The Nihilist Spasm Band

The Nihilist Spasm Band

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The NSB was formed in 1965 by a group of people who enjoyed music and wanted to play in a band. There was no desire to learn to play traditional instruments so kazoos were bought and assorted noise makers modified or built from scratch. The band started playing regularly every Monday night in 1966 and has just carried on .The personnel has stayed the same. John Boyle (artist) kazoo and drums, John Clement (MD) guitar and drums, Bill Exley (geezer/latinist) vocals, Murray Favro (artist) guitar and Art Pratten (pensioner/gentleman of leisure) Pratt-a-various and Waterpipe. Greg Curnoe (deceased), Hugh McIntyre (deceased) and Archie Leitch (permanently retired) play less often.
The band currently plays most every Monday night at The Forest City Gallery, 258 Richmond St., just south of under pass in London, Ontario, Canada. The atmosphere is informal. We play for our own enjoyment but an audience is welcome.
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The Nihilist Spasm Band Discography

Albums

The Nihilist Spasm Band No Record (Album) Allied Record Corporation Canada 1968 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band Vol. 2 (Album) Music Gallery Editions Canada 1979 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band 1984 (Album) Chimik Communications Canada 1984 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band ¬x~x=x (Album) United Dairies UK 1985 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band What About Me (Album) Alchemy Records (2) Japan 1992 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band Live In Japan (Album) Alchemy Records (2) Japan 1997 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band Every Monday Night (Album) Alchemy Records (2) Japan 1999 Sell This Version
NMRX 0002 The Nihilist Spasm Band & Joe McPhee The Nihilist Spasm Band & Joe McPhee - No Borders(2xCD) Non Musica Rex NMRX 0002 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
none The Nihilist Spasm Band NSB Live @ Western Front(CD) NSB none Canada 2006 Sell This Version
N 47 45' 0'' E 7 20' 0'' The Nihilist Spasm Band No Nihilist Spasm Band In Mulhouse(LP, Lim) Les Mondes Mental N 47 45' 0'' E 7 20' 0'' France 2006 Sell This Version
HSH16 The Nihilist Spasm Band & Reynols The Nihilist Spasm Band & Reynols - No Borders To No Borders(CD, Album, Ltd) Hushush HSH16 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
BTR 09 The Nihilist Spasm Band & Sun Plexus 2* The Nihilist Spasm Band & Sun Plexus 2* - No Victoria(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Bimbo Tower Records BTR 09 France 2009 Sell This Version
WRT-99 Nihilist Spasm Band* Nothing Is For Ever(LP, Album, Red) Wintage Records & Tapes WRT-99 Canada 2012 Sell This Version
rekem 04 The Nihilist Spasm Band Breaking Wind(LP) Rekem Records rekem 04 Greece 2013 Sell This Version
The Nihilist Spasm Band / tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE / Kommissar Hjuler Und Praktikantin The Nihilist Spasm Band / tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE / Kommissar Hjuler Und Praktikantin - Fluxus (Album) Psych.KG Germany 2015 Sell This Version
Psych.KG 293 Conrad Schnitzler & Gen Ken Montgomery / The Nihilist Spasm Band / Kommissar Hjuler Conrad Schnitzler & Gen Ken Montgomery / The Nihilist Spasm Band / Kommissar Hjuler - GEN CON Nihil Flux(Cass, Album) Psych.KG Psych.KG 293 Germany 2015 Sell This Version
WAS24 The Nihilist Spasm Band / Metabolismus The Nihilist Spasm Band / Metabolismus - Split Album(Cass, Album) Was Ist Das? WAS24 US 2016 Sell This Version
TECH-26486 The Nihilist Spasm Band Last Concert In Japan(CD, Album) Alchemy Records (2), Teichiku Entertainment, Inc. TECH-26486 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Volume XXIV No. 8/9 The Nihilist Spasm Band / John Chambers The Nihilist Spasm Band / John Chambers - Art Southwest Ont. [ArtsCanada August-September 1967](Flexi, 7", + m) The Society For Art Publications Volume XXIV No. 8/9 Canada 1967 Sell This Version
none The Nihilist Spasm Band Distroboto ep(CDr, Mini, EP) Distroboto none Canada 2007 Sell This Version

Compilations

(none) The Nihilist Spasm Band The Best We Can Do: 1965-2001 - Special Preview Copy(CDr, Album, Comp, Promo) Not On Label (Nihilist Spasm Band) (none) Canada 2006 Sell This Version
none The Nihilist Spasm Band The Best We Can Do(CD, Comp) NSB none Canada 2008 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SUN19 The Nihilist Spasm Band / Cock E.S.P. The Nihilist Spasm Band / Cock E.S.P. - Split(CDr, B/card) Sunship Records SUN19 US 2000 Sell This Version
WRT-25 The Nihilist Spasm Band / Fossils The Nihilist Spasm Band / Fossils - Split(Cass, Ltd, Num) Wintage Records & Tapes WRT-25 Canada 2007 Sell This Version

Reviews

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UglyGoblinBoy

UglyGoblinBoy

October 8, 2012
I saw this band open up for Sonic Youth in 2002 at The Kool Haus. Suffice to say, I didn't know what to expect and I was completely blown away. Watching these guys live is like watching my nightmares on acid; in a good way. Great band, catch them if you can.

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