Johannes Kerkorrel and the Kalahari Surfers
(from the cassette only release in 1988)
_____________________featuring a cast of thousands:Arno Carstens, Paul Riekert , Francois van Coke, Valiant Swart ,Chris Letcher, Albert Frost , Max Mikula , Kenan James , The Trees ,Nux Schwartz, Ampie Omo, Willem Moller , Jannie van Tonder , Nechama Brodie, Rian Malan Lloyd Ross, the Kalahari Surfers ,Toast Coetzer , Frank Opperman ,Neil Fishwick, Warrick Sony, Willim Welsyn , Robin Auld , Victor S. Wolf, Tonia Selley , Kathy Raven, Rob Nagel ,Sannie Fox, Andre Geldenhuys,, the Gereformeerde Blues Band and The Radio Rats________________________________________________________________________________________Gary Herselman (alias Piet Pers, Bokkie Buys etc) is a South African singer and songwriter.Gary first came to prominence in the late 1980’s at a time when a real protest-music culture emerged from the Afrikaner community in South Africa. The sentiments articulated by these artists resonated with what a lot of young South Africans were feeling and the popularity of the music grew exponentially. This “movement” had a name: Voëlvry, and it was born at Shifty Records’ home-studio, south of Johannesburg.Gary had a trio around this time, The Kerels, that used to perform at Jameson’s in downtown Johannesburg alongside James Phillips and the Cherry Faced Lurchers. The Kerels released their debut, “Ek Se” in 1988, on Shifty Records and a year or so later the landmark Voëlvry compilation album was released and a tour to promote the album was undertaken. Gary was by then the bass player for Johannes Kerkorrel’s Gereformeerde Blues Band and was renowned for wearing tiny rugby shorts onstage, irrespective of the weather. Sometime after the Voëlvry tour, Gary invented a “whisky sodden ou” who he called Archie Pelago and in 1991 the Archie Pelago album, “City Country” was released on Underground Records. Gary referred to it as having been “made with mostly bubble gum and elastoplast.” As he put it in his as yet unpublished memoir: – “As far as songs in the traditional sense of the word go, I think some of my best ones appear on that cassette. Of course it’s all heartbreak and snot and stuff but hey, it’s a country record.” Jannie ‘Hannepoort’ van Tonder and Willem Moller, both fellow Voëlvry survivors and ex-GBB appeared on the album. In 2003 he collaborated with ex-Kerels drummer Neil Fishwick (with whom he grew up and attended the same primary and high schools in Germiston) on the critically-acclaimed Blomkrag project and released the album “Boerecountry”. Neil lives on the Crocodile River just outside Schagen, in Mpumalanga where he chiselled out the lyrics for the album. Willem Moller, a guitar-slinger of note who has appeared with numerous acts including; Rodriguez, Big Sky and Nataniel, to name a few joined them and recorded the album. Gary played bass in Die Gereformeerde Blues Band with Willem and they appeared on Koos Kombuis’ “Niemandsland” together. Gary worked for twelve years at Hillbrow Record Centre after which he was employed for two years at a compact disc wholesaler. Herselman also founded South Africa’s first truly independent music distributor, Tic Tic Bang, in the 1990s. Tic Tic Bang was very successful in representing South African artists such as Henry Ate/Karma, Koos Kombuis, Johannes Kerkorrel, James Phillips, Mzwhake Mbuli and Jennifer Ferguson amongst others. Gary has also written a number of screenplays for film and television.____________________________________________________________________________
by BUCKFEVERUNDERGROUND1.DIE SOMBER WOU 04:372.BURNING TALKING BUSH 03:233.FLIGHT TO JOBURG 04:584.GELUK 03:455.TAKE ME TO THE MALL 02:016.7.KLAWER 03:388.BAT DOGS 02:349.RED-WINGED STARLINGS 02:5510.UNFORTUNATE OF FUCKED-UP 04:4711.TREINREIS 11:1412.HERE WE GO 02:0913.WAAR IS OUMA 07:0214.OVAMBOLAND NOONDAY BLUES 02:38released 01 August 2012
by the BUCKFEVER UNDERGROUND
1.Ek & Jy 03:262.3.Psalms & Gesange 03:564.When the Light Goes 05:215.Lewenslied 02:406.Die Woord 06:557.Die Wortel Van Kwaad 03:398.9.Ons Maak Onsself Dood 04:3510.She 06:1311.
