Stereolab · Nurse With Wound ‎– Simple Headphone Mind

Duophonic Super 45s ‎– DS33-11
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition


A Simple Headphone Mind
B Trippin' With The Birds



1000 copies on yellow vinyl. 3000 copies (this) on black vinyl.
Both colour versions were sold in sealed metalised plastic pouches. The purchaser had to open the pouch to find out which colour vinyl they had.

The rear of the sleeve/pouch features the catalogue number for the CD version in error: DS45CD-11. Run-outs and centre labels show DS33-11.

The title of the first side, "Simple Headphone Mind", is taken from Alcatraz, who included a song of that name on their first LP "Vampire State Building" from 1971.

The title of the second side, "Trippin' With The Birds", is taken from Exmagma, who included a song of that name on their first LP, released in 1973.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): [Etched] IN LOVING MEMORY 'PRESTON' 1983-'95. A PORKY PRIME CUT. [Stamped] DS 3311 A-01-01-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): [Etched] IT'S A BOY - LET'S CALL HIM PRESTON PRIMED✓ [Stamped] DS 3311 B-01-01-1


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February 3, 2012
edited over 8 years ago
This is one of the rare perfect space-kraut-whatever-is-high like ! Neu! style Motorik spacerock with lot more texture and depth. Traveling fluently and subtletly to bizarre psychedelic territories. The voice of Nora Duusis, deformed by a ring modulator and tremolo, repeating the word "Stereo" from time to time...the guitar screaming just like it should. Definitely a classic neo-spacerock and a must-have.


January 29, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
I cannot find enough praise for this release with it's perfect combination of spacious backdrop and experimental noises. Two masters meet for their best. The A-side is a special favourite with a definite reminiscence to the equally hypnotic proto-psych-beat monster "Klingklang", being the (entire) A-side of Kraftwerk 2 LP.