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Nurse With Wound List

The Nurse with Wound List is a list of musicians and bands that was included with Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella (1979), the first album by Nurse with Wound. There are 291 entries on the list. The list was expanded with Nurse with Wound’s second album, To the Quiet Men from a Tiny Girl (1980).

The list was compiled by the original Nurse with Wound trio of Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill, and Heman Pathak. It was intended as a homage to the artists who influenced the Nurse with Wound project. It has since become a type of ‘shopping list’ for collectors of outsider and avant-garde music.

Given their obscurity, some of the artists named on the list have been a mystery for many collectors. Stapleton has even boasted that some of the names on the list were invented, a statement denied by John Fothergill.

  • Iggy And The Stooges –  Raw Power
    Iggy And The Stooges – Raw Power
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    This double LP version includes the originally released David Bowie mix of the album on the first LP and the latter remixed version by Iggy Pop himself on the second […]

  • La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
    La Monte Young / Marian Zazeela – 31 VII 69 10:26 – 10:49 PM / 23 VIII 64 2:50:45 – 3:11 AM The Volga Delta
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    What our staff has to say: “‘Composer La Monte Young Does Not Understand His Work’ – Tony Conrad, 1990” – Cleo “La Monte Young was born in Bern, Idaho in [...]

  • David Cunningham – Grey Scale
    David Cunningham – Grey Scale
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    “David Cunningham was born in Ireland in 1954. His work ranges from pop music to gallery installations including several collaborations with visual artists. His first significant commercial [...]

  • Faust – Momentaufnahme II
    Faust – Momentaufnahme II
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    Originally part of 2021’s Faust Box Set release commemorating the bands 50th anniversary Momentaufnahme I and II are now set for their own standalone release by popular demand. This is […]

  • Cluster – Cluster 71
    Cluster – Cluster 71
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    What our staff has to say: “My favorite Cluster. No synths used and light years ahead of contemporaries.” – Jack 2022 repress. 140-gram LP. Cluster’s self-titled debut was [...]

  • Faust – Punkt
    Faust – Punkt
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    After the overwhelming success of the 1971-1974 box set release (BB 374CD/LP), containing the first four studio albums and for the first time ever this lost “last” album recording, [...]

  • Faust – S/T
    Faust – S/T
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    What our staff has to say: “The first Faust record still hits the hardest. The warped sample of All You Need Is Love is still just as startling. Absolute best” […]

  • Faust – 71 Minutes
    Faust – 71 Minutes
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    What our staff has to say: “Great fun on this one. Faust’s last album as well as a collection of their other EPs and singles.” – Jack 2020 repress. With […]

  • Philippe Mate, Jef Gilson – Workshop
    Philippe Mate, Jef Gilson – Workshop
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    LP version. 180 gram vinyl. “In October 1974, the first number of L’Indépendant du Jazz, a small self-produced magazine DIY — before punk supposedly invented the concept — [...]

  • Faust – The Faust Tapes
    Faust – The Faust Tapes
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    What our staff has to say: “Meant to be more of a promotional album on being signed to Virgin Records and only costing the amount of a single, this one […]

  • Zeitkratzer – Alvin Lucier
    Zeitkratzer – Alvin Lucier
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    By zkr director Reinhold Friedl’s personal request now available on vinyl for the first time: zeitkratzer’s critically acclaimed interpretations of compositions by Alvin Lucier. Alvin [...]

  • Iggy & The Stooges – Metallic K.O.
    Iggy & The Stooges – Metallic K.O.
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    What our staff has to say: “Absolutely beyond Raw, Stooges at their best.” – Cleo IGGY and the STOOGES ‘METALLIC K.O.’ The Original 1976 Album – the notorious [...]

  • The Residents – Eskimo
    The Residents – Eskimo
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    Concept album by The Residents which presents songs based on a highly-fictionalized version of Inuit culture.

  • Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri (Clear Vinyl, Bonus 12″) (RSD)
    Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri (Clear Vinyl, Bonus 12″) (RSD)
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    Limited edtion clear vinyl pressing. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an exclusive Record Store Day 2022 limited gatefold clear vinyl edition of Tangerine Dream’s [...]

  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Beton-Studie / Zeitmass für fünf Holzbläser / Klavierstuck XI
    Karlheinz Stockhausen – Beton-Studie / Zeitmass für fünf Holzbläser / Klavierstuck XI
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    Modern Silence presents Beton-Studie / Zeitmass für fünf Holzbläser / Klavierstuck XI compositions written by Karlheinz Stockhausen. A collection of some of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s earliest [...]

  • Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 ‎– Kohoutek
    Father Yod And The Spirit Of ’76 ‎– Kohoutek
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      “….the second coming of Kohoutek. This was the first spontaneous release that was made into a record, credited to Father Yod and The Spirit of ’76. It came out […]

  • Robert Wyatt – Old Rottenhat
    Robert Wyatt – Old Rottenhat
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    Despite the desolate and somber nature of the subject matter of its songs Old Rottenhat has a steely sparkle at its heart. Played almost entirely by Wyatt himself, the record […]

  • Airway – Live At Zebulon
    Airway – Live At Zebulon
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    In December 2019, Los Angeles Free Music Society pioneers Airway performed live at Zebulon with a stacked cast of collaborators, unleashing a constantly mutating wave of raucous free improv [...]

  • Can – Live In Brighton 1975
    Can – Live In Brighton 1975
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    LIVE IN BRIGHTON 1975 is the second in a series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time on vinyl, CD and digital formats and is set […]

  • Anima – Monte Alto
    Anima – Monte Alto
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    Limpe Fuchs is a legend in the experimental music scene. In the late ’60s, this percussionist drummed on self-made instruments, together with her then-husband Paul Fuchs, in the Ensemble [...]

  • Musica Elettronica Viva – Spacecraft
    Musica Elettronica Viva – Spacecraft
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    Musica Elettronica Viva, or MEV for short, was formed in 1966 in Rome by Allan Bryant, Alvin Curran, Jon Phetteplace, Carol Plantamura, Frederic Rzweski, Richard Teitelbaum, and Ivan Vandor. From [...]

  • Malagasy, Gilson – At Newport-Paris (2021 Reissue)
    Malagasy, Gilson – At Newport-Paris (2021 Reissue)
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    What our staff has to say: “Incredible jazz collaboration between Jef Gilson and Malagasy from the 70s, drawing from the avant-garde, funk, and traditional music. Every track is so unique [...]

  • Brainticket – Celestial Ocean (OG Italian Pressing)
    Brainticket – Celestial Ocean (OG Italian Pressing)
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    OG 1973 Italian Pressing VG+/VG – cover has some light edge wear / shelf wear

  • John Cage, David Tudor – Musik Im Technischen Zeitalter 1963
    John Cage, David Tudor – Musik Im Technischen Zeitalter 1963
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    In the winter of 1962-63 the writer on music and supporter of contemporary music Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt, professor at the Technische Universität in Berlin, ran the international lecture series [...]

  • Kluster ‎– Zwei-Osterei
    Kluster ‎– Zwei-Osterei
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    Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei […]

  • Ron Geesin – Pot Boilers
    Ron Geesin – Pot Boilers
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    Sublime, unique, sexy, and peculiar unreleased scores by electronic and jazz pioneer Ron Geesin, made for the films by maverick director Stephen Dwoskin. Geesin made great music and worked with [...]

  • Bomis Premdin – Clear Memory
    Bomis Premdin – Clear Memory
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    LP version includes digital download card; includes CD bonus track. Mental Experience present the first ever reissue of Bomis Prendin‘s Clear Memory, originally released in 1984. Formed in [...]


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