- Just Another Notch On My Bedpost Baby - Honeymoon Suites
- Scene In Colour - Calamity Jane
- 9 Aldershot Road - Government Car
- Worknut - Dorp
- Los Della Funk - 508
- Happily Jobless - Dennis Brothers
- Jah Rastafarai - Ras Tamie
- Should I Stay - Sunfish
- Elektrisiteit - Raaskopleef
- Insignificance - Honeymoon Suites
- Poison Fruit - Dorp
- We Come From The Ghetto - Ras Tamie
- In The End - Calamity Jane
- Cybersurferraver - Dennis Brothers
- Soul Dreaming - Government Car
- Prairie Dog - 508
- Dawn Of Clay - Sunfish
- Permanente Breinskade - Raaskopleef
Two years after the first CD in this series, Dirk Uys and his Trippy Grape
mates released Wingerd Rock 2. The format was the same, 18 tracks featuring
2 each by 9 acts. The only difference this time was that the net was
widened from Stellenbosch to include the Western Cape and the Boland.
Although the album doesn't feature big names like Koos Kombuis and Valiant
Swart (though Valiant does guest on Raaskopleef's tunes), this is not just
a bunch of also-rans. There are tracks by the early version of Dorp, the
soon-to-become-Akkedis Dennis Brothers and the much touted Honeymoon Suites.
Once again the sound is generally grunge rock, but this compilation has a
fair smattering of Ska sounds (mainly due to a proliferation of saxophone)
and even 2 reggae tracks by Ras Tamie. Dorp and the Honeymoon Suites are
the most Ska-ish while the grunge comes from Government Car, Sunfish and
508. Both the Dennis Brothers and Calamity Jane offer pleasant rock and the
latter features some great vocals from Mandy Currie.
There is a good mix of English and Afrikaans lyrics. My favourite lyric
being in the Honeymoon Suites 'Just another notch in my Bedpost' which goes
"just another hair on my chest now baby". Boy, do those guys know how to
make a girl feel special or what.
This is as good a collection of tunes as the first compilation and it's now
3 years since it's release and no Wingerd Rock 3. Come on Dirk, we want
another helping of the Grapest Hits of the Western Cape.
John Samson, October 2001