Max and Syd get it together

2008-06-26 10:17
 
What would they sound like playing music together?

They're being forced to find out now, by rehearsing an onstage colaboration for the Old Mutual Encounters venue at the Grahamstown National Arts festival. It's mainly Max's words, and all Syd's music - acoustic picking against the persuasive, lazily-intoned rhymes that have made Max famous, sometimes against his will.

Syd's famous because he's always been, well, there, but that's likely to change soon as he heads to New York to record, and possibly overseas.

We got Max and Syd to tell us all about each other - what they like, what they don't dig as much, and what they sound like. Then they played their version of "Welcome To My World - take a look - and a listen - to the video.

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Syd in full-blown hippie mode singing Wash Your Socks at Splashy Fen, 2008

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- Jean Barker
Syd Kitchen's a hippie, with long hair, a weathered face, and a guitar. The whole shebang, in other words. Max, A.K.A. Waddy Jones of Max Normal - now operating together with the small but unstoppable force of Yolandi and others as Max Normal.TV - usually raps rhymes over electronic samples and beats.

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