“Slapgat” – a lazy sloppy person, slacker
“Gat” – anus or vagina.
“Jou ma se gat” – means your mother’s ass and is very insulting
This winter saw the release of the definitive Wild Youth double 180 gram vinyl limited edition of 300. The set consists of a LP plus 12” EP and the recordings are from best available sources in most cases the original master reel to reels. The records are housed in a beautiful rustic cardboard outer sleeve with period artwork.
42 minutes long the set is split into 4 distinctly themed sides in great sound quality.
Side 1: The Wild Youth official releases 1979-1981
- All Messed Up (Six Of The Best)
- Record Companies (Six Of The Best)
- Wot Bout Me (7”)
- Radio Youth (7” b side)
- Avalanche (unreleased single 1981)
- Take Off (unreleased b side 1981)
Side 2: The post Wild Youth recordings 1987-2015, a selection of songs that continue the spirit of Wild Youth.
- Iron Vest (Gay Marines)
- Wild Girl (The Retros)
- Trash City (Gay Marines)
- Time Stood Still (Gay Marines)
- Desperate Lives (Gay Marines)
Side 3: The demo recordings 1979 – 1983
- So Messed Up (Wild Youth 1979)
- Record Companies (Wild Youth 1979)
- So Trendy (Wild Youth 1979)
- Action Man (Gay Marines 1983)
Side 4: The Gay Marines “Fork Tongue” (plays at 45 rpm)
Recorded in 1987 “Fork Tongue” is different in musical style to the rest of the album. I describe it as “kwela punk”. The lyrics are a socio political commentary about South Africa of the time. Listened in hindsight I feel it is as relevant worldwide in 2015 as it was in South Africa 1987.