Albums

Wie is Bernoldus Niemand? [1985]

SIDE 1
01. Hou My Vas Korporaal 2:47

02. Welcome To My Car 3:58
03. Marie Ferrari 3:34
04. Die Boksburg Bommer 3:01
05. Snor City 4:28

SIDE 2
01. East Rand Blues 3:00

02. My Broken Heart 2:09
03. Visse 2:46
04. Tribute To Jody 3:21
05. Reggae Vibes Is Cool 6:36

* Cassette Version released with title "Hou My Vas Korporaal"

Vocals - Bernoldus Niemand & the Shifty choir
Guitars - Lloyd Ross, James Phillips & Bernoldus
Bass - Lloyd Ross
Keyboards - James Phillips, Lloyd Ross
Drums - DMX, Ian Herman, Warrick Sony
Percussion - Dan Chiorboli
Horns - Rick van Heerden (alto solos), Hanepoot van Tonder (trombone), Fritz van Vereeniging (alto), Warrick Sony (trombone on "East Rand Blues"
Cover illustration - Mzwakhe Nhlabatsi
Graphic design & inner sleeve - The Graphic Equalizer
Engineer & Producer - Lloyd Ross
Inspiration - South Africa and its people
Special thanks to Ivan Kadey for his endless patience

All songs by Bernoldus Niemand except "Welcome to my car" by Jonathan Handley.

NOTES ON THE ALBUM COVER

Baie min informasie oor Suid-Afrika se nuwe fenomeen, Bernoldus Niemand, is opdie oomblik beskikbaar. Verskeie verslae het in die pers al verskyn maar hulle het nie baie oor Niemand die man gesê nie.

Bernoldus is 'n baie moelike ou om in die hande te kry, en om 'n gesprek te organiseer is heeltemal ontmoontlik. Nietemin het ons sy suster Marie Niemand (16) opgespoor, en sy het die volgende gesê oor haar gehiemsinnige broer...

"I really don't know why Bernoldus still stays in Springs, he says it gives him persperation or something. He always looked after me 'specially when I was little. Every Sunday evening he used to take me to Derde Straat where the ou's park their tjors and bikes after spending the whole day cleaning them. I used to earn bucks polishing hupcaps and things so's I could buy Texans for 'Noldus. Then when I was older he used to tell Ma and Pa that he was taking me to make coffee at band practice, but he would let me go to the disco with Cheryl and Suzette instead. He was always my hero. All my school chommies loved him, but sometimes he used to go all quiet you know, like he had a mood. He used to call it a 'dinkbreek', then he'd go and write one of his chune's.

I skeem sometimes, you know, that he's going to be a big star and live in Hollywood or Sandton and the only time we'll see him is when we go to the CNA and see his poster on the wall."

Koop hierdie album en ons is seker jy sal saam met Marie stem.

STEM NIEMAND!

Live At Jamesons  [1985]

SIDE 1
01. Toasted Takeaways 4:26

02. Van 4:43
03. Shot Down 2:51
04. R45 Perm 2:47
05. D-Luxe 3:18

SIDE 2
01. Do The Lurch 5:10

02. See My Baby 4:09
03. Thats My Shirt 4:12
04. Positive 5:25

Recorded live at Jamesons, Johannesburg, July 1985.

Drums - Richard Frost
Bass - Lee Edwards
Guitar & Vocals - James Phillips
Sound by Richie & Roger
P.A. supplied by Midnite Flyer
Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Lloyd Ross
Arrangements - The Cherry Faced Lurchers
Recorded by Shifty Mobile Studio on 2-Track (Digital)
Cover photograph - Henion Han
Graphic design & inner sleeve - The Graphic Equalizer

The Voice of Nooit [1986] * Cassette Only

SIDE 1
01. Corporal Punishment - Brain Damage 2:29
02. Corporal Punishment - City (Part 1) 2:18
03. Corporal Punishment- Goddess Of Depression 2:04
04. Corporal Punishment - Johnny's Conscience 4:19
05. Corporal Punishment - Darky 2:27
06. Corporal Punishment - You Must Be Crazy 3:40
07. Corporal Punishment - In The Night 2:14
08. Corporal Punishment - City (Part 2) 2:57
09. Corporal Punishment - Victims Victim 3:08
10. Corporal Punishment - Rock And Rolls Royce 2:06

Corporal Punishment was born and raised in the East Rand mining town of Springs during the SA "new wave" of '78. This is a collection of practically all the recorded material that exists of the band. Darky and the City (1) were recorded at a 4-track studio in '79. Brain Damage, In The Night, Johnny's Conscience and Rock and Rolls Royce were recorded live onto 2-track at Satbel Studio in 1980. City (2), You Must Be Crazy and Goddess Of Depression were recorded at an infant Shifty Studio's late in '82. Victims Victim was recorded at MC Studio's (8-track) in '79.

