When you think about South African nusic, you don't usually think of pop music, or rock 'n' roll, made by whites. Shit, I can hear that at home. But, when I run across it, I have to check it out, if only to try to get inside their heads. Are they thinking that they're so good the world will notice? When the world is doing their damnedest to ignore the whole region, then still in the thick of apartheid. Or did they set more humble goals like "let's just be the best Beatles rip-off in all of South Africa"? Still can't figure that out.
Hear the Flames do their best Beatles-Stones-Spector all in one song. Birds of a Feather sound like they've been listening to the Kinks and Davie Allan. John E, Sharpe is just peeking in the garage.
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The Flames - If You Think You're Groovy mp3 at Soul Safari
Birds of a Feather - Come On Up mp3 at Soul Safari
John E, Sharpe and the Squires The Flames - Yours For Picking mp3 at Soul Safari
The Flames - Don't Worry Bill (streaming) at YouTube