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Thorne's commentary on making four albums with Wire (24K Word file)
The Roxy, London WC2, (Jan-Apr 77), hi-res cover art 648K jpg
Pink Flag, hi-res cover art 568K jpg
Chairs Missing, hi-res cover art 556K jpg
154, hi-res cover art 188K jpg
Bruce Gilbert's mid-80s letter to Thorne, 176K jpg
Concert poster, Notre Dame Hall, London, 1979 796K jpg

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ALBUMS

A-Z

(Beggars Banquet - BEG 20 - October 1980)

I've Waited Ages, & Jury, Alone, Order For Order, Image, Life On Deck :: Troisieme, S-S-S-Star Eyes, Seconds To Last, Inventory, But No, B

Issued on CD (Beggars Banquet - BBL 20CD - September 1988) with extra tracks:

The Classic Remains, Alone On Piano, This Picture, Not Me, Don't Bring Reminders

 

provisionally entitled the singing fish

(4AD - CAD 108 - August 1981)

fish 1, fish 2, fish 3, fish 4, fish 5, fish 6 :: fish 7, fish 8, fish 9, fish 10, fish 11, fish 12, reprise

Issued on CD with Not To (see below) (4AD - CAD 108/201CD - April 1988)

 

NOT TO

(4AD - CAD 201 - January 1982)

Lorries, Don't Bring Reminders, You Me & Happy, We Meet Under Tables, Safe, Truculent Yet :: 5/10, 1-2-3 Beep Beep, Not To, Indians!, Remove For Improvement, Blue Jay Way

Issued on CD with provisionally entitled the singing fish (see above) (4AD - CAD 108/201CD - April 1988)

First 3000 copies released with free 6 track CD (CN 1):

We Means We Starts, Not To (remix), You And Your Dog, H.C.T.F.R., No Doubt, The Grace You Know

 

COMMERCIAL SUICIDE

(Crammed Discs - CRAM 045 - October 1986)

Their Terrain, 2-Sixes, Metarkest, But I... :: Commercial Suicide, I'm Still Here, Feigned Hearing, Can I Explain The Delay?, I Can Hear Your...

Issued on CD (Crammed Discs - CDCRAM 045)

 

IT SEEMS

(Crammed Discs - CRAM 058 - May 1988)

Quite Unrehearsed, Can't Help Being, The Rite Of Life, An Impressive Beginning, It Seems :: Better Late Than Never, Not Being In Warsaw, At Rest, Convolutions, Round & Round

Issued on CD (Crammed Discs - CDCRAM 058) with extra track:

Si Tu Attends

 

BASTARD

(Swim - WM 3 - July 1997) CD

Sticky, May, Slowfast (Falling Down The Stairs With A Drumkit), Without, G-Deep, Spaced In, Spiked, The Orange House & The Blue House, Turn

Issued with limited edition bonus CD single:

Voice: Automation, Faq , Voice, Output (WM 3.1)

 

SINGLES

 

B / Classic Remains, Alone On Piano

(Beggars Banquet - BEG 48 - October 1980)

Inventory / This Picture

(Beggars Banquet - BEG 52 - March 1981)

We Means, We Starts / Not To (remix)

(4AD - AD 209 - May 1982)

Feigned Hearing / I Can Hear Your.. (remix)

(Crammed Discs - CRAM 13457 - October 1986)

Interview / Interview (dub-mix)

(Crammed Discs - CRAM 12 051 - October 1986) 12"

Better Late Than Never / At Rest

(Crammed Discs - CRAM 17457 - May 1988)

Voice:

Automation, Faq / Voice, Output

(Swim - VWM 3 - April 1995) 12"

Released as limited edition CD single (Swim - WM3.1 - July 1997) with BASTARD (WM 3)

 

COLLABORATIONS

(See Swim~ discography below for details)

 

OTHER APPEARANCES

 

FAST FORWARD (Issue #12 - August 1982) Australian magazine

one track: H.C.T.F.R. plus interview (on free cassette)

IT'S A CRAMMED CRAMMED WORLD VOL. 2 (Crammed Discs - CRAM 053 - May 1988) LP

one track: But I...

