Nash the Slash, Dead at 66

Nash the SlashNash the Slash was 66. He was the Toronto experimental musician born Jeff Plewman, whose projects included the progressive rock band FM.

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Dutch

RIP Jeff another musical genius gone way too soon!

May 12, 2014 @ 1:36 PM

Michael Zanette

Remember growing up in Toronto and thinking this was one of the coolest musicians around. Never saw his face, had some cool and weird tunes, a pioneer.

RIP.

May 12, 2014 @ 1:36 PM

Douglas

Here is yet another (local) artist that, for me, is inextricably linked to The Spirit of Radio, both station and days. He was cool, a musical genius (as Dutch says). I am sure that some reading this item will think "This getting old thing sucks." True, but it beats the hell out of the alternative of not getting old.

May 12, 2014 @ 2:44 PM


Boomer

I was listening to a FM cd yesterday...creepy.

Saw Nash open for Kim Mitchell back in the 80's in Oshawa. A few people were throwing golf balls at him. He got pissed after about 4 songs and left the stage.

May 12, 2014 @ 3:02 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I saw Stafford tweet that this was a hoax.

Here's the Edmonton Journal article that inspired this sad entry: LINK

May 12, 2014 @ 3:02 PM

Davjo

How sad. I was just talking about how cool his music is via text this morning with my brother. I went to find Nash's website to send the URL to my bros. and found out that he had died.

May 12, 2014 @ 3:24 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I'll share Working on the Radio by the 102.1 Band tomorrow.

From Nash the Slash's Wikipedia page:

Also in 1979, Nash thanked Toronto radio station CFNY-FM for their support of his music, by playing electric violin on the station's theme song, which was recorded by various disc jockeys of the station in a strange blend of new wave and country music. It was released as "Working on the Radio" by the 102.1 Band, as a single on Ready Records.

May 12, 2014 @ 4:30 PM

dale

What a Loss. Saw him live with FM in late 70's & again only a few years ago.

A great talent.

RIP

May 12, 2014 @ 5:16 PM

Out west

http://youtu.be/xWqFFbmbQqY

Here the video for Just Like You.

Still don't mind most of the 80's Can-Con...its held up well

May 12, 2014 @ 8:56 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Phasors on Stun was my favourite. Definitely was Spirit of Radio original from the 80's.

May 12, 2014 @ 8:57 PM

Doug

My first concert was Rush in 1979 at Varsity Stadium...Nash the Slash and FM opened.

May 12, 2014 @ 9:29 PM

Boomer

@Mike. He said the golf ball throwing in Oshawa was a hoax?

May 12, 2014 @ 10:58 PM

Phil Taylor

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May 15, 2016 @ 2:33 AM

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