FM “Black Noise”

Posted 16 Dec 2011 in 70s, Albums of 1977, Albums of the 70s, Prog-Rock

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#580 in the Series) is FM, Black Noise.

FM was a Canadian pro-rock band from the 70s. They were lead by guitar and mandolin player called ‘Nash The Slash.’

This was the second album cover for Black Noise. Here was the original.

Unfortunetly, Black Noise did not chart. Success would find FM a little later in their career with the Surveillance album.

Nash the Slash was quite the interesting guy. In 1979 he took the stage with hospital bandages on this face that were dipped in phosphorous paint.  It was in reference to the Three Mile Island disaster.  It caught on and became his trade mark to this day.

If you’ve have not heard much of FM I invite you to check out the tunes below. I have the full album below plus a couple video tracks.


  •  Cameron Hawkins – synthesizer, bass guitar, piano, lead vocals
  •  Martin Deller – drums, percussion, synthesizer
  •  Nash the Slash – electric violins and mandolin, glockenspiel, vocals, effects

Track Listing

Side one

  1. “Phasors on Stun” (Nash the Slash, Cameron Hawkins; lyrics: Hawkins) – 3:49
  2. “One O’Clock Tomorrow” (Nash the Slash, Hawkins; lyrics: Hawkins) – 6:05
  3. “Hours” (Martin Deller) – 2:36
  4. “Journey” (Hawkins; lyrics: Hawkins) – 4:41
  5. “Dialing for Dharma” (Nash the Slash, Hawkins) – 3:15

Side two

  1. “Slaughter in Robot Village” (Deller) – 5:02
  2. “Aldebaran” (Nash the Slash, Deller, Hawkins; lyrics: Hawkins) – 5:02
  3. “Black Noise” (Nash the Slash, Hawkins; lyrics: Hawkins) – 9:56

FM, Black Noise was a 1977 release. Some great albums released in 1977.



Posted by Larry Carta

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