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Subject: Looking for the name of the artist and song containing these lyrics
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: smokes135-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 29 May 2004 15:00 PDT
Expires: 28 Jun 2004 15:00 PDT
Question ID: 353633
I heard this song on a classic rock radio station about 6 years ago.
The only lyrics I can remember from the song are as follows: "South
Africa ah ah ah...Beautiful Land ah ah ah..." I think it is part of
the chorus.
Any help in identifying the artist and the song title will be greatly appreciated.
Subject: Re: Looking for the name of the artist and song containing these lyrics
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 29 May 2004 18:32 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello smokes135-ga,

I believe the song you are looking for is ?Africa? by the Canadian
band ?Thundermug?.

The actual lyrics are ?Love Africa (aah, aah), beautiful land (aah,
aah)?, however they are apparently often misheard as ?South Africa
(aah, aah), beautiful land (aah, aah)?.  The song appears on their
1972 album ?Thundermug Strikes?.

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Subject: Re: What Is the Title to This Song ?? (South Africa, a-A-a)
?>There was a song I used to hear when I was young (early 70's) and it was
>played to death on the radio. The song had a part in it that went...
>"South Africa  aaa-AAA-aaa"
>"Beautiful Land aaa-AAA-aaa"
>Does anyone remember this song at all?
>If so, please post a reply with the Name of the artist and the song.

The group is Thundermug and they were from London, Ontario, Canada. The name
of the song is "Africa" and it can be found on the CD "Made In Canada - Our
Rock 'N' Roll History - Volume Three (1965-1974)" from BMG Music Canada
(KCD1-7158). I'm not sure if it's still available though.

The lyrics are really hard to figure out but here's my best guess. If anyone
can offer corrections or fill-in the missing words, I'd greatly appreciate

- written by Bill Durst and Joe De Angelis
- as recorded by Thundermug in 1972

Love Africa  (ah-ah-ah)
Beautiful land  (ah-ah-ah)
Hot is the sun, cold is the night
You're mine!?

Bomp List archives
?It's NOT "south africa, land that i love". 
It's "Love Africa (aah, aah), beautiful land (aah, aah)".
The word LOVE comes out sounding like SOUTH when you got a big fat face.
Nothing the least bit political about mauling a word now and again. 
There. Now go back to diggin' the hell out of them again! :)

Turning to audience, continuing:
"Afrika" is a song on the first Thundermug album.?
Fav Canadian bands ??
?Re: ThunderMug

 Love Africa 
Beutiful land

London Ontario band?


I found the album ?Thundermug Strikes? and the single ?Africa? listed
for sale on vinyl at a few websites.
?Thundermug-Africa/Will They Ever-45 R.P.M.
 Price:  $7.99 s&h fee $2.00 (approx. $7.99) 
(convert this currency) 
Description:  Thundermug-Africa/Will They Ever-45 R.P.M. Big Tree
#154, record is VG+. This is a 45 R.P.M. vinyl record." 
THUNDERMUG/ Strikes/ Epic'73 excellent Canadian guitar rock quartet,
timing strip, DJstamp, VG++/ NM $10 
Thundermug:  Africa (mono+stereo)  (Big Tree 154) (45) wlp  M-  $10

Sonic Recollections


Based on one of the posts that I listed previously, this song was
included on a compilation CD titled ?"Made In Canada ? Our Rock 'N'
Roll History - Volume Three (1965-1974)? from BMG Music Canada.  I
wasn?t able to find it on CD anywhere, but I found it on vinyl listed
for sale in an ebay auction, which ends June 4, 2004.
Made In Canada"Eclectic Avenue" Volume Three LP
?Starting bid:  US $9.99?


Other references: 
Thundermug Strikes
Thundermug Dsicography


I hope you have found this information helpful.  If you have any
questions, please request clarification prior to rating the answer.


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