SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #123
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24th September 2001

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IN THIS ISSUE
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SNIPPETS
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SA Woodstock next weekend... Feeder for Edgars/5FM birthday bash... new
Afrikaner Rock compilation from Dirk Uys... Shiloh looks at the world's most prolific drummer, Hal Blaine... Kurt listens to Rodriguez live albums... John visits the weird world of Oom... Maria from Argentina looks for Forbidden Fruit... Christa wants to hear some Good News... Ken Talbot remembers the original Springbok n*de girl... Rodriguez rocks Mossel Bay... and Michelle survives Pukkelpop...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: SA Woodstock, Feeder for Edgars/5FM birthday
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week, Top Selling SA CDs
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Audrey Motaung, Vloek Van Die Kitaar
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Hal Blaine, Rodriguez, Oom
5.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Hot RS, Give Me The Good News
6.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Rodriguez, Pukkelpop
7.CLICK HERE - SA Rock on the web: SA Country, CCPWorld
8.BUMPF - Archives, contributions, editors and contributors
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1.HOT & FRESH
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SA WOODSTOCK 3 FESTIVAL - CANCELLATIONS AND FULL LINE-UP BELOW

Due to the horrific attack on America, the organizers of the Woodstock 3 Festival are sad to announce that US punk band Strung Out’s performance has been cancelled. Strung Out’s Durban and Cape Town shows have also been cancelled, as well as their UK tour. Strung Out regret the inconvenience to their fans.

The organizers also regret to announce the cancellation of the Element
team, the American skateboarders who were due to perform at Woodstock 3 in the Boogaloos Board arena. The Element Team has also cancelled all their travel arrangements during this period.

UK punk band, Skirt Box will still perform on the blunt Stage and
American folk hero, Rodriguez, who arrived in the country prior to the
attack will still perform. Everything else remains the same.

WOODSTOCK 3 - BAND LINE-UP

Musica Stage - Friday 28 September:
Pyramid Tongue, Symphonic, Marlowe, Koos Kombuis, Blk Sonshine, Shaypir, THC, Henry Ate, Boo!, Saron Gas, Not My Dog

Musica Stage - Saturday 29 September
Pink Noise, Blindgait, Cutting Jade, Karen Zoid, Fly, Diesel Whores, Zen Arcade, Rodriguez (USA), 57, Tweak, Sunways, Semisane, Watershed, Brasse Vannie Kaap, Wonderboom, Springbok Nude Girls

Blunt Stage - Friday 28 September
2 Flye, Skincage, Starseed, Martin Rocka and the Sickshop, Gauge, Perez, Fruit Fly Navigators, Odball, Pestroy, Plum, Four Ounce Freedom, Agro

Blunt Stage - Saturday 29 September
Caytie Marvelis, Evil Eddies, The Phoebes, Still Thinking, Waverley, All This For Nothing, Flatworld Society, Leek & The Bouncing Uptones, Pet Flyz, Crossing Point, Shifty (UK), Hog Hoggidy Hog, Fuzigish, Skirt Box (UK).

The Green Hip Hop Stage - Friday 28 September
DJ, Roots 2000, DJ, Riku Latte, DJ

The Green Hip Hop Stage - Saturday 29 September
DJ, 1st Project, DJ, 340ml, DJ, Kaolin, DJ, Skwatta Kamp

Beth Hillary
Authentic Ideas (Pty) Ltd
T: 011-646-6467
F: 011-646-6441
C: 083-463-8712
E: mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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FEEDER TO HEADLINE EDGARS 5FM 26TH BIRTHDAY CONCERT

The party of the year, The Edgars 5fm 26th Birthday Concert, has just
invited its first major guest, top UK band Feeder, to entertain
partygoers at SuperSport Park on October 27. Thirty thousand people
attended the 25th Birthday Concert last year and witnessed one of the
saddest, yet greatest moments in rock history - one of the Smashing
Pumpkin’s final gigs, superbly supported by UK darlings James.

This year the organizers have planned a bigger event with an additional
stage and entertainment areas. Feeder reached number one on the 5FM
chart with their single Buck Rogers (from their wildly exciting new
album, ‘Echo Park’). The band’s second single, ‘Seven Days in the Sun’,
is rapidly climbing the 5FM Top 40 - currently at #31), and the band
were recently voted ‘The Best Live Rock Act’ at the Kerrang Awards, and
nominated for the ‘Best Rock Act’ at the Q Awards taking place in
October.

While Feeder are the first band to be confirmed for the momentous party, concert organizer Roddy Quinn from Real Concerts promises the band are merely one of many who will be making up the line-up that will entertain partygoers throughout the day and much of the night. Feeder will be joined on the Edgars 5FM Birthday Concert’s Main Stage by at least one international act, as well as the cream of South African talent.

TICKETS
Tickets for the Edgars 5FM Birthday Concert at Supersport Park,
Centurion on October 27 are available from Ticketweb on 082 1 400 500 /
083 1 400 500 or http://www.ticketweb.co.za or http://www.5fm.co.za. Tickets cost between R150 and R250 for general admission and golden circle (excluding service fee).

For further information please contact Sandra Briar or Diahann Chidrawi
at: Total Exposure: (011) 788-8725
mailto:sandra@total-exposure.co.za
mailto:diahann@total-exposure.co.za
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2.CHARTS
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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [3] (1) Live Fact - Rodriguez (Sony)
2. [2] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
3. [1] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
4. [6] (4) Tassenberg All Stars 2 (Live) - Various (Trippy Grape)
5. [10] (5) Farewell Station Road - Wayne Pauli (Rhythm)
6. [5] (1) Voortvlugtend - Akkedis (SSS Records)
7. [4] (2) In The Meantime - Watershed (EMI)
8. [11] (8) Afrika Not For Sissy - Syd Kitchen (Indie)
9. [20] (9) All I Am - Kaolin (Sheer)
10. [8] (8) Oomblik Van Waansin - Mel Botes (Janus)
11. [7] (3) Soul Taker - Lucky Dube (Gallo)
12. [12] (9) Listen - Ssshh (EuropeAfrica)
13. [13] (1) Showcase: 3 Unearthed - Various (Sony)
14. [14] (1) Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
15. [9] (4) Bongolution - Bongo Maffin (Sony)
16. [19] (1) Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
17. [17] (1) Rising Above The Madness - Lionel Bastos (SAFM)
18. [18] (1) The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)
19. [16] (4) Best Kept Secrets - Dog Detachment (RetroFresh)
20. [15] (5) Kuyatsha - The Branch (Rhythm)

