NEGATIVE GUEST LIST - "#33" ZINE

NEGATIVE GUEST LIST - "#33" ZINE

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Brendon Annesley died soon after completing this 2012 issue of Negative Guest List. Available in print for the first time from Coward Punch.

NGL dug deep, and championed outsider music, both in the sense of that anti-social hostility to mass culture, or in the sense of those incoherent, unapproachable, drugfucked and alienating freaks that would not have found a champion elsewhere. NGL made connections to bands and writers attempting the same in foreign lands, and with a prolific, amphetamine pace, managed to spit out NGL on a regular enough basis that it could compete with the coverage of the online world and establish itself as a resource for what was happening in the Australian underground and our relevant international counterparts. His writing reflected his risk taking behaviour: he was impulsive and provocative and offensive and succeeded as often as he failed, and this issue contains numerous examples of both his success and failure.

The manic drive to cultivate and nourish underground or outsider music in publishing and writing that defines the legacy of Negative Guest List has waned considerably in the past 8 years. The loss of this drive and ambition in underground publishing is evident in the 20 pages here that were intended to summarise the events of 2011, including a Kitchens Floor tour report and a report on the progress of the Low Life Dogging LP. The more palpable loss here is the life of the writer, editor and publisher, our friend, a son and loved one. In many of these pages the references to self destruction may be disturbing and upsetting for people who cared for him, and suffered from losing him. This is an opportunity to celebrate his life and his talent and mourn a tragic loss of life. RIP.

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