Nurse With Wound List

John Greaves: voice, bass guitar piano, sequences, string arrangements
Annie Barbazza: voice (3,6,7,11) piano (11), acoustic guitar (3)
Valérie Gabail: voice (1, 10)
Himiko Paganotti: voice (8)
Vincent Courtois: cello
Matthieu Rabaté: drums
Olivier Mellano: guitar (1,2,6,8)
Sophia Domancich: treated piano (8)
Zeena Parkins: harp (10)
Jakko Jakszyk: electric guitar (4)
Lino Capra Vaccina: piano, gongs, vibes, cymbals, percussion (12)
Camillo Mozzoni: obo

This 1998 recording, released in 2001, was the first release of John’s solo performances at a piano; just his voice and the keyboard. Lots of classics here!

“At last John, a piano and his songs. Taken from a concert at Star Pines, Tokyo and wisely minimally edited, this follows the dynamic of the concert and lives in the minutiae of its performance. Persuasive and gripping because so real - warts and struggle and all. What comes out is the essence of a performance that is engrained with character..

Limited initial pressing of 980 individually hand-numbered copies!

John Greaves solo reminds me a lot - in a way - of Peter Hammill solo. They both have a core repertoire that they nearly always perform, so you tend to get a certain number of songs you always get, as well as new or unusual selections; the setlist changes very gradually over the decades.

Having said that, they are both wonderful solo performers with a unique body of works to draw from.

This isn't necessarily...

Warehouse find: Released in 2000, this is long out of print, but we found a few and it’s at regular price while it lasts.
John's first since "Songs", this is all new songs by John, with full band, including guitarist Francois Ovide + guests, including Patrice Meyer and Vicent Courtois. Sort of like John doing a Peter Blegvad style album.

“The Caretaker sees John Greaves coming back to the rock song format, something he had not done since the 1996 CD Songs. After a few disappointing side...

Here is JG in full-bore 'chanteur Français" mode. I like him & his voice and his style so much it's ok with me, but do bear that in mind when ordering, as he now he even out Charles' Charles Aznavour in the photo on the cover. Who would have guessed...

Easily available again for the first time in many, many years.

John Greaves was the bassist for Henry Cow during their prime. He later went onto an interesting solo career featuring more "song oriented" material, and also some fine writing...

This was advertised as a John Greaves / Pip Pyle release, but like so many things VP, turned out to be only half true, but with a very happy ending nonetheless!

"It started out as a collaboration between John, and this guy Philippe-Marcel, after John said in an interview that he was looking for fellow musicians to work together. Anyway, they got together, and eventually Pip became involved too....
Still, it has, I think some of John and Pip's best stuff in years."-Aymeric Leroy

Not quite a decade ago, there was a new set from the newly reformed / revamped Grobschnitt, released as 2008 Live. It was recorded in Bonn and Menden Germany in May 2008 and it was really good (see below).
This newer version takes that live album, adds a bonus track from 2008 and then adds a second disc from the next year, which has a complete live version of Rockpommel's Land as well as many other vintage greats. They still have that sound and fans will be really happy with this one...

This was originally released nearly 20 years ago by Eroc, and consists of previously unreleased live and studio recordings, but it has been out of print for a decade; nice to see it available again!

"We are writing the year 1994 and it's time...

This was originally released nearly 15 years ago by Eroc, and consists of previously unreleased live and studio recordings, but it has been out of print for a decade; nice to see it available again!...

Many consider this, their fourth studio album,to be one of their main classics. Includes bonus studio tracks and entire second disc of bonus live performances from 1977-79!

"Grobschnitt were one of the crop of German bands that fell into the Krautrock category, mixing progressive rock influences with improvisational elements and humour to create a very compelling brand of music. The irreverence was evident in their music, but not at the cost of technical and compositional proficiency. All the...

Legit reissue from Brain / Universal. Many consider this, their fourth studio album,to be one of their main classics.