REFLEX (Vol.1 Issue #6 - August 1988) US magazine

one track: Si Tu Attends (on free flexi-disc)

DESMOND SIMMONS - ALONE ON PENGUIN ISLAND (WMO - WMO 1CD - September 1995) CD

two tracks: Man The Lifeboats (demo) (melodica and vocals), The Gymnast (live) (guitar)

SLOW DEATH IN THE METRONOME FACTORY (World Domination - WDM 10068-2 - October 1997) US CD

one track: May

 

PRODUCTIONS AND REMIXES

(All productions and remixes for the Swim~ label are detailed below)

 

VIRGIN PRUNES

Baby Turns Blue / Yeo

(Rough Trade - RT 119 - October 1982) 7"

Baby Turns Blue / Chance Of A Lifetime, Yeo

(Rough Trade  - RT T119 - October 1982) 12"

IF I DIE, I DIE (Rough Trade - ROUGH 49 - November 1982) LP

Ulakanakulot, Decline And Fall, Sweethome Under White Clouds, Bau-Dachong :: Baby Turns Blue, Ballad Of The Man, Walls Of Jericho, Caucasian Walk, Theme For Thought

OVER THE RAINBOW (Baby - BABY 002 - 1985) LP

one track: The King Of Junk

 

PARADE GROUND

Dual Perspective

(Play It Again Sam - BIAS 60 - 1986) EP

one track: Moans

STRANGE WORLD (Play It Again Sam - BIAS 81 - 1987) LP

one track: Action Replay

CUT UP (Play It Again Sam - BIAS 93 - 1989) LP

one track: The Chosen One

 

MINIMAL COMPACT

RAGING SOULS (Crammed Discs - CRAM 042 - 1986) LP

The Traitor, My Will, This World, When I Go, Autumn Leaves :: Raging Souls, Returning Wheel, Sananat, Shouts & Kisses

My Will / Sananat

(Crammed Discs - CRAM 11457 - 1986) 12"

 

SONOKO

LA DEBUTANTE (Crammed Discs - CRAM 050 - 1986) LP

Balcony Scene, Sirene, Souvenir De La Mer, In Heaven :: Wedding With God (a Nijinski), George Boy, Dreamy, Sanctus, Requiem

(co-produced with Aksak Maboul)

 

OTHER ARTISTS COVER VERSIONS

 

THIS MORTAL COIL - THIS MORTAL COIL (4AD - CAD 411 - 1984) LP

one track: Not Me

THIS MORTAL COIL - FILAGREE AND SHADOW (4AD - DAD 609 - 1986) Double LP

one track: Alone

THIS MORTAL COIL - 1983-1991 (4AD - 9 451 35-2 - 1993) 4CD

two tracks: Not Me and Alone

THURTENE: A COLLECTION OF 4AD COVERS (Dewdrops - DEW 001 - 1993) US CD

one track: RED ZOO - 5/10

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

ALAIN BASHUNG

NOVICE (Barclay - 839246-2 - 1989) French CD

(wrote arrangements for songs)

Bombez, Intrepide, Not Tonight Josephine

(Barclay - 871 939-2 - 1989) CD single

(wrote arrangements for first two tracks)

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To Colin Newman discography
To Swim discography

To Wire's 2001 concert review in the New York Times

Click to download Wire historical memorabilia, text or hi-res graphic.
All are encoded as zip files.

Thorne's commentary on making four albums with Wire (24K Word file)
The Roxy, London WC2, (Jan-Apr 77), hi-res cover art 648K jpg
Pink Flag, hi-res cover art 568K jpg
Chairs Missing, hi-res cover art 556K jpg
154, hi-res cover art 188K jpg
Bruce Gilbert's mid-80s letter to Thorne, 176K jpg
Concert poster, Notre Dame Hall, London, 1979 796K jpg

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