Nash The Slash

Nash The Slash

Real Name:
Jeff Plewman
Nash The Slash (born Jeff Plewman, 29 March 1948 - 10 May 2014) has been creating his unique concept of sound and vision for over twenty years. His first live presentation of music to film was a performance to the surreal silent film "Un Chien Andalou" at the Roxy Theatre in Toronto.

Nash The Slash was born of silent film. The name comes from a killer butler encountered by Laurel and Hardy in their first film 'Do Detectives Think?' in 1927. Nash the musician has gone on to create the music scores for such recent cult films as "Roadkill" and "Highway 61' - both directed by Bruce McDonald.

Between experiments with film and music. Nash The Slash became a familiar name to music fans through his association with the pop electronic group FM. Having co-written the hit songs "Phasors on Stun " and "Just Like You" Nash established his credibility as a versatile artist. His talents have been recognized with a U-KNOW (later called CASBY) award for best instrumental artist as well as a JUNO nomination for best new male vocalist. Nash's profile was raised on the international stage when he toured the world with the likes of Gary Numan and Iggy Pop. Other high- profile shows include opening for The Who at C.N.E. Stadium in Toronto to a crowd of 70,000 people, and opening for The Tubes at a sold-out Maple Leaf Gardens.

Nash has recently recorded new music for the silent film classics "The cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1919) and "The Lost World "(1925).

Nash continues to do unique film scores for other silent film classics including "Nosferatu " and the original "Phantom of the Opera ".

Nash has released numerous solo albums, the best known being "Children of the Night" with the hit single "Dead Man's Curve". Other albums include "Decomposing" the first record playable at any speed (reviewed in Playboy Magazine 1982) and "American Bandages' a collection of all-American classics such as "We 're an American band' & "Who Do You Love" and "Psychotic Reaction".

The most recent release of Nash's music is a CD compilation of his first two recordings entitled "Blind Windows". it is a collection of all instrumental music textured with early analog synths and Nash's distinctive electric mandolin and violin riffs. The CD has been distributed throughout the world, and reached #3 on the Canadian Indie Charts in 1997.

Plewman died on May 10, 2014 at age 66.
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Nash The Slash Discography Tracks


Nash The Slash Dreams And Nightmares (Album) Cut-Throat Records Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Hammersmith Holocaust Cut-Throat Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Children Of The Night (Album) Cut-Throat Records Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Decomposing (MiniAlbum) Cut-Throat Records, World Records (3) Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash And You Thought You Were Normal (Album) Cut-Throat Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash American Band-ages (Album) Quality Canada 1984 Sell This Version
CUTCD-1 Nash The Slash Highway 61 The Original Score(CD, Album) Cut-Throat Records CUTCD-1 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Thrash (Album) Cut-Throat Records Canada 1999 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Nosferatu (Album) Cut-Throat Records Canada 2001 Sell This Version
CUT6CD Nash The Slash, Cameron Hawkins & Martin Deller Nash The Slash, Cameron Hawkins & Martin Deller - Lost In Space (Reel-To-Reel Obscurities)(CD, Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT6CD Canada 2001 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash In-A-Gadda-Da-Nash (Album) Cut-Throat Records Canada 2008 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Nash The Slash Bedside Companion Cut-Throat Records Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Dead Man's Curve (Single) Cut-Throat Records New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
Orchestral Manoeuvres* / Nash The Slash Orchestral Manoeuvres* / Nash The Slash - Pretending To See The Future / Swing Shift Smash Hits! Magazine UK 1981 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash 19th Nervous Breakdown (Single) Dindisc UK 1981 Sell This Version
Dinsales 1 Dedringer / Nash The Slash Dedringer / Nash The Slash - Untitled(12", W/Lbl, Smplr, Promo) Dindisc Dinsales 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
DIN 33 Nash The Slash Novel Romance(7", Single) Dindisc DIN 33 UK 1981 Sell This Version
PVC 4905 Nash The Slash Dance After Curfew (Dance Mix)(12") PVC Records, Cut-Throat Records PVC 4905 US 1982 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash 1984 (Single) Quality Germany 1984 Sell This Version
EPQ 4 Nash The Slash 4 External Cuts Only(12", Smplr) Quality EPQ 4 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Q 2453X Nash The Slash Born To Be Wild(7") Quality Q 2453X Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Q 2448x, Q 2448 Nash The Slash American Band(7", Single) Quality, Quality Q 2448x, Q 2448 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
VHF 13 Nash The Slash Bandstand Boogie(7") FM VHF 13 UK 1985 Sell This Version


Nash The Slash The Million Year Picnic (Comp) Ralph Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Nash The Slash Blind Windows (Album, Comp) Cut-Throat Records Canada 1997 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2003
Nash The Slash is a modern genius. Highly regarded by both
peers and fans, the guy is completely unique is the modern
music scene. Genres covered are as wide as thrash metal,
electro,and pop, thru to classical and classical punk.
Nash the Slash is a multi instrumentalist who can play just
about any instrument you can throw at him, although his
instruments of choice are the electric mandolin and electric violin. He is also an accomplished harmonica
player and a demon glockenspiel player.
Nash the Slash's trademark is that he appears on stage
with his face covered in bandages, and usually is a
white top hat and tails suit. His stage show has to be seen
to be believed. Nash's recent releases include most of his
back catalogue re-released on CD in 2000-2002, and his 2001
film score to the classic movie 'Nosferatu'.
A CD to check out is his 1998 release titled 'Thrash'.

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