Corporal Punishment

Formed in Springs in 1980. James Phillips (guitar, vocals), Carl Raubenheimer (bass, vocals), Herbie Parkin (rhythm guitar), Mark Bennet (keyboard, vocals) and Chris Hattingh (drums). Hattingh was replaced on drums by Henry Jantzen.

Recorded two songs for the WEA Records Six of the Best (1979) compilation: “Victim’s Victim” and “Goddess of Depression”. Released the 7 inch EP “Fridays and Saturdays” in 1980, including four songs: “In The Night”, “Brain Damage”, “Johnny’s Conscience” and “Rock And Rolls Royce”.

The band broke up but James Phillips, Carl Raubenheimer and Steve Howells (drums) reformed the band in 1982 to record new versions of original Corporal Punishment songs in the Shifty Records studios. These recordings together with original Corporal Punishment recordings were released on cassette along with the James Phillips and Carl Raubenheimer project, Illegal Gathering, in 1986.

The Softies

Springs-based group formed in 1984: Mark Bennet (guitar, vocals, cash register), Jannie van Tonder (trombone), Leon van der Merwe (saxophone), Tracy Bennet (keyboards) and Andre van Niekerk (drums).

Released the single “Mission to Ciro” in 1984 and the cassette An Evening With the Softies in 1985 followed by 4 of those songs on the EP The Softies also in 1985.