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1999 (W. Sony)

Mutilate that poster face
if voting could change anything it would be banned
We spray paint slogans on the walls
of railway buildings in Joubert Park
Is it raining?
These walls have eyes and ears
Gentlemen in gun black suits
move in on us from the quiet corners of the city
in 1999 will we still be around
A cold wind blows through barbed wire
surrounding the old showgrounds in
Baragwanath road –
no funfair this –
the army guards all entrances
we work on minedump slimes
building them up high to form a
great divide between the city of
gold and the city of sweat.
in 1999 will we still be around?


from Living In The Heart Of The Beast, released December 12, 1985
drums : Ian Herman


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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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