Corporal Punishment were:
Karl Helgard - bass, guitar, vocals
James Phillips - guitar, vocals
Mark Bennet - keyboards, vocals
Henry Jansen - drums
Herbie Parkin - sometimes bass

SIDE 2
01 Illegal Gathering - Johnny Cool 3:58
02 Illegal Gathering - Addicted To You 2:14
03 Illegal Gathering - Take Me Away 2:08
04 Illegal Gathering - The Voice Of Nooit! 3:26
05 Illegal Gathering - Holiday Round-About 2:24
06 Illegal Gathering - Wind-up Lollipop 2:17
07 Illegal Gathering - Rock And Roll 0:56
08 Illegal Gathering - Hou My Vas 1:34
09 Illegal Gathering - Willie Smit (Interviewed) 0:57
10 Illegal Gathering - Button Your Lip 3:38
11 Illegal Gathering - Changing My World 1:52
12 Illegal Gathering - National Hero 2:28

In 6 weeks during the Cape Town summer of '85 Illegal Gathering wrote most of these songs, rehearsed them, performed them, recorded them on a Teac Portastudio (4-track cassette recorder) and narrowly escaped arrest for smoking at the Glass Theatre. The Voice of Nooit was a by-product of this gathering. It was adapted from a poem originally submitted to the Palladium fanzine, by James.

Illegal Gathering were:
Karl Helgard - guitar, vocals
James Phillips - guitar, vocals
David Ledbetter - bass, guitar, vocals
Wayne Raath - drums

All songs were written by James or Karl or both.

The Otherwhite Album  [1992]

Complete Works 85 - 89 * Cassette Only

SIDE 1
01. Detainees
02. Heavy Ous
03. D-Luxe
04. Barbed Wire
05. Soon Be Over
06. The Branch
07. War Song
08. The Kerels
09. Shout
10. Better Way

SIDE 2
01. Toasted Take-Aways
02. Van
03. Shot Down
04. R45 Perm
05. Desolation Angels
06. Gee Whiz
07. Do The Lurch
08. See My Baby
09. That's My Shirt
10. Positive

with The Lurchers: Sunny Skies [1994]

01. Why Can't We (Love One Another) 3:41
02. (Sing No More) Love Songs 4:42
03. War Song 3:22
04. Shout 3:33
05. (I Want The World To) Start Again 4:41
06. Pearls and Swine 5:20
07. Money 2:59
08. Hey everybody 4:31
09. 3 Force Blues 3:46
10. Moses 5:55
11. Fun's Not Over 3:30
12. Tabane 4:12

THE LURCHERS
Willem Moller Guitar
Paul Hanmer Keyboards
Lee Edwards Bass
Lloyd Martin Drums
James Phillips Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

HORNS
Bruce Cassidy Trumpet & Flugel Horn
Gavin Minter Tenor
Dan Selsick Trombone
Rick van Heerden Tenor & Alto

SINGERS
Wendy Oldfield
Gloria Bosman
Joanna Weinberg
Jenny de Lenta

Cover: “Huis Met Witboom” by Walter Meyer, oil on canvas, courtesy Aurelio de Gasparis. Photo Wayne Oosthuizen.
Production: Moller & Ross
Buttons Pusher: Ross
Mixing: Ross
Arrangements: Phillips
Horn Arrangements: Phillips/Hanmer
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Valley Studio, Bertrams, Johannesburg 24 Sept - Oct 1993
Special thanks: Bruce, Warrick Sony, Gal, Hamish, Wayne, Walter & The Newtown Gallery, Wendy, Speedy Carlo, Nelson, Leon, Andrew, Wits for the Steinway, Peter for the carpet, Pete C, Robbie, Lloyd & God.
Bless Africa and all the fans & Ancestors.
All songs by James Phillips

Made in South Africa [1995]

