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Wonderfuls - s/t 7"

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 Words from the label:

"The Wonderfuls are cousins Bobby (vocals) and Danny (guitar). Recording started shortly after Bobby was released from a relapse stint at the local psychward, and continued over a four year period under intense psychiatric treatment. Their self titled 7” contains 4 tunes, decalcified from 2004-7, that recall 'Twin Infinitives'/'Singles, Live and Unreleased'-era Royal Trux Playing hat Stu Spasm dubbed the Devil's Music. If the 'Waste Sausage' or 'Leather Donut' comps were centred around Brisbane bands butterflying in the contemporary shitpool, rather than the dark side of 1980's King's Cross, at least one of these tunes would've been a surefire album highlight, instead of, herr.....Purple Vulture Shit. If the Urinals grew up in dregs of Woolloongabba and Red Hill, then just look at what the toilet just spat up. But enough w/ the reference points, right? Wonderfuls are part blazed guitar band, part performance art shoguns. Listen up and you will hear genuinely damaged cuts about rejection, Piss Fisting, and adult romance. Four of them in as many years. 

With the interest in underground Australian music continuing to grow pig-wings, it's only fair that the freaks get their fifteen minutes, and these two gentlemen are as Weird and Wonderful as they come." - Brendon Annesley / Negative Guest List

Track list:

A

Piss Fist

Hated Man

B

Sick Individual

Young Hearts

Format:  Vinyl.  7" EP.  45 RPM.  Edition of 200 copies.

Year of release:  2011

Label:  Negative Guest List (NGL007)

City / Country:  Brisbane, Australia

Reviews:

"Heard a buncha stories behind this 7” EP and don’t know what to think, what with the overt junky imagery and rumours that one of the players has been in and out of mental institutions. The record definitely has a heady junk vibe, w/a low-fi folk-punk take on Royal Trux accompanied with some primitive almost ‘billy/Vega-isms. Then you flip it and it comes over like weird Flying Nun satellite hovering up acid folk sides in the comfort of their own dungeon. Which is to say it’s pretty great." - Volcanic Tongue 

"I slobbed on the proverbial knob of Negative Guest List editor Brendon Annesley a few months back and now I’m gonna glob on it once again. The first release on his NGL record label is a four song 7" by a family band who call themselves The Wonderfuls. E-mails from Brendon hyped up this cousinly duo’s trips in and out of mental institutions, their substance abuse problems and other such stuff that gets any talentless dickwad a mention in this column. Regardless of whether these guys shoot Drano or think the CIA placed cameras in the walls to watch them wank, this record is pretty great. Half of it sounds like the Godz gone juvenile, while the rest comes off like some grainy aural self portrait of freedom rockers found in a dusty basement along with American flag rolling papers and soggy herbs. 'Tis good." - Tony Rettman / Rettsounds / Vice