Kalahari Surfers

Kalahari Surfers

Formed in 1982, the Kalahari Surfers was essentially a string of studio projects realised by Warrick Sony at Shifty Studios during the 80's. These involved various personnel from that environment whose names were altered or simply reduced to first names to safegaurd against security dirty tricks persecution. The band itself was a fictional collective designed to dodge any flak that may have appeared from these forces.

The first release was inspired by the do-it-yourself punk ethic and was a cassette packaged in a silver spray painted box containing 60 minutes of music all recorded in a bedroom on a 4 track portastudio. It was titled 'Gross National Product'.

"Being a white English South African means being schizophrenic. It means not having a firm foot in any culture, but also it means being priviledged to be exposed to many wildly diverse aspects of social life. A tapestry of influences."

Warrick Sony is the only remaining member.


Kalahari Surfers Discography Tracks


235/ 2 Kalahari Surfers Gross National Product(Cass, C60) 235 235/ 2 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Kalahari Surfers Own Affairs (Album) Gross National Products South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
Kalahari Surfers Living In The Heart Of The Beast (Album) Recommended Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
Kalahari Surfers Sleep Armed (Album) Recommended Records, Recommended Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
ReR 38 Kalahari Surfers Bigger Than Jesus(LP, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR 38 UK 1990 Sell This Version
GNP 222 Kalahari Surfers Urgent Release(Cass, Album) Shifty Records (2) GNP 222 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
Lesego Rampolokeng with the Kalahari Surfers Lesego Rampolokeng with the Kalahari Surfers - End Beginnings (Album) Shifty Records (2) South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
ADOPECD004 Kalahari Surfers Akasic Record(CD, Album) African Dope Records ADOPECD004 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ADOPECD011 Kalahari Surfers Muti Media(CD, Album) African Dope Records ADOPECD011 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
MDCD006 Kalahari Surfers Conspiracy Of Silence(CD, Album) microDot MDCD006 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
MDCD 009, MDCD007, MDCD 007 Kalahari Surfers Panga Management(CD, Album) microDot, microDot, microDot MDCD 009, MDCD007, MDCD 007 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
MZA 022 Kalahari Surfers & Greg Hunter Kalahari Surfers & Greg Hunter - Turntabla(CD) Electric M.E.L.T. MZA 022 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
MDCD015 Kalahari Surfers One Party State(CD, Album) microDot MDCD015 South Africa 2010 Sell This Version
SL004 Kalahari Surfers AGIT PROP(CD, Album) Sjambokmusic SL004 South Africa 2012 Sell This Version
none Kalahari Surfers Live In Moscow 1989(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Kalahari Surfers Self-released) none 2015

Singles & EPs

PF 17 The Kalahari Surfers* Beat About The Bush / Burning Tractors Keep Us Warm(2x7", Ltd) Pure Freude PF 17 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
SELECT CUTS 6077 Kalahari Surfers / Chronic Clan Kalahari Surfers / Chronic Clan - The Sound Of Dub(12") Select Cuts SELECT CUTS 6077 Germany 2005 Sell This Version


ReR KS1 Kalahari Surfers Volume One The Eighties(CD, Album, Comp) ReR Megacorp ReR KS1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
AAR001, RR004, none Kalahari Surfers Tropical Barbie Hawaiian Surf Set(LP, Comp, Ltd, Yel) Angry Africa Records, Roastin' Records, Gross National Products, Shifty Records (2) AAR001, RR004, none South Africa 2014 Sell This Version
MDCD 008 Kalahari Surfers The Eighties Vol. 2.(CD, Album, Comp) microDot MDCD 008 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version


none Kalahari Surfers Many Are Afraid(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label none South Africa 2013

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