September '17

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MABUNDA - Pule (1987)

Decibel, DCK(P)84
Producer: Jerry Mhlanga
Engineer: Keith Forsyth/Doug van der Merwe
Composed b: M. Mthembu/E Shelembe



Four-track disco-funk LP with odd soccer-themed cover. 'Monica' samples New Edition's 'Candy Girl (1983). The title of the instrumental 'Life is Bad' speaks for itself. What it lacks in originality, it more than makes up for with smooth synths. With each track weighing in at over 5 minutes, there's no rush to ever get off the groove. 'Mehlomadala' is a call to be united with a long-lost friend:

"I've been missing you my friend.
we were good friends,
we shared everything,
when we were still little boys.
we must be together,
long, long, long time no see you."