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kompilasie LP . 4023/SHIFTCD 114 1986/2009 ROUNDER/SHIFTY RECORDS
1. Pambere - Mapantsula
2. National Madness - The Aeroplanes
3. Potential Mutiny - Stan James
4. Numbered Again - The Facts
5. Shot Down In The Streets - The Cherry Faced Lurchers
6. Don't Dance - Kalahari Surfers
1. Whitey - The Softies
2. Don't Believe - In Simple English
3. Too Much Resistance - Nude Red
4. Spaces Tell Stories - Roger Lucey
5. Suburban Hum - Jennifer Ferguson
"Eleven Songs by South Africans Supporting the End Conscription Campaign"
The End Conscription Campaign of South Africa
produced this record in response to the growing. conflict in South Africa. ECC is opposed to the role of the
South African Defence Force in enforcing apartheid
policies. ECC believes that in this civil war, conscripts
should have the right to choose whether or not to participate in the SADF.
In the face of growing militarization, increased military
spending, and the use of the SADF internally, more
and more conscripts find themselves unable to fight in
the SADF. ECC is campaigning in the long term for an
end to compulsory conscription; however, we also see
the need for meaningful alternative national service to
be made available to all conscripts.
ECC also calls for the withdrawal of troops from the
townships, the ending of the illegal occupation of
Namibia, and the implementation of a just peace in
The bands on this album have all taken a stand in support ofthe End Conscription Campaign of South Africa.
These bands represent the small group of musicians in
South Africa who are not prepared to work on major
industry terms or to conform tothe state-controlled
radio requirements. It is, ofcourse, impossible for
performance in South Africa to have any real meaning
unless it reflects on the social/political situation in the
country. By adopting this stance, these bands forfeit
any chance of commercial success. With the majority
of the media being under Government control, these
musicians have no public profile in their own land
other than at a very low-key "alternative" level.
Most of the musicians grew up in and around the
campus political structure and are typical ol the young
left wing in South Africa. The combination ot groups.
covers a broadspectrum of styles ranging from the
straightforward "folk" protest of Stan James to the
more anarchic "rock" or "new music" sound of
bands like In Simple English and the Kalahari Surfers.
As this record was being assembled in the USA,
Rounder experienced difficulty obtaining some ofthe
materials necessary for graphic presentation due to
the fact that many ofthe ECC people had gone underground during the wave of arrests of thousands
ordered by the South African government. Unlike
many other countries (including many in Africa), South
Africa authorities have tolerated an anti-draft movement (though few are ever accorded conscientious
obiector status). Its continued existence is by no
means guaranteed, however, and organizers live in
anxiety from day to day about the future of their efforts, as well as of their own personal freedom.
Produced and engineered by Lloyd Ross at Shifty
Studios, except "Don't Dance" which was done by Warric Sony.
"Too Much Resistance" was produced and engineered by Nude Red at Ambient Studios.
Graphic images by the End Conscription Campaign; jacket design by Susan Marsh.
Thanks to Mark Bennett, Ian Kerkhof and everyone in the ECC.
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