Sunday, November 28, 2010

XMAS party madness and other oddities

december 2010

Well as another year comes to an end we here at turkeyneck have finished all the years releases including the career spanning Blowhard compilation (which was 2 years in the making), Screamin' Stevie's 2nd album for turkeyneck and also a swag of newcomers to the label, Hell Crab City, The Prehistorics, Bertie page Clinic and The Jim Rockfords. So now thats all done and dusted what does 2011 hold instore for the little label that shouldn't. There is talk of a Murder Junkies australia only album, also an Insane Hombres collection, I Spit on your Gravy's magnificent Fruit Loop City and new recordings from our long lost adelaide contingent KAMIKAZE. A second album from Chucknee, Starsludge's debut and a Fred band Best of.

And possibly some compilations from Brisbane's overlooked early 90's scum rock heyday.

In the new Year Turkeyneck will be trying out a once a month Showcase residency at the Beetle Bar for Turkeyneck Bands and friends under the Banner of TURKEY-TIKI TIME Starting saturday February 5th more details to follow.



November has been a busy month with the launch of Blowhards Best of Five Minute ride Thru Hell at the Jubillee and The Jim Rockfords launching theirs at The Powerhouse and for the hat trick The Bertie Page Clinic will be launching their debut at the Wickam Hotel on the 3rd of Dec.



Once a year this rolls around for all the turkeys to gather round the coop

and get slaughtered.

This year its being held at the BEETLE BAR 350 Upper Roma St

on Saturday Dec 18th. The Door admission is $10 but the first 50 payers get a free Turkeyneck CD. The Entertainment for the night is supplied by The Pineapples From the Dawn of Time, The Vaginabillies, The Prehistorics(Syd) Screamin’ Stevie’s Australia and the Fabulous Wayne Keys Show. Doors open at 8pm so come along and let your freak flag fly.


Bertie Page Clinic joins the turkeyneck Roost


This Debut 9 track album is instores early december featuring the one and only Miss Bertie Page. Available from turkeyneck Now

Bertie Page Clinic is the perverted child of burlesque and classic rock. Australian Cabaret star Bertie Page heads up this wicked little band of retrograde rockers. Their punchy tracks are a collaboration between Miss Page and composer Phill Wilson (Chucknee, Deep Blue Orchestra, founding member of BlowHard). These garage punk band combine the best elements of yacht rock, punk rock and poodle rock, pulled off with a Jim Steinman flair.The instrumental lineup features John Meyer (The Good Ship), Clint Morrow (The Soundcasters) and James Lees (Silver Sircus). Bertie leads the charge with her hard belting vocals and sees that her stable of fine young men are kept in line.2009 saw the Clinic playing shows up and down the east coast, disgracing venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, and playing with the likes of Spencer P. Jones (Beasts of Bourbon), and Spitfireliar.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Jim Rockfords are Moving at the Speed of sound

The Jim Rockfords got together December 2007, When Fred (of 6fthick fame, though on guitars in the Rockfords, jumping up from the drummers stool in the Hick) and Junior, (a familiar voice and rocking harp player in the Blues scene) approached Kylie Lovejoy (Bassist for Lovejoy and Chick Flick) about bringing some toons they penned to life.. Phil Wilson (Blowhard, Chucknee) Greg Jard (Blowhard) on second guitar and the skins, then 3 weeks later they were thrown into their first gig. Originally under the guise of a side project, it then took on a life of it's own playing gigs galore treating audiences with a lethal dose of their Pineapple flavoured muscular Motorbilly Rock and Roll. They soon had a loyal following and a reputation as a high energy live act, pulling together a sound that references the 50's as much as the now, but never hanging off the coat tails of either. After a whirlwind tour of France, Drummer Greg fled from the constant gigging and Mitchy Mahem took over the skins. Touring down south and scoring some cool supports, New Christs, Lime Spiders, Hitmen, X, and even LA Guns. They had a ball as the closing act for the Greazefest, and looking real forward to their upcoming support with Reverend Horton Heat in December. But, now finally come October 2010 a well overdue Debut album 'Movin' at the Speed of Sound' has been recorded at Blackbox studios with Recording extraordinaire Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Cruel Sea, Regurgitator to name but a few, also Kylies Brother), released through Turkeyneck records and they are chuffed to be launching it this Sunday November 14 at the Powerhouse in an afternoon of Beer swigging, ass shaking and love making.. Rockabilly buddies the Ten Fours will be joining them, hitting the stage about 3.30, followed by the Rockfords who will rock your socks off.

Thursday, November 4, 2010



Turkeyneck is proud to present you the future of the Bar Band."The Jim Rockfords" debut 11 track album "Moving at the Speed of Sound" This is hard edged R'nB' tinged garage punk. With a swag of songs full of regret, loss and booze filled redemption. This is maximum rnb crossed with boogie boogie heaviness, think Coloured Balls mixed with the Supersuckers. Led by the all singing' all harmonica slinging reprobate Junior Hickey and his cast of brisbane barflies. With a tight guitar based production and a solid as fuck rhythm section this album will not disappoint.

They'll be launching their masterwork on Sunday afternoon November 14th at Live Spark at the brisbane Powerhouse with the wonderful Ten Fours and entry is free.

Distributed in Australia by the Fuse Music Group

Available from November 15th at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Five minute ride Through Hell
Out from the ashes of Brisbane hardcore punk stalwarts Bad Ronald and New Improved Testament became the band we know as Blowhard. Forming in July 1989 with the inimitable Rollo at the helm, Blowhard’s 21 year tenure as one of the city’s finest punk rock bands of the 1990s and beyond is cemented in the Turkeyneck anthology, Five Minute Ride through Hell.
Scooping the cream off their 3 albums and singles respectively, as well as various assortments from their EPs and countless compilation appearances which had propelled world tours to all corners of the globe, this 34 track compendium displays the very essence of their shift from ruckus punk rock to ska-punk and jazz-laden hardcore with rock ‘n’ roll’s core ingredients of guitar/bass/drums fused with a gargantuan horn-section propelling such 4ZZZfm staples as ‘Hornbag’, ‘Blowin’ Off’ and ‘Toxic Swing’. Included in this set is a selection of live favourites, including a reading of ‘Teenage Girlfriend’ with the Mayor of St Kilda, Fred Negro.
Housed with a 16-page booklet loaded with memorabilia, photos and extensive liner-notes, Turkeyneck is proud to introduce to you another page in Brisbane’s oft-neglected musical history with Five Minute Ride through Hell.
Distributed in Australia through Fuse Music.