Monday, December 26, 2011


In the spirit of the season, NGL mailorder is offering a special deal on one of, if not the, best Hardcore record released this year of the Rabbit. That's the HATEFUCK 'Rock 'n' Roll Let Down' 7"EP + issue 3 of Negative Guest List, featuring a 6+ page article on the group AND the first 'Songs of Negativity' CDr featuring "When Time Takes Over", later the A-side on the 'Rock 'n' Roll...' 7" and "Well Dressed Man", which ended up on our 'Wings Over Gabba' comp LP.

HATEFUCK were a short lived, self destructive hardcore band existent in the early 2000's, who would effectively morph into PINK REASON in due time. On 'Rock 'n' Roll Let Down', you will hear a heap of the Stooges, a taste of 'Jesus' era Feederz and a smattering of Suburban Mutilation.

Other bands on SoN#1 CDr include Royal Headache, The Jaguar, Taco Leg, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, Ratas del Vaticano, Puerto Rico Flowers and more.

Prices for 7"/zine/CDr package: $AU10PPD Australia
$US13PPD World

Payment to negativeguestlistrecords@hotmail .com

Other inquiries to dirtyalley@msn .com

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WET SPOTS, CLAMMY THIGHS....Tough Troubles 'Romances' CS40

Here is a pic of what will be our next, and hopefully last, cassette release on Negative Guest List records. It is called 'Romances' and it is by the excellent UK/Oz new-wave raiders, Tough Troubles. A concept album about the many forms and facets of romances, this long overdue release follows the group's debut full length 'Diseases', on their own Geneva Lake records imprint. The Tough Troubles feature members of the perennially underrated NGL recording artists Eagle Boys. The music imagines a marriage of Throbbing Gristle w/ Human League. The cassette will be available for purchase shortly.

Don't forget that we have some new 7"s available:

NGL021: BLANK REALM 'Falling Down the Stairs' 7"
Blank Realm's first full length 7" (following their one-sided induction into our Jukebox Singles Club) sees them fire up an arcane, acoustic take on the much-loved NZ skewered pop sound on A-side. B-side "Exile in the Terrarium" plugs in the electric guitar for an elongated trip into psych/rock miasma, somewhere between Michael Yonkers and White Heaven.

NGL022: WATERY LOVE 'Two Thrills' 7"

Third single from this upper echelon American Band. The A-side is a pounding, piercing Cramps cover; flip it and you get the rambling live favorite "A Condom". Pressed at 33RPM to facilitate Watery Love's lovingly long winded groove.

Image of  THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor' 7"

NGL023: THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor' 7"
A companion piece to the recent reissue of 'Blondes Chew More Gum', these recordings are from 1999 and welcome Jeffrey "the Professor" Wegner into the Empire. A burly, skronky take on traditional "What Would You do With a Drunken Sailor" and an immortal piece of clatter/shimmer entitled "Pool".

NGL024: 3 TOED SLOTH 'I Didn't Know I Loved You ('til I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll) Jukebox Single #2 7"
The second entry into our Jukebox Single series comes courtesy of NSW's favorite forgotten sons, 3 Toed Sloth. Recently remastered recordings from the early 90's (from the same sessions as their recent 'Against the Odds' 2x7" on the fantastic Unwucht records, w/ Gary Glitter and Pere Ubu covered to a typically grouse effect: the theatrics of the originals reduced to 2 minute primal Australian grunt.

NGL/SLEEK BOTT 1: AXEMEN 'The Nutcracker Suite' 7"
This December Australia has the Axemen live experience to look forward to. To celebrate, NGL has partnered w/ Axeman "Little" Steve McCabe's Sleek Bott imprint to release this Oz tour 7". You get a live @ WMFU track on the a-side entitled "Nutsack" that stammers w/ a positively fried post-70's hard rock feel, and a B-side called "Nutshack (Redemption Song)" that sounds like it's from another planet. Well, I 'spose Christchurch kinda is! 300 copies.


NGL004: KITCHEN'S FLOOR 'Too Dead To Notice' C20
NGL012: LOW LIFE 'Sydney Darbs' 7”EP
NGL013: UNHOLY 2 '$$kum of the Earth' LP
NGL016: THOMAS JEFFERSON SLAVE APTS. 'Burning Trash b/w Price of My Words' 7”
NGL017: EAGLE BOYS 'Kambalda Boys' 7”EP
NGL019: DEGREASER 'Bottom Feeder' LP
NGL020: THE LOST DOMAIN 'Blondes Chew More Gum' 2xLP


NGL014: TOUGH TROUBLES 'Romances' C40 (Jan 2012)

