ah! what a good mix rock album!

So, this CD came out in 1998, I was 15 at the time and starting to meet boys and go out to places like Roxy’s in Melville. It was when I first started to really like rock music, I was ending my serious Beatles phase and starting to enjoy harder stuff.

I think we all know Barney Simon and his infamous radio show, The Night Zoo. ‘Look everyone, he’s coming through the door. Brilliant, he didn’t even open it. He’s here!’

Yes. This shows my age because Barney is now on Jacaranda FM!? How did that happen? And yes, I now listen to Jacaranda FM!

Best songs on the album:
  • Prodigy – Firestarter (ah, who doesn’t remember watching the music video on MTV… and now Keith Flint has just died. sad days)
  • Chumbawamba – Tubthumping (I even bought the single. Had a huge crush on a guy who loved this song)
  • Cypress Hill – Insane in the membrane (insane in the brain! a definite dance-along-at-Roxys song)
  • Skunk Anansie – Weak (went to see her live in Joburg…when was that!?)
  • Butthole Surfers – Pepper (They were all in love with dying they were drinking from a fountain)

So many other good songs on this album.

Jamie’s verdict: thumbs up.

Jamie’s Best song: Insane in the brain.

2 Replies to “The Night Zoo -Barney Simon

  1. Not sure, the late 90’s… but I know he’s now on Jacaranda FM.

  2. Romeo erasmus says:

    Hi Juliet, i still remember the night zoo. Brings back very found memories indeed. “If it’s too loud you’re too old”. One thing that i cannot recall is how that show ended. Do you know what year it was cancelled by 5 fm?

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