01. Goddess (Raubenheimer) Corporal Punishment 2:08
02. D-Luxe (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 3:54
03. The Branch (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 5:06
04. Toasted Take Away (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 4:26
05. Fun’s Not Over (Phillips) James Phillips & The Lurchers 3:29
06. Johnny Cool (Raubenheimer) Illegal Gathering 4:08
07. Barbed Wire (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 3:21
08. Welcome To My Car (Jonathan Handley) Bernoldus Niemand 4:01
09. Rock And Rolls Royce (Phillips) Corporal Punishment 2:08
10. Africa Is Dying (Phillips) James Phillips 3:20
11. Willie Smit (Phillips/Raubenheimer) Illegal Gathering 0:51
12. Warsong (Phillips) James Phillips & The Lurchers 3:21
13. Detainees (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 4:11
14. Shot Down (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 2:53
15. Brain Damage (Phillips) Corporal Punishment 2:32
16. Do The Lurch (Phillips) The Cherry Faced Lurchers 5:11
17. Money (Phillips) James Phillips & The Lurchers 3:02
18. Darkie (Phillips/Raubenheimer) Corporal Punishment 2:27
19. Where Will You Be (Phillips) James Phillips 2:32
20. Moses (Phillips) James Phillips & The Lurchers 5:58
21. Tabane (Phillips) James Phillips & The Lurchers 4:12

Soul Ou [1997]

Originally recorded as a demo, this session turned out to be the definitive example of the essential James Phillips: a single instrument and voice, intimate and emotional. Recorded in a two-hour session in 1991, it was only released soon after his death some five years later. The songs span a large chunk of his writing career, from his time as a student in Grahamstown in 1983 to new compositions that would end up on the “Sunny Skies” release in 1994.

01. Africa Is Dying 3:22
02. Polling Day 4:13
03. See How The Wind Blows 2:02
04. Light Me A Light 1:39
05. Where Will You Be 2:29
06. Pearls & Swine 3:58
07. Sages 2:30
08. Heaven 3:03
09. Loving Feeling 2:05
10. Little Lies 2:33
11. The Fun's Not Over 2:39

Recorded by Lloyd Ross at Shifty Studios, Johannesburg

Singles & EPs

Fridays & Saturdays [1979]

SIDE 1
01. In the Night 2:19
02. Brain Damage 2:23

SIDE 2
01. Johnny's Conscience 4:17
02. Rock and Rolls Royce 2:59

Tracks appear on "The Voice of Nooit" Cassette release.

Six Of The Best [1979] Promotional Single

SIDE 1
01. Victim’s Victim – Corporal Punishment 3:25
02. Inside I’m Cryin’ – Bill Flynn 2:34

SIDE 2
01. I Don’t Want Your Guillotine – Roger Lucey 2:38
02. So Messed Up – Wild Youth 2:04

Tracks appear on “Six Of The Best” Compilation.

Hou My Vas Korporaal / My Broken Heart [1983]

Die Boksburg Bommer / Jody [1984]

This song was written before Gerrie Coetzee's defense of the WBA boxing championship. Bernoldus went along to the weigh-in and gave Gerrie the single hoping he'd play it before the match. He didn't and was consequently knocked out.

The night the Boksburg Bomber struck:

Coetzee’s reign as WBA champion was short. Amid more controversy, he lost to Greg Page in his first defense on December 1, 1984, at Sun City.

Ticket prices for the fight were at an all-time high for South Africa – a minimum of R100, and R450 for ringside seats.

Page, rated No 6 by the WBA, arrived in Johannesburg eight days earlier than scheduled to prevent efforts by the US anti-apartheid lobby to block his visit.

Coetzee was the overwhelming favourite. Most critics predicted a win inside the distance and Coetzee was the betting favourite at 10 to 1.

However, the champion was knocked out in a sensational finish in the eighth round.

A major row erupted over the duration of the last round. The pay-off punches from Page came at a time when his manager, Janks Morton, was shouting to the time-keeper that the round was over.

Coetzee had been down for the first time after the bell in the sixth round when Page caught him with a right that saw him sink to his knees.

In the seventh round, a barrage of punches put the South African down for the mandatory eight count.

Towards the end of the eighth, Coetzee was beginning to outbox the challenger. Then Page landed a left hook to the jaw that left Coetzee flat on his back – 3 minutes 50 seconds after the start of the round.

The Coetzee camp claimed that the knockout was illegal and appealed to the WBA to have the result nullified. However, the appeal was turned down.

