Nash the Slash Dead at 66

05/15/2014
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(Prog) Jeff Plewman, better known as Nash the Slash, has died at the age of 66, it's been confirmed. The Canadian experimental musician was noted for appearing on stage wrapped in bandages, before he retired two years ago.

In 1976 he was a co-founder of Canadian prog outfit FM and appeared on their debut album Black Noise. He rejoined the band in 1983 and remained until 1996. As a solo artist he's best remembered for 1981 mini-album Decomposing, which was designed to be played at any speed.

He played violin, mandolin, harmonica and glockenspiel, among other instruments. His compositions include soundtracks for silent movies, audiovisual collaborations with surrealist artist Robert Vanderhorst - who confirmed his colleague's death. more on this story

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