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No Nihilist Spasm Band in Mulhouse

Les Mondes Mental, Mulhouse, France, 2006

Reken Records, Attiki, Greece, 2013

Recorded in the Foyer St. Fridolin, Mulhouse, France in 2004 during the band's second European tour, this is their last l p recording before the death of bassist Hugh McIntyre later that year. It is dedicated to his memory.

The Nihilist Spasm Band "Breaking Wind" - North South East West

Recorded in sessions at Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario, between 2009 and 2012, this record was commissioned by Nikolas Malevistsis as a 40th birthday present to himself. It is a beautifully designed album, superbly mastered by Themistaklis Pantelopoulos.

The Nihilist Spasm Band & Sun Plexus 2 - No Victoria

Bimbo Tower Records, Paris, 2009

This extraordinary 2 record set is the result of collaborations between NSB and Sun Plexus 2 in 10 hours of studio sessions at La Mer Rouge studio, Mulhouse, France, and in a 2008 Canadian tour that included concerts at the Victoriaville Festival de Musique Actuelle, Club Tranzac, Toronto, and Pandemic, London. The French/English liner notes of Bruce Lee Galenter are like a hilarious circular conversation between Babylon and Google Translate.

The Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record

Originally released on Allied Records, Toronto, 1968

Here it is rereleased by Pacemaker Entertainment in a limited edition of 500. Spin Magazine lists No Record among the top 100 counter cultural disks of all time, ahead of such luminaries as Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and Harry Partch.

Nihilist Spasm Band - Nothing Is Forever

Wintage Records and Tapes, Toronto, 2012

This is a selection of four new tracks recorded at Forest City Gallery at the band's regular Monday night sessions.

Fluxus Del Ano 1970, The Nihilist Spasm Band, tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE, and Kommissar Hjuler und Praktikantin

Released on Psych, KG243, Germany, 2015

This compilation album contains 18 minutes and 28 seconds of new Spasm Band material recorded live at Filharmonie Brno, Czech Republic, 2015.

Compact Discs ... all CDs will be sent sans jewel box

The Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record

First released on Allied, Toronto, 1968 Here reissued on Alchemy Records, Osaka, Japan, 2016

The Nihilist Spasm Band – Volume 2

Originally released by The Music Gallery, Toronto, 1978 Here reissued on Alchemy Records, Osaka, Japan, 2016

These are special reissues by Alchemy Records on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the band, and their performances at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo, 2016. A free band postcard will accompany each order while supplies last.

The two numbers from the Alchemy Records come with a special post card of the band for the first 70 orders.

No Borders - The Nihilist Spasm Band and Joe McPhee, 2 CDs

Non Musica Rex, London, Ontario, 2001

This beautifully designed double CD box set contains selections from two days of studio sessions and a live concert. It is a rare collaboration between the band and jazz great Joe McPhee, featuring 9 stunning tracks of original improvisations.

No Nothing - No Music Festival, 2000

6 CD box set released by Non Musica Rex, London, 2001

Featured are The Nihilist Spasm Band, The Black Auks (St. John's, Nfld.), Aube (Kyoto, Japan), Lee Renaldo (U.S.A.), Paul Dutton (Toronto), Gary Hill (U.S.A.),Paulina Wallenberg Olsson (Sweden), Mne-mic (Tokyo, Japan), Alexandre St. Onge (Montreal), Christof Migone (U.S.A.), Voice Crack (Switzerland), and many others.

This is a superb recording of the stage performances at London's Aeolian Hall and the nightly jam sessions at the third international No Music Festival in London, Ontario. Included in this rare box set is a 20 page booklet and a special edition No Music button.

No Tribute

Sunship Records (Minneapolis), Little Mafia Records (Oklahoma City), Carbon Records (Rochester, N.Y.), and Breathmint (Southampton, Pa.), 2001

This co-production recording includes twenty-four cover tracks of songs by the Nihilist Spasm Band. Artists include Baku, Unconditional Loathing, Jacopo Andreini, Madame Chao, Alan Licht, Carlos Giffoni, Reynols, Cock E.S.P., Wolf Eyes, Hijokaidan, and fourteen others from around the world.

