2 classic noise albums by long running Canadian improv group, The Nihilist Spasm Band. No Record was first released in 1968 and What About Me was first published in 1992. Both are fantastic, my 2 favorite albums by a truly interesting band. Those interested in learning more on them should seek out 2000 documentary What About Me: The Rise of the Nihilist Spasm Band.
The NSB was formed in 1965 by a group of people who enjoyed music and wanted to play in a band. There was no desire to learn to play traditional instruments so kazoos were bought and assorted noise makers modified or built from scratch. The band started playing regularly every Monday night in 1966 and has just carried on .The personal has stayed the same. John Boyle (artist) kazoo and drums, John Clement (MD) guitar and drums, Bill Exley (geezer/latinist) vocals, Murray Favro (artist) guitar and Art Pratten (pensioner/gentleman of leisure) Pratt-a-various and Waterpipe. Greg Curnoe (deceased), Hugh McIntyre (deceased) and Archie Leitch (permanently retired) play less often.
The band currently plays most every Monday night at The Forest City Gallery, 258 Richmond St. just south of under pass in London, Ontario, Canada. The atmosphere is informal. We play for our own enjoyment but an audience is welcome.
As usual, click the album cover(s) to download and enjoy.