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__________________________________________________________________1.Sing Jy Van Bomme 02:072.Ek Is My Dilemma 01:303.Sing Jy Van Bomme 02:094.Is Jy ‘n Moegoe 02:075.A Zebra In Paris 02:016.Sloper 01:587.Delilah (free) 01:588.Breed Like Rats 02:209.Wil Ons Oorlewe 04:0410.Tsafendas 05:2511.‘n Bietje Dom 01:5212.Cowboy 02:3413.Vlermuis 04:0914.15.16.Too Heavy To Rise 01:26
- Three big things happened to me in 1987: I returned to South Africa after a year of touring myKalahari Surfers band in the UK, I met my wife and I saw a band called Koos. They were, for me, the only South African band that fitted in with the work I was doing with Recommended Records and the political climate of the time. I saw them play at “The Pool CLub” and later again at “The Black Sun” in Johannesburg.They performed with incredible intensity combining theatre, art and music with punk sensibility, and best of all using the Afrikaans language which the best expressed , in my opinion, the peculiar zeitgeist of the 80′s. Not only the South African 80′s but the global cold war 80′s. Like German, Afrikaans has an angst that grabs the soul. I approached them about recording and brought them into the Shifty Studio* one Sunday morning where most of their tracks were laid down live. Shifty had already begun recording some of the Afrikaans punk bands like Gereformeerde Blues Band and Bernoldus Niemand. KOOS were different though:they fitted somewhere outside of the light entertainment market. It was hard. I think of the Brecht quote “Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”Essentially a live studio album, it was recorded straight onto a Fostex B16 and digital SonyPCM ( the first digital recorder on the market). The recording was released as a cassette tape in a brown paper bag stamped with the word “KOOS”. Some months later, I recorded one of their performances live at the Black Sun, from which 2 bonus tracks appear here Here, then ,is the KOOS cassette packaged for CD reissue and now for MP3 release through Sjambok. As they say “Oud maar nog nie koud” Warrick Sony – Kalahari Surfers www.kalaharisurfers.co.zaLloyd Ross and I ran a small mobile studio called “Shifty” which was situated in a derelict mining village South West of the city of Johannesburg. Check out the Shifty Records website: www.shifty.co.za I will be uploading their releases here shortly.
- released 06 June 1986
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by ILL HUMAN NATI GETUIES1.Warning 03:082.Exploitation 03:443.Runaway Slave 03:344.Return of the Fallen 03:53
all tracks by composed by DMUS and MANIAK
1.Inrugting 01:542.Rare-Hop 02:563.die Boodskap 04:204.Warning 03:085.Een uit tien 04:166.Uit ge vriet 03:417.Rot Reis 03:308.Kaaprikaanse Aliens 04:489.Air time 03:1710.Onbewustelik 01:4411.
- Maniak & D.Mus
- released 12 June 2010 P&C all rights Maniak & D.Mus
- Hip hop Cape Town
This is the song that was composed by Coke Kartel and recorded and produced by the Surfers for Jam Sandwhich TV project.It is now available for downloadat “Smells Like Teen Prison Food” Van Coke Kartel is Francois Van Coke, Wynand Myburgh Jason Oosthuizen en Jed Kossew.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.9.Koos : Sing Jy Van Bomme 02:0710.11.Die Kerels – Slang 04:1112.Koos – Cowboy 02:36
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- This is the legit download of the original vinyl album from Shifty Records.
