All the members were well known in local underground music circles from their work in the bands New World Inside, 7th Breed and 22 Stars. They released a self-titled full-length album in March under their Supra Familias Label. In late , drummer Jaco Venter jumped out of a moving vehicle while the band was touring through South Africa. The band was formed in April , initially as a joke to shock the mostly conservative Afrikaner community with its name and also the notion of an Afrikaans alternative band. Initially, radio stations were hesitant to play the band’s tracks because of the profanity “Fokof” “fuck off” in the band’s name.

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Yet despite the controversy surrounding their music and to some extent because of it the band remains highly popular in South Africa, drawing large crowds fokofpolisiekar paranoia they perform. Fokofpolisiekar in Amsterdam, Netherlands, May On 13 MarchMyburgh announced the hiatus of Fokofpolisiekar in the Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, saying, “All of us want to do our own thing, such as Johnny who wants to start producing, and Francois and myself who are doing our own solo projects.

Musical groups established in South African alternative rock groups. This occurred in the early hours of the morning when he was intoxicated after a show.

Francois Van Coke also published a self-titled solo album in under the Supra Familias label. Fistfight at CD launch”. Their debut album, Dutch Couragewas released in February and has gone on to be arguably the most successful of all the Fokofpolisiekar offshoot bands. Much fokofpolisiekar paranoia has also been expressed by the Christian community in South Fokofpolisiekar paranoia over the use of allegedly “anti-religious” lyrics in many of the band’s songs.


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Controversy surrounding the band peaked in Aprilwhen bass guitarist Myburgh wrote the words “fok god” “fuck god” on the wallet of a friend of Afrikaans singer Bobby van Jaarsveld [6] who asked for an autograph. And now it’s time for an ice cold Fokof Lager”. In the band announced that they would be launching their own range of craft beer named after their own songs, Dag DronkAntibiotika fokofpolisiekar paranoia, Hemel op die Platteland and Skyn Heilig. Fokofpolisiekar have performed at various fokofpolisiekar paranoia throughout South Africa, and in October the band toured the United Kingdom.

It was released nationwide in theatres across South Africa on 23 October The band mostly performs music that can be classified as alternative rockvarying somewhat between albums and songs. After their first EP As Jy Met Vuur Speel Sal Jy Brandand an even more popular full-length album, Lugsteuringthe following album Monoloog In Stereo went in a more acoustic rock direction, contrasting the alternative rock feel of their first album.

Johnny De Ridder is also the producer. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In September the band released an EP fokofpolisiekar paranoia new material after originally toying with the idea of releasing a “greatest hits” compilation. Songs like “Heiden Heiland”, “Prioritiseer”, “Brand Suid-Afrika” and “Backstage” off Fokofpolisiekar paranoia displayed a more mature style of songwriting, as well as better studio production such as the use of a vocoder to fill out Van Coke’s singing.

At that stage their EP was available only at their shows or sold in secret: The band has been embroiled in controversy since its inception. In the band were involved in a bar fight when a group of men recognised them and insulted Van Coke, calling him a “faggot”.


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Punk Afrikaans band suffers Christians’ wrath”. Written by author Annie Klopper, it explores the history of the band, their lifestyle and their attack on the mainstream Afrikaans music scene of the day.

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Punk rockpop punk. Brand Suid-Afrika had the band return to their roots.

They changed musically with every album released, from a raw sounding EPs to more mature “Swanesang” with rock music influence. Another example is the CD launch of Lugsteuring, where the fokofpolisiekar paranoia had to jump off the stage to help stop a fight. The nickname Polisiekar “police car” was soon adopted by that part of the mainstream media who did not want to pronounce the full name in fear of objection from the public.

In latedrummer Jaco Venter jumped out of a moving vehicle while the band was touring through South Africa. Bellville fokofpolisiekar paranoia, South Africa. Van Coke began performing acoustic sets in Stellenbosch under his own name in the last half ofalongside Laudo Liebenberg, before they both set out on their own new bands.

The EP features 4 new tracks, as well as a DVD featuring all of the band’s music videos and a fokofpolisiekar paranoia look at an upcoming documentary based on the band. Swanesangtheir last full-length album, with more predominant acoustic elements, featuring less controversial lyrics than their previous albums.