BARNEY SIMON’S RADIO REVOLUTION – Various Artists
“If you don’t know who Barney Simon is, there can only be one reason for that, you’re not from South Africa. Or, you live on a farm with no electricity and you haven’t turned on the radio and the television in the last 28 years.
The Barney Simon Official Biography
Barney Simon, one of the most outspoken and well known media supporters of South African music and entertainment, has been on our radios and televisions for over 25 years. He is the most widely-credited and -quoted music specialist and deejay in the country and besides having his own 5FM radio show for twenty-one years on 5FM, promoting rock music, South African bands, local music events and happenings as well as new music demos, he was consistently laboring away, doing whatever he could to bolster the local music and entertainment industry.
And now Rebel Records is releasing this SA music legend’s 2-disc compilation of the very best South African music has had to offer over the past three decades. So what were his motivations for creating Barney’s Radio Revolution? “I have never released a South African compilation including past and present bands and artists. Three good reasons are the 2010 Soccer World Cup; celebrating 30 rocking years in radio and turning 50 years young this year. Good timing, I guess and proof that one is never too old to rock and roll!”
For Barney’s Radio Revolution, SA’s best-known local rock fanatic has decided “to mix it up a bit and include legendary artists of the past and the best artists of the future. I played Piet Botha, Valiant Swart, Koos Kombuis, Bright Blue, Radio Rats, No Friends Of Harry, Johannes Kerkorrel, Anton Goosen and James Phillips when I started out in radio and these songs bring back good memories for me and hopefully for fans of South African music as well. Then came the rocking 90s, with the bands I rocked hard and got drunk with at club gigs, festivals and introduced many times on stage – Sugardrive, Lithium, Springbok Nude Girls, The Awakening, Battery 9, The Narrow, Saron Gas and Wonderboom. Of course the future of South African music is very important and that is why I included Fokofpolisiekar, aKING, Ashtray Electric, New Holland, Van Coke Kartel and Straatligkinders.
Barney Simon’s Radio Revolution will take listeners on a three-decade journey of the best South African rock has to offer. Whether you will reminisce to No Friends Of Harry and hear Fokofpolisiekar for the first time, or the other way round, this value-packed, hard rocking, party-starting compilation should have pride of place in every passionate supporter of local rock’s music collection.
Barney Simon’s Radio Revolution
1. Fokofpolisiekar – Fokofpolisiekar
2. Afrikaners Is Plesierig – Karen Zoid
3. Gewonde Standbeeld – Straatligkinders
4. Algehele Kontrole – Van Coke Kartel
5. Doodstraf – K.O.B.U.S!
6. Verslaaf Aan Ruk En Rol – Koos Kombuis
7. Johnny Is Nie Dood Nie – Wonderboom
8. Suitcase Vol Winter – Piet Botha
9. Help Me – Albert Frost
10. Ossewa – Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band
11. Hou My Vas Korporaal – Bernoldus Niemand
12. Pers Reen – Johannes Kerkorrel
13. Die Mystic Boer – Valiant Swart
14. Boy Van Die Suburbs – Anton Goosen
15. Die Volk (Is In Die Kak) – The Buckfever Underground
16. No Man’s Land – Breyten Breytenback ft. Arno Carstens
1. The Sounds Of Silence – The Awakening
2. Kiss The Machine – Battery 9
3. Disco Lazarus – Sugardrive
4. The Banded – The Narrow
5. The Last Time – Chromium
6. Never Enough – Fetish
7. 69 Tea – Saron Gas
8. Broken – Lithium
9. Bubblegum On My Boots – Springbok Nude Girls
10. Facebrick Constellations – aKING
11. Gallop – Ashtray Electric
12. No Disguise – New Holland
13. Competition Rules – No Friends Of Harry
14. Warsong – James Phillips
15. ZX Dan – Radio Rats
16. Weeping – Bright Blue
Retail price R149,95