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  • Nash The Slash. Hammersmith Holocaust. Vinyl.
  • Nash The Slash. Hammersmith Holocaust. Vinyl.
  • Nash The Slash. Hammersmith Holocaust. Vinyl.
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Nash The Slash. Hammersmith Holocaust. Vinyl.

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Juno-nominated Canadian cult-hero Nash the Slash's early catalogue is set to be reissued through Canadian label Artoffact Records.

Artoffact will reissue CD and vinyl remasters of Nash's first record, Dreams & Nightmares, as well as his most popular full-length Children of The Night, the super-rare live album Hammersmith Holocaust, and the EP Bedside Companion. Long-time Nash admirer Gary Numan has penned the liner notes for Hammersmith Holocaust.

The rarest Nash the Slash release was Hammersmith Holocaust. Recorded live off the soundboard in 1980, Hammersmith has almost mythical status. It captures a young Nash supporting Gary Numan at his famous Hammersmith Odeon show, performing Children of the Night, Wolf, Smoke on the Water and other classic cuts.

The original vinyl numbered only 300 copies which were hand-stamped, and certainly fewer than 300 survive today, 35 years later. A mint-condition copy, if you can find one, will run you over $500.

Artoffact Records reissues Hammersmith Holocaust in an expanded gatefold sleeve, complete with a replica of the original insert, printed inside the fold. As a special bonus, Gary Numan, without whom the live show would not have happened, has written a wonderful piece for the liner notes, explaining why he invited Nash to be his support, as well as how influential Nash was over the years.

The vinyl is remastered, the artwork is restored, and the entire package comes on a special "square-splatter" black/white colour effect, an effect which is as rare as the original record. A solid black vinyl is also available.

Product Videos

NASH THE SLASH - Wolf live London 1980 (05:56)
Unique gravel-voiced Canadian one-man electro band who came to Gary Numan's attention and rose to prominenence as his support act on the 1980 Pleasure Principle tour. Ex-of prog band FM, Nash's heavy rock sensibility coupled with virtuosity on electric mandolin and violin, doused liberally in home-made analogue electronics, made him an instant hit among many Numanoids. The white tux and top hat with black piping, blind man's glasses and white face bandages preserved his anonymity and further fuelled his myth. Nash's real name is Jeff Plewman, born March 29 1948, and he took his nom-de-plume from a villain in a Laurel & Hardy short film. Alongside his horror-influenced original material, Nash had a penchant for cover versions including The Who's Baba O'Reilly, The Stones' 19th Nervous Breakdown and Jan & Dean's Dead Man's Curve. This track is another cover, of sorts, of Prokofiev's classic children's melody Peter and the Wolf. It's very good quality, from the bootleg album Hammersmith Holocaust, recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon on September 15 1980. Nash is still making and releasing music, and playing live around the Toronto area regularly. He last came to Britain a couple of years ago after a gap of almost 30 years; a pity more Numanoids didn't get along to pay tribute.
  • NASH THE SLASH...
    Unique gravel-voiced Canadian one-man electro band who came to...
  • NASH THE SLASH...
    Unique gravel-voiced Canadian one-man electro band who came to...
  • NASH THE SLASH...
    Unique gravel-voiced Canadian one-man electro band who came to...

Track Listing

A1 Wolf
A2 Smoke On The Water
B1 Children Of The Night
B2 Baba O'Riley
B3 Danger Zone