Fokofpolisiekar & MK Presents – Forgive Them for They Suck K*k DVD

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Fokofpolisiekar is without a doubt one of South Africa’s biggest names in the music industry. Probably most famous for their explosive live performances and raw on-stage energy and the powerful conveyance of their intelligent, poetic and honest-to-the-bone lyrics. Along with MK they have decided to release a DVD titled “Forgive them for they suck K*k” 

In December 2012 leading up to the band’s 10 year anniversary they performed at The Barnyard Theater in Cresta for a crowd of friends and fans, the intention was to stream the show live on MK , But then something clicked – “Kom ons maak dit ‘n DVD.”.

Forgive Them For They Suck K*k is a collection of the band’s most popular acoustic and rock musical offerings of the past decade which have seen them grow in popularity which transcends class, age and race and bears testimony to their artistic substance and social impact. And also to being far more than just an outrageous name.

Bassist Wynand Myburgh explains the obscure name for the DVD: 

”We do not take ourselves too seriously in Fokofpolisiekar. After being together for ten years we really enjoy each other’s company and performing together.  Unfortunately our individual schedules do not allow for rehearsals.  We always joke about how well the Fokofpolisiekar shows go although we are not the tightest live band around and we never rehearse.

For us it is all about portraying and channeling the energy of our music while performing.  We actually have a name for it: The Spirit Of Fokof.  It is a raw energy and connection that we have as great friends who have been playing together in band for a while.

In 2009 a documentary about Fokofpolisiekar titled Forgive Them For They Do Not Know What They Do, was released by Fly On The Wall. I joked around that a follow-up DVD should be titled Forgive Them for They Suck K*k.  It stuck.  It is how the band’s name came about in 2003 – as a joke and it stuck. We do not proclaim that this is the best live show ever, but it does have the vibe. Forgive us and enjoy!!”

Photo: Jaco S. Venter

Photo: Jaco S. Venter

The physical DVD will be on sale at the launch shows, thegreekmerchant.com and Kalahari.com from mid-August 2013. From September 2013 it will be available at your local music and DVD retailer.

Launch Show Details:

Date: 8 – 11 August 2013
Venue: Oppikoppi Farm, Northam

Date: 16th August 2013
Venue: Hillcrest Quarry
Tickets limited to 200 – Get Yours NOW

Date: 24th August 2013
Venue: I&J Predator Exhibit
Tickets limited to 200 – Get Yours NOW

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1 Response

  1. Clairedasha says:

    Awesome article.
    Cannot wait to purchase a copy 🙂

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