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [1] (1) Up - Zen Arcade ('Snowflake'/Indie)
2. [4] (2) Engel - Karen Zoid ('Poles Apart'/EMI)
3. [3] (3) Settler - Syd Kitchen (‘Afrika Not For Sissy’/Indie)
4. [9] (4) Brave True And Strong - Bongo Maffin (‘Bongolution’/Sony)
5. [2] (2) Binneland In (Live) - Spinnekop ('Tassenberg All Stars
2'/Trippy Grape)
6. [16] (6) Crossing - Kaolin (‘All I Am’/Sheer)
7. [7] (2) Sweet Stellenganga - Akkedis (‘Voortvlugtend’/SSS Records)
8. [6] (3) She Can't Let It Go - Lionel Bastos ('Rising Above The
Madness'/SAFM)
9. [5] (1) Put A Little Love - Lucky Dube (‘Soul Taker’/Gallo)
10. [10] (1) Glorious Gem - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
11. [8] (2) Why - Garth Taylor (‘Why?’/PT Records)
12. [18] (1) Set Of Wheels (Karoo Anthem) - Karen Zoid ('Poles
Apart'/EMI)
13. [14] (13) Jannie Cocaine - Akkedis (‘Voortvlugtend’/SSS Records)
14. [15] (12) Reënvoëls - Mel Botes ('Oomblik Van Waansin/Janus)
15. [13] (8) Colour Me In - Sunways (‘The Moon Is A Spoon’/Fresh)
16. [11] (11) Liberty (Live) - Jonathan Martin ('Tassenberg All Stars 2'/Trippy Grape)
17. [12] (1) Not About You - Zen Arcade ('Snowflake'/Indie)
18. [17] (6) Waiting For A Miracle - Dog Detachment (‘Best Kept Secrets'/RetroFresh)
19. [19] (3) Indigo Girl - Watershed (‘In The Meantime’/EMI)
20. [20] (7) Khululuma - The Branch (‘Kuyatsha’/Rhythm)

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ONE WORLD TOP SELLING SA CDs
http://www.oneworld.co.za

1. Chris de Burgh - Live In South Africa
2. Juluka - Scatterlings
3. Dog Detachment - Best Kept Secrets
4. Circus - Circus
5. Mango Groove - Best Of Mango Groove
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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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AUDREY MOTAUNG CD RELEASE

Audrey Motaung is almost unknown in SA. She left 20 years ago as part of the line-up of Jo'Burg Hawk. At the time she was one of the very few black rock artists.

She now in lives in Hamburg, Germany where she is a household name having recorded 4 CDs and appearing in many concerts, and on German films and TV.

Mountain Records has compiled a collection entitled ‘The Best Of Audrey Motaung’ (Cat. No. MOU 4260. Distributed in SA by EMI). The set includes some early Afro-rockers, blues and gospel cuts, and two new dance tracks. Most of the songs are written by Audrey.

More info on the featured artist page at:
http://www.mountain-africa.com

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VLOEK VAN DIE KITAAR - 18 Afrikaanse Rock Monsters
Die ontwikkeling van Afrikaanse rock, 1979 tot 2001

by Dirk Uys, Boereplaas Plate
20th September 2001

Geagte lede van die media en mede kollegas in die musiekindustrie en vermaaklikheidsbedryf.

Die snelle ontwikkeling en groei van Afrikaanse Rock, veral oor die laaste vyf jaar het my genoop om alle belanghebbende partye in te lig oor die werklike toedrag van sake en om veral wanopvattings en mistastings uit die weg te ruim.

Die eerste taak op hande was om ‘n album van Afrikaanse Rock songs saam te stel om die lewenskragtigheid van hierdie genre in die regte konteks aan te bied en om terselfdertyd te begin met ‘n historiese oorsig om die luisteraar volledig in te lig.

Ek het besluit op die titel "Vloek van die Kitaar" omdat dit die gebeure van die laaste 21 jaar die beste versinnebeeld. Die skrywer en sanger van hierdie apokaliptiese meesterstuk, Valiant Swart, het die titel goedgunstiglik vir hierdie album geleen. Valiant het ook sy wens uitgespreek om te help skryf aan die finale mediavrystelling. Hy is tans in die VSA en het gelukkig net-net die verskriklike gebeure daar misgeloop.

'Vloek van die kitaar' is essensieel ‘n Afrikaanse kitaar rock album wat die krag en energie van die opwindende genre so goed as moontlik weerspieel. Dit bevat ook ‘n goeie 70% Afrikaanse rock geskiedenis wat nie in chronologiese volgorde saamgestel is nie, maar wel in ‘n logiese musikale geheel verweef is. Die album se eerste klompie snitte rock dat dat die biesies bewe, wat dit ook ‘n uitstekende paartie plaat sal maak.

Die kunstenaars wat op 'Vloek van die Kitaar' verskyn is:
Anton Goosen, Koos Kombuis, Valiant Swart, Piet Botha, Bernoldus Niemand, Springbok Nude Girls, Beeskraal, Akkedis, Spinnekop, Battery 9, Brasse Vannie Kaap, Karen Zoid en Raaskopleef.

Ons verstaan die noodsaaklikheid daarvan om musiek te kategoriseer, veral vir mediagebruik met resensies en om as hulpmiddel te dien om die leser of luisteraar ‘n musikaal geografiese verwysing te gee.

Nie een van ons wil voorskriftelik wees nie - rock ‘n roll bots in elk geval direk met enige vorm van konvensie. Daar is egter baie interessante en lekker benamings om die vele fasette van Afrikaanse rock te beskryf.

Ek het byvoorbeeld die volgende beskrywings vir sekere musiekstyle gebruik.

