If you expect compliance don't look to Cortina Whiplash

The last people you should expect to toe the line are rock ‘n rollers and besides, without loud-mouthed, opinionated musicians the world would be a terribly boring place. Imagine if there had never been a John Lennon and his “all we are saying is give peace a chance”, no Ozzy and the infamous bat decapitations, no Kanye West interrupting that oh so all-American Taylor Swift (bless you Kanye), no Bob Marley telling us how to chill out and love each other, and the list goes on because there is no end to the musicians who’s messages we relate to no matter how profound or absurd – let’s face it, artists add colour.

Why don’t accountants (no offense to accounts) spend a lot of their time pissing people off with their vociferous opinions? A few reasons:

1. They don’t have microphones.
2. They risk losing their stable jobs.
3. The might care what other people think of them.

Why do musicians seem to enjoy imposing their souls on other people regardless of the repercussions? The converse of all those reasons:

1. They have loud microphones, sometimes with added delay for effect.
2. They don’t have stable jobs.
3. They don’t care what people think of them.
4. They have no choice.

What I’m trying to say is:

As a great democratic society, we have a special responsibility to the arts. For art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color. What freedom alone can bring is the liberation of the human mind and a spirit which finds its greatest flowering in the free society. I see of little more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than the full recognition of the place of the artist.”
- John F. Kennedy

Thanks John.

Thanks people.
Peace in the Middle East

P.S. Question everything!


Skate forChange Launch Party @ Hotbox Studios!!

The official launch party of Skate for Change 2010. Puddy Zwennis will travel on the 31st of July 2010 on his skateboard from Joburg to Cape town to raise money for the Sos Children's Villages SA. He will have to do 25km a day to complete a distance of a 1800km in 3 months.

Line up:
Cortina Whiplash
Black Pimpin Jesus
Dead Alphabet


Gates open 19:00
Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 7:00pm
Hotbox Studios
1072 Schoeman Street, Pretoria
Also sms "Puddy" to 38665 to for a R10 don

Cortina Whiplash @ OPPIKOPPI !!!

Friday, August 6, 2010


Oppikoppi “Sexy.Crooked.Teeth” August Festival tickets can now be purchased via EFT / Cash deposit. Please send an email to rene@ticketbreak.co.za with your details and how many tickets you would like to purchase or call them on (012) 327 6601.


More to follow !


Our first Facebook hate group!

Our eyes welled up with tears of joy this morning when we were directed to our very first Cortina Whiplash hate group, you know you've 'arrived' when people start hating you.

But that said, we would like to request the following from any potential, future haters...

1. If you hate us enough have the decency to use your real profile to publicize that fact.
2. Please ensure that you use a spell-checker and that your arguments have been well thought-out before posting them in a moment of "Cortina hate rage".
3. Chauvinism is as lame as racism, if you're going to hate us please try hate our music and not the fact that we're women, after all if you hate women and you're a man, yet you're not a gay man where does that leave you in terms of finding a suitable mate?

To directly reference a post from the group, we're not entirely sure what you're "cock-block" post is trying to say but if we've managed to block your cock in someway then we've done well.

And lastly, thank you for taking the time to promote our band.


To the hundreds of you that pulled into Cool Runnings Fourways to support our launch (this guy included) thank you all so much for coming through, we were overwhelmed by the response and the love! You all rock!

Peace in the Middle East
-Cortina Whiplash
Before we forget...The link !