Music: More Then Just A Pretty Punk Rhyme
Although I suppport South African music, these days I have a Love\Hate relationship with it. Every new band since Tweak (AKA-the next best thing since sliced bread (insert sarcasm here) ) thinks that they to now have to play over the top happy punk songs.
I'm not complaining about punk music in general or that finally bands are being played on radio stations that would normally shun South African music. My complaint is that these bands seem more concerned with what they can get out of the deal, then what and why they play music.
It seems to me that the influx in bad punk bands mean that the good bands, that aren't so eager to get noticed and signed at a major label, are being over shadowed, by their weaker counter parts.
To be fair to all parties though, it does depend on what one defines as a good punk band and everyone has different taste, but lets face if we want South African music to keep going strong, we need to start separating the weak bands in the pack, so that the South African Music industry is built on strong foundations.