The Poignant Device

by The Newt Hounds

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A Nurse With Wound dedication, originally inspired by "Scrag" and Diana Rogerson's solo's where quotes from B. Kliban's book "Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head" are used. Add to that the surreal diversity of styles mixed in "Alas The Madonna Does Not Function" and "A Sucked Orange" and a name/concept based a Nurse With Wound T-shirt bearing the words "The Newt Hounds?" ...

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released September 28, 2014

Created, performed & recorded by The Newt Hounds.
Recorded at Tachyon Studio (1 January-20 February & 30 October 2000), with further edits & mix-down in November 2000.

The Newt Hounds: Steve Freeman, Alan Freeman
electronics, effects, sound construction, editing, guitars, voice, percussion, etc.
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El Monte: violin & Arnie: percussion (courtesy of Volcano The Bear),
Maureen: voice (courtesy of Shapeshifter).

"Could this be an irreverent homage to Nurse With Wound…
...or is it a Dadaist/surreal musical vision of the world of B. Kliban?"

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The Newt Hounds Leicester, UK

A weirdo homage to the great old inspirational works of Nurse With Wound, an eccentric mix of Dada and twisted rock, an incognito project of the Freeman brothers, well-known for their NWW and Kraurtrock publications and prolific musicial history with Alto Stratus, Endgame and Triax. The Poignant Device was the original concept featuring some special guests. Loose Nuts is a unique 99 track outing. ... more

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Track Name: Into The Fire
Jumping into the fire
From the cradle
Life is hard to catch
With too small a ladle
Track Name: Wit Who Runs Nude
Wit who in the streets roamin'
Track Name: Behold - The Poignant Device
Behold - the poignant device
Its use is deceptive
Its design is elusive
Its character is sure to raise a smile

Behold - the poignant device
It appears part creature
It's a regular feature
It'll make you laugh for quite a while

Behold - the poignant device
It can also be scary
Its shocks make you wary
But its charm means it's never vile
Track Name: Beggars To Disaster
Like lambs led to the slaughter
At the service of their fearless master
All that waged in revolt
Were beggars to disaster
Track Name: Spiral Stars & Decay
Spiral decay, spiral decay
If the Wound doesn't get you, the Nurse will
And you will suffer from
spiral decay, spiral decay...