This week we lost a brother-in-arms. There are no words to express the deep sorrow that is felt by all who knew and loved George (Bacon) Bougas. He was a giant contributor to the SA music scene and a formidable frontman with a true African heart. The legendary Hog Hoggidy Hog – who’ve been representing the SA punk (pork) rock scene for 20 years – need no introduction, and this week our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and band mates, and all those who were touched by his incredible warmth and spirit.
This mixtape is dedicated to you, George. A bit of SA punk, rock and metal – some dating as far back as 1978! Hope you enjoy!
Also, be sure to check out the documentary, ‘Punk in Africa’ – the untold story of the multi-racial punk movement in South Africa, Mozambique & Zimbabwe within the recent political and social upheavals of our time.
From one frontman to another, I salute you, George. We salute you. Your music will live on forever. R.I.P
Should you wish to make a donation to the George Bacon Memorial Fund for Verena and Draco, please click here.