S​.​M. NURSE - " 30TH ANNIVERSARY: 1980​-​1983 " 2013 REF​.​DOM03​-​M

by S.M. Nurse

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A brief history by Menko Konings:
"Around 1980 Menko Konings (eM. / No Honey From These / Top Tape) started the legendary underground formation S.M. Nurse, first together with Jos Jak and later also with Anneke Stempher. S.M. Nurse experimented with collage-like music and were inspired by N.Y.-ultra, disco e.g. The band mainly performed in the Amsterdam ultra-circuit, such as Oktopus on the Keizersgracht and D-Day in Paradiso. They also performed at clubs and discotheques such as Mazzo on the Rozengracht and the transgender nightclub Madame Arthur in the Warmoesstraat.

Pretty soon, S.M. Nurse was noticed by radio programme maker Richard Zeilstra from the Dutch broadcaster the VPRO and they were played regularly on radio programmes such as RadioNome and Spleen. They performed live on radio in the villa of the VPRO in Hilversum. They also contributed to the theme cassette Turkish Delight of van Kaye & Ignit's tapes and record label Ding Dong. Among releases were a live registration on a bootleg cassette, at the time available at Staalplaat, and a cassette of S.M. Nurse on the independent label Top Tape.

At the end of 1983, S.M. Nurse split up. Anneke Stempher and Jos Jak recorded a cassette for TopTape under the name Incredible Coop. Menko Konings continued solo under the name eM. He also started the formation No Honey from These with Robby Horsfall. Top Tape released several cassettes and CD's from eM. as well as No Honey From These."

Anneke Stempher: compositions, vocals, instruments.
Jos Jak: compositions, vocals, instruments.
Menko Konings: compositions, vocals, instruments & guitars.

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released January 29, 2013

Presented in a hand-made silk-screen printed cover sleeve. It includes a leaflet.
Limited edition of 350 numbered copies only.

Collector’s edition: first 100 copies comes with coloured gold/black vinyl, handmade CD cover album of No Honey from These material (current project of Menko Konings, S.M. Nurse founder) and hand-made silk-screen printed and numbered postal of S.M. Nurse.

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