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[An index of the blog posts is at the bottom of the page, plus an alphabetical artist list.]

Background

In 2018-19 I wrote two blogs about The Fall, The Fall in Fives and You Must Get Them All, the latter of which I have converted into a manuscript and hope to see published in the near future. Over 300,000 words later, it felt like I had explored the Fall’s body of work about as far as is humanly possible or sensible, so I began to consider candidates for my next project…

Inspiration came from The Fall Online Forum; specifically ‘Mix It Up’, a regular feature of forum life where a group of contributors submit anonymous mixes which are then distributed by an organiser and reviewed ‘blind’. In the spring of 2019, I was flicking through my music collection on shuffle, looking for selections for MIU29, when this popped up:

Not only was this 1997 collaboration an excellent piece of wonky, understated krautrock that begged for inclusion in my mix, it set me thinking about the Nurse With Wound list.

I wouldn’t describe myself as a committed NWW fan. I love much of Steven Stapleton‘s work, and my computer tells me that I have 168 tracks (26 hours’ worth) of NWW-related material on my hard drive. But their back catalogue is huge and complicated and daunting – even to someone who has spent two years writing about The Fall – and that has led me to be an occasional if enthusiastic listener. It struck me that the list would make an interesting theme for a mix, and as a result, my final effort was entirely based around artists from the list beginning with A (plus Simple Headphone Mind).

This fascination with the list (if you have no idea what it is, I’m going to get to that in the first proper post, don’t worry) has stuck with me over the last twelve months, and once the first draft of the You Must Get Them All manuscript went off to the publisher, I had little doubt that this was the next project. It’s a huge challenge in terms of scope and diversity, but I cordially invite you to join me on this strange and fascinating journey…

 

Index of Posts:

Introduction: The Nurse With Wound List

NWWL#1: Agi – Alb

NWWL#2: Alc – Ame

NWWL#3: Amm – Ani

NWWL#4: Ann – Arc

NWWL#5: Are – Ash

NWWL#6: Ash – Big

NWWL#7: Bir – Bra

NWWL#8: Bal – Ber

NWWL#9: Bes – Bru

 

Index of Artists:

