Nurse With Wound List Reissue Project From Finders Keepers

Source: The Quietus.

The Nurse With Wound List is probably the most notorious record collecting document there is – and Finders Keepers have committed to releasing music on a series of compilations from all of the musicians mentioned*.

The original line up of the avant garde industrial group – Steven Stapleton, John Fothergill and Heman Pathak – compiled the original list of 291 artists in 1978 as a list of influences on the project which was published as part of the artwork to their debut album, Chance Meeting On A Dissecting Table Of A Sewing Machine And An Umbrella the following year.

The painstakingly compiled list wasn’t an afterthought but it did go on to find a life of its own beyond the group. For better or worse, it has become something of a field guide to outsider or underground music and a shopping list for record collectors with deep pockets.