaans in one song for "destroying the purity of the languages" ('Mommy I'd like to be').

Taylor tries on various accents, Southern Suburbs SA, Northern Suburbs SA, Black, and even a cockney in "Jobsworth" and a number of styles from simple acoustic folk through Kwela to an almost country & western sound. This variety keeps one interested in the album.

Obviously it's worth having this album for 'Ag Pleez Deddy' on it's own, but there's a feel-good factor and a few good laughs to be had from the rest of the album as well as simple yet effective tunes that make this album a must have in any collection.

John Samson
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com

The lyrics for 'Ag Pleez Deddy' are available in Digest issue #69
http://rock.co.za/sarockdigest/issue_69.html
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7.FORUM
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RELAXZOR - SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS

Let’s recap. This Springbok tight five led the successful Stellenbosch rock invasion, emerging halfway through the ‘90’s with their winning blend of sonic metal, strong and melodic songs, rousing and deafening concerts and iconic frontman and musicians. They released three classic SA rock albums (‘Neanderthal 1’, ‘Afterlifesatisfaction’, and ‘Surpass The Powers’) and a half-dozen collectable EPs, and bestrode the SA rock scene like talented and fully-confident rude boys, planning each step of their rock careers, yet striving to avoid the 'Blue Eyes’ path to (sell out) pop glory that kept opening up before them. They remained focused and a law unto themselves, both live and in the studio, believing in their collective ability to make their own decisions regarding styles, sounds, and set lists.

‘Powers’ producer Kevin Shirley only handled the mixing duties, this time, at the Hit Factory in New York. The band produced this 15-track collection themselves, hence the mixed reviews that greeted this new album ‘Relaxzor’. It is a similar criticism to that which has been leveled at Just Jinger, namely wouldn’t these bands benefit from a judicious objective opinion regarding material and editing. Anathema to groups like the Nude Girls, which is why everyone is looking so carefully and critically at this new album. But ‘Relaxzor’ is anything but. For starters it has a deceptive image with the ready-to-attack/defend androgynous, plastic Karate person on the cover. The feeling among certain SA rock critics is that the band has been over-feted and under-criticized, leaving them stuck in a creative and directionless rut of their own making.

Rut or not, they are still the most popular and adventurous rock band in South Africa. While there is still that classic grungy mix of hard rock songs and bloody hard rock songs with the occasional slowie, ‘Relaxzor’ takes a while to yield its many delights while still faithfully and enthusiastically tipping its hard hat to the Korn, Limp Bizkit and RATM school of punk thrash. ‘Relaxzor’ is not for the faint-eared and definitely not for those hopeful and dedicated pop fans. Jimmy 12" are just around the corner, so the Nude Girls are in aggressive mood, opening the album with the bicep-flexing roar of ‘Stronger’ just in case anyone’s in doubt. This track alone will scare off all those "headphones at the counters" potential buyers, but will bring a warm glow to the hardy faithful.

But relax sir, these boys didn’t earn their Springbok colours for nothing. Up step some archetypal Nude Girl gems to restore all that lost faith. Arno’s dervish wail riding the ‘Smiley Skull Of Faith’ (John Bonham on dustbins) stomp. First single ‘Unworldly Beauty’ is a slower ballad which welcomes back Adriaan Brand’s trippy trumpet, that Love-era sound that first helped to separate the Nude Girls from the boys. The sound on ‘Relaxzor’ very often resembles ‘Rise’-era PIL, clattering drums and wobbling bass (Oh Jah!), white-hot guitar, and that primal John Lydon wail over the top (so to speak). It’s a big, crisp and clean rock sound and although the album is too long and could have definitely benefited from some objective song-editing, there’s still enough classic Nude Girls material (‘Fist Or The Fun’, ‘Hard Dust’ ‘Schmetal’, and ‘Overdrive’) to please their many followers nationwide and keep the critics off their backs for a while longer. But there is still the lingering thought that the band is capable of a SA rock masterpiece. Till that arrives, ‘Relaxzor’ will keep the fires burning. (SS)
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8.REQUESTS
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SOUTH AFRICAN VINYL

Hi! I am a Norwegian collector looking for electronic/new wave/synthpop releases from South Africa. VINYL ONLY! I pay good prices for this stuff; éVoid, Helicopters, Falling Mirror, Duncan Mackay, Rouge, Petit Cheval, Niki Daly, John Ireland, V/A-"Out of the blue", + all your recommended similar stuff! Write me!

Nils-Inge Graven
mailto:electronils@hotmail.com

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CLOUT

I'm doing an article on Clout. I have interviewed Cindy Alter, was wondering if you could give me some leads on Ingrid Herbst, Glenda Hyam, Lee Tomlinson, Bones Brettel, Gary Van Zyl, Sandie Robbie, Jenni Garson, or Graeme Beggs... It's difficult tracking down even on the internet I've had no luck! Any leads would be great, if you have anything you want to add on them please let me know.

