South African disco assemblage

HOT R.S. stands for House Of The Rising Sun.
Active in the late 70's
Recorded three albums.
Centred around the key producers Dan Hill (2) and Kevin Kruger plus some session musicians like singers René Veldsman, John Weddepohl and Judy Fältskog, guitarist Trevor Rabin, keyboardist Duncan Mackay and drummer Cedric Samson (2).
Covered The Animals's 1964 classic "House Of The Rising Sun" and Iron Butterfly's 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" cleverly combined with Frankie Vaughan's 1957 hit "Garden Of Eden".


HOT R.S. Discography Tracks


HOT R.S. House Of The Rising Sun (Album) RPM France 1977 Sell This Version
HOT R.S. Forbidden Fruit (Album, Single) Vogue Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
RPM 1135 B HOT R.S. Heads Or Tails(LP, Album) RPM RPM 1135 B South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
CDEMIM(WL)060 HOT R.S. II* I Get So Excited(CD, Album) Song Risa Producciones CDEMIM(WL)060 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

HOT R.S. House Of The Rising Sun (Single) Vogue France 1977 Sell This Version
Hot R.S. In A Gadda Da Vida On The Rocks (2) Italy 1979 Sell This Version
HOT R.S. Doublecross (Single) Teldec, RPM South Africa 1980 Sell This Version


CDRED. 605 J HOT R.S. Forbidden Fruit And Other Delights(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDRED. 605 J South Africa 1997 Sell This Version

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November 20, 2010
I knew the band leader of Hot RS, Kevin Kruger. I think this was their biggest hit back then. Went to High School with him in South Africa. Dan Hill and Kevin Kruger were the anchor members of Hot RS. Judy Fältskog did the lead vocals with Kevin Kruger, even though they had a few other female vocalists who came and went. Backing vocals was done by Karen, sometimes by Tanya. I used to watch when they did their garage practices back in the late 70s in Port Elizabeth.

They were really pretty good for that time.


November 17, 2009
The fact it was made famous by The Animals is so controversial that i'd say it's been rather by Joan Baez's song than the Animals. Just two words.

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