Nurse with Wound

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Intro and Info

Nurse with Wound (or shortened as NWW) is the main recording name for British musician Steven Stapleton.

Nurse with Wound was originally a band, formed in 1978 by Stapleton, John Fothergill and Heman Pathak. The band has performed in many genres such as Avant-Garde, Experimental, Industrial, Noize, Dark Ambient, and Drone.

Albums List

  1. Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella (1979), United Dairies (expanded, anniversary edition issued on World Serpent/United Dairies, 2001)
  2. To the Quiet Men from a Tiny Girl (1980), United Dairies
  3. Merzbild Schwet (1980), United Dairies
  4. Insect and Individual Silenced (1981)
  5. Homotopy to Marie (1982)
  6. Ostranenie 1913 (1983)
  7. Brained by Falling Masonry (1984), L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords
  8. The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion (1985), L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords (reissued by United Dairies, 1995)
  9. Spiral Insana (1986), Torso (re-released on United Dairies, 1997)
  10. Automating Volume One (1986), United Dairies
  11. Scrag! (1987), United Dairies
  12. Drunk with the Old Man of the Mountains (1987)
  13. Alas the Madonna Does Not Function (1988), 12″ EP on United Dairies
  14. Noise War 4 (1988, record 1979), Kas
  15. Soliloquy for Lilith (1988), 3×LP set on Idle Hole (re-released on 2×CD by United Dairies, 1993, on 3×CD in 2003 and finally, again on 3×CD by United Jnana, 2005)
  16. Soliloquy for Lilith [Parts 5 and 6] (1989)
  17. A Sucked Orange (1990)
  18. Thunder Perfect Mind (1992), United Dairies
  19. Large Ladies With Cake in the Oven (1993), United Dairies
  20. Rock 'n Roll Station (1994)
  21. Who Can I Turn to Stereo (1996)
  22. An Awkward Pause (1999)
  23. Alice the Goon (second edition) (2000), release with a bonus track of a 1996 vinyl-only issue of 500 copies
  24. Funeral Music for Perez Prado (2001), compilation featuring extended versions of previously released tracks
  25. Man with the Woman Face (2002)
  26. Salt Marie Celeste (2003)
  27. She and Me Fall Together in Free Death (2003), Beta-lactam Ring Records
  28. The Musty Odour of Pierced Rectums (2003), very limited edition on Beta-lactam Ring Records
  29. Chance Meeting of a Defective Tape Machine and a Migraine (2003), remixes
  30. Shipwreck Radio Volume One (2004), ICR (special edition with extra disc Lofoten Deadhead)
  31. Echo Poeme Sequence No. 2 (2005), United Jnana
  32. Shipwreck Radio Volume Two (2005), ICR (special edition with extra disc Gulls Just Wanna Have Fun)
  33. Soundpooling (2006), ICR (special edition with extra disc A Hand Job for the Laughing Policeman)
  34. Stereo Wastelands (2006), Beta-lactam Ring Records (edition of 500 CDs compiling previously unreleased mixes from Who Can I Turn to Stereo?)
  35. Rat Tapes One: An Accumulation of Discarded Musical Vermin 1983–2006 (2006)
  36. Shipwreck Radio: The Final Broadcasts (2006), ICR
  37. Huffin' Rag Blues (2008), United Dairies/Jnana
  38. The Surveillance Lounge (2009), United Dirter
  39. Space Music (2009), Beta-lactam Ring Records
  40. Paranoia in HiFi (2009), Dirtier Promotions (compilation featuring excerpts of previously released tracks)
  41. Chromanatron (2013), Rotorelief

Members Name Check

Although Stapleton has sole curatorship of NWW, the group has a long and illustrious list of collaborators including Diana Rogerson (Stapleton's wife), James Thirlwell of Foetus, Tony Wakeford, David Jackman of Organum, Andrew McKenzie of The Hafler Trio, Stereolab, Jim O'Rourke, Christoph Heemann, William Bennett of Whitehouse, Robert Haigh, Rose McDowall of Strawberry Switchblade, Annie Anxiety, John Balance of Coil, Matt Waldron of Irr. App (Ext) and most regularly David Tibet of Current 93. For some time, NWW was a core duo of Stapleton and Colin Potter, the latter having first worked with NWW on 1992's "Thunder Perfect Mind" when it was recorded at Potter's ICR studio. Potter has appeared on almost every NWW release since. In 2009, a CD titled "Ød Lot" was released (credited to Nurse With Wound) which contained solo recordings by Stapleton, Potter, Waldron and Andrew Liles.

John Fothergill helped found the band when it started. After parting company he went on to spend many years at the BBC children's unit accounting for programs such as Raven / In the Night Garden. He retired in June 2010.

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