Jason
mailto:Englshkid@aol.com

Clout on the net:
http://www.clout.co.za
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9.ON THE NET
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ELECTRONIC MAIL AND GUARDIAN
11th October 2000
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/pc/feet/ft20001011.htm

An article by Arthur Goldstuck about the state of SA music on the web.

Arthur had this to say about Amuzine <http://rock.co.za>:

"One of the longest surviving online-only music magazines in SA, powered by the passion of Stephen Segerman."
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10.WHATS ON
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AMETHYST

23 Nov: The Big Easy, 61 Langerman Drive, Kensington.
Music starts from 21:30 and there is a R10 cover charge.

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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Saturday 25 November - RANDBURG
On the main stage: Henry Ate, Sugardrive, Wonderboom, Ethel My Love, Plum, Tweak, South, The Phoebes and Shifty
Inside on the Bugsy's Stage: Starseed, Lung, Grey Matter, Binary, Maple, Zen Arcade, Sang Froid, Anorica Grey, Swamp.sound.system
On the Technics DJ Mix Club side floor: The Assassin, Brian, Ryan, DLB, The Saint, Mitch Lee, Clinton, Zoyd
Gates open at 3pm
Venue: Fontainebleau Centre, Cnr Republic and Rabie, Randburg

Thursday 7 December - PRETORIA
Henry Ate, Sugardrive, Plum, Battery 9, Ethel My Love, Tweak, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: TBA

Friday 15 December - DURBAN
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system and a local Durban band
Venue: Bargo's, Durban

Saturday 16 December - MARGATE
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Margate Beach

Tuesday 19 December - KENTON ON SEA
FREE GIG: Midday on the Kenton-On-Sea Beachfront with Ethel My Love, Tweak and Swamp.sound.system

Wednesday 20 December - PORT ALFRED
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Barnacle, The Pier, Port Alfred

Friday 22 December - EAST LONDON
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Wonderboom, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system and a local East London band
Venue: Settlers, East London

Saturday 23 December - PORT ELIZABETH
Sugardrive, Plum, Jimmy 12 Inch, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Wonderboom, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.sytem
Venue: TBA

Tuesday 26 December - NATURES VALLEY
FREE GIG: Midday in Natures Valley with Ethel My Love, Tweak and Swamp.sound.system

Wednesday 27 December - KNYSNA
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Tin Roof Blues, Knysna

Thursday 28 December - KNYSNA
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Tin Roof Blues, Knysna

Friday 29 December - MOSSEL BAY
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: The Station, Mossel Bay

Saturday 30 December - PLETTENBERG BAY
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Flashback, Plettenberg Bay

Sunday 31 December - PLETTENBERG BAY
Beach Dance Party
Venue: Plettenberg Bay Beach

FOR MORE INFORMATION
AUTHENTIC IDEAS: 011-646-6467
CLINT: 083-272-8436
NANCY: 083-310-2514
EMAIL: mailto:freshmaker@authentic.co.za

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

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BASSLINE

Tues 21st: ABAFANA BAKWA ZULU - R30 - 9:30pm
Wed 22th & Thurs 23rd: YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA - R 60 - 9:30pm
Fri 24th & Sat 25th: BAYETTE - R60 - 9:30pm
Sun 26th: TIDALWAVES - R30 - 9:00pm
Tues 28th: Closed to public
Wed 29th: Closed to public
Thurs 30th: MATHEW V. D. WANT - R30 - 9:30pm
Dec. Fri 1st & Sat 2nd: Castle Milk Stout Presents: BRUCE CASSIDY’S HOT FOOT SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA - R50 - 9:30pm

Sun 3rd: TIMELESS with Bruce Cassidy & Pops Mohammed - R40 - 9:00pm

Please note that performance starting time on Sunday is 9:00pm
Bookings: 011 - 482-6915

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

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BINARY

21st November - Roxy Rhythm Bar Melville
25th November - Mentos Freshmaker Tour Bugsy's Randburg

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DORP STRAAT TEATER, STELLENBOSCH

NOVEMBER

Wo 22: Tinus van Dyk speel akoestiese kitaar, asook Francois le Roux op die basviool
Do 23: Danie Niehaus sing sy gunsteling liedjies
Vr 24 & Sa 25: Daniéle Pascal met Edith Piaf
So 26: Jazz
Wo 29: Robin Auld
Do 30: Debora de Waal en die "Baba-Blues": een van die top 10 produksies by Aardklop

