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Bootsy Collins’ basic funk formula

William Earl “Bootsy” Collins played bass on some of James Brown’s funkiest recordings, including Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine. In the early Seventies he joined George Clinton’s seminal funk bands Parliament/Funkadelic. He later formed his own outfit, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, and performed under various alter egos, including […]

Stone cold superstar

Mick Jagger digs to control things. So he took over his band, his business and then the world. In the dictionary under the word “complex”, there should be a picture of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger. Because this dude’s greatest achievement is probably that despite him being under the constant […]

50 Facts on tracks!

Get your music trivia here! 1 Axl Rose is an anagram for “oral sex”. 2 The two largest concert audiences in history were both estimated at 3,5-million people. The one show was Jean Michel Jarre in Moscow in 1997 and the other was your favourite artist – Rod Stewart on Copacabana beach, […]

Video: Ifani – Shake

This Xhosa rapper is one of our Port Elizabeth homeboys, so we can recognise all the places they shot the video. But the coolest part of Ifani’s steez is that it’s a fresh take on kwaito as we know it – production and rapping-wise. The Shake video was directed by […]

Video: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda – The Pogues

This is a soldier’s tale and an eight-minute anti-war statement by cult Irish band The Pogues. Their style veers between shambolic pub riots and heart-rending ballads of joy, sadness and loss. This one we shall file amongst the latter. It’s off their 1985 album Rum, Sodomy And The Lash. There […]

Video: John Lennon vs Paul McCartney

It’s a speeded-up version of Imagine versing a slowed-up version of Band On The Run from McCartney’s Wings outfit. Similar chord structures, it turns out. And similar mindset and heritage, one “imagines”.