Valiant Swart: Boland Punk, Wingerdrock, Brandewyn Blues
Anton Goosen: Afrikaanse Rock, Boerebop, Binneboudskoffel
Beeskraal: Boere-Rock, Kraalvastrap, Tropmoles
Piet Botha: Boere-blues, Blues-rock
Akkedis: Reptielrock of Gatskop Afrikaanse Rock
Battery 9: Industriële Rock
Spinnekop: Giftige Afrikaanse Rock
Brasse Vannie Kaap: Cape Flats Hip Hop

Hierdie bogenoemde idees is maar net ‘n voorbeeld van hoe die musiek meer verbeeldingryk beskryf kan word en is nie vasgestelde terme nie.

Ek bedank u graag vir u tyd en die bydrae wat u tot oorspronklike SA musiek maak. U is welkom om my enige tyd te kontak indien u meer inligting verlang.

Dirk Uys
mailto:annene@xsinet.co.za
0823794447

{This press release has had to be edited due to lack of space, but please read the full article at: http://www.rock.co.za/files/boereplaas1.html - ed}

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MORE REVIEWS
For more reviews of new and recent South African CD releases and re-issues please visit:

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

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

HAL BLAINE (valley of a thousand drums)

Acknowledged as the most recorded musician in the history of music, Hal Blaine was driving a Rolls Royce in 1963. By 1991 he had performed on 45 thousand recordings, which 350 thereof reached the US top ten. He started out as a professional drummer with a jazz ensemble called the Stan Moore trio. Hal's close friend and associate, the incredible Earl Palmer introduced him into the world of session work. In his early days in the fifties, he featured with Patti Page, Sam Cooke and teen idol Tommy Sands. In 1960 Jan and Dean's "Baby talk" reached the top ten, although Hal's name was absent from the credits, he provided the rhythm. The magic started when he became one part of Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew. This unique ensemble of master musicians included Carol Kaye on bass, keyboards Leon Russell and guitar Billy Strange, Glen Campbell and Tommy Tedesco.

Now prepare ye for the man who played a million drums; Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, Simon and Garfunkel, the Monkees, the Carpenters, Neil Diamond, John Lennon, Herb Alpert, Fifth Dimension, John Denver, the Byrds, Mamas and the Papas, Grassroots, Cher, Barbara Streisand, the Beach Boys, Association, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Ringo Star, George Harrison, Partridge Family.

Not only did Hal feature with this phenomenal show case of stars, but very often no credit was listed. Over and above the top heavy CV that Hal had tucked under his belt, worthy mention should be made of the avant-garde improvisation that is featured on the landmark album by the Beach Boys, "Pet Sounds". He was also responsible for that haunting latent snare drumming expressed on Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction". For those that would like to dig deep into the heady improvisation of these backroom boys, a compilation album entitled "Secret Agent File" gives off some of the finest brass renditions of the James Bond era. Power drumming coupled with expressive guitar by Billy Strange and Tommy Tedesco is aptly featured within this daunting set of movie themes. Carol Kaye's power house bass climbs up and down the lengthy scales of the Olympic orchestra and is tightly pumped into tracks like "The Rockford Files", "Run, spy run" and Monty Norman's "James Bond Theme". The energy of these musicians are similarly displayed on the classic 1964 album called "Out of limits" by the Marketts.

The Marketts were a virtual creation and brain box of Joe Saraceno. Initially the musicians marketed themselves as the Routers and managed to release a single called "Lets go Pony" through the production of Warner Brothers. Later that year they came to power with the brilliant guitar instrumental "Out of limits" (a spin-off of the "Twilight Zone" theme "Outer limits"). An album called "The Chuck Berry Song Book" by the Routers also came to popularity through Joe Saraceno. In 1990 Hal Blaine released his book "Hal Blaine and the Wrecking Crew". His personal albums included "Deuces", "T's", "Roadsters" and "Drums" (RCA Victor 1963), "Drums, drums, a Go Go" (Dunhill, 1966), "Psychedelic percussion" (Dunhill, 1967) and "Have fun!, play drums!" (Dunhill, 1969). A recommended search for those countless classic / brass movie themes of the sixties may well find you paralysed and flabbergasted by the inner circle of musicianship (check out the credits, although he might not be listed).

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

Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm

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

RODRIGUEZ: A LIVE FACT

I've been to a couple of Rodriguez concerts lately. Much to my regret,
I wasn't in Cape Town and I won't be at Woodstock 3. Instead, I've been
listening to two live concert recordings: 'Rodriguez Alive' from Australia in 1979, and 'Live Fact' (South Africa 1998).

On 'Live Fact' not only is the audience perfectly happy to be there,
but he is in perfect rapport with his audience. This helps me create the illusion that I'm about fifth row center. The crystal clear fidelity of the recording helps. I imagine this is a true-to-life representation of a Rodriguez concert, and a worthy substitute if one can't make an actual performance.

The ten tracks on the Australian 'Rodriguez Alive' are all on 'Live
Fact', but as with 'To Whom It May Concern', one gets different versions of the songs. On both sets the bands, whoever played in Australia {The Mark Gillespie Band - ed} and Big Sky in South Africa, stretch out instrumentally and jam. One doesn't need to be a completist collector to want both live recordings.

Both backing bands are excellent, no matter on what continent Rodriguez
finds his pick-up bands. The SA live recording has the excellent Willem Möller on guitar.

As well as pretending to actually attend some Rodriguez shows, I've
also been dropping in on him at work in the studio (all right, I've been listening to 'Cold Fact' and 'After the Fact'). My conclusion is that y'all in SA have discerning musical taste and sound musical judgment. Thanks for keeping him alive, as he says.

Last week, when talking about 'The Best of Rodriguez' I thought of him
as a folk singer with a band, but now I think of him as a particularly fine intelligent rock singer -- witness the hard-rocking 'Only Good for
Conversation' and 'Climb Up On My Music'. Rodriguez the writer and
performer is an all-round talent, from pop to folk to rock.

Since one human quality is our need to categorize, I've met that need
and come up with a concise phrase that neatly pigeonholes Rodriguez's
talents. How about: "Rodriguez is a lyric-oriented, social-commentating, urban-consciousness performer who is at times a rhymester, is frequently a melodist, and a folk, pop, and rock singer, as well as a songwriter of the first water"? Unwieldy, it's the shortest I can say it all in. His work is music to live with.

