Friday, 5 February 2016

Nurse With Wound - The Sylvie and Babs High-Thigh Companion (1985)

The inevitable Nurse With Wound post - and more than likely not the last.  But if you've yet to be converted to Steven Stapleton's vast ouevre, you may as well start with the absolute best.  There's other NWW records that I find more challenging/jarring/disturbing, more noisy, more utterly gorgeous, more completely and totally unique, but this one's got it all. 

Thoroughly listenable and constantly rewarding every time you go back to it, this is a masterpiece of tape manipulation and schlock-song warping that traces a lineage through Lumpy Gravy and The Third Reich and Roll and, for my money, tops both of them. And getting to hear snippets of a young David Tibet goofing around with his mate rather than being his more usual portentious (pretentious?) self is worth the entry price alone ('Melons with foul goats' was the other possible name I considered for this blog).

Whaddya wanna make those eyes at me for, when they don't mean what they say


  1. Hi - just discovered your blog and want to say a great big THANK YOU for all the incredible, life enriching posts! Cheers from Qualicum Beach!

    1. You're welcome, thanks for the encouraging words.