05 September 2005

This is a test recording…

The Nihilist Spasm Band
In true outsider fashion, The Nihilist Spasm Band (formed way back in 1965 and still going strong believe it or not) had no desire to learn to play traditional instruments – just listening to the tracks on this United Dairies release could tell you that. A natural love of awkward sound flows from their home-made musical contraptions as they take the Beefheartean stick and run with it in different directions like drunken mice… and I wouldn’t want it any other way…

The Nihilist Spasm Band = 7x~x=x
This Is A Test.mp3
An Appeal To Reason.mp3
Enough Is Enough.mp3
Fretful.mp3
Stop and Think Shit Heads.mp3
Sinister.mp3
No Canada.mp3 (not on the original vinyl)

Apparently the album title (7x~x=x) is a mathematical equation of an impossible object, which is really ironic, as with this band anything seems possible…


Dig those speaker phone vocals everyone…

The Nihilist Spasm Band

6 comments:

kek-w said...

Yay! Welcome aboard!

Cloudboy said...

Cheers

Loki said...

excellent stuff cloudboy...this ship may be sinking but welcome aboard anyhow...

Psychbloke said...

Goddam... we're running out of Defenders.....

focustest said...

that is one strange lp, that if i remember came 25 years after the last.

Larry Epke said...

The title (I'm guessing here) refers to the fact that the band for many years had seven members, then one died. So the band, even without Greg Curnoe, is still the band.

You can order NSB albums from this site http://www.nonsb.ca/ ; the person answering will be band member Art Pratten. You'll also see the discography of the band. "No Record" came out in 1968, "Vol. 2" in 1979, the cassette "1984" in... well you guessed it, 1984. This album came out in 1985, so there was very little lag time between albums by then.

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