April '16

Yebo majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you more forgotten classics by the likes of NEVILLE NASH, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ZIZI KONGO, MAKHWERU and BENJAMIN BALL, as well as early 80s soul from SOUND PROOF.

Earlier this year we brought you RUFARO, HAPPY HAPPY, POCKET LIPS, AYOBAYO BAND, MASUTUTSA BAND, RAMASHELENG, VENDA KIDS, SHADRACK NDLOVU, DAN NKOSI, AFRICAN YOUTH BAND, REGGAE MUNTU and Congolese acts TSHALA MUANA and NANA ET BANIEL

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, click here!

THE HELICOPTERS - In The Flesh (1987)

Gallo, SLMS709   
Producer/engineer: Paul Hughes   
Composer: BDA Binns   
Recorded at: Syntrax Studios, Jhb


Euro-pop coming off like a second-rate Spandau Ballet or Gary Numan. Slow, repetitive, oh-so-serious power ballads with contrived lyrics. Titles include 'Western Skies' (are calling me), 'Hi-Tech Man and 'Terror in the Attic'. The blush and perms say it all - 'style' over substance. Frontman Bernard Binns later returned to England and continues to try his luck today. "The Helicopters would like to thank Korg for supplying the lastest [sic] keyboards and samplers."