Speaking of his music, is it dated? To some ears perhaps, but not to
mine. The problems and hopes sung of in my well-intentioned youth are still with us in the on-going processes of life.

Timely? Good Lord, yes. His message for the 21st Century is to end
the violence and "accept peace".

Timeless? As long as the civilization I live in, with all its urban
environments and street urbanity, still exists it is timeless. Rodriguez sings astute social commentary and clever human observations in soundly-written thinking-person lyrics. And his music is fun to listen to. There is both intellectual and emotional range here.

After steeping myself in Rodriguez's songs this week ('Cold Fact',
'After the Fact', 'Rodriguez Alive', and 'Live Fact'), I can only say,
"Thanks, Sixto, for the time well spent." Forget it? Not likely.

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

{'Alive', recorded in Australia in 1979, has never been released on CD. 'Live Fact' was recorded in 1998 in South Africa and is freely available in SA CD shops. The Australian imports of 'Cold Fact' (with the white cover) and 'At His Best' are available (I know the new CD Wherehouse at the V&A Waterfront has plenty, though a bit pricey at R150). The SA pressings of 'Cold Fact' (black cover), 'Best Of Rodriguez' (with more tracks than 'At His Best') and 'After The Fact (Coming From Reality)' are unfortunately not available, due to some record company disputes apparently. - ed}

Rodriguez
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

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LONDON LEKKER
London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music

BEATS AND PEACES - OOM (Tequila records)

My first introduction to the weird and wonderful world of Oom was the
offbeat/upbeat 'Whito Kwaito' from www.mp3.com. The first thing I noticed about 'Beats and Peaces' was that this track was missing. However as they say in Australia, no worries, as there's plenty of other great tracks here, and 'Whito Kwaito' is still available for download from the MP3.com website.

Oom is not just a pretty faceless band, they are also one of South Africa's hidden treasures. Featuring the talents of Ian Osrin, Jon Ackerman (the men behind the sadly departed digitalcupboard.com) and the brilliant vocal talent of the also sadly departed Alf Mofokeng, Oom play a laid back reggae rock n dance with an underlying wry sense of humour. Osrin was involved in the studio project Pocket Lips that brought us the catchy 'It's Amazing (The Incredible Dance)' and is responsible for twiddling the knob on the album.

Ackerman used to run Street Records opposite Wits University and has a wide knowledge and love of music and is always quick to recommend obscure yet brilliant albums. His love of music generally shows through in the variety of styles and influences that appear throughout the album. There's a muted Dylan blues harmonica hiding in 'Peace Train', a Led Zep guitar and a Stevie Wonder harmonica floating around in 'Soul Brother', a Juluka Jive intro to 'Amabulu', a sweeping KLF keyboard in 'Righto Matey' and South Africa's answer to Hendrix's 'Star Spangled Banner' with a electric guitar solo of 'N'kosi Sikelele' stuck away in the corner of 'Amabulu'. And that's just to mention a few.

Alf Mokeng's vocals which can be found on 'Soul Brother' and 'Anoma' are pure reggae, displaying all the warmth and angst of Marley, while Musa ***Lo (as the sleeve notes denote him) brings that great African feel to a number of tracks including the brilliant 'Happiness (is a State of Mind)' which opens the album.

Except for the rather quirky 'System Error' which you'll either love or hate, this is an album jam packed with great tunes to lose yourself in. As laid back and cool as the dude on the cover (number 19 on the top 50 SA Album covers at http://www.sarockdigest.com/albumcovers), it is a gem that shouldn't be overlooked. Also worth trying to get is the cheeky Hansiegate song 'Captain Cash'. If you don't believe me check out 'Whito Kwaito' at MP3.com and hear for yourself.

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
http://rock.co.za/charts

Friday, 24th September 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Co Co - The Sweet
2 [2] You - Peter Maffay
3 [6] Daar's Niks Soos Ware Liefde - Groep Twee*
4 [5] Hold On To What You Got - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
5 [3] I Did What I Did For Maria - Tony Christie
6 [15] Never Ending Song of Love - New Seekers
7 [8] How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
8 [9] Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum - The Middle of the Road
9 [10] Tom, Tom Turnaround - New World
10 [4] He's Gonna Step On You Again - John Kongos*

* South African Artists

Yes, it was the Sweet at number 1 yet again. Peter Maffay could not break the deadlock and remained at number 2. A strong South African challenge also came from Groep Twee and the Peanut Butter Conspiracy.

The New Seekers' version was clearly the more choice for 'Never Ending Song of Love' as they jumped 9 places to number 6 while Delaney & Bonnie remained at number 18.

After a weeks absence from the charts, Lauren Copley's 'Flower of Life'
returned to the top 20 while Buffalo's Peter Vee also saw top 20 action
entering at 20 with 'Can we get to That'.

South Africans at Number 1 this week:

Paradise Road - Joy (1980)
Hak Hom Blokkies - David Kramer (1981)
Woodpecker from Space - Café Society (1985)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

23 Bruce Springsteen (1949)
23 Ray Charles (1930)
27 Meat Loaf (1947)
29 Jerry Lee Lewis (1935)

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RODRIGUEZ: ALL THE COLD FACTS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

"Cause they told me everybody's got to pay their dues
And I explained that I had overpaid them"

A selection of messages posted on the Rodriguez Forum message board over the past week. Go here for more... http://rock.co.za/rodriguez

Natalia: I went to see Rodriguez last night and he was awesome! I was in the front row and I was almost trampled when he came forward to shake people's hands but it was worth it! The greatest part was how he came out afterwards and signed autographs for everyone in the whole venue. What a guy!
23rd September 2001         

Brian: The second night in Cape Town was awesome... and a total contrast to the night before...
22nd September 2001         

Tom the Curious: Welcome back to Cape Town, man! It's been a long time - 3 and a half years - since I saw you perform last in Bellville, and it blew my mind so high THEN that I didn't even know how to react when I heard you were playing here again. The music, like Sweet red wine, gets better with time. 'Purist' fans will think the Brit swing ruined a classic brew, but maybe they should've gotten up to dance to Climb up on Rod's music - you've got to dance to swing, baby! I never would have expected such a team-up; I just hope you guys had as good a jam as everyone around me did. THANKS to everyone who was there and who made it happen! Viva Rodriguez... Long live and sing live! Peace and love from all the Cape Hippies. See you next tour...
22nd September 2001        

Chris: Saw the show at the Three Arts last night. The man was wasted - I mean drunk out of his skull. There was such open animosity between him and the band that at one stage I thought they are going to end the show. He openly chastised the drummer and several times (I mean many, many times) said: "I'm sorry about the sloppy performance, but hey I'm trying." Yeah, very trying.