Despite the controversy, Page was a worthy winner.
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On Compilations

Six Of The Best [1979]

SIDE 1
01. Wild Youth – Record Companies 2:28

02. Leopard – Underestimator 2:04
03. The Safari Suits- I Know What I Like 2:28
04. Bill Flynn – Inside I’m Crying 2:34
05. Corporal Punishment – Victim’s Victim 3:25

SIDE 2
06. Leopard – Boys And Bitches 1:38

07. Roger Lucey – I Don’t Want Your Guillotine 2:38
08. The Safari Suits – A South African In Paris 3:28
09. Corporal Punishment – A Goddess Of Depression 2:15
10. Wild Youth – So Messed Up 2:04

Out Of The Blue [1984]

SIDE 1
01. Bionic Automation – Gemini
02. Illegal Gathering – Johnny Cool
03. The Outfitters – Soft Interrogation
04. Tony Wood – October
05. Under Two Flags – Some Days

SIDE 2
01. Wunderbah – Some Giant
02. Under Two Flags – Sunpatch
03. 1/4 Zones – Chant
04. Bionic Automation – All Clear For Nuclear
05. Carl Helgard – Man Lucky
06. Tony Wood – When You’re Ill

A Naartjie In Our Sosatie [1985]

SIDE 1
01. Timothy - The Promise 4:11

02. National Wake - International News 3:29
03. Stan James - Cara Monia 4:40
04. Corporal Punishment - Darkie 2:32
05. Sankomota - Uhuru 4:25

SIDE 2
01. Roger Lucey - Storms and Fires 5:23

02. Joe Azania And The Chameleons - Spies 2:38
03. Desert Moves - Survival 3:53
04. Bernoldus Niemand - Hou My Vas Korporaal 2:47
05. Prayer For Civilisation 5:21

The Right To Choose [1986]

SIDE 1
01. The Usuals – Rules And Regulations
02. The Usuals – Usual Rumours
03. Dynamics – Thugs
04. Dynamics – Casino
05. What Colours – Cages Have Closed
06. What Colours – Change

SIDE 2
01. Timothy – The Promise
02. National Wake – International News
03. Corporal Punishment – Darky
04. Sankomota – Mad House
05. Sankomota – Uhuru
06. Ad Lib – Homelands

Forces Favourites [1986]

This compilation was put together in the mid 80’s in conjunction with and to help raise awareness for the End Conscription Campaign. The ECC played an important role in dismantling apartheid by providing crucial emotional and strategic support to those men who rejected conscription on religious or political grounds, as well as acting as a conscientising force for the youth and parents.

How good was the ECC at its task? Ask the experts. General Magnus Malan described the ECC as “just as much an enemy of the Defence Force as the African National Congress.” Minister of Law and Order Adriaan Vlok accused it of being “the vanguard of those forces that are intent on wrecking the present dispensation and its renewal”.

All of the bands featured on this album played at ECC concerts. Though some of them, like The Softies, The Facts and Nude Red weren’t overtly political by nature, the situation in the country couldn’t help but work its way into their songwriting. For other artists like Stan James, Kalahari Surfers, Jennifer Ferguson and James Phillips, reflecting the state of the nation was the dominant feature of their art.

SIDE 1
01. Simba Morri - Pambere 3:30

02. Cherry Faced Lurchers - Shot Down 2:53
03. The Aeroplanes - National Madness 3:25
04. Stan James - Potential Mutiny 4:24
05. The Facts - Numbered Again 4:41
06. Kalahari Surfers - Don't Dance 3:56

SIDE 2
01. The Softies - Whitey 3:56

02. In Simple English - Don't Believe 3:46
03. Nude Red - Too much resistance 3:12
04. Roger Lucey - Spaces Tell Stories 2:53
05. Jennifer Ferguson - Suburban Hum 6:20

Voëlvry [1988]

SIDE 1
01. Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band - Ry 4:29

02. Khaki Monitor - Khaki Monitor - Warrelwind 3:18
03. Bernoldus Niemaand - Snor City 4:30
04. The Genuines - Ou Kleine Jannie 2:52
05. Johannes Kerkorrel en die Gereformeerde Blues Band -Hillbrow 4:03
06. The Genuines: Blikkie Se Boem 1:48

SIDE 2
01. Andre Letoit - Boer In Beton 4:12

02. Randy Rambo en die Rough Riders - Jong Dames Dinamiek 4:32
03. Koos - Sing Jy Van Bomme 2:07
04. Pieter Van Der Lugt - Voëlvry 3:15
05. Die Kerels - Slang 4:11
06. Koos - Cowboy 2:36

Budgie Beat [1989]

SIDE 1
01. Mapantsula – Pambere
02. The Aeroplanes – Hat Check Girl
03. Isja – Chillompie
04. Kalahari Surfers – Houghton Perm
05. Cherry Faced Lurchers – R45 Perm
06. Happy Ships – Egg And Bacon Plantation
07. Simba Morri – Hakuna Matata
08. Illegal Gathering – Wind Up Lollipop
09. Koos – In Detention

