Author(s): Eothen Alapatt
In what is now Zimbabwe, young people created a rock and roll counterculture that drew inspiration from hippie ideals and the sounds of Hendrix and Deep Purple. The kids in the scene called their music 'heavy' because they could feel its impact, and it resonated from Zambia to Nigeria. At its peak in the mid-70s, the heavy rock scene united tens of thousands of young progressives of all racial and social backgrounds. Wells Fargo was at the forefront of the scene, and the title track of this album, 'Watch Out,' was the anthem of the counterculture.