As with a lot of drunk people he often waffled on incoherently for long stretches, causing some in the audience to shout: "Shut up and play!" It was an inept and completely unprofessional performance. Drunk guys cannot keep proper time - I know from experience. Then again he is nobody in the USA and somebody here, a hasbeen who still plays his music from 30 years ago. And draws a few thousand to his shows.

I liked the band and new approaches and when they cooked it was awesome. When it clicked you felt you were truly in the presence of greatness. Well there goes a hero of mine, sacrificing his ego on the altar of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. At least he was too pissed to notice...
22nd September 2001         

Anton: Saw Rodriguez at the Strand last night. One of the all time greatest & a legend in South Africa. Brilliant. Thanks for your time, Sixto Rodriguez... & please come again.
21st September 2001         

Gill: Awesome concert in PE tonight. Thanks to all involved. Backing group outstanding, & Rodriguez - words are not enough - Thank you for your music!
18th September 2001         

Roland: I just want to tell all you Rodriguez fans he was here in Bloemfontein, a city in the Orange Free State province in South Africa on Saturday 15 September and it was the most amazing experience of my life. He is absolutely the best performer of all time in my eyes.

Rodriguez Forum
http://rock.co.za/rodriguez
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5.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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FORBIDDEN FRUIT

I'm contacting you from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I'd like to know if there is any chance to get the original South African pressing of HOT R.S. "FORBIDDEN FRUIT" LP. I've been looking for it since a long time ago, so please tell me if it is possible to get it and how much it would cost.

Thanks in advance & greetings from Buenos Aires.

MARIA GROSSI
mailto:mcross@sinectis.com.ar

HOT RS
http://www.rock.co.za/files/hotrs.html

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GIVE ME THE GOOD NEWS

"War's the one game where we all lose"

I am a South African living in Minnesota. Because of what happened here in the US this past week, "Give me the good news" by Crocodile Harris, has been in my head every day.

I was wondering if you can help me get my hands on a copy of the song, please. I'd be willing to pay to have it mailed out to me, in the US, if it won't break the bank.

Christa Brand
mailto:cbrand@woodstock.com

{Unbelievable as it may be, this classic song (which sold 650 000 copies in France alone in 1982/83) is not currently available on CD. Try hunting down a copy of 'Sharp Cuts Volume 1' or 'Precious Moments Volume 1', both deleted. - ed}

Crododile Harris
http://www.rock.co.za/files/crocodile.html

Read the lyrics and listen to a medium quality MP3 here:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/good_news_lyrics.html

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BELGIAN REQUEST

I am looking for information (composer, singer, first recordings,
etc...) of the three following songs: 'Jikele Emaweni Hamba', 'The Click Song' (Qongqothwane) and 'Tula Baba' (or Tula Tula). Can you help me with it?

From a Belgian fan of South African music,
Wim Bohets
mailto:wimbohets@hotmail.com

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SPRINGBOK HITS
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_springbok.html

Remember those Springbok Hits albums? The albums were recorded by session musicians and the intention was to give people cheap and easy access to the hits of the day as played on the Springbok Radio Top Twenty broadcast on Friday nights and hosted by David Gresham.

Ken Talbot tells us more...

I was Chief recording engineer at the EMI studios from about 1969 to 1971. I was also allowed to produce records myself and had my own record label.

When Michael Eve came along to EMI to start MFP I saw the opportunity of putting forward my idea of producing the Springbok Hit Parade series. I didn't think the SABC would allow us to use the name, but they did, and free of charge.

We formed a team, Robert Schroder, who did the music and basically produced it, Mr Frazer from Ardmore and Beechwood, who managed the finances and publishing and Peter Vee who did a lot of the singing on the first album.

The first record was a big success despite being not the best quality. But as one review put it ; "although the quality was not very good, it certainly got a party going."

The basis for the idea was a follow up on Dan Hill's 'Sounds Electronic' series. The n*de girl we ended up with was not what I had in mind, but in the end it seems to have worked quite well. I had wanted someting more like Dan Hill's n*de girls.

When we later started the South African Hit Parade series on DJ records, we used my idea for a n*de girl.

We stayed with the series up to, I think something like number 33, when EMI, who were a bit upset with us for starting another series in competition, decided to do it themselves. It was then given to Mike Pilot to produce.

We sold the rights to EMI for something like 60,000 Rands, if my memory serves me right.

I used to work with Clive Calder and Mutt Lange and Stevie (van Kerken, later Mrs Lange) did most of the vocals on the series while Robert produced it.

Robert Schroder is still very busy on the record scene in South Africa. He does a lot of TV commercials and has had a number of hit records. Stevie Lang (as she calls herself now) has been very successful as well as Mutt Lange and Clive Calder. She is the voice coach for Robbie Williams and I believe manager of Blue who have a number one single on the charts.

Ken Talbot

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RODRIGUEZ: DEAD MEN DON'T TOUR

I'm looking for a video of "Dead men Don't Tour". Any contacts for me?

Tania
mailto:tania@barkerbrown.co.za

{This documentary of the 1998 Rodriguez SA tour was broadcast on SABC 3 on the 5th July 2001 - ed}

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SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

A Cape Town-based music resource that offers two main areas of expertise and assistance:

1) Music Searches - Assists in recommending and finding relevant music
soundtracks for television, cinema and radio commercials and
productions.

2) Music Licensing - Assists in obtaining the publishing and recording
rights for music to be used as soundtracks for commercials and other
productions.

