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Rapport: Ons Rock Jou Taal - Various

2007-09-11 12:48
Get over the slight discomfort of the English songs from boytjies trying to go bigtime Arno Carstens, SNG and Wonderboom, and you’ll have a CD you can use for a little R and R around the braai or at a tequila party.

That’s Random and Repeat, which is the way you’ll play this. Sure there are some absurdly histrionic pieces of rock kak on the disc, like Mel Botes doing a muzak Led Zep imitation, but since that’s followed by the straight up blues of Pieter Smith, and the always consummate grit of pros like Valiant Swart, Piet Botha and Karen Zoid, and a host of other hotshot performers, your happy mood will only suffer a slight hiccup.

- Chris Roper

A veld-fed collection of hits and very near misses from the crème de la melktert of Afrikaans rock.

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