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"South Africa House"
« on: October 28, 2004, 10:53:47 AM »
Heard "South Africa House on the radio ( bad reception) whilst on holiday in Holland this summer and did not hear name of band/artist. Haven't been able to get tune ouf of my head but can't find it anywhere. Anyone know who its by and if its available? You're my last chance!!

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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2004, 11:10:58 AM »
What made you try here...do you know it's an eighties song? We might need a little more to go on. Are you certain that's the title?

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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2004, 14:55:59 PM »
Could it be Radio Africa by Latin Quarter? (1986)

I'm hearing only bad news from Radio Africa,
I'rn hearing only sad news from Radio Africa

They've still got trouble with a monster in the South
Heads buried deep in that lion's mouth
Like a jaw snapped shut, it keeps them apart
If that jaw got broke it would be a start.

The West still complains about the foreign aid
They'd do better to change the terms of trade.
More tanks than food in the Ogaden
It looks like Moscow got it wrong again.

Mozambique and Mugabe
Still got Frelimo I hear them say
But "Exchange" means...
Recession" means",
It all means "Harder to take".
Tanzania should be moving up a gear
Instead they've got to step on the brake.

Can't stop a movement that's come this far
But "Lending" means."
"Interest" means",
"Harder to Fight"
Independence has a hidden expense
When the hands on the purse strings are white
Benny - I know you, you're in my calculus class!
Andy - Gym
Benny - Your name is Jim?

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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2004, 15:42:15 PM »
Yes. I'm afraid i don't know the song, but I do remember the real South Africa House (off Trafalgar Square) going up in the flames during the great poll tax riot of 1990.

I was there.  :icon_biggrin:
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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2004, 15:44:18 PM »
You didn't....did you? :o

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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2004, 15:50:25 PM »
No I ran away to a pub, some distance from all the aggro.  ;)

Still, a historic moment.
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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2004, 15:56:12 PM »
You running away to a pub is historic?

Hang on a mo while I readjust my image of you...

Was your cardy zipped or unzipped at the time? :-\

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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2004, 16:01:29 PM »
I was with my "special friend" at that time, Jamie, so I imagine it was unzipped...  ;)
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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2004, 16:06:10 PM »
Cool. :)

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Re:"South Africa House"
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2004, 07:22:46 AM »
Thanks to "New Yorker" I've found it. It was by The Disco Students. Now I have to try to track down a copy!!!....