NWW List -
- "Words strain, crack and sometimes break, under the burden, under the tension,
slip, slide, perish, decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, will not stay still."
is a quote by T. S. Eliot from Four Quartets (I guess "Step out of the space
provided" is an early version of "Think outside the box").
- The first version of the list included with Chance Meeting... (1979) ends
with ALGARNAS TRADGARD. The second version included with To Quite Men... (1980)
appends ANAL MAGIC thru YA HO WHA 13. These were the only two releases with the list.
- At the bottom of the page for the orginal list it says
"These sleeve notes are dedicated to the Nihilist Spasm Band"
- How many artists are on the list ? That depends on how you count. Completely seperating
every distinct artist (ex. PARKER AND LYTTON counts as two) gives 302. Grouping the
collaborations gives 292 artists. If LIMBUS 3 AND 4 are counted as the same there are
291 artists. Further grouping XHOL/XHOL CARAVAN, YOKO ONO/PLASTIC ONO BAND,
LARD FREE/GILBERT ARTMAN, DOME/CUPOL, ALTERNATIVE TV/GOOD MISSIONARIES, & CAN/TECHNICAL SPACE
COMPOSERS CREW gives 285 artists.
- The subtitle of Fille Qui Mousse's album Trixie Stapelton 291 is sort of
an injoke about the NWW List (note Stapleton's name is misspelled).
- HELDON is not on either of the orginal lists. The group was added in The Audion Guide to The NWW
List and the change went unnoticed for many years.
- Despite claims to the contrary, every artist on the list has made a recording (though
some in small numbers or private pressings and some under different names).
The confusion may arise because at the time the list was made a few had not released a
commercially available album. Refer to my list for details.
- An updated list was created as a tribute by the artist Vas Deferens Organization included in their album
Sweet Your Cheese... (1997). See it at WFMU's Beware of the Blog.
Typos & Other Mistakes
If you search the internet for info on the Nurse With Wound
List you'll find a number of pages that have a copy of it. Most of which are just copies of the
site (or from the nww discussion list),
Freeman Brothers site,
or this website. The bad result of
all this internet canabilism is that a number of typos have creeped into the nww list. Below are (some of) the
corrections to these errors.
ALBRECT D ALBREChT D
ANAL MAGIC AND REVEREND DWIGHT FRIZZEL ANAL MAGIC AND REVEREND DWIGHT FRIZZELl
ASH RA TEMPle ASH RA TEMPel
HAN BENNIcK HAN BENNInK
CABeRET VOLTAIRE CABaRET VOLTAIRE
DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHEn FREUNDSCHAFT DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT
FLOH DE CLOGNE FLOH DE CoLOGNE
RON GesSIN RON GEesIN
HENtY COW HENrY COW
HORDE CATALtyQUE POUR LA FIN HORDE CATALytiQUE POUR LA FIN
aSAMU KITAJIMA oSAMU KITAJIMA
MUSICA ELEcTRONICA VIVA MUSICA ELEtTRONICA VIVA
RON PATES DEBONAIRes RON PATES DEBONAIRs
RAY RUSSEL RAY RUSSELl
MAMA BEA TEKeiLSKI MAMA BEA TEKieLSKI
UNIVERSe ZERO UNIVERS ZERO
LAWRENCE WieNER LAWRENCE WeiNER
YA HO WA 13 YA HO WhA 13
on structured versions of the list
LUC FERRARI should be between FAMILY FODDER & FLYING LIZARDS, not FAUST & FILLE QUI MOUSSE
JOHN GREAVES AND PETER BLEGVAD should be simply GREAVES AND BLEGVAD
COME comes before CRASS
mistakes on the actual list
CRO MAGNON should be CROMAGNON
GOD IN DISGUISE should be FORKLADD GUD
FRANK KOLGES should be FRANK KOLlGES
MASCHINE NO 9 should be MASCHINE NR 9
DAVID CUNNINGHAM is fadded to DAVID UNN NGHAM on the second version of the list.
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