NSB Live @ Western Front


Recorded live at Vancouver's fabled Western Front performance centre before a packed house, this has been hailed as the best ever live recording of the Nihilist Spasm Band. Original band members John Boyle, John Clement, Bill Exley, Murray Favro, and Art Pratten are joined here by Aya Onishi and Tim Glasgow, with a special appearance by George Bowering, Canada's Poet Laureate.

the BEST we CAN do - The Nihilist Spasm Band


Collected here on one CD are twelve, possibly thirteen, of the band's greatest hits recorded between 1965 and 2001, with all of the band's original members represented, including Archie Leitch, Greg Curnoe and Hugh McIntyre, with the addition of Joe McPhee on Do It My Way. This compilation shows the evolution of the band's sound over thirty-six years of its long history.

1984 - The Nihilist Spasm Band

Originally released as a cassette by Chimik Communications, Montreal, 1984 Reissued on CD by Alchemy Records, Japan, 1999

This is a selection of five recordings made at the band's regular Monday night sessions at Forest City Gallery in London, Ontario in 1984. It perfectly captures the flavor of the band's Monday nights during that auspicious year.

The Nihilist Spasm Band - Every Monday Night

Alchemy Records, Osaka, Japan, 1999

Recorded at DB Studio, London, Ontario in 1998 at the request of Alchemy's Jojo Hiroshige, this collector's item contains classic band titles Mother Canada, I Dreampt I Was Living in Paradise, and I'm a Real Nice Fellow. The striking album design is by Masahiko Ohno (Solmania).

Brampton Indie Arts Festival - The Suburban Manifesto

Sunday League, 2007

This is a compilation of sixteen tracks from the Brampton Indie Arts Festival, including songs by Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People, Hayden, Cuff the Duke, The Reostatics, Nash the Slash, Mendelson Joe, Ron Sexmith, and, of course, the Nihilist Spasm Band with Meat Eater.

The Nihilist Spasm Band & Reynols - No Borders to No Borders

Disques Hushush, 2005

Mixed and remixed by the Argentinian group Reynols, this CD is a re-examination of Spasm Band songs Acrostics (Infinite Version), No Borders (Destroy All the Borders), and No Canada (No Remix - No Canada - No Argentina), through the artistic filter of Reynols, Argentina. It is dedicated to the memories of Hugh McIntyre and Jorje Tomasin.

The Glasshouse - an audio visual performance by Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke

Potomar, 2012

This experimental film features five different and separate musical scores by Algis Antanas Kizys, Steve Forker, David Eugene Edwards, Paul Browse, and the Nihilist Spasm Band.


In March, 2016, the Nihilist Spasm Band was invited by Jojo Hiroshige and Alchemy Records to play two concerts at Shinjuku Pit Inn, a legendary Tokyo jazz club. It was twenty years almost to the day since Hiroshige had hosted the band on its first Japanese tour, and it was his way of honouring their fifty-plus years of pioneering noise improvisation.

The second half of each show was a series of jam sessions, inspired by the historic No Music Festival jams, involving various members of the band playing with some of Japan's most illustrious musicians.

Included with the beautifully designed CD is a gorgeous twelve page booklet. The text is in Japanese, but it is jam packed with outstanding colour and b & w photos taken during the concert

Cassette Tapes


Psychedelic Baby 2015 WAS24

A selection of books mentioning The Nihilist Spasm Band:

"We Sing A New Language: The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore"

Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation by David Novak

Noise Music: by Paul Hegarty

Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought (Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture by Judy Lochhead (Editor), Joseph Auner (Editor))

The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation, and Communities in Dialogue (Music/Culture) Paperback – March 30, 2004 by Daniel Fischlin (Editor), Ajay Heble (Editor), & 1 more

Traveling Music: The Soundtrack to My Life and Times Paperback – September 1, 2004 by Neil Peart (Author)

The Complete How To Kazoo Aug 24, 2006 by Barbara Stewart

Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

The Encyclopedia of Underground Movies: Films from the Fringes of Cinema Paperback – November 15, 2004 by Phil Hall (Author)