Gary Numan upstairs at the Opera House, Toronto after sound check, 2017.

Gary Numan upstairs at the Opera House, Toronto after sound check, 2017.


And You Thought You Were Normal: A Documentary Film About Nash The Slash tells a universal story of an artistic struggle. This film illustrates an artist who pursued his vision without compromise gaining a cult following through his unwavering dedication to his gothic obsessions, punk aesthetic and musical eccentricities. Validated by contemporaries such as Gary Numan and Iggy Pop and opening shows for mega stars like The Who, The Tubes and Devo, we witness how Nash flirted with fame but ultimately decided to follow the path of an anti-star.

Through extensive interviews, archival footage and rare imagery, we are introduced to the characters closest to Nash with whom he collaborated, mentored, and inspired. Having left this world making a hefty contribution to Canadian culture, this film shows how and why this outsider artist had such strong international appeal and why his work is still very relevant to a new generation of music lovers today. In production since 2016, And You Thought You Were Normal will be released in 2019.


Iggy Pop and Nash The Slash on Meet The Mortals, a Calgary public access cable show, 1981.

 
 Martin “Youth” Glover from UK band Killing Joke at his home in London, England, 2018.

Martin “Youth” Glover from UK band Killing Joke at his home in London, England, 2018.

 
 Cam Hawkins of Canadian progressive rock titans FM .

Cam Hawkins of Canadian progressive rock titans FM .

 

Performance artist Danielle Dax, London, UK, 2018.

 

Michael Dent, Nash’s sound man for two decades outside the infamous Hammersmith Odeon, London, during the Gary Numan UK tour, 1980.

 

St. Valentine’s Week Massacre, design by Nash and photographer Paul Till, 1980.

 

Backstage pass to Gary Numan’s 3-night ‘farewell’ shows at Wembly Arena, where Nash played as a guest musician in Numan’s band, 1981.

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