DESEMBER

Vr 1 & Sa 2: Laurinda Hofmeyr
So 3: Jazz
Ma 4: Planke toe met poësie: Die laaste een vir 2000
Wo 6: Delta Blue
Vr 8 & Sa 9: Vuurklip met Richard van der Westhuizen & Lochner de Kock
So 10: Jazz
Ma 11 & Do 14: Rory Rootenberg
Vr 15 & Sa 16: Piet Botha
So 17: Jazz
Wo 20: Die Grafsteensangers

Navrae en besprekings by
(021) 886-6107
083 4179 389
mailto:dorpteat@xsinet.co.za

Die nuutste programinligting ook op
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za

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HARBOUR MUSIC CLUB
The Troubadour, Kalk Bay

Every Wednesday night 8:30
Entrance R15 - bar available

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

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THE JAM
December Live highlights

Fri 8: Springbok Nude Girls
Doors open at 9pm and R30 couvert charge.
Sat 9: Justin Robertson
Wed 13: Jimmy 12" & Plum
Thurs 14: Sons of Trout
Sat 16: Efrain Toro and Guests
Mon 18: African Jazz Pioneers
Sat 23: Boo!
Wed 27: Cape of Storms - The highly successful double headline act of Nine and Brasse Vannie Kaap goes national this festive season ending their tour at The Jam.

For any more info, please contact us on 021-465 2106 or e-mail us at
mailto:live@thejam.co.za. Otherwise, our web-site http://www.thejam.co.za will give you all the latest info on what’s up at The Jam.

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JESSE JORDAN

BIG TREE - Strand

Friday November 24 21:30
Wednesday December 6 Rock Festival Sponsored by Bavaria 20:00-02:00
4 bands for R20
Tuesday December 26 Rock Festival Sponsored by Bavaria 20:00-02:00
4 bands for R20

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues Rock with "The Julian Laxton Band"
Thursdays from 9 P.M. Jazz fusion with "George Sax"
Fridays from 9 P.M. Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers"
Saturdays from 8.30 "THE LEGEND OF CLAPTON".
(Book at Julian's on 011-678-2880, or at Computicket)
Sundays from 2 P.M. Beer Braai & Music in the Garden with Colin Shamley.
Sundays from 6.30 P.M. Fusion jazz with "Highway Jam".

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

24 November
Nile Crocodile, 60 Glynwood road, Lynwood, Pretoria. Tel no. 012 361-2058. Starting at 21h30

25 November
The Barnyard, White River, tel no. 0137501117

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PLETHORA
original rockers from Paarl

23rd Nov - Independent Armchair Theatre, Observatory
24th Nov - Whammy Bar, Table View
25th Nov - Challengers, Brackenfell
2nd Dec - Troubadour, Kalk Bay
9th Dec - Whammy Bar, Table View
20th Dec - Hangklip Hotel
29th Dec - Hangklip Hotel

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SARON GAS

24th November 2000 Boogie Nights Pretoria
25th November 2000 The Underground Bloemfontein
5th December 2000 Buccaneers East London [TBC]
7th December 2000 Tapas Port Elizabeth
8th December 2000 Tin Roof Knysna
9th December 2000 Independent Armchair Cape Town
23rd December 2000 Burn Durban
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11.LINKS
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LINKS PAGES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdearmusic.com/links.html

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

SA ROCK FILES
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarock_links.html

VAGABOND
http://www.rock.co.za/files/links.html

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

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

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

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

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://members.nbci.com/termite2/Accueil.html

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

JACK HAMMER
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer

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

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

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

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

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

SHARKBROTHER
http://listen.to/sharkbrother

ARCHIVES:

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

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

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
http://www.air.org.za

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

SHOPPING:

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

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

BMG
http://www.click2music.co.za/

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

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

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

SUNSET RECORDING STUDIOS
Stellenbosch
http://www.sunsetrecording.com

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
http://www.backstage.co.za/

MAGAZINES:

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

RADIO:

SAFM (104-107KHz)
Sugar, Digest co-editor, chats to Bruce Millar every Wednesday at 10.30am
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

TRIVIA:

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

SPACE HYMNS
Ramases
http://rock.co.za/ramases

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

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

MUSIC ON-LINE:

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
African MP3s
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website 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@new.co.za

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13.CONTRIBUTIONS
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14.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

Brian Currin
mailto:vagabond@new.co.za
http://rock.co.za/vagabond
http://rock.co.za/sarock

Stephen Segerman
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
http://rock.co.za

Postal Address:
Brian Currin
PO Box 521
Eppindust
7460
Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

Kurt Shoemaker, USA
mailto:kbshoe@hotmail.com

John Samson, UK
mailto:TheSamsons@aol.com
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