Wire – a great
LP 154 HARVEST
CD 154 re PINK FLAG
CD CHAIRS MISSING RESTLESS 72361.2
CD DOCUMENT AND EYEWITNESS MUTE
7" DOT DASH / OPTIONS R HARVEST
7" I AM THE FLY / EX LION TAMER HARVEST
12" IN VIVO MUTE US 75528-0
CD IT'S BEGINNING TO AND BACK AGAIN MUTE US 73516.2
12" KIDNEY BINGOS MUTE US 72245-0
7" MANNEQUIN / FEELING CALLED LOVE / 12XU HARVEST
7" MAP REF. 41N 93W / GO AHEAD HARVEST
7" OUR SWIMMER / BAHNHOF CAFE ROUGH TR
7" OUTDOOR MINER / PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT HARVEST
LP PF456REDUX PINK FLAG
7" QUESTION OF DEGREE, A / FORMER AIRLINE HARVEST
CD5 READ & BURN 01 PINK FLAG
7" SONG 1 / GET DOWN (single w/”154”) HARVEST UK PSR 444
Wire are also one of the few bands who seem to have more currency in the new century than many of their contemporaries.
They arrived at the same time as all of the unlistenable punk 45’s did – from
Anyway – to the point of the matter – great singles band! “Outdoor Miner” is short, but sweet. “A Question of Degree” is fantastic, just amazing. And I dearly love their ‘thrown-off-of-EMI’ 45: “Our Swimmer” – which is ‘very commercial’ in my opinion.
It’s a shame that you had to buy the “Document and Eyewitness” double LP to get a decent sounding copy of “Our Swimmer” on an LP or CD. It should’ve been the last single on EMI / Harvest, but it wasn’t.
I got some of the Colin Newman solo albums, as well as some Gilbert / Lewis CD’s (Dome etc). – just noisy. Different than Wire, not at all comparable. Some of the Newman LP’s were OK, but I do not remember which ones. And I never particularly went for the (re-formed) Wire titles on Mute – but I kept a few of them.
The last blip on the Wire radar for me was finding an inexpensive copy of “Read & Burn 01” – which I thought was really good. I never got any of the DVD’s they were hawking – and I only found one of the re-mastered CD’s (“154”, always my favorite Wire LP). Are they going to play