'1968-1972' - This collection brings together rarities from well-known artists like Abstract Truth, Suck, Otis Waygood, Freedom's Children, John & Philipa Cooper, McCully Workshop and Hawk, as well as lesser known acts like Buzzard, The Fireflies, The Idiots, Tidal Wave, and The Invaders.
Although the South African rock movement of the late sixties and early seventies was not a major commercial success, its participants heralded an exciting new age in South African rock and started a movement aimed at changing the musical tastes of fans in a spectacular way. Stadium concerts became the vehicle for feeding the youth with heavier rock sounds, and behind studio glass were producers like Clive Calder, Billy Forrest, Graham Beggs and Selwyn Miller who acted as change agents to transform conventional pop into heavier 4 to 5 minute songs.
The movement's struggle for recognition through airplay remained unanswered and only the true fans of rock knew about their existence.
Available on vinyl for the first time, complete with insert and liner notes
A1 –Suck (4) The Whip 2:52
A2 –The Invaders (7)* Astral III 4:52
A3 –Otis Waygood Straight Ahead 2:54
A4 –Abstract Truth (3) My Back Feels Light/What Can You Say 4:21
A5 –Dickie Loader with Freedom's Children The Eagle Has Landed 2:52
A6 –Buzzard (15) Blurry Visions 3:04
A7 –The Fireflies (5) Cathy Come Home 1:53
B1 –Hawk (37) Predictions 5:18
B2 –Freedom's Children Kafkasque 2:42
B3 –Bryan Miller’s Destruction Blue Machines And Dreams 2:30
B4 –John and Philipa Cooper The Mad Professor 2:44
B5 –Tidal Wave Morning Light 3:31
B6 –The Idiots (10) Magic Dragon 2:11
B7 –McCully Workshop Birds Flying High 3:15