Hillbrow 1

from by Kalahari Surfers

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this boy seldom functions without
some chemical alteration to his nervous system
he seems so H.A.P.P.Y
pushing needles into skin
pills to swallow wash them down
white pipe weekend lethargy
dissolved city speed at night

this boy
he sells powders and herbs
white witchdoctor medicine
takes the edge of working days
mental pleasure pressure cruise

(various bad dream voices
including girls in Venda and seedy white guy)

luxurious indulgences
of the wealthy classes
lead to serious physiological disorders:
plastic membranes brain disease
costly surgical implants

pushing needles into skin
pills to swallow wash them down
white pipe weekend lethargy
dissolved city speed at night

(dub ish bit)
voices from "Squad Cars" a radio serial featuring real crime events dramatised:

"what the hell
hold it right there
you never can be too sure
ja I know what you mean
Its pitch dark in here
living with crime and violence
protect the people of South Africa"

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from Own Affairs, released December 12, 1984

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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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