- released 12 January 1986 SHIB29 all songs produced and engineered by Lloyd Ross except Jong Dames Dinamiek , Cowboy & Sing Jy Van Bomme by Warrick Sony Voelvry was produced and engineered by Lloyd and Warrickphotos by Paul Weinberg
1.Ontug In Die Lug 03:192.Elmarie 03:443.Swart Transvaal 05:084.Voedsel Vergiftiging 03:215.Lalie 03:316.Bar Op De Aar 03:577.Valerie 02:438.Vêr Van Die Ou Kalahari 02:439.Coca Cola Nooi 05:1010.Lady Van Die Bo Dorp 06:3911.Boer In Beton 19:5712.Toilet Poem (free) (hidden) 01:45
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- VER VAN DIE OU KALAHARI All tracks were recorded live onto two tracks at Shifty Studio in May 1987. I wanted the atmosphere of the recording to be just like the demo of these songs that Andre had sent me. So when he came up from Cape Town to do the recordings, I pointed him to the microphone, switched on the tape recorder and went and drank tea for an hour and a half. Apart from the kak quality raps that were taken from that original cassette, what you have in your hands is what happened in that fateful session, puisies and all. The Producer, Lloyd RossAll songs published by Shifty Music (ZA) Distributed by… The front cover is a combination of images from paintings by Walter Meyer as composited by Petra Dammrose. Thanks Walter! Original recording licensed from Shifty Records.
- released 05 May 1987
Slashing their way out of the Nationalist Party ideology, the GBB charted the wide open spaces of a new Afrikaner rebellion. This time the insurrection was a musical one, with the GBB as rock & roll outlaws slinging guitars and stinging criticism against the laager mentality of volks kultuur and the apartheid way of life. Moving conventional rock into the realm of political theatre and satire as successfully as they did proved that if the GBB were to be seen as cultural upstarts, they were upstarts with a vision both innovative and lucid that could not be ignored.1.Sit Dit Af 04:542.Tronk 05:543.Liefde 03:254.Ossewa 03:555.Hillbrow 04:036.Donker Donker Land 06:157.Energie 03:338.BMW 06:309.Ou Ou Lied Van Afrika. 05:4610.Ry 04:29
- * Johannes Kerkorrel – vocals, keyboards * Willem “Meneer Volume” Möller – guitar * Gary “Piet Pers” Herselman – bass * Jannie “Hanepoot” van Tonder – drums, tromboneAdditional musicians* Antoinette Butler – voice on “Sit Dit Af” * Ian Herman – drums * Louis Tros – synths, acoustic guitar * Shaun Naidoo – synths * Warrick Sony – finger cymbals _______________________________All tracks written by Johannes Kerkorrel, unless otherwise noted.1. “Sit Dit Af” – 4:52 2. “Tronk” – 5:51 3. “Liefde” – 3:23 4. “Ossewa” – 3:54 5. “Hillbrow” – 4:00 6. “Donker Donker Land” – 6:15 7. “Energie” – 3:30 8. “BMW” (Kerkorrel, Daggadirk Uys, Andre le Toit) – 6:28 9. “Ou Ou Lied Van Afrika” (Mariaan de Jong) – 5.45
1.Boksberg Bommer 03:012.East Rand Blues 03:00
- This song was written before Gerrie Coetzee’s defence of the WBA boxing championship. Bernoldus went along to the weigh in and gave Gerrie the single hoping he’d play it before the match. He didn’t and was consequently knocked out. __________________
- released 12 January 1984 Bernoldus – voice guitar Lloyd Ross – bass, producer, photos Warrick Sony- drums
1.Hou My Vas Korporaal 02:472.Welcome To My Car 03:583.Marie Ferrari 03:344.Die Boksburg Bommer 03:015.Snor City 04:286.East Rand Blues 03:007.My Broken Heart 02:098.Visse 02:469.Tribute To Jody 03:2110.Reggae Vibes Is Cool 06:36
- released 02 February 1985
1.Letter To The Lonely One 08:172.The Curator 09:203.The South African 06:394.5.I’m On Facebook Now What 04:336.Teen Maandag Is Ons Dood 05:277.Aids Test 04:248.Die Volk Is In Die Kak 05:369.
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released 05 October 2008