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Astral Daze: Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972

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Released: 22nd Mar 2019


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the South African rock movement of the late sixties and early seventies heralded an exciting new age in the nation’s music, hatched in the underground but with its sights set on a spectacular assault on popular taste.

This collection brings together rarities from well-known artists like Abstract Truth, Suck, Otis Waygood, Freedom's Children, John & Philipa Cooper, McCully Workshop and Hawk, as well as lesser known acts like Buzzard, The Fireflies, The Idiots, Tidal Wave, and The Invaders. Stadium concerts became the vehicle for feeding the youth with heavier rock sounds, and behind studio glass were producers like Clive Calder, Billy Forrest, Graham Beggs and Selwyn Miller who acted as change agents to transform conventional pop into heavier 4 to 5 minute songs. The movement's struggle for recognition through airplay remained unanswered and only the true fans of rock knew about their existence. Hot!

Astral Daze: Psychedelic South African Rock 1968-1972


  1. Suck - The Whip
  2. The Invaders - Astral III
  3. Otis Waygood - Straight Ahead
  4. Abstract Truth - My Back Feels Light/What Can You Say
  5. Dickie Loader With Freedom's Children - The Eagle Has Landed
  6. Buzzard - Blurry Visions
  7. The Fireflies - Cathy Come Home
  8. Hawk - Predictions
  9. Freedom's Children - Kafkasque
  10. Bryan Miller's Destruction - Blue Machines And Dreams
  11. John & Philipa Cooper - The Mad Professor
  12. Tidal Wave - Morning Light
  13. The Idiots - Magic Dragon
  14. McCully Workshop - Birds Flying High