“A steady, unvarying, unobtrusive sound, as an electronically produced drone or the sound of rain, used to mask or obliterate unwanted sounds. Random noise with a uniform frequency spectrum over a wide range of frequencies.”
“Wild Youth were the first South African punk band and were featured in the great film Punk In Africa. Their first 45 is one of the most collectable South African records ever. A fantastic slice of punk history!” (Rough Trade)
“The revelatory tracks are “So Messed Up” which sounds like a lost Buzzcocks classic, with an almost-too-stoned-to-play James Williamson wailing away on an out-of-tune guitar”. (Ugly Things)
“The band’s name and looks reference snotty glam punk but the best tracks (All Messed Up) are more akin to Fun House era Stooges”. (Record Collector)
"Black and white couples can't dance together because of the law. But there is nothing stopping them from digging the music." (South African newspaper review 1979)
The lost punk scene from a dusty outpost at the ends of the earth.
released May 7, 2017
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