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The Z-Factor: How we became the Worst Band In Joburg™

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When we started, we were also inexperienced, under-practised and over-confident, with no qualms whatsoever about embarrassing ourselves in public. A recipe for spectacular disaster if ever there was one!


10 Jul 2020
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The Z-Factor: How we became the Worst Band In Joburg™

Picture for illustration purposes. Prince's custom-made "Yellow Cloud" guitar sold for $225,000 in New York. AFP/File/Don EMMERT

I sometimes play in a band called The Near Misses, aka The Worst Band In Joburg™. It’s catchy to call yourself that, to kind of trade off how bad you are, but it isn’t just irony. We really are pretty terrible. We’re on hiatus at the moment, but we play a style of garage rock inspired by 1960s lo-fi, 80s pop, township jive, The Beach Boys and classic rock – but without any of the actual talent required to play that. When we started, we were also inexperienced, under-practised and over-confident, with no qualms whatsoever about embarrassing ourselves in public....

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