"Grobschnitt were one of the crop of German bands that fell into the Krautrock category, mixing progressive rock influences with improvisational elements and humour to create a very compelling brand of music. The irreverence was evident in their music, but not at the cost of technical and compositional proficiency. All the musicians were masters of their instruments, and created...

The band's fifth album, and one that a good number of people consider to be the greatest live progressive rock album ever made! This adds 25' of bonus material to the original disc and an entire second disc of further live recordings from 1977!

"The German group Grobschnitt were one of the more famous bands from the classic 70's Krautrock era. They had a long and varied history that spanned over 20 years and were quite popular in their native Germany. Their music was characterized by theatrical...

Beautiful, new replica edition of this great, classic German symphonic rock release. The band's fifth album, and one that a good number of people consider to be the greatest live progressive rock album ever made!

"The German group Grobschnitt were one of the more famous bands from the classic 70's Krautrock era. They had a long and varied history that spanned over 20 years and were quite popular in their native Germany. Their music was characterized by theatrical sequences, space rock jamming...

The good news: This live recording of Grobschnitt with an orchestra is really excellent.
The bad news: It's only 14' long!

"Two brand new live recordings by the German prog legend performed together with the Hagen Symphonic Orchestra in...

The fifth in a series tracing the evolution of this very acclaimed, large-scale piece by this German symphonic band, released by their drummer Eroc. This has material from 1975 and 1983. [Wolkenreise]

Nice, quite comprehensive live overview, with recordings from 1973-1981, all remastered by Eroc and in a great double digi-pack. "The German group Grobschnitt were one of the more famous bands from the classic 70's Krautrock era. They had a long and va...

This is the very 1st time that Group 1850's superb 2nd album has been reissued from the master tapes onto CD. This is a 24-bit remastering of this fine, psychedelic release and it even includes their excellent (but not quite as excellent) first album...

This marks the first-ever reissue of the second of two albums that Guru Guru made for Atlantic, after recording four albums for Brain and losing original guitarist Ax Genrich. Ax was an amazing guitarist and losing him changed the sound greatly, but th...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio c...

Well, here's a title that tells you exactly what you are getting. Two shows - on DVD and CD - by the legendary and long-lived Guru Guru, recorded nearly 30 years apart.

"In 1976, with six albums and eight years after being founded the German Krautrock legend Guru Guru was the first German band to be invited to play at Rockpalast. Guru Guru with their outstanding drummer Mani Neumeier have always been considered the perfect hippie band. Every festival of alternative music from Burg Herzberg to...

“When Guru Guru was founded in 1968 in the year of the student revolt, everyone would have reaped a weary smile that would have predicted that Guru Guru would still exist after 50 years, or have played a decisive role in shaping the music scene during that time.
Today, Guru Guru is one of the longest-serving bands on the planet, along with the Rolling Stones, and Mani Neumeier and his gurus stand for rock music that has survived all trends and fashions and that still goes beyond borders today. That...

"One of the lesser known Guru Guru albums originally released in `93 and re-issued in `07 on revisited records with remastering by none other than ex-Grobschnitt drummer EROC.
Well you can`t go wrong with the technical improvements as well as the one thing which is guaranteed with every Guru Guru album from Mani Nuemeier & Co: A wacked out musical experience with diversity and relentless energy. Divided roughly between vocal tracks and instrumentals, " Shake Well " contains a heavy dose of high...

Really good (not professional, but genuinely very good) quality live album recorded November 4, 1972. This is recorded just after the band's peak, as Ulli Trepte has left and Bruno Schaab (a fine player) is his replacement here, but the repertoire is still all taken from the 1st 3 albums, with really long versions of Oxymoron, Baby Cake Walk and Ooga Booga. Ax Genrich and Mani Neumeier play great as always. Not as essential as they once were, as this feels a little tentative, but it's still a great...

"Guru Guru played in the Wartburg, a Wiesbaden hall, on September 17th, 1973. It was one of the gigs recorded by Xhol (Caravan) acquaintance Muck Krieger. His recording equipment was then state-of-the-art: an Uher tape recorder CR 124 and two Revox...