SIDE 2
01. The Kêrels – Golden Days
02. Stan James – Cara Monia
03. Kalahari Surfers – 1999
04. The Softies – Slipping Away
05. Corporal Punishment – Brain Damage
06. Draadloos – Piranha Pie
07. Randy Rambo – Ek Gaap

New Africa Rock [1995]

01. Urban Creep - Fly 3:14
02. Urban Creep - Sea Level 3:18
03. Urban Creep - Tripping On Moonshine 4:34
04. Urban Creep - Near Me 4:36
05. The Sunshines - Removable Tatoos 4:03
06. The Sunshines - Happy Person 3:24
07. The Sunshines - Wanna Make Love 2:38
08. Lesego Rampolokeng & The Kalahari Surfers - Blue V's 3:29
09. Lesego Rampolokeng & The Kalahari Surfers - Johannesburg 3:48
10. Robin Auld - Are You The One 2:57
11. Robin Auld - Zen Surfing In The 3rd World 3:32
12. Robin Auld - All Messed Up 3:26
13. Jennifer Ferguson - Salt River Valley Road 4:23
14. Jennifer Ferguson - Bay Of Bombay 4:26
15. James Phillips & The Lurchers - War Song 3:23
16. James Phillips & The Lurchers - 3 Force Blues 3:47
17. James Phillips & The Lurchers - The Funs Not Over 3:34
18. Matthew Van Der Want - She Cant Love 3:15
19. Matthew Van Der Want - Mumbling Something About 4:23
20. Matthew Van Der Want - Lonesome Hero 3:49

Voëlvry - Die Toer [2002]

01. Sit Dit Af - Gereformeerde Blues Band
02. Bomskok Babalaas - Koos Kombuis
03. Paranoia In Parow Noord - Koos Kombuis
04. Hou My Vas Korporaal - Bernoldus Niemand
05. My Broken Heart - Bernoldus Niemand
06. BMW - Gereformeerde Blues Band
07. Wat 'n Vriend Het Ons In PW - Gereformeerde Blues Band
08. Almal Moet Gerook Raak - Gereformeerde Blues Band
09. Avbob - Gereformeerde Blues Band
10. Autobank Vastrap - Koos Kombuis
11. Fanie - Koos Kombuis
12. Hillbrow - Gereformeerde Blues Band
13. Lied Van Ou Afrika - Gereformeerde Blues Band
14. Snor City - Bernoldus Niemand
15. Vakansie In Lusaka - Koos Kombuis
16. Where Do You Go To PW? - Koos Kombuis
17. Tronk - Gereformeerde Blues Band
18. Die Nuus - Gereformeerde Blues Band
19. Barend Vat Ons Geld - Gereformeerde Blues Band
20. Ossewa - Gereformeerde Blues Band
21. Siembamba - Koos Kombuis & Johannes Kerkorrel

Shotdown [2009]

01. Cherry Faced Lurchers - Shot Down 2:53
02. Simba Morri - Pambere 3:30
03. The Genuines - Die Struggle 2:50
04. The Aeroplanes - National Madness 3:25
05. Lesego Rampolokeng & the Kalahari Surfers - Treason 4:05
06. Bernoldus Niemaand - Hou My Vas Korporaal 1:38
07. National Wake - International News 3:30
08. Koos Kombuis - Swart September 6:01
09. Mzwakhe Mbuli - Now Is The Time 3:37
10. Roger Lucy - Spaces Tell Stories 2:53
11. Gereformeerde Blues Band - Sit Dit Af 4:54
12. Vusi Mahlasela - In Solitary Confinement 3:53
13. Corporal Punishment - Brain Damage 2:28
14. The K Team - June 16 2:47
15. Jenifer Ferguson - Suburban Hum 6:20
16. Kalahari Surfers - Reasonable Men 4:13
17. Sankomota - Uhuru 4:23
18. DTMB (Fosatu Worker Choirs) - Hlanganani 2:17
19. The Mamu Players - War Is Declared 2:17
20. Roger Lucey - No Easy Walk To Freedom 3:47

Appears on

The Softies Ep [1985]

As James Niemand – Backing vocals on “Lights”

The Kêrels – Ek Sê [1988]

As James Phillips – Backing vocals on “Dancing In Our Hearts”

Koos Kombuis – Niemandsland [1989]

As Bernoldus Niemand – Arrangements, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals

Radio Rats – Big Beat [1990]

As James Phillips – Piano, Keys