Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Remember The Nils?

As previously mentioned, CBC's Brave New Waves late night radio program opened my eyes to a lot of new alternative and underground music, such as a memorable live in-studio session featured the Nils, from Montreal. If you don't remember the Nils, they were one of the most influential and important punk/post-punk Canadian bands in the 80's, they were largely over-looked and under-rated. Though they only released one full-length album, the Nils put out several Ep's and appeared on many Montreal and Canadian compilations.

I'm not sure of the date of the Brave New Waves session, I suspect it was from around 1987 or 1988 and I vaguely remember hearing this when it was aired. The Mp3's are taken from their CD, Green Fields In Daylight (released in '97), which is an excellent collection of early compilation tracks, live tracks, demos, and the Ep's. If you have any interest in the Nils at all, this is a great introduction to their punk legend. Their sound is a lot more polished and produced on their self-titled full-length album from 1987 (yes, that's my LP pictured), but this is one of my favourite albums of the 80's, (right up there with the Replacements Let It Be and Husker Du's New Day Rising), Canadian or not. Enjoy!


Claude said...

The Nils recorded their Brave New Waves session some time in early 1989. I recorded it on an audio cassette and proceeded to wear out the cassette from over-use.

Thanks so much for posting these MP3 versions.

El Indifferente said...

It would be too kind to have these tracks up again.

binky said...

Sorry the tracks haven't been available for a while. I'll try to get them back up soon and possibly the whole CD if the band is cool with it.
Thanks for reading!

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