Happy Ships

This was the last band that I was a fully-fledged member of before I gave up the glamour, bright lights, groupies and wheelbarrow loads full of money that defined the life of a gigging alternative musician in sleepy Cape Town in the early 80’s.

What helped the Ships’ rake in even more cash was the fact that we were experimental and played only once a year. As an early indication of how eclectic the Shifty catalogue was going to turn out, this album came out hot on the heels of Shifty’s first release, Sankomota.

Listening to “Sound Future” after all these years makes me feel… kinda…proud. It still sounds fresh, full of fab ideas and whacky youthful vigor. – Lloyd Ross

Jono Partridge – the pocket
Wayne Rath – drums, guitar, vocals
Phillip Nangle – agricultural implements, vocals, chants
Lloyd Ross – guitar, bass, voice, studio
Hamish Davidson – sax, voice, implements
Warrick Sony – bass, drums, voice, trombone

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