For more info, please contact:
Stephen Segerman or Graham Katz
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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NIELEN MIRROR RETURNS TO THE STAGE

Following on from the CD release of Falling Mirror’s ‘Johnny Calls The
Chemist’ album earlier this year, Nielen Mirror is poised to return to
the live stage, though not as the front man for a rock band. Nielen, the vocals and lyrics section of the Falling Mirror duo, has written and directed a two-act performance drama called ‘Parallel Suzie’. Young Cape Town actress, Claire Bradley, will accompany Nielen in this two-hander which will debut at the Independent Armchair Theatre in Observatory on Wednesday October 3.

The (sci-fi) adventures of a character called Suzie Nightlite will be
acted, rapped and recited by Nielen and Claire with certain Falling
Mirror tracks appearing alongside some original music as part of the
soundtrack. The format of the play resembles David Byrne’s ‘Knee Plays’
and certain Manga Plays.

Following the first performance on Wednesday October 3, there will be
performances each following Wednesday at the same venue.
Independent Armchair Theatre, Observatory - October Wednesday 3, 10, 17 & 24.

Falling Mirror
http://rock.co.za/fallingmirror

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SYMPATHY FOR THE DUWEL
The 2001 Pukkelpop Festival
By Michelle Constant

Although it might have appeared that we were in Belgium to debate the 8.5% alcohol content of Duwel bier, more specifically we were there as guests of the Pukkelpop Music Festival. Here’s how I entered another life; a blurred, but intense diversion from my South African world. The Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, Belgium, is an event where fifty thousand people descend on the greenest patch of farmer’s turf for three days to listen to some of the finest tjoons, under fluttering coloured flags.

Last year the South African Oppikoppi festival initiated an exchange programme whereby South African artists perform in Belgium, and Belgian artists do likewise in South Africa. It’s a world of difference. In South Africa we see ten thousand strong audiences who drink enough Lager for fifty thousand: they cater for up to sixty thousand and their music fans eschew alcohol for reefer. It’s certainly a turn for the books, after all the best weed can be found in South Africa and on her borders, whilst the best of beers certainly reside in that tiny European country. As I said, it’s a world of differences and yet when it comes down to the music, we’re all followers of the same faith.

A couple of weekends ago in Belgium, saw a South African contingent braving a blistering heatwave, a sun which struggled to set before ten in the evening, and music lovers demanding to be entertained. With the weather, the smells of reefer, sweat, and mayo en patats frites, and a diverse and magnificent selection of acts to watch, we were hard pressed to gather our thoughts. A fellow journalist arrived in a flak jacket, grimly announcing "this is war" and disappeared into the fray. Occasionally I would spot him hunkering down in the press pit, earplugs plugged in, firing his camera as though it were an AK 47. Once he came up for air and gave me the V-sign, then disappeared again, only to emerge three days later - battered but victorious.

And let’s not forget the music - a bombardment of bass heavy beats, guitar shrieks and vocal mayhem over six stages. The first real assault was the brutally loud music, pounding my already deafened DJ eardrums. It’s difficult to package Pukkelpop comprehensively. In the same way that I stumbled over the Flemish languagescape, I’m stumbling through my memories, stopping to pause at a certain moment. It would be easy to wax lyrical, to roll through the list of inspirational acts including Sparklehorse, Tricky, Mogwai, Gore Slut, the Eels, Mercury Rev, Spearhead, Turin Brakes, Starsailor, Aka Moon and Red Snapper - but it was the sight of the South African artists, Max Normal and the Krushed and Sorted DJ outfit that will really stay with me.

Watching our ‘boys’ put down roots, tentatively at first, but with massive determination, made me revel in my South African-ness. In particular, Krushed and Sorted seemed to move through the bubbling stew of alternative culture with an ease nurtured by the weed, gentle spirits and excellent grooves. Their set, pulling a crowd of a couple of hundred, was supported by youngsters who later told me they’d heard the music, and quite a few of them already owned the 'Acid Made Me Do It' album. The South African artists who performed at the festival this year owe much of the Belgian support to DJ Lux Janssen of Studio Brussel. Since this year’s Oppikoppi/Pukkelpop festival exchange came into effect, he has publicized and played their albums extensively.

The real highlight had to be Nelly Furtado joining Max Normal onstage for a freestyling moment. Not for Nelly, but rather because the event focussed the spotlight on the extraordinary personality of frontman, Waddy Jones. As one of his Belgian fans explained, "Hij is heel sympatiek." One is drawn towards Jones on a variety of levels, his superb rhyming skills, his softness, quirkiness, split sincerity and diverse personalities. That he is able to persuade a popstar of Furtado’s stature to perform with him, as easily as he is a sixteen year old in the audience to inhale deeply from their funky smelling sneakers, describes his innate ability to make friends and fans, as well as his enormous talent. I later saw him hanging out, smoking reefer with Tricky, and even later Lux Janssen mentioned how Adrock of the Beastie Boys (touring with his side project BS 200) had pointed Waddy out, expressing interest in his work.

In an unprecendented move by the Pukkelpop Festival organizers, Max Normal was invited to perform three gigs. The band’s second gig saw the 2000 strong audience once again drawn towards a magnetic performance, hooking into the choruses and singing along in a language which is not their own. It was during the final gig that both band and frontman seemed to really come into their own. The gig took place in the Chateau Xcrappule, an experimental tent, hosted by Lux Janssen, and demonstrated initiative, freedom of spirit and unusual skill.

As I watched the performance and the response of the crowd, it struck me that no matter what the mainstream media in South Africa tells us, no matter what many of the radio stations spew out under the banner of music, our artists are out there. They’re making their mark slowly but surely, against all odds, taking their place in the pyramid of style. Likewise, no matter how the appointed "arbiters of taste" slap the dullest of sounds onto the airwaves, there are bands and songs which do connect us to the beating heart of real culture. Thank God, because I almost forgot it.

PS:
It’s now a couple of weeks later and I’m reminded of what Jan Keymus, one of the Pukkelpop organizers said; "Together with Oppikoppi we can open the door, but its up to the artists to step inside." Whilst we were in Belgium, Johannesburg trio, Boo, who performed at Pukkelpop 2000, were performing at clubs in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, their CDs were in the stores and they had a Dutch manager. Likewise Krushed and Sorted moved on to Prague to do some gigs after Pukkelpop. Hopefully we’ll see Max Normal, and last year’s success story, Brasse Vannie Kaap, making the most of the opportunities that Oppikoppi and Pukkelpop have contrived to offer them.

