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RIP Hugh of the Nihilist Spasm Band

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  • karelpw
    Sad news comes that yesterday Hugh McIntyre, the bear-like bassist of the Nihilist Spasm Band, died at 68. For those not familiar with them, the NSB, based in
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 7, 2004
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      Sad news comes that yesterday Hugh McIntyre, the bear-like bassist of
      the Nihilist Spasm Band, died at 68. For those not familiar with
      them, the NSB, based in London, Ontario, Canada, are arguably the
      founders of and the longest-running project in contemporary "noise."
      Their early recordings from the mid-1960s influenced the Japanese
      noise scene and western rock-noise bands such as Sonic Youth. They're
      also an anarchic, antic, devoutly amateur group - Hugh was a
      librarian by profession - who built their sculpture-like instruments
      by hand and for decades have continued playing a London gig every
      Monday night, whether there's an audience or not.

      More details on my blog at:
      http://www.zoilus.com/documents/news/2004/000290.shtml

      thanks,
      Carl Wilson
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