Various Artists
Tassenberg All Stars 2

Various Artists - Tassenberg All Stars 2

August 2001,
Trippy Grape,
TRIP 014

See also:
Tassenberg All*Stars 1
Tassenberg All*Stars 3
Tassenberg All*Stars 4


  1. Roekeloos - Valiant Swart
  2. Ware Liefde - Valiant Swart
  3. Strate Van Pretoria - Beeskraal
  4. Zol - Beeskraal
  5. Binneland In - Spinnekop
  6. Vloek Van Die Kitaar - Valiant Swart
  7. Staan Saam Burgers - Piet Botha
  8. Liberty - Jonathan Martin
  9. Sien Jou Weer - Jack Hammer
  10. Chitlins Con Carne - Frosted Orange
  11. My Babe - Delta Blue
  12. Voortvlugend - Akkedis
  13. Altered - Not My Dog
  14. Verslaaf - Not My Dog
  15. Noord-Transvaal - Beeskraal
  16. Sweets - Mikanic


This CD was recorded live at the Tassenberg Stalteater at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, Oudsthoorn earlier this year (The first CD in this series was recorded at last year's festival). If you were there at the gigs to see Valiant Swart, Jack Hammer (featuring Piet Botha & Jonathan Martin), Not My Dog, Beeskraal, Akkedis, Spinnekop, Delta Blue, Frosted Orange and Mikanic rock the KKNK then this CD will be a great souvenir. If you weren't (and I know I wasn't), then this is a perfect reminder of what we missed.

If you've always wanted to have at least one concertina-driven traditional boeremusiek song in your collection, but you know you are just too "cool" to buy a Nico Carstens, Klipwerf Orkes or Worsie Visser CD, then your worries are now over. In between the hardcore rap-metal of Not My Dog (they do a brilliant version of Led Zep's 'Immigrant Song' on their own 'Disco Very' CD), the delta blues of Delta Blue, the raw guitar rock of Valiant Swart, Spinnekop and Akkedis and the intelligent virtuosity of Frosted Orange and Mikanic appears Beeskraal with 'Strate van Pretoria' (sounding vaguely like the J Geils Band's 80s hit 'Centrefold'), 'Noord-Transvaal' and 'Zol'. I have never heard a concertina (or a banjo) rock like this before and I'm sure there can't be many boeremusiek songs about smoking 'Zol' (Marijuana)!

This CD was launched on Friday and Saturday night (17th & 18th August) at the High Street Theatre in Durbanville, and by all accounts a great time was had by all.

This was the fourteenth CD release by Trippy Grape Records, and further information can be obtained from:
Dirk or Annene Uys,
Tel: 0823794447 or (028) 4233982

-- Brian Currin, 19th August 2001

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