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Fokofpolisiekar – Documentary Trailer

So this is probably more of interest for my South African readers, but I’ve just stumbled across a trailer for the Fly On The Wall documentary on Fokofpolisiekar, one of South Africa’s most well known hard rock bands. Having played at the same festival as these guys once or twice, I can say with certainty that if nothing else, it promises to be unique.

From the trailer information:

FOKOFPOLISIEKAR, a film about 5 young afrikaans punk rockers that transformed a generation during a unique time in history in one of the most reluctantly complex and evolving societies of the 21st century. Many thought the name crazy, and then the music came and many were enraged, publicly protesting “die bende” (the gang) who had the strength of their own voice and the desire to question, and in a place where passion and brandy meet – many thousands became fans for life.

The below trailer was shot by the same guys who shot the video for the track, “Safe as Houses”, from the group aKING (the band which includes Fokofpolisiekar’s Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter… which I originally featured in a post back here, called “Stop the presses. aKING is South Africa’s next big thing“). For those of you who haven’t heard Fokofpolisiekar before, you might be surprised to hear just how much the two bands’ sounds differ… so I’ve included the documentary trailer, and then aKING’s “Safe As Houses” video below again.

As I say… this should be very interesting, to say the least.

Fokofpolisiekar – The Documentary Trailer

aKING – Safe as Houses Music Video

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Not music related. But the new Watchmen trailer is out.

Ok. So this is completely not music-related (so if you’re reading this in your feed reader, and you only subscribe for the music goodness, then don’t bother clicking through)… but I would be doing myself a disservice if I were not to post this.

The new Watchmen trailer is out, and it’s got me all in a lather. Anyone who knows me, knows that there are several things that have made my life richer. One of them was Alan Moore’s graphic novel that set the standard for graphic novels… “Watchmen“. It was an absolute apex in the comics form.

And while Hollywood has never been kind to adaptations of Alan Moore’s work… there’s always hope, right?

Check it out below.
(Note: Warner Brothers is taking these down left right and centre, so it might not last long. But the trailers is running before “The Dark Knight” for those who miss out).