Please note that some of this article can also be found on:
http://www.magiczone.co.za/mas/template_event.asp?Entity=Event&EntityID=283&ReviewID=495

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RODRIGUEZ AT MOSSEL BAY
17 September

What a wonderful evening! Rodriguez rocked the Whale Hall in Hartenbos and despite some comments to the contrary I think the new arrangements of his songs are stunning. The saxes really drive songs like 'Climb Up On My Music' and 'Only Good For Conversation' and that Rock and Roll medley ('Shake Rattle & Roll', Bob Dylan's 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' & 'Hound Dog') was pure energy from the band and Rodriguez.

I particularly enjoyed the long trippy interlude during 'Sugar Man' when Pete Saunders (ex-Dexy's Midnight Runners) played this real spacey, jazzy piano sound, a bit like Mike Garson used to do for David Bowie in the 70s.

The hall wasn't full, but the crowd were so enthusiastic, I kept looking back to check where all the cheering was coming from. Rodriguez spent a lot of time smiling and thanking the Big Town Playboys. And he thanked us in Afrikaans; "Baie Dankie", he said, "...for keeping me alive". And he came down to the front of the stage a few times to shake hands and he smiled broadly when a girl in the audience shouted: "Rodriguez I love you". "Keep talking, baby" was his reply.

Rodriguez hasn't ever recorded any cover versions, and on his last SA tour in 1998 he played only his own music. But this time around he showed what a true legend he really is by making Midnight Oil's 'Redneck Wonderland' his own, then adding bits of 'The Letter' and 'Unchain My Heart' in the middle of it.

At the soundcheck in the afternoon they played 'Unchained Melody' as well but it didn't appear in the evening's performance.

A medley of Vanessa Williams 1992 hit 'Save The Best Till Last' and 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' (written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and a hit for Jackie deShannon in 1965) was dedicated to the victims of last week's terrorist attacks... a very moving moment.

After the gig Rodriguez sat and signed autographs until everybody had gone home. A great night in the company of great musicians. Thanks for your time, Rodriguez. (BC)

Photos here:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/rod_170901.html

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340ml

Sat 29 Sept, Woodstock 3 Festival. Heidelberg
Sun 30 Sept, Festival of Living Treasures (Awesome Africa).
Shongweni
Time: 11am
Cover charge: R60 day pass for Sunday. Full weekend R110.
Visit http://www.livingtreasures.co.za

340ml contacts:
mailto:three40ml@yahoo.com
Rui @ 082 670 1895

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AARDKLOP
2nd to 6th October
Potchefstroom
http://www.aardklop.co.za

CASTLE LOUD - NAG VAN DIE LEGENDES
Van die groot geeste van rock is almal op een verhoog te sien: Piet Botha, Koos Kombuis, Anton Goosen en die Bushrock Band, en Valiant Swart. En van die jonger orkeste maak ook hul stemme dik: Brasse Vannie Kaap, Beeskraal, Die Radiators en Karen Zoid. Ondersteun deur Geraas.
Joolplaas; 5 Okt Vanaf 15:00 - R40

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BARLEYCORN
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/
Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, Observatory

Monday night's line-up:
Dale Scott (Winner of one of our previous Song competitions)
Avalon (Ross Johnson, Damion, Troy & Evan)
Dave Nissen (does a double feature and his CD 'Sleeping in Green' will be on sale).

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BASSLINE
http://www.basslinejazzclub.co.za

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BOO!

24 Sept CD Wherehouse - V&A Waterfront
24 Sept Doodles Deli Cafe, Cape Town, Tableview
28 Sept WOODSTOCK 3, Heidelberg

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DELTA BLUE

28 & 29 Sept - High Street Theatre, Durbanville

The band Delta Blue who hit the music scene with a bang about two years ago is going from good to better to great. This band has truly impressed audiences with their polished performances. Gerald Clark on vocals is outstanding (and yes he is South African). Almuir Botha is a high class lead guitarist and has a high class stage image as well: 60cm dreadlocks and formal suit. Riaan Niewenhuis is quick and innovative on the keyboard and Schalk van der Merwe (bass guitarist) and Alida Stadler (beautiful lady on drums) provide a solid rhythm section. The band has just returned from a tour to London.

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

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

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M MUSIC MANAGEMENT

Tues 25 Sept: Bohemia Unplugged: Kelvin Declined
The most decadent band you'll ever see playing in
Stellenbosch on the 25th. R2 (two) cover charge. Music starts
at 21h00. Info: 082 375 8991.

Sat 29 September: Punk/ Hardcore at the Purple Turtle.
New World Inside, Dijit, Neshamah, Neverbox and Time
Spent. R15. 21h00

Sat 6 October: New Flying Machine and Captain
Gooch at The Purple Turtle, Cape Town.

Sat 13 October: New Flying Machine at Hangklip
Hotel.

For more info, contact Mariska:
mailto:mariskadupreez@yahoo.com
082 375 8991
M MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS

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PEREZ

Fri 28 September Woodstock 3

For more information contact:
Maryke Zietsman
082 922 0885
mailto:maryke@powerzone.co.za

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RODRIGUEZ
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

Wed 26 Orient Theatre, East London
Thurs 27 BarGo, Durban
Fri 28 BarGo, Durban
Sat 29 Woodstock 3, Heidelberg Kloof, Heidelberg, Gauteng

Tickets available from TicketWeb <http://www.ticketweb.co.za>

SA Tour info:
http://rock.co.za/sugarman

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

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SARON GAS
http://www.sarongas.com

28 Sept Woodstock 3
5 Oct St Johns College
6 Oct Potchefstroom
13 Oct Montys Pub and Grill Pietersburg
20 Oct Bosberok Nelspruit

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SUNWAYS

Sat 29 Sept - Woodstock 3
2 Oct onwards - UK Tour

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UP THE CREEK
http://www.upthecreek.co.za
Restaurant and Music Theatre
Tel/Fax: (012) 362-3712
mailto:upthecreek@worldonline.co.za

Mon 23: Buskers Evening
All bands welcome to come and join in. Drum kit and PA provided.

