Friday, June 20, 2008

Nervous Choir - 7" & MLP


Here's the almost complete discography of this Scottish goth band. They were from Aberdeen to be more precisely.
Can't find any info on the net about Nervous Choir and the records don't have release dates but they were active in the 2nd half of the 80's.
The 'Alsations' 7" was released on Cathexis (see Vazz) and the '1060 Hold Everything' released by the band itself.
A side of the 7" has two 8-track recordings, the B side has a stereo cassette recording and the last track is live.
They also appear on the 'Dreams And Desires' comp. tape on Pleasantly Surprised. Their contribution is the song 'Richard Killing'.















Alsations 7"
(Cathexis Recordings-CRN 5407-198?)
1. Alsations
2. Introducing
3. O' David
4. Tonight We Start On Witches





1060 Hold Everything MLP (Choir Cuts-NCC12.1-198?)
1. Al Johnson
2. The Privilege
3. The Quarry
4. Trash Trash Trash
5. She Crept Out
6. Daddy Says
7. Dada Version

Note: tracks 6 & 7 ripped as one track. Track 7 is a remixed version of track 6.

Nervous Choir

26 comments:

n-rich said...

I can't thank you enough! I have these on vinyl, but no turntable anymore, so it's years since I listened to them. I also have the 'Dreams and Desires' compilation on cassette to which they contributed an early track ('Richard Killing').

I searched for info on Nervous Choir some while ago but there's very little to find: they were apparently a brilliant live band - there may also have been a live cassette - and they later changed their name to The Ramjet Rubber Company. There's a mention to the latter in a playlist with a track called 'Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend'. According to a guy called Jimsin "there was always some sort of drama / sex / violence at their gigs."

n-rich said...

Sorry, repeated some of your information there - was so excited about the music I forgot to read your post properly! :o)

Dulce Mentira... said...

Exelent post....

Curious Guy said...

n-rich, done with pleasure and thanks for the extra info. You don't have a turntable anymore so does that mean you don't have a cassette deck as well? Would like to hear that comp. tape.

salmon said...

thank you for this music.if you like Sex Pistols i have a 2 movie for download

http://salmon212.multiply.com/journal

Fritz die Spinne said...

V.,
Got something very cool ib the post this weekend...

On Look Back in Anger, you look for the 7". Does that mean you have the MLP? Have been looking for that 7" and also a Cassette "Foxhunt" (Stick It in Your Ear, 1982) which I've only seen mentioned once on the internet.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
My boyfriend's dad was in this band. He unfortunately died 7 years ago and I would really like to get a copy of their music, or possibly a poster for my boyfriend. Do you know where I would be able to find anything?

Curious Guy said...

Hello there, sad to read this. I found the NC records on eBay for not alot of money (the 7" is a bit harder to find). Hope you can score them to give them to your boyfriend.

joshua said...

hands down the best music blog i've ever seen. kudos to you, sir.


don't suppose i can make a request? i'm obsessed with a 7" on subterranean i scored years ago. band is called "pre fix". sounds like a spazzier, punkier savage republic. i've heard rumors of demo tapes, practice tapes.

you seem like the kind of fellow who might be able to help me out.

Curious Guy said...

Never heard Pre Fix before but sounds interesting. Maybe someone else who reads this is willing to help out.
And thanks for the appreciation.

joshua said...

well - i've ripped that 7" and would be happy to get it to you or post it.

lemme know.

Curious Guy said...

No problem Joshua. I could make a post of it if you want. Some extra info would be welcome also. You can put the download link in a comment.

Anonymous said...

Nervous Choir is amazing...

I'm wondering if you know where I might find the Belgian Punk/New Wave band Struggler

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Struggler

-Kevan

Curious Guy said...

Kevan, use the search function in the upper left corner. You'll find the 12" and LP of Struggler. Both 7"s can be found on No Longer Forgotten Music (see sidebar).

Anonymous said...

theres nothing to tell but go to last.fm music stuck some "newer" choir tracks on that.
yes the name did change but our attitude didnt. more to come if ya can suffer it.LES

Curious Guy said...

Hello Les, thanks for leaving a comment. Hope you don't mind posting your music here. All the best to you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great post - the 1st song "Alsations" is onethe most addictive songs I'd ever heard! (It reminds me the Bela Lugosi song of the Bauhaus - anyhow, I prefer the NC song in this days..:)

n-rich said...

What an absolute star Les is, posting up a freely downloadable CD's worth of unreleased Nervous Choir material on last.fm (direct link). Respect!

And - if you're reading this Les - yes we can suffer it, so please keep it coming!

Scott said...

http://www.discogs.com/artist/Nervous+Choir is all I can find by this band!

theclarkness said...

Nervous Choir
Theres a batch of cassettes and 4 track demos i have to get round to uploading 4 free. The band is long gone so are the go go dancers, the painted backdrops and the big metal barrel. Ive still got some of the original gig posters kicking about, along with the original band and demo from 1982 which was aired on local radio weeks before we ever played live and the ticket for the club (first band to ticket a gig for such a small club). THERES ALSO THE 45 BOTH SHOT ON SUPER * and transfered to studiovideo and a couple of live vids too
Im currently designing/designed CD sleeves IGGY T.REX BOWIES ASTRONETTES
Les

Anonymous said...

dear anonymous YES your right "Irish" died a few years back, fuckin miss the bugger, its was cancer, lifes a bugger, but i still have loads of photos of him before and during the band, I had originally wanted to send them to his sister and daughter in Belfast. The guy John Wooler who was in ALans first band is now head of music in some big corporation in America, THERES A N ALAN DICKEY TRACK ON LAST.FM FEATURING ALAN. Also if you leave your address on here or at 1.Up c/o Fred i'll certainly do thta for John J. it would be a pleasure. LES

Immortelle said...

Could you please reupload it, it's really hard to find elsewhere...

Curious Guy said...

New link. Enjoy!

ORMUS said...

Could I trouble you for another re-up of this? Just discovered them and they're amazing...

Curious Guy said...

New link Ormus. Enjoy!

ORMUS said...

Thank you sir!