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    Oh I know...the rest of you can't resist peeking, but can we not lampoon South Africa's Best Band in the Land, please? I'm asking nicely.

    I posted about this on the blog but 3/4ths of Rabbitt are reuniting for a tour of South Africa later this year, and to drive engagement/promotion they've started posting archival footage on the new official Facebook page. For years now there's been very little footage of the band available because Duncan Faure has been hanging onto it and now has finally decided to share and I am so thankful!

    So these clips are from SABC broadcasts. Hopefully there are more which will be posted in the coming months.

    "Working For The People"
    https://fb.watch/b9hI_J8Uwd/

    "Lonely Loner Too"
    https://fb.watch/b9hLc_gJ4v/

    "Baby's Leaving"
    https://fb.watch/b9hO0iwpuD/

    "Charlie"
    https://fb.watch/b9hTnq0Sou/

    "Hard Ride"
    https://fb.watch/b9hVtqMQr4/
    Rabin-esque
    my labor of love (and obsessive research)
    rabinesque.blogspot.com

    #2
    Excelllent. Boys will be boys. A fav for in my collection to rock out to!!!!

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      #3
      I have both 'Boys' and 'Croak' on CD, I like Rabbitt well enough. They were kinda glam, kinda yacht rock, kinda boy band, and definitely rock . Fun stuff. I always liked the song Charlie. Didn't Trevor Rabin do a disco album right after Rabbitt called Disco Love Bite or something like that?

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        #4
        Trevor was involved in several disco recordings released in South Africa, Disco Love Bite by The Tee Cee's being the one that was the most his own, as his multi-hyphenate involvement displays. He played/wrote for those kinds of projects both while in Rabbitt and afterwards. He and Patric van Blerk wrote several disco songs for Margaret Singana, for example.

        I will say, though, that Rabbitt pre-dates what came to be known as Yacht Rock, they are definitely 70s pop-rock with some Glam touches (again, the Boy Band concept didn't really apply in that era either, it was coined in the '80s).
        Rabin-esque
        my labor of love (and obsessive research)
        rabinesque.blogspot.com

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          #5
          Well maybe not 'boy band' as what we think of one today, more like a 'teeny' group or a Monkees or a Bay City Rollers or something like that. The glam touches - looking at footage, The Sweet comes to mind. Rabbitt's kinda like The Sweet in some ways, maybe? Hard to compare them completely really, Rabbitt were their own thing, but did have molecules of some of the afore mentioned styles.

          Now I'm thinking I should dig out one of those Rabbitt albums and give it a listen soon. I listened to Trevor Rabin/Beginnings not too long ago. Some great Queen-type harmonies from Rabin. We do need a new Trevor Rabin rock album - asap.

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            #6
            Does being a Bugs Bunny fan count?

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            Jeff Tiberius Grey Wolf
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              #7
              Certainly, Bugs is an icon. It's always wabbit season to me.

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                #8
                Love those clothes in the videos. 😊. Never saw any footage before. Thank you.

                I wasn’t familiar with them, or Rabin, until after 90125, then backtracked to get couple Rabin solo material. I can no longer play my “croak” cassette as I don’t have a functioning player any longer. But I did put on “boys” vinyl. The rollicking Tull cover gets me moving! (And I confess I only picked up Rabbitt a couple years ago actually, was a good find at a local haunt).

                My vinyl copy has the bunnies on it 🐰 Lots of Bugs’. Lol.
                Last edited by Gtkgasman; 02-14-2022, 05:29 PM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Soundwaveseeker View Post
                  Well maybe not 'boy band' as what we think of one today, more like a 'teeny' group or a Monkees or a Bay City Rollers or something like that.
                  Well, Rabbitt were certainly marketed like a teen pop group, but they weren't manufactured - they had started out much as any garage band of the time would have as teenagers themselves. The other thing which distinguishes them, IMO, is that Trevor was allowed (and probably insisted) to be as creative as he wanted to be both as a musician/songwriter and producer/arranger. Their sound is truly theirs, even with all the influences one can hear within.
                  Rabin-esque
                  my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                  rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Soundwaveseeker View Post
                    Now I'm thinking I should dig out one of those Rabbitt albums and give it a listen soon. I listened to Trevor Rabin/Beginnings not too long ago. Some great Queen-type harmonies from Rabin.
                    I think I prefer the Rabbitt material to those first Rabin solo albums. They're a bit more playful.

                    Disco Love Bite is also ace!

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                      #11
                      Beginnings (aka Trevor Rabin) is like a Rabbitt album in more than a few ways, though. Which is part of the reason I love it.
                      Rabin-esque
                      my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                      rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                        #12
                        I *may* have had something to do with this clip being posted yesterday. Maybe not. But either way I'm very happy.

                        "Hold On To Love"
                        https://www.facebook.com/RockRabbitt...9290617994902/
                        Rabin-esque
                        my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                        rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                          #13
                          And another one from that same appearance, for "Morning Light."
                          https://www.facebook.com/RockRabbitt...1622642512947/
                          Rabin-esque
                          my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                          rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                            #14
                            I was on Wabash Ave in Chicago the other day and passed "Reckless Records", a mostly vinyl store, and of course peeked at the the Yes bin while I was in there, just to see what they had.

                            And the only thing in that bin were vinyl copies of all of the Rabbitt albums!

                            No kidding

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                              #15
                              Wow! That's funny.
                              Rabin-esque
                              my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                              rabinesque.blogspot.com

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