Dear Abbie (One Night Of Passion) - Little Sister strong words from the Lonmon sisters on their debut album 'Ready and Willing'. Rated as one of South Africa's all-time greatest pop/rock songs, this "no-holds-barred" song of teenage pregnancy and angst is powerful and moving. Visit their website: Little Sister.
Waiting For The Dawn - Big Sky (Steve Louw) [5.18] Don Laka: piano/ Robbie McIntosh: guitar/ Jimmy Mngwandi: bass/ Steve Louw: acoustic guitar, vocals/ Godla Mgcinga: Drums/ Benmont Tench: piano/ Cape Town Highlanders (The 1000 Pipers): bagpipes
This, somewhat anthemic, track refers to the South African situation and includes the lines: "People suffer for so long now ... We're still waiting for the dawn / For the sea to wash the sins from our sands." Good stuff. -- Glynis O'Hara, The Star Tonight, September 1990
Sex - Pressure Cookies (Tonia Selley) Tonia Selley: vocals, guitar/ Launa Nasser: bass/ Sheree Harrison: percussion, melodica, vocals/ Terri Cohen: drums, vocals/ Tom Fox: guitar/ Willem Möller: guitar "Rock chick" angst from Tonia Selley and the Pressure Cookies. Raunchy lyrics and an incredible guitar solo from Willem Möller.
Wild Warrior - Arapaho (N Tarboton) [4.44] Rapid-fire rock from this Durban 4-piece. Stunning.
Sarajevo - Jack Hammer (Piet Botha) [4.49] Piet Botha: vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica/ Lani van der Walt: guitars/ Paul van de Waal: drums/ Lowell Jeffrey: bass
Screaming and growling guitars -- a strong song with powerful lyrics -- not a song for those who want to hear about breakin' up to make up. This song makes a big noise that demands to be heard. -- Kurt Shoemaker, Sept 2000
"For all the guys that were in the army..." -- Piet Botha, August 2000
A stunning hard-rock song about dying for your country but for what? "Toe ek weer so kyk, het 'n AK jou fucked-up geskiet". If this had come out ten years earlier it would have been banned outright! This song really tells it like it was ... taken from the brilliant 'Suitcase Vol Winter' album.
Who Killed Kurt Cobain - Koos Kombuis (Koos Kombuis) [3.40] Koos Kombuis: vocals/ Anton L'amour: electric and acoustic guitars/ Chris Vermaak: acoustic guitar/ Doris Delay: bass/ Wikus Lombard: drums A brilliant tribute to Nirvana's Kurt Cobain ... why wasn't this song from the 'Madiba Bay' album a huge US hit?!
Cape Axe - Jorge Carlos (Jorge Carlos) [9.07] Jorge Carlos: all instruments
Dance music for people who don't like dancing! Reminiscent of such musical genuises as Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis & Tangerine Dream. Trance music with real percussion and real guitars - incredible sound - like Eddie van Halen and Joe Satriani. One section even sounds like 'The Mule' riff by Ritchie Blackmore.