Wire - Behind The Curtain (Early Versions 1977 & 78)

Wire - Behind The Curtain (Early Versions 1977 & 78)

Original Release Date

1995

Release Information

UK CD 1995 (EMI - 7243 8 32403 2 6)

1 Mary Is A Dyke 1:08
2 Too True 1:05
3 Just Don't Care 1:22
4 TV 1:26
5 New York City 1:12
6 After Midnight 1:30
7 Pink Flag 2:35
8 Love Ain't Polite 1:05
9 Oh No Not So 1:37
10 It's The Motive 1:24
11 Practice Makes Perfect 3:49
12 Sand In My Joints 1:51
13 Stablemate 2:17
14 I Feel Mysterious Today 1:41
15 Underwater Experiences 3:15
16 Dot Dash 2:20
17 Options R 1:51
18 From The Nursery 2:53
19 Finistaire 2:17
20 No Romans 1:12
21 Another The Letter 1:07
22 40 Versions 3:19
23 Blessed State 3:14
24 A Touching Display 5:19
25 Once Is Enough 2:39
26 Stepping Off Too Quick 1:24
27 Indirect Inquiries 3:20
28 Map Ref 41° N 93° W 3:50
29 A Question Of Degree 2:58
30 Two People In A Room 2:04
31 Former Airline 1:12

Chart Placings

None

Credits

1-6: Recorded 1st April 1977.
7: Recorded 4th April 1977.
8-15: Recorded 14th May 1977.
16-21: Recorded 14th April 1978.
22-31: Recorded 11th December 1978.

Compilation and sleeve notes: Kevin S. Eden, Jon Savage and Joe Wozencroft

Production: Mike Thorne
Design: Joe Wozencroft
Concept: Gilbert & Lewis
Project co-ordination: Tim Chacksfield

Additional Credits

Colin Newman - vocals, guitars
BC Gilbert - guitars
Graham Lewis - bass, vocals
Robert Gotobed - drums

1-6: Recorded at the Roxy Club, London, WC2

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: This swell comp features liner notes from Jon Savage among others, and is bursting with unreleased demos and live recordings from their early years, including many songs unavailable elsewhere in any form whatsoever. First off, there's six songs from the same gig immortalised on The Roxy London WC2 (Jan-Apr 77), capturing them prior to their first album, just at the point before they broke away from conventional punk motifs ('Mary Is A Dyke' is classic 77 stuff). There's also eight demos for the first album, featuring five songs that didn't make it onto it, six demos from the second (including two for songs that were dropped), and ten from the third (including a radical re-working of 'Former Airline'). Nothing here matches the "proper" recordings, but this is of much more value to casual listeners than most of these bin-clearing exercises. Recommended.

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