Departures :: Nihilist Spasm Band – No Record [1968]

Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record

More mindfucking than Captain Beefheart at his weirdest; noisier than the most ferocious No Wave; angrier than The Fugs confronting Nixon (“Destroy America! … Shit on Canada! … Boil Defanbaker!” screams Bill Exley on “Destroy the Nations”). No Record captures all the unspoken chaos of the ’60s and imposes itself on the listener so forcefully it leaves a permanent impression that falls short of the concept of taste. Terms like “good” and “bad” become useless as the Nihilist Spasm Band doesn’t give a damn if the audience is entertained or not. Be sure to check out the excellent liner notes by Weird Canada’s own Jesse Locke with contributions from Darcy Spidle (Divorce Records/Obey Convention), Sydney Koke (Shearing Pinx/The Courtneys), Man Made Hill, and more.

Plus fourrant que Captain Beefheart à son plus bizarre; plus bruyant que le plus féroce de No Wave; plus frustré que The Fugs affrontant Nixon (Destroy America! … Shit on Canada! … Boil Defanbaker!, crie Bill Exley sur « Destroy the Nations »). No Record cristallise tout le chaos inexprimé des années 60 et s’impose à l’auditeur si violemment qu’il laisse une impression permanente s’arrêtant juste avant le commencement du concept de bon goût. Des termes comme bon ou mauvais deviennent inutiles avec Nihilist Spasm Band qui se fout totalement de savoir si le public est diverti ou non. Jetez un œil sur les excellentes notes d’accompagnement de notre cher Jesse Locke de Weird Canada, avec les contributions notamment de Darcy Spidle (Divorce Records/Obey Convention), de Sydney Koke (Shearing Pinx/The Courtneys) et de Man Made Hill.

Nihilist Spasm Band – Destroy the Nations

Nihilist Spasm Band – Dog Face Man

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  1. Thanks for letting me hear these things.
    Good to hear Dog Faced Man again, have not listened to it for many years and it sounds even better than I remembered it.

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