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Zamrock Bundle

Rappcats presents a collection of classic and unreleased Zamrock reissues from Now-Again Records..

Bundle: SOLD OUT Limited edition 5 record bundle contains a newly discovered WITCH single via Sharp-Flat and a copy of the now out-of-print Strawberry Rain issue of Fireballs previously unreleased Dots album. The only way to get the Fireballs album is in the bundle. 

Expected ship date: March 12, 2021

WITCH – Introduction (Private Press Version) – NA 5200
Archival reissue of the private-press, first issue of the album that launched Zamrock movement in 1972.

Completely different recordings of the songs from the better-known Zambia Music Parlour album. Originally pressed in a run of just a few hundred copies and sold by the band at their live shows, this is the first ever reissue of this garage-rock masterpiece.

Ngozi Family ‎– 45,000 Volts – NA5201
Hold on! Ngozi Family! We are a Zambian band, with a heavy sound!

Archival reissue of Paul Ngozi’s hard-edged, proto-punk, mid-1970s Zamrock masterwork. Featuring Chrissy Zebby Tembo. First official reissue.

Ricky Banda ‎– Niwanji Walwa Amwishyo – NA5202
Archival reissue of a dark, moody, introspective album by the mysterious Ricky Banda, a compatriot and bandmate of Rikki Ililonga and Dr. Footswitch.

A welcome addition to the Zamrock canon, and a wonderful discovery for fans of WITCH and Amanaz.

WITCH – Freedom Fighter 7″ – WIT3
Profits from the sale of this 7″ are going to WITCH’s Stanford Tembo for medical treatment.

Non-album single by the disco incarnation of the beloved Zamrock band. Occupying a no-man’s land between the WITCH’S Zamrock and disco periods, “Freedom Fighter” is the missing link of the WITCH story and has remained unreleased until now. Unlocking the mystery of how the WITCH shifted shape at the beginning of the 1980s, the transition from the Prog sensibilities of their final rock offerings to the synth-licked beats that would characterise their boogie albums is documented here at 45RPM.

Fireballs – Dots – SR029 (Exclusive to bundle only)
The first ever issue of this funky slice of Zamrock by the Fireballs, who issued an incredibly rare LP and 45 on Zambia Music Parlour.

A true revelation, discovered with the band by Strawberry Rain, and presented for the world to enjoy as a welcome addition to showcase the depth of the Zamrock scene.