Rabbitt

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This article is about the South African band. For the American pop and country musician, see Eddie Rabbitt. For the member of the New York State Assembly, see Ann Rabbitt. For the baseball player, see Joe Rabbitt. For the Missouri politician, see Richard J. Rabbitt.
Rabbitt
Rabbitt South Africa.jpg
Rabbitt, 1976. L-R: Neil Cloud, Duncan Faure, Ronnie Robot and Trevor Rabin
Background information
Origin Pretoria, South Africa
Genres Pop rock
Years active 1972-78
Labels Capricorn Records
Voiceprint Records
Map Records
Jo'Burg Records
Jet Records
Line Records
Victor (Japan)
Associated acts Yes, Bay City Rollers, Margaret Singana, Freedom's Children, The Conglomoration
Past members Trevor Rabin
Duncan Faure
Neil Cloud
Ronnie Robot
Francois Loos
Errol Friedman
Lou Forer
Cedric Samson

Rabbitt were a South African rock band formed in 1972, evolving from a band called The Conglomeration, consisting of members Trevor Rabin, Duncan Faure, Ronnie Robot, and Neil Cloud.[1] Their successes included making it to the top of the South African charts with the hit "Charlie" in 1976. Rabbitt broke up in 1978. Rabin later became a member of Yes, and Faure went on to join the Bay City Rollers.

Musicians[edit]

Original line-up (recorded 'Locomotive Breath') single[edit]

  • Trevor Rabin (born 13 January 1954)
  • Errol Friedman
  • Francois Roos
  • Louis Forer (born 14 May 1949)
  • Cedric Samson

Line-up from 1975[edit]

  • Trevor Rabin: Vocals, lead guitar, keyboards
  • Duncan Faure (born 16 December 1956): Vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Ronnie Robot (Ronald Friedman) (born 5 October 1954): Bass guitar
  • Neil Cloud (born 3 September 1955): Drums

Albums[edit]

Boys Will Be Boys (Jo'Burg Records in South Africa, 1975)

A Croak and a Grunt in the Night (1977)[edit]

Tracks:

1. "T.C. Rabin in D-Minor" (Rabin) (0.24)
2. "I Sleep Alone" (Rabin) (2.52)
3. "'A Croak and a Grunt in the Night" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (2.37)
4. "Everybody's Cheating" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (4.10)
5. "Sugar Pie" (Rabin) (3.22)
6. "Searching" (Rabin) (4.13)
7. "Working for the People" (Rabin/Robot/Faure/Cloud) (4.21)
8. "Pollyman" (Rabin) (2.23)
9. "Schumann" (Trad. arr. Rabin) (0.21)
10. "Hold On to Love" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (4.06)
11. "Dingley's Bookshop" (Faure) (2.10) theme from a TV series
12. "Never Gonna Ruin my Life" (Rabin) (0.56)
13. "Tribal Fence" (MacKay) (3.51) featuring Margaret Singana
14. "Gift of Love" (Rabin/Van Blerk/Robot) (3.44)
15. "Lonely Loner Too" (Faure) (3.35)
16. "Take It Easy" (Rabin) (3.40)
17. "A Love You Song" (Faure) (1.46)

Musicians:

  • Trevor Rabin: Vocals, guitars, piano, electric piano, harmonica, tubular bells, string arrangements, producer
  • Neil Cloud: Drums, percussion
  • Duncan Faure: Vocals, rhythm guitar, organ, piano
  • Ronnie Robot: Bass
  • Margaret Singana: Guest vocals on "Tribal Fence"
  • Patric van Blerk: Producer
  • Julian Laxton: Remix engineer
  • Peter Thwaites and Greg Cutler: Engineers

Release information:

1976, Jo'Burg Records, TJL 13014
1977, Capricorn (USA/Canada), CP 0190

Rock Rabbitt (1977)[edit]

Tracks:

1. "Rush Hour Scores" (Faure) (5:02)
2. "Mr. Muso" (Faure) (5:14)
3. "Love in my Heart" (Faure) (3:40)
4. "Within These Words" (Faure) (3:12)
5. "Rock 'n' Roll, Part I & II" (Faure) (3:38)
6. "Getting Thru to You" (Faure) (4:08)
7. "I've Been Aware" (Faure) (6:16)
8. "Without Her Love" (Faure) (3:19)
9. "Hello and Welcome Home" (Faure) (5:38)
10. "Goodbye and So-Long" (Faure) (2:28)

Musicians:

  • Duncan Faure: Vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Ronnie Robot: Bass
  • Neil Cloud: Drums

Release information:

1977, JoBurg Records, TJC(X)13025

Revival[edit]

Tracks:

1. "Locomotive Breath" (Ian Anderson) (3:35) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
2. "Gift of Love" (Rabin/Van Blerk/Robot) (3.44) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
3. "Getting Through to You" (Faure) (4:07) — from the album Rock Rabbitt
4. "Hard Ride" (Rabin) (4:10) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
5. "Lifeline" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (5:31) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
6. "Searching" (Rabin) (4:09) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
7. "T.C. Rabin in D-minor" (Rabin) (0:24) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
8. "I Sleep Alone" (Rabin) (2:52) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
9. "Charlie" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (2:47) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
10. "Morning Light" (Faure/Rabin) (3:12) — from the EP Morning Light (1977)
11. "Brand New Love" (Rabin) (3.30) — from the EP single Morning Light (1977)
12. "A Croak and a Grunt in the Night" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (2:37) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
13. "Everybody's Cheating" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (4:08) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
14. "Hold On to love" (Rabin/Van Blerk) (4:04) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
15. "Tribal Fence" (MacKay) (3.51) featuring Margaret Singana — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night

Release information:

1987, PVB Music, PVBR 1007A

The Collection / The Hits[edit]

Tracks:

1. "Hard Ride" (Rabin) (4:10) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
2. "Charlie" (Rabin/van Blerk) (2:47) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
3. "Lonely Loner Too" (Faure) (3:34) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
4. "Searching" (Rabin) (4:09) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
5. "Dingley's Bookshop" (Faure) (2:11) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
6. "Locomotive Breath" (Ian Anderson) (3:35) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
7. "Baby's Leaving" (Rabin) (2:23) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
8. "Pollyman" (Rabin) (2:22) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
9. "T.C. Rabin in D-minor" (Rabin) (0:24) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
10. "I Sleep Alone" (Rabin) (2:52) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
11. "A Croak and a Grunt in the Night" (Rabin/van Blerk) (2:37) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
12. "Morning Light" (Faure/Rabin) (3:12) — from the EP single Morning Light (1977)
13. "Schumann" (Trad. arr. Rabin) (0:24) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
14. "Hold On to love" (Rabin/van Blerk) (4:04) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
15. "Take It Easy" (Rabin) (3:40) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
16. "Lifeline" (Rabin/van Blerk) (5:31) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
17. "I Was Eleven" (Faure), listed on cover as When I Was Eleven (3:10) — from the EP single 1972-1978 (1978)
18. "Everybody's Cheating" (Rabin/van Blerk) (4:08) — from the album A Croak and a Grunt in the Night
19. "Savage" (Rabin) (4:43) — from the album Boys Will Be Boys!
20. "Getting Through to You" (Faure) (4:07) — from the album Rock Rabbitt
21. "Auld Lang Syne Rock" (Trad. arr. Rabin) (1:21) — B-side of "Morning Light" single (1977)
22. "A Love You Song" (Faure) (1:43) — from the EP single Morning Light (1977)

Release information: 1992 (as The Collection), ON records, RABCD1
1996 (as The Hits), Gallo, CDRED 602

The Extended Plays (EPs)[edit]

  • Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 2 (4-track EP, 1977) Capricorn, 2206 201 (Brazil)
Something's Going Wrong With My Baby
Life Line
Locomotive Breath
Eventides
  • Morning Light (4-track EP, 1977) JoBurg Records, TJS57
Morning Light
A Love You Song
Brand New Love
When You're Without Her
  • 1972-1978 Limited Souvenir Edition (4-track EP, 1978) JoBurg Records, TJM73
Rock 'N Roll Part One & Two
I Was Eleven
Locomotive Breath
Goodbye And So-Long

The Singles[edit]

  • Locomotive Breath [3.00] (Ian Anderson, prod. Patric van Blerk, arr. Fransua Roos) / And The Planets Danced
(1972) MAP, MP.513 Springbok #18 in January 1973
  • Backdoor of my Heart / Share the Loving Things
(1973) JoBurg Records
  • Hallelujah Sunrise / Hidden Feelings
(1973) JoBurg Records
  • Yesterday's Papers / B-side unknown
(1974) JoBurg Records
  • Charlie / Looking for the Man
(1976) JoBurg Records, TJS35 Springbok #14 in June 1976
  • Hard Ride / Baby's Leaving
(1976) JoBurg Records, TJS46
  • Hold On to Love / Working for the People
(1976) JoBurg Records, TJS49
  • Sugar Pie / Dingley's Bookshop
(1976) JoBurg Records, TJS51
  • Eventides / Charlie
(1977) Victor, VIP-2526 (Japan)
  • Everybody's Cheating / Gift of Love
(1977) Victor, VIP-2561 (Japan)
  • Hold On to Love / Working for the People
(1977) Capricorn, CPS 0281 (USA)
  • Morning Light / Auld Lang Syne Rock
(1977) JoBurg Records, TJS57 Springbok #15 in September 1977
  • Gettin' Thru to You (Teenage Love) / Hello and Welcome Home
(1977) JoBurg Records, TJS64 Springbok #15 in December 1977

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rock.co.za/files/rabbitt_index.html


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