Nash The Slash

Real Name:
James Jeffrey Plewman
Profile:
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 (The Tipton Slasher) 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 first 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.

He started his own independent label, Cut-Throat Records and was the first Canadian to use a drum machine on record when this was still considered illegal by laws of the Toronto Musician Association.
Nash has released numerous solo albums, the best known being 1980's "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 Rock classics.
Nash has recorded new music for the silent film classics "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1919) and "The Lost World "(1925) and for other silent film classics including "Nosferatu "(1922) and the original "Phantom of the Opera"(1925).

In 2012 he officially retired from composing and performing.
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Albums

CUT-2 Dreams And Nightmares — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Dreams And Nightmares (Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT-2 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
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CUT-4 Children Of The Night — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Children Of The Night (Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT-4 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
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Nash 1 Hammersmith Holocaust — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Hammersmith Holocaust (Album) Cut-Throat Records Nash 1 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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CUT-5 Decomposing — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Decomposing (MiniAlbum, Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT-5 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
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PVCC 8913 And You Thought You Were Normal — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash And You Thought You Were Normal (Album) Cut-Throat Records PVCC 8913 US 1982 Sell This Version
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SV 2132 American Band-ages — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash American Band-ages (Album) Quality SV 2132 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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CUTCD-1, WRC8-6611 Highway 61 The Original Score — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash with Doc Satan's Orchestra Nash The Slash with Doc Satan's Orchestra - Highway 61 The Original Score(CD, Album) Cut-Throat Records, World Records (3) CUTCD-1, WRC8-6611 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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CUT3CD Thrash — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Thrash (Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT3CD Canada 1999 Sell This Version
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CUT5CD Nosferatu — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Nosferatu (Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT5CD Canada 2001 Sell This Version
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CUT6CD Lost In Space (Reel-To-Reel Obscurities) — Nash The Slash 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
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CUT9CD In-A-Gadda-Da-Nash — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash In-A-Gadda-Da-Nash (Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT9CD Canada 2008 Sell This Version
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CUT10CD Live In London 2008 — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Live In London 2008(CDr, Album) Cut-Throat Records CUT10CD Canada 2010 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

CUT 1 Bedside Companion — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Bedside Companion (EP) Cut-Throat Records CUT 1 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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DIN28 Dead Man's Curve — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Dead Man's Curve (Single) Cut-Throat Records DIN28 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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DIN 33 Novel Romance / In A Glass Eye — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Novel Romance / In A Glass Eye (Single) Dindisc DIN 33 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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none Pretending To See The Future / Swing Shift — Nash The Slash Orchestral Manoeuvres* / Nash The Slash Orchestral Manoeuvres* / Nash The Slash - Pretending To See The Future / Swing Shift Smash Hits! Magazine none UK 1981 Sell This Version
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DIN 29 19th Nervous Breakdown — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash 19th Nervous Breakdown (Single) Dindisc DIN 29 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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Dinsales 1 Untitled — Nash The Slash Dedringer / Nash The Slash Dedringer / Nash The Slash - Untitled(12", Promo, Smplr, W/Lbl) Dindisc Dinsales 1 UK 1981 Sell This Version
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PVC 4905 Dance After Curfew (Dance Mix) — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Dance After Curfew (Dance Mix)(12") PVC Records, Cut-Throat Records PVC 4905 US 1982 Sell This Version
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QUS 2442 1984 — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash 1984 (Single) Quality QUS 2442 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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EPQ 4 4 External Cuts Only — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash 4 External Cuts Only(12", Smplr) Quality EPQ 4 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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Q 2453X Born To Be Wild — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Born To Be Wild(7") Quality Q 2453X Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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Q 2448x, Q 2448 American Band — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash American Band(7", Single) Quality, Quality Q 2448x, Q 2448 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
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VHF 13 Bandstand Boogie — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash Bandstand Boogie(7") FM VHF 13 UK 1985 Sell This Version
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Compilations

NS-8409 The Million Year Picnic — Nash The Slash Nash The Slash The Million Year Picnic (Comp) Ralph Records NS-8409 US 1984 Sell This Version

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boycey

boycey

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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