This is Uli Trepte and Mani Neumeier, fresh from their years backing Irene Schweizer, making the transition from free jazz to free rock and finding themselves before they dropped the Groove Band part, settled on a guitarist and became Guru Guru.
This is historically fascinating, but please note it is of bootleg sound quality.

"This newly discovered gem documenting the inception of Krautrock finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier...

“Full title: A Loss Permitted To Open Its Eyes For But Three Hours And There Glimpsed, Finally In Focus A Mystery That Begs Earnestly, "Ask Me Nothing" Now, Once More The Problem Is Yours Alone.

Experimental music pioneer Keiji Haino, one of the most mysterious and influential figures to emerge from the Japanese psychedelic underground, teams up with Charles Hayward, British drummer and founding member of This Heat and Camberwell Now, on a new live album.
A Loss Permitted... comprises a...

Bruce Hampton (vocals, trumpet)
Glenn Phillips (guitar, saxophone)
Harold Kelling (guitar, vocals)
Mike Holbrook (bass)
Jerry Fields (percussion, vocals)

The Hampton Grease band are legends of weirdo American music and performed a wild, energetic and tight music featuring wild dual guitar work and a solid rhythm section plus a wild-card vocalist. Comparable in some ways to the Magic Band, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers, but with a wild/freak-out streak, basically they

Bruce Hampton (vocals, trumpet)
Glenn Phillips (guitar, saxophone)
Harold Kelling (guitar, vocals)
Mike Holbrook (bass)
Jerry Fields (percussion, vocals)

The Hampton Grease band are legends of weirdo American music and performed a wild, energetic and tight music featuring wild dual guitar work and a solid rhythm section plus a wild-card vocalist. Comparable in some ways to the Magic Band, the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers, but with a wild/freak-out streak, basically they

"Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents for over four decades. He later released solo albums under the name Charles Bobuck before finally switching to his real name in 2017.
After Heart, Nachtzug is his second solo album. In the beginning, this release was intended to become a TOOK release - simply releasing Fox's sketches for The Residents' Ghost Of Hope album. But this idea soon turned out to be not challenging enough, so Hardy started using his original sketches as the basis of an...

“Hardy Fox used to be composer for The Residents. He left the group when he didn't feel fit enough for touring. Since then, he has released many albums under the name Charles Bobuck, switching to his real name Hardy Fox when his albums became more personal. The first, self-titled and also known under the name Heart, is a study of the young Hardy Fox, an album about Love. The second, Nachtzug is about his last days touring with The Residents.
After a break from recording, Hardy Fox is now back with...

Grumpy editor's note: at this point, I don't think either name listed here is a real name....

"Hardy Fox grew up in Texas. After college he moved to San Francisco reveling in the free love days of 1967-68. He co-founded the much loved cult band, the Residents, where he was primary composer.
Hardy retired from The Residents in 2015 but continued to compose for the group through 2017. In addition to his work with that band, he has recorded as a solo artist under various names including Charles..

So, Harmonia put out this sexy, vinyl-only box set of all their work and included the box included a vinyl release of never-before heard studio material.
But until now, you had to either get it in the vinyl box or you could buy it as a cassette (as CASSETTE? I know it was recorded in 1975, but did they have sell it like it was 1975?).
FINALLY you can buy it on CD and it’s really great!
This album consists of two unearthed live recordings, capturing the Deluxe-era incarnation of the group...

So, Harmonia put out this sexy, vinyl-only box set of all their work and included the box included a vinyl release of never-before heard studio material.
But until now, you had to either get it in the vinyl box or you could buy it as a cassette (as CASSETTE? I know it was recorded in 1975, but did they have sell it like it was 1975?).
FINALLY you can buy it on vinyl and it’s really great!
This album consists of two unearthed live recordings, capturing the Deluxe-era incarnation of the group.

