Gross National Product (OBS4)

by Kalahari Surfers

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your words have vague meaning ambiguous clown on a tight wire tangled emotions force you again to my room where you claim boredom talking pre-dawn police raid-politics new pass law brutality -we salute the smouldering civilian and wrap a building in District 6 in red cloth - art while the kettle boils - to reassure us of bourgeois suburban stability - we talk on and on - words change order - colour - smouldering colours - predawn disappearance - suburban talk raids in six cloth red district salute pass law citizens wrapped pass law citizens wrapped while police brutality boils over - never do art - w.ony 1982
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no emmision of sound nor complaint nor prayer only that sin which casts you so and holds your eyes away from me exhibit of austerity your outstretched arm toward the elusive heavens towards the pigeons collecting their excrement in your palm in your hair in the folds of your clothing pigeonshit - in your dirty little hat which you clutch at your knee look at me (curse you) leave the skies to the birds you are not going to heaven. ....or are you a God incarnate graven image on a pedestal for us mortals to revere should I bow down and remove my own hat must I burn incense? may I fart? I see tears streaming down your cheeks. It is rain. I must leave now though I would like to strip you of that bronze attire see you naked against the dark sky shivering Africa is bleeding Mr Rhodes your hinterland is there. _____________________________ warrick sony 1978
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FIRST EVER RELEASE BY KALAHARI SURFERS COMPLETED ON A TEAC 144 PORTASTUDIO CASSETTE RECORDING SYSTEM IN FEB 1983 IN CAPE TOWN

with Warrick Sony, Brian Rath and Hamish Davidson
released by Chris Quircke's OBS Productions OBS4

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released June 2, 1983

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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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