Monday, November 24, 2008


Excellent album from one of South Africa's best kept secrets, this is slow acid blues with amazing fuzz guitars and gentle passages with flute playing to die for. Long extended jams on certain tracks get heavier and heavier much like the way Grand Funk built on slower tracks like 'I'm Your Captain'. Co-incidently the album was produced by Clive Calder who also played keyboards with the band after working with said band. Tracks 1-9 are from the self titled debut while 10-12 are from the dark 1971 album 'Ten Light Claps and a Scream'. Highly recommended.

Tracks :

1. You're Late Miss Kate (Deefore/Hitzfield) [2.08]
2. Watch an' Chain (Trad arr. R Zipper/A Zipper/
M Jackson/I Rubenstein/L Sager) [4.33]
3. So Many Ways (R Zipper) [3.48]
4. I Can't Keep From Crying (Blind Willie Johnson) [6.03]
5. Fever (Davenport/Cooley) [4.21]
6. Wee Wee Baby (Trad arr. R Zipper/A Zipper/
M Jackson/I Rubenstein/L Sager) [2.50]
7. Better Off On My Own (R Zipper/A Zipper) [2.59]
8. Help Me (Willie Dixon/Ralph Bass) [5.01]
9. I'm Happy (R Zipper) [2.42]

Bonus tracks on CD re-issue (from Ten Light Claps And A Scream):
10. Devil Bones (Otis Waygood/Harry Poulos) [3.15]
11. You Can Do (part 1) (Otis Waygood) [4.20]
12. You Can Do (part 2) (Otis Waygood) [4.30]

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  1. I remember going to their gigs at Wits University when I was a student. Wow!

    Patrick Pearson


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