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The lost soul of Dr. Basson

from AGITPROP by Kalahari Surfers



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The Lost Soul of Dr Basson ( W.Sony )
What's going on with Dr Basson
I heard his soul had gone.
Decided to move on.
Left his body.
Like a prisoner, thrown from a plane,
into clouds of cocaine, ecstasy and chemical rain

The condemned soul
wonders through the hallways
knocking on every door
trying to find a way out.
Looking through the files,
playing back the dreams of 1982

Barbara, with wire on her teeth, says she can’t forget him.
He repaired her broken heart as her marriage fell apart.
The soul searching man, suspended from his post,
threw bones in an empty home.
The surgeon Generals friend

The condemned soul wanders through the hallways,
knocking on every door,trying to find a way out
Looking through the files,
playing back the dreams of 1983

----------//----------- Kalahari Surfers


notes: Dr Wouter Basson has been one of the most tricky characters to emerge from the Apartheid sewer. A cardiologist and former head of the country's secret chemical and biological warfare project, Project Coast, he has managed to evade prosecution for a wide range of attacks, murders and assassinations against members of anti-apartheid movements. In 1982, Basson is alleged to have arranged the killing of 200 SWAPO prisoners. Basson also conducted innumerable ethically questionable experiments vis-a-vis possible applications of psychedelic drugs as Incapacitants or agents for biological warfare and through a number of front companies was allegedly involved with genetic engineering and the development of chemical and biological pathogens. He faced 67 charges, including drug possession, drug trafficking, fraud, embezzlement, theft, 229 murders and conspiracy to murder. After a 30-month trial was outrageously granted amnesty and continues to practice heart surgery in Cape Town today.

William Finnegan.2001.The Poison-Keeper. New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/01/15/the-poison-keeper.

Secrets and Lies: Wouter Basson and South Africa's Chemical and Biological Warfare Programme Gould & Marlene Burger, Struik Publishers, 2002 ISBN 9781868723416


from AGITPROP, track released March 26, 2012
composed by Warrick Sony
at Milestone Studios


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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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