Tues 24: Poetry Reading hosted by Ian Raper.
Open stage poetry reading. All poets are welcome to come and read their work.

Wed 25: Afrikaans Talent Showcase.
Two local bands who will be performing both their own original music and cover versions of other Afrikaans favourites.

Fri 28: Anton Goosen
Always a favourite at Up the Creek. Anton will be performing on his own so come and enjoy an intimate evening with him at Up the Creek. Tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the performance.

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THE WHAMMY BAR
Marine Circle
Tableview
(021) 557-5692
mailto:thewhammybar@mweb.co.za
Open Mon-Sun 6:00pm till late

Live music venue that features original SA bands.
Bands start at 10.00pm Fri & Sat.

WED 26: JAM NIGHT/ NEW BAND NIGHT Starting at 9:00pm
THUR 27: ROCK'N RICK'S KARAOKE (starts at 9:00pm)
FRI 28: "WINDHOEK LAGER NIGHT" with KELVIN DECLINED and
RUST (tonight is sponsered by WINDHOEK LAGER) Bucket promotion, buy 5 Windhoek Lagers get 1 Free!
SAT 29: "BOSTON LAGER NIGHT" with WILD GOOSE
(tonight is sponsered by BOSTON BREWERIES from PAARDEN ISLAND)
Pint Specials all night!
SUN 30: SPIRITUALITY UNPLUGGED with the Vineyard Church
(starts at 6:00pm)

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ZA@PLAY
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/

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ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

Fri 28 September - Blue Moon, Nelspruit (supporting Springbok N*de Girls - yeehah!)
Sat 29 September - Woodstock 3 Musica Stage (15:30 - 16:00)
Fri 26 October - Bosberock Festival, Nelspruit

Contact:
Paul Drosdzol
Zer02Her0
082-685-0819
mailto:drosdzol@sowetan.co.za
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7.CLICK HERE
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CCP RECORD COMPANY UNVEILS NEW WEBSITE

South African music's penetration into cyberspace received a significant boost this week with the unveiling of CCP Record Company's sparkling new website on Monday, September 10th. The site, http://www.ccpworld.co.za, adds yet another powerful dimension to CCP, which is already positioned as one of South Africa's most dynamic domestic record companies, with a roster of artists and repertoire renowned for being both innovative and commercially successful.

A strong feature of the CCPWorld site will also be its role in ensuring
ease of access to information and much more on the part of the media. An archive facility will also enable the public and the media to access
previous news stories on their favourite CCP artists.

The site will be regularly updated with news about artists, reviews, and new and forthcoming releases as well as a "Did You Know" section which takes a behind-the-scenes look at key players on the current SA music scene - among them Mandoza producer, Gabi Le Roux and Gospel producer, Jabu Nkabinde. Fun items, like competitions and screensavers, as well as a Top 10 are among CCPWorld's many features.

For further information contact:
Niki Rakgoadi
EMI SA WEB EDITOR
mailto:nikir@emimusic.co.za

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SA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
http://www.sacountrymusic.co.za

South African country music now has its own website. Bobby Angel, Billy Forrest, Lance James and their friends are here.

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LINKS PAGES

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

A TO Z OF SA MUSICIANS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/musicians

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

MUSIC.ORG.ZA
Original African, jazz, hip hop, reggae & kwaito artists
http://www.music.org.za/artists

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

SA ROCK DIGEST
http://www.sarockdigest.com/links

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

AFRIKANER ROCK
http://vetseun.freeservers.com/

AKKEDIS
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za/akkedis/

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

BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.com

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

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

BIZARRE BAZAAR
http://www.geocities.com/bizabaza

MEL BOTES
http://www.melbotes.com

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

JOHNNY CLEGG THE PICTURES
http://www.geocities.com/johnnycleggthepictures

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

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

LIELA GROENEWALD
http://www.liela.co.za

HELLOANGEL
http://www.helloangel.co.uk

IAN HENDERSON
http://www.ianhenderson.co.za

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

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

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

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

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

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

BOBBY LOUW
http://www.bobbylouw.co.za

STEVE LOUW
http://www.stevelouw.com

NAKED NATIVES
http://www.nakednatives.co.za

VENESSA NOLAN
http://www.sunsetrecording.com/venessa

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

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

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

RABBITT
http://www.rabbitt.co.za

RADIO RATS
http://rock.co.za/legends/radiorats

RODRIGUEZ: CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

SKINCAGE
http://go.to/skincage

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

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

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

NOA TYLO
http://www.noatylo.co.za/noa.html

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

ARCHIVES:

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

RETROFRESH
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za

SA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
http://www.sacountrymusic.co.za

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

SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO CHARTS 1969-1989
http://rock.co.za/charts

SA ROCK DIGEST CHARTS 2000 onwards
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

MESSAGE BOARDS:

SOUTH AFRICA MUSIC MESSAGE EXCHANGE
http://homepage.mac.com/spadge/message.html

RODRIGUEZ
http://rock.co.za/rodriguez

NEWS:

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

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

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/newroom/toptens/sarockdigest.shtml

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

JAZZNEWS RENDEZVOUS
http://www.egroups.com/group/JazznewsRendezvous

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

SA MUSIC
http://www.samusic.co.za

STAGE
http://www.stage.co.za

TAMBOER KRANTJIE
http://www.tamboer.co.za

SHOPPING:

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

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

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

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

FRESH MUSIC
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

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

RP STUDIOS
http://www.rpstudios.co.za

SHEER SOUND
http://www.sheer.co.za

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

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

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.com

RESOURCES:

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

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL
http://www.idig.za.net

RISA
Recording Industry of South Africa
http://www.risa.org.za/

SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG
http://www.supertubes.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang_intro.html

RADIO:

CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

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

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

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.sarockdigest.com/book

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website in our opinion should be informative, regularly updated and linked back to us. If you already link to us and you believe your link should be here, please contact Brian Currin at mailto:sarock@sarockdigest.com
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8.BUMPF
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Brian Currin
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