Dreams and Nightmares – Nash the Slash


Dreams and Nightmares is the debut album by Nash the Slash, a Canadian musician and performance artist who was known for his distinctive appearance of wearing bandages over his face. The album was released in 1979 by Cut-Throat Records and featured a mix of instrumental and vocal tracks that explored themes of horror, science fiction, and surrealism. The album showcased Nash’s versatility as a multi-instrumentalist, playing electric violin, mandolin, guitar, keyboards, and drums. The album also featured innovative use of tape loops, synthesizers, and effects to create a dark and atmospheric sound. Some of the highlights of the album include “Swing Shift (Soixante-Neuf)”, a tribute to the French film Last Year at Marienbad; “The Million-Year Picnic”, a psychedelic journey inspired by Ray Bradbury’s short story; and “Dead Man’s Curve”, a cover of the Jan and Dean hit with a twist ending. Dreams and Nightmares is considered a cult classic and one of the most influential albums in the genre of progressive rock.

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