Premiering in June last year, the documentary focuses on the band’s formative years in apartheid-era Stellenbosch, and their rapid journey to becoming the poster-children for free-thinking, alternative young people who resisted the regime. They exploded on the scene with their first live show in 1994, and quickly became embedded in the South African psyche as rock legends. The liberation of ’94 propelled them to the heights (and, sometimes, the depths) of fame.
Frontman Arno Carstens’ old-school rock ‘n roll appeal drove crowds wild, and the band’s reputation as hardcore party animals lent them street cred in spades. But, as you’ll see on the documentary, it wasn’t all plain sailing.