Monday, October 19, 2009

NASH THE SLASH - swing shift

YouTube via TheLittleDevil
"Electric mandolin/violin player and vocalist Nash The Slash (whose name comes from the 1927 Laurel & Hardy movie 'Do Detectives Think?') is well known for his instrumental soundtrack work and re-invention of classic rock cover tunes while his image, that of a bandaged, walking, Invisible Man has made him instantly recognizable. During a gig at The Edge in the late '70's to raise awareness of the threat from the Three Mile Island disaster, he walked on stage wearing bandages dipped in phosphorous paint and exclaimed: "look, this is what happens to you". The bandages became his trademark. Nash The Slash would put out a half dozen releases between 1980 and 1984 as writer, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and often times engineering and production. 'Children Of The Night' was produced by Steve Hillage and eventually became Nash's biggest selling solo record with estimates at 100,000 copies worldwide. And a fledgling engineer by the name of Daniel Lanois produced the single "Dance After Curfew" from the 'And You Thought You Were Normal' album. Nash The Slash's 1984 album 'American Bandages' would receive a CFNY-FM CASBY Award nomination for single of the year."

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