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Nurse With WoundRock 'n Roll Station

Tracklist

Rock 'n Roll Station6:38
The Self Sufficient Sexual Shoe5:53
Two Golden Microphones17:03
A Silhouette And A Thumbtack (Dance In Hyperspace)9:56
R+B Through Collis Browne5:52
Finsbury Park, May 8th, 1:35 PM (I'll See You In Another World)13:01

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    Cover of Rock 'n Roll Station, 1994, CDRock 'n Roll Station
    CD, Album
    United Dairies – UDO 039CDUK1994UK1994
    Cover of Rock'n Roll Station, 2006, VinylRock'n Roll Station
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 220g
    Beta-lactam Ring Records – mt094aUS2006US2006
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Rock'n Roll Station, 2006, VinylRock'n Roll Station
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Test Pressing, White Label, 220g
    Beta-lactam Ring Records – mt094aUS2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of Rock 'n Roll Station, 2006, CDRock 'n Roll Station
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Beta-lactam Ring Records – mt094bUS2006US2006
    New Submission
    Cover of Rock 'n Roll Station, 2009, CDRock 'n Roll Station
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Beta-lactam Ring Records – mt094bUS2009US2009
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Rock'n Roll Station, 2020-03-01, VinylRock'n Roll Station
    2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition
    Abstrakce Records – ABST 011Spain2020Spain2020
    New Submission

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    • shade1on1's avatar
      shade1on1
      Awesome pressing. Clean and just perfect. The music is one of the more accessible ones from NWW and the title of the album is very appropriate for it. One of my favourites from NWW. Still has the normal NWW soundscapes but with cohesion and melody...an actual story of music with a beginning and end. Excellent work by NWW.
      • Lautreamont's avatar
        Lautreamont
        Edited 3 years ago
        Are the pictures uploaded for this release a copy that someone actually owns because my insert is different. Mine only has the picture printed on the black insert and no text printing on the back. Anyone else?
        • nejakdivne's avatar
          nejakdivne
          This is how reissues should be done. Fantastic sound, not a single pop or crack throughout the whole album.
          + Alternate mix for those who own the original and are looking for an excuse to get this reissue.
          • Lautreamont's avatar
            Lautreamont
            Any reason to get this if you own the original 2LP other than the alternate mix track?
            • tarrazona.jerome's avatar
              Sound is great. Side d, could have i passed away those sounds at the times of cdigital & not feeling so elevated as now? Don't think so
              • sdwilson's avatar
                sdwilson
                I'm not particularly keen of the artwork for this version. It looks like half of the original cover have been cut off, like why?
                • FemmaGenton's avatar
                  FemmaGenton
                  Rock 'n Roll Station immediately stands out from previous Nurse With Wound albums: the fairly conventional-sounding title, six tracks - four of them running for less than ten minutes - and the cartoon-like flower character on the front cover. The title track is even a cover version! Outward appearances do a very good job of preparing the listener for an album that is very different to the abstract, side-long soundscapes of previous NWW albums.

                  The album began life with Steven Stapleton asking engineer Colin Potter to remix some of the more rhythmic elements of 'Colder Still' from 1992's Thunder Perfect Mind. As Potter gradually warped these sections into weirder and weirder pieces, a new album began to emerge. The tribal percussion loop that drives the second half of 'Colder Still', and some of the waterphone-sounding drones from the same section of the track, end up forming the basis of Rock 'n Roll Station's 17 minute centrepiece, the psychedelic 'Two Golden Microphones'. Building on those percussion and drone elements, Stapleton and Potter throw in a huge range of bizarre and atmospheric elements: stuttered drones, didgeridoos, chanting voices, and the usual selection of unidentifiable sounds. It's a mesmerising piece, and the album's highlight.

                  The drones from 'Colder Still' appear on the other five tracks, with the percussion loop departing to make way for a more skeletal drum machine rhythm. At times the beat has a little more swing - notably on the demon possessed 'A Silhouette and a Thumbtack' (the demon turns out to be David Tibet - who else?) - while sounding harsher and more militant at times - particularly when accompanied by Peat Bog's scratchy guitar on 'R&B Through Collis Browne'. The title track opens the album with Stapleton speaking the lyrics, in an unusual candid role for himself, and closes on the ambient sound collage that is the second half of 'Finsbury Park' (extended further in remixed form on later editions of the album).

                  Steven Stapleton has never been afraid to surprise listeners, and the relatively accessible, simple and rhythmic approach taken on Rock 'n Roll Station is probably the last thing fans would have expected. Yet I sympathise somewhat with fans who were disappointed by the album: if not for the change of style, but the relatively unexciting way in which it was approached. 'Two Golden Microphones' aside, most of the tracks on the album are fairly exchangeable, featuring many of the same elements. And although a creepy atmosphere is sustained throughout, it is largely the atmosphere of 'Colder Still' from the previous album: a track more impressive than anything here.

                  Ultimately, Rock 'n Roll Station falls into an unsatisfying mid-ground somewhere between studio record, remix album and experiment. Much of the material here is good, but as an album, its lack of content struggles to justify its run time.
                  • Crijevo's avatar
                    Crijevo
                    Buyers beware, the 1994 edition sadly suffered from disc rot.

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