reply to post by KaelemJames
I will not put any of their songs in my sets or mixes. Not that it makes any difference to them.
As South Africans we understand what they are saying and how crude they are in their lyrics. Some Afrikaans people love, others loathe it. Those who
don't understand Afrikaans have no clue how crude they are. The F word is the least disturbing word from the rest they use.
Sick band. They crossed the line of the "shock factor", IMO.
I don't like them that much either, but for different reasons. I posted a live
vid to show what I consider to be their strength, the live show. I've enjoyed the rave scene on occasion.
The girl's voice is too annoying for me to enjoy otherwise.
May I ask what line they have crossed for you? I'm curious because I'm not South African and I admit I don't get it. Take this verse from "I think
you're freaky" for example; as a South African can you translate this;
"Now why you loer en kyk gelyk?
Is ek miskien van goud gemake?
You want to fight, you come tonight.
Ek moer jou sleg! So jy hardloop weg."
I always thought it was just hyper sexuality which doesn't offend me.
Crude sexy lyrics don't bother me, within limit's of course.
Crude violence/hate lyrics do.
I've been under the impression their message was anti hate, pro sex.
They make fun of the haters. Or so I thought.
Other artists with a similar message, also great live,
Peaches, Lords of Acid, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult to name a few.
What is their (Die Antwoord's) message from an Afrikaan's point of view?
edit on 9-8-2013 by tanda7 because: sp