NGL027: SKY NEEDLE 'Rave Cave' LP
NGL029: MAD NANNA 'I Made Blood Better' LP


KITCHEN'S FLOOR 'Look Forward to Nothing' LP/WATERY LOVE 'Die With Dignity' 7” (Siltbreeze)
TACO LEG 'Printed Gold' 7” (Richie/Testostertunes)
STARE CASE 'Lose Today' LP (De Stijl)
'Overdosing In Repblican World #1' Fanzine COMING SOON

All order inquiries should still come thru to dirtyalley @ msn . com

Monday, December 5, 2011

And don't forget...Introduing...THE NUTCRACKER SUITE + Roland S. Woodbe reviews

As you well know New Zealand's coffee wine chuggers The Axemen will be headlining this weekend's NGL "Polka Before the Apocalypse" festival. To celebrate, we offer our first ever (and probably last) split label release. It is called 'The Nutsacker Suite' and it's catalogue number is Sleek Bott/NGL1.

You get a live @ WMFU track on the a-side entitled "Nutsack" that stammers w/ a stoned 70's hard rock feel, and a B-side called "Nutshack (Redemption Song)" that sounds like it's from another planet. Well, I 'spose Christchurch kinda is! 300 copies, hand-coloured artwork (by the band, not me).


I will have under 100 copies of this record, so direct orders are limited to Australian customers & stores only. The rest of the planet can score it from Easter Bilby records or the band themselves shortly.

Finally, to cap off this post-heavy day and put my filthy fingers (I am back at the fertilizer plant, see?!) to rest, here are some recent reviews from the estimable Siltblog from our recent catalogue, penned by Mr. Gourmet himelf, Roland S. Woodbe.

It has been an age since I last heard from Lester 'Ding Dong' Dell but he ain't lost a lick of his limerick genius.The thing about ol Ding Dong is this; he's much more fun to read than to hear. 'Cause he also SPEAKS in limerick form all the time too. So when I says he's a genius, I'm bein nice is all. That's how he's wired. Can't help it. Same as a retard. It's a fine line I'm told. Anyways, enjoy:

Degreaser-Bottom Feeder lp (NGL)
Degreaser's got one in the can
Who amongst us is not yet a fan?
It weaves & it bobs
As it rectally robs
A young Sea Scout from being a man

Low Life 'Sydney Darbs' - Can't say I's found no duds yet, but it did take me a minute to wrap my nog around Low Life's 'Sydney Darbs' ep. There was somethin sticky in the mix that hinted at Box Of Fish residue, but overall it moves along in very driven & dark tones what fantastically transported me back to the streets of London, circa 1982. There I tailed these 3 blokes whiles they's whispered sweet nothings into ears at Illuminated & Small Wonder, only to surrender the goods over a parsnip bundt cake (w/vegemite icing, yum) at the Crass compound. Makes sense. Shit, after all that imaginary walkin, even I was peckish! Dig this & all manner've Aussie product at;

Forgetting faliure...Issue 32 available now + new label releases!!

Issue 32 "The Lens Issues, Vol. 2/TV Eye" is available now. This is the second film issues and features..
Nathan Pohio on 'The Ballad of Ritchie Venus' doco
Interview w/ Vincent Gallo by Vinvent Gallo
Interview w/ Blues Control by Richie Charles
Writing on Catherine Breillat and David Cronenberg
Film reviews by Brendon Annesley and Chuck Barrels.

Issue is dedicated to Ken Russel. RIP.

$AU5.50 PPD OZ

Also taking orders for the next lot of 7"s.
NGL021: BLANK REALM 'Falling Down the Stairs'
NGL022: WATERY LOVE 'Two Thrills'
NLG023: THE LOST DOMAIN 'Drunken Sailor'
NGL024: 3 TOED SLOTH - Jukebox Single (Gary Glitter b/w Pere Ubu)

$US15 PPD WORLD (All oversas orders come w/ free mag of your choosing)
These will ship end next week.


Issue 33 - 2011 wrap up, Kitchen's Floor tour diary, Graham Lambkin & more.
Due start Jan, 2012.

NGL026: LOW LIFE 'Dogging' LP
NGL027: MAD NANNA 'I Made Blood Better' LP
NGL029: SKY NEEDLE 'Rave Cave' LP
Due March 2012

Sunday, December 4, 2011

MEAT THUMP - In the camera

Sorry for the "photoblog" themed post, but here are some shots of Meat Thump performing music live mostly around the Brisbane area. We have a 7" recorded that needs some vocal overdubs, and these pic's are intended as a visual reference. Hopefully that one will see the light of day early 2012. On record the band's membership is comprised of Brendon Annesley, Bobby Bot, Matt Kennedy, Harry Byrne, Matt Earle & James Kritzler. Other members have included Chris Colla, Marc Cheeseman, Matthew Fresta, Andrew McLellan, Finn Parker, Bill Speight and Mitch Tolman. No chicks.

Thanks for the memories, camera man!