Nitzer Ebb ‎– Basic Pain Procedure

Pylon Records (2) ‎– Pylon 30
Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition


A1 Faded Smiles 3:26
A2 Tradition 3:43
A3 The Home 2:22
A4 Star 2:24
B1 The Passage 3:50
B2 The Book 3:30
B3 Crane 2:22
B4 Trust Ran In Colours 2:21

Companies, etc.



Limited 400 copies.
Together with the 200 copies on limited red/white makes a full total of 600 copies for this release.

Release comprises some of their earliest material ever, was a cassette-only release that was primarily a tool to attract attention from record labels but was also available for purchase at the time. It was recorded in the Essex countryside in 1983, a year after the band played their first ever show at the Chelmsford YMCA, and was virtually the extent of their then live set. After this initial recording a slew of new songs were written that eventually went on to form the debut album, That Total Age, and, with the exception of Home which was reworked into KIA for the Belief album, the Basic Pain Procedure tracks were replaced never to be heard again.

Contains a double-sided insert with the alternate black & white cassette cover and rare photos and flyers from that era.

Limited to 600 copies:
400 on black vinyl (this)
200 on red/white vinyl

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): PYLON-30-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B): PYLON-30-B

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