Wells Fargo

Watch Out!

№ 42
June 2016

Wells Fargo were part of a counterculture that has been almost totally forgotten, even in its country of origin. In the 1970s, during the last decade of Zimbabwe’s War of Independence, rock music exploded with a message of unity and hope. Wells Fargo was at the forefront of the “Heavy Music” movement serving as fuel for the fight. Originally released as a series of singles, this is the first time their music has been released since its initial, limited pressing. More than four decades later we proudly present to you, in collaboration with Now Again Records, Watch Out for the first time in album form.

What’s included in this VMP Exclusive:

  • 180g, yellow & great tie-dye vinyl
  • Deluxe, gatefold jacket
  • 20-pg book with full liner notes including history of the band and story behind the music
  • 12” x 12” original art print bySanghon Kim
  • Original cocktail recipe courtesy of Zach Wilks, Wilks & Wilson

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“Music can be courageous. That might mean artistically daring, or politically risky. The music on this record is courageous in both senses. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard, and its message could’ve gotten the band killed.”

Egon, Now Again Records

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Wells Fargo – Watch Out! A Radio Documentary

In this 30 minute piece, Pat Mesiti-Miller takes you along for a crazy ride through the chaotic and (honestly) fascinating story of a band who refused to quit in the face of seemingly insurmountable social and political odds.

Rock’s Impact On Youth Culture

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Shades of a Revolution

The story of Wells Fargo is a refreshing taste of music’s transcendental qualities: Rhodesian boys, influenced by the streaks of Elvis and Hendrix and Marley, band together thousands of miles apart from their idols to soundtrack the revolutionary efforts of their lifetime.