To collectors of unusual music this list is legendary. It contains the found gems of obsessive collector  and musician  Steven Stapleton along with early NWW member John Fothergill. The List was originally included with Nurse With Wound's first two albums but was later expaned by the Freeman Brothers in their "The Audion Guide to Nurse With Wound" [5,6].A couple of years back I decided to investigate further. Some of the artist I was familiar with, others were news to me. I assembled a series of CDs for listening to during my commute. Not sure how many I ended up with. This is the 6th in the series.
In addition to being a list of some of the most 'out music' artists around, it also is a list of the major influences of Nurse With Wound (as well as the Unitied Dairies label). The emphasis of this website is on the influence aspect. External links are provided (for the labels as well as the artists) for those wishing to explore them in a wider context.
Because the list only gives the artist names and not specific albums there is some debate over what the list refers to. Collector who blindly buy any album by the artists will end up with more than a few mediocre releases. My annotated list seeks to give a shortlist of recordings by each artists that most influenced their inclusion on the NWW list.
The musick here-within is an eclectic group. You will find the complex hard progressive rock of Food Brain, the amazing pioneers of Krautrock Gila, early electronica and tape delay with Terry Riley, the free jazz improvisation of Iskra 1903, the more familar Kautrock of Neu!, the space rock of Arzachel, the psychedelic and expiermental Brave New World, the weird Robert Wyatt (and I mean that as a positive way), and just the plain out their sensibilities ov the obscure Sally Smmit And Her Musicians.
Keep in mind, I have no idea if these are even the tracks that influenced the "List". None-the-less, they are artist featured on the list. If there is interest, I will post other mixes.... Enjoy... It's a trippy, jazzy, melodic, nosiey journey.
|1||Clock - Food Brain|
|from 1970 LP Social Gathering|
|2||Kollaps - Gila|
|from 1971 LP Gila|
|3||A Rainbow In Curved Air - Terry Riley|
|from 1971 LP A Rainbow In Curved Air|
|4||Improvisation 5018 - Iskra 1903|
|from 1972 LP Iskra 1903|
|from 1972 LP Neu!|
|6||Metampsychosis - Arzachel|
|from 1969 LP Arzachel|
|7||Lenna - Brave New World|
|from 1972 LP Brave New World (Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley)|
|8||To The Old World (Thank You For The Use Of Your Body, Goodbye) - Robert Wyatt|
|From the 1970 LP The End Of An Ear|
|9||Part One (edit) - Sally Smmit And Her Musicians|
|from 1979 LP Hangahar|
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