Nurse With Wound ‎– The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion

L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords ‎– LAY 15
Vinyl, LP, Album, DMM


A You Walrus Hurt The One You Love
B Great Balls Of Fur

Companies, etc.


This is the first edition and was Direct Metal Mastered, the DMM logo appears on the back sleeve and on labels. Also labels have copyright text printed on the outer rim.
The second edition was remixed and was not DMM. Labels have no copyright text on the outer rim.

Packaged in gatefold sleeve.
Title is "The Sylvie And Babs High-Thigh Companion" on spine.
Made in Holland [on spine]

Laylah Records ℗ + © 1985.
Made in EEC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped): LAY 15 - A1 - C 1 2 CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped - Variant 1): LAY15 - BA - C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped - Variant 2): LAY 15 - B [A scratched] 1 - C C
  • Rights Society (SABAM is boxed): BIEM/SABAM TM



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September 17, 2011
NWW generally gets pegged as "difficult" or "dark", but this one (my favorite) is hilarious. Like seriously laugh-out-loud, with actual jokes in it. A dense collage that seems to reference schmaltzy lounge and easy-listening records. Quick language fragments punctuate the juxtaposed swing melodies and LP skips, grounding it all in a recognizable absurd humor that makes this one of the most accessible platters in the NWW catalog. Someone (Foetus?) croons a few bars of a mangled classic, someone else suggests an absurd phrase to be used as a title, and someone somewhere howls and laughs... the tense and strange atmosphere is so carefully constructed that each new listen reveals more action bubbling beneath. In that sense, it's on par with "Trout Mask Replica", "The Lighthouse", or "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers" on sheer amount-of-information-per-minute.