Kalahari Surfers - Volume 2: The Eighties CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

South Africa's Warrick Sony, working under the name The Kalahari Surfers, created an important body of political and socially charged songs on albums like Bigger than Jesus," "Own Afffairs" and "Sleep Armed", the albums from which this compilation is drawn. This is the second volume in the reissue series of his work. The music, while being ostensibly influenced by Henry Cow, Canterbury, punk etc. is pop with an attitude, and spoke out loudly against conditions in his country at the time.
From his headquarters at "Shifty Studios", Warrick did more to attack the principles of censorship and intolerance than almost anyone in the genre. His songs are sharp, witty, gripping and fanciful, andhe used them to make some of the most poignant, though underhanded,political statements of the rock 'n roll generation. His original songs proved him to be an amazing writer, and his choice of covers took on a new meaning under Apartheid: 'These boots are made for walkin', and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.'"
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