“Charles Hayward is an English drummer and was a founding member of the experimental rock groups This Heat and Camberwell Now. He also played with Mal Dean's Amazing Band, Dolphin Logic, and gigged and recorded with Phil Manzanera in the group Quiet Sun project as well as a short stint with Gong. He was a session musician on The Raincoats' second album, Odyshape, and on one occasion played drums for the anarchist punk band Crass. Since the late 1980s he has concentrated on solo projects and....

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...

Charles Hayward is, of course, best known for his drumming and vocalizing feats with This Heat, Camberwell Now and Quiet Sun, but in addition to doing some improvising work, he has released a number of solo albums contsructed out of his excellent drumming, distinctive voice and single drones made from keyboards, melodica, etc. I saw him perform at RIO in 2009 and it was a real treat to finally see the great man behind the kit and in full voice. This is his first in quite some time and is a good one...

Great to see this relic from the very early 70s reappear ("...all selections were written and composed by Dashiell Hedayat on Autumn 69...and finally recorded at Strawberry Studio on May 1971. Warning: This record must be played as loud as possible, must be heard as stoned as impossible and thank you everybody."). Originally released 1971 on the rare and collectable Shandar label, this was the work of French writer Jack-Alain Leger, who released a 1969, very collectable album under the name Melmoth....

Nona Hendryx-vocals
Gary Lucas-guitar
Jesse Krakow-bass
Jordan Shapiro-keyboards
Richard Dworkin-drums

Gary, Jesse and Richard all worked together in Cuneiform's Fast 'n' Bulbous, Jordan I don't know and Nona is, of couse, the great vocalist from LaBelle, as well as being a featured singer with Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, David Bowie and many other a-listers.
This is a great, rocking and soulful take on some of Don's most 'songy songs' (and also some surprises too, such

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", Richard Branson was heard to squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

The last of the Henry Cow albums on Virgin, this includes their amazing final BBC session; 25' of Henry Cow perfection, a small taste of the famous shows that they performed with Robert Wyatt and a lot of purely free improvisation or prepared free improvisation, which is what they were doing live at this time.
This has been out of print for a bit now and is always in demand, and it has been remastered by Bob Drake and sounds significantly better to my ears!

"Originally released in 197

This was Cow's final studio album for Virgin, & is considered by many folks to be their greatest achievement, with Dagmar fully integrated into the band. With the original (greatly superior) mixes which have been unavailable for years & improved sound.

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", all the girls will squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

Their great first album, this features very strong playing & compositions coupled with a "lightness" of sound unlike any of their other albums; the closest Cow ever got to sounding like Hatfield & The North!

This features very strong playing & compositions coupled with a ''lightness'' of sound unlike any of their other albums; the closest Cow ever got to sounding like Hatfield & The North!

For ONE C-note, you get everything. Studio, live, outtakes, etc etc etc. Most of you already have this, but if you don’t already have this, it’s a fantastic deal.

Also, just thought I would mention that once upon a time, I got a ride back to London from Guilford Civic Hall, after the show, with the band in the van on the cover on the box!

“17 CDs, 1 DVD and 250 pages of histories, testimony commentaries and photographs - in a sturdy box.
This collection brings together in.

This is the second half of the 10 disc box set that was released several years ago and covers all previously unreleased recordings of the band from the beginning to the end. This includes the fabulous and fabulous sounding Stockholm, Goteborg & Bremen...

This is box 3 of the 40th anniversary set; box 1 & 2 are The Road. This includes all the band's studio albums: Legend, Unrest, Desperate Straights, In Praise Of Learning and Western Culture, but in addition to the great music, the main reason is to...

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", all the girls will squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

Their 2nd album featured the addition of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon/oboe, giving them sort of a proto-Univers Zero sound (Cow were first). One side of composed music and one side of (mostly) improvised music with studio work. There was a period in my life when this was one of my most listened to albums!

Their 2nd album featured the addition of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon/oboe, giving them sort of a proto-Univers Zero sound (Cow were first) & is reissued with superior sonics. One side of composed music and one side of (mostly) improvised music with studio...