Agitation Free
Pekka Airaksinen
Airway
Aksak Maboul (Aqsak Maboul)
Albrecht/d
Alcatraz
Älgarnas Trädgård
All 7-70 (Ritual All 770)
Alternative TV
Ame Son
AMM Music
Amon Düül
Amon Düül II
Anal Magic and Reverend Dwight Frizzell
Anima
Annexus Quam
Arbete och Fritid
Arcane V
Archaïa
Archimedes Badkar
Area
Art Bears
Gilbert Artman
Arzachel
Robert Ashley
Ash Ra Tempel
Association P.C.
Anton Bruhin
Banten
Biglietto per l’Inferno
Birgé Gorgé Shiroc
Blue Sun
Brainstorm
Brainticket
Brast Burn
Brave New World
Brühwarm Theatre
Don Bradshaw-Leather
Franco Battiato
Franz de Byl
Han Bennink
Il Balletto di Bronzo
Jacques Berrocal
Philippe Besombes
Raymond Boni
Steve Beresford
Cabaret Voltaire
Can
Capsicum Red
Captain Beefheart
Chamberpot
Checkpoint Charlie
Chene Noir
Chillum
Chrome
Cohelmec Ensemble
Collegium Musicum
Come
Companyia Elèctrica Dharma
Comus
Cornucopia
Crass
Creative Rock
Cromagnon
Cupol
David Cunningham
Henri Chopin
Jean Cohen-Solal
John Cage
Roberto Colombo
Dadazuzu
Debris’
Decayes
Dedalus
Der Plan
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF)
Dharma Quintet
Dies Irae
Dome
Doo-Dooettes
Dzyan
Jean Dubuffet
Martin Davorin-Jagodić
Philippe Doray
Roger Doyle
The Deep Freeze Mice
Wolfgang Dauner
Eiliff
Emtidi
Eroc
Etron Fou Leloublan
Exmagma
Family Fodder
Faust
Fille Qui Mousse
Floh de Cologne
Flying Lizards
Food Brain
Fred Frith
Free Agents
Friendsound
Luc Ferrari
Patrizio Fariselli
Walter Franco
Fernando Grillo
Friedrich Gulda
Gash
Gila
Glaxo Babies
God in Disguise (Förklädd Gud)
Gomorrha
Gong
Good Missionaries
Grobschnitt.
Group 1850
Guru Guru
Jean Guérin
Jef Gilson
John Greaves and Peter Blegvad
Le Grand Magic Circus
Ragnar Grippe
Ron Geesin
Hairy Chapter
Hampton Grease Band
Henry Cow
Heratius
Hero
Horde Catalytique Pour La Fin
Horrific Child
Hugh Hopper
Juan Hidalgo
Pierre Henry
Ibliss
International Harvester
Iskra
Island
L’Infonie
Jan Dukes de Grey
Basil Kirchin
Frank Köllges (misspelled Kolges on the list)
King Crimson
Kluster
Kollektiv Rote Rübe
Komintern
Kraftwerk
Krokodil
Osamu Kitajima
Alvin Lucier
Bernard Lubat
Lard Free
Le Forte Four
Lemon Kittens
Lily
Limbus 3/Limbus 4
Steve Lacy
Albert Marcoeur
Anthony Moore
Colette Magny
Costin Miereanu
Fritz Müller
Magical Power Mako
Magma
Mahjun
Mahogany Brain
Malfatti-Wittwer
Mama Dada 1919
Mars
Maschine Nr. 9
Mate and Vallancien
Michael Mantler
Min Bul
Mnemonists
Modry Efekt (Blue Effect)
Moolah
Mothers of Invention
Moving Gelatine Plates
Music Improvisation Company
Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV)
Mythos
Thierry Müller
Napoli Centrale
Negativland
Neu!
New Phonic Art
Nico
Night Sun
Nihilist Spasm Band
Nine Days Wonder
Nosferatu
Nu Creative Methods
Oktober
Operation Rhino
Opus Avantra
Orchid Spangiafora
Out of Focus
Ovary Lodge
Tony Oxley
Yoko Ono
Alvaro Peña-Rojas
Bomis Prendin
Michel Portal
Parker and Lytton.
Pataphonie
Pauvros and Bizien
Pere Ubu
Pierrot Lunaire
Plastic Ono Band
Plastic People of the Universe
Poison Girls
Pôle
Public Image Ltd
The Pop Group
Achim Reichel
Boyd Rice
Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes
Claudio Rocchi
Ray Russell
Red Krayola
Red Noise
Reform Art Unit
Rocky’s Filj
Ron ‘Pate’s Debonairs
Roth, Rühm, & Wiener (Selten Gehörte Musik)
Steve Reich
Terje Rypdal
Terry Riley
The Residents
Demetrio Stratos
Gunter Schickert
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Martin Saint-Pierre
Sally Smmit
Samla Mammas Manna
Second Hand
Secret Oyster
Seeselberg
Semool
Silberbart
Siloah
Smegma
Snatch
Soft Machine
Sonny Sharrock
Sperm
Sphinx Tush
Stooges
Supersister
Ghédalia Tazartès
Jacques Thollot
Mama Béa Tekielski
Paolo Tofani
Taj Mahal Travellers
Tamia
Tangerine Dream
Technical Space Composers Crew
Third Ear Band
Thirsty Moon
This Heat
Thrice Mice
Throbbing Gristle
Tokyo Kid Brothers
Tolerance
Tomorrow’s Gift
Ton Steine Scherben
Trans Museq (LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams)
Twenty Sixty Six and Then
Uli Trepte
Univers Zero
Christian Vander
L. Voag
Patrick Vian
Velvet Underground
Vertø
Igor Wakhevitch
James White and the Contortions
Lawrence Weiner
Michel Waisvisz
Robert Wyatt
Trevor Wishart
Whitehouse
Wired
Woorden
Iannis Xenakis
Xhol
Xhol Caravan
La Monte Young
Ya Ho Wha 13
Art Zoyd III
Frank Zappa
ZNR
Zweistein