Wire - Document & Eyewitness

One of the most insane things ever put to tape. This is a collection of 2 live shows. The first show is Wire's stint at the Notre Dame Hall following the release of 154. In typical Wire fashion, most of the songs were (and still are) unrecorded in the studio and offers you a glimpse into what may have come if the band stayed together for a follow up.

The second disc is Wire's performance (or what could be better described as a confrontation) at the Janette Cochrane Theatre. Here Wire taunts the audience (who grows progressively more restless) with new material that is among some of their most challenging. From the chaos that is "Underwater Experiences" to the free jazz of "Zegk Hoqp" this show is not an easy listen. Even worse (or better) the 8-track tape machine used to record this show was set up improperly so it was only recorded to two tracks.

Do not download this if this is your first exposure to Wire, but if you are familiar with their 70's period... Put this on and get ready for a crazy ass ride!

Format: MP3
Bitrate: VBR
Encoded with: LAME 3.91

Key Tracks: Ally In Exile, Witness To The Fact, Underwater Experiences, 12XU, We Meet Under Tables


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decrepittapes said...

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Many blogs practice this same method of leaving links in the comments section.

Mars said...


Nina said...

Just wanted to say that you have a wonderful place here. Thank you for all the time you put in doing this, it is much appreciated.

I can't help but notice that you are pretty damn snippy with people. Granted they are doing and saying some stupid shit, but you have to keep in mind that the majority of people on this Earth are not very bright.
Kick back a bit.

Thanks again.

Unknown said...

Thanx a bunch - I've been looking for this for ages 'cause I only own the vinyl - this saves my day!
My favorite: Piano Tuner

Unknown said...

Was there; 19 at the time. Had to tell the tw*t behind me to shut the FU as I was annoyed by his restive commentary, so I may be on the recording.

Appreciate a link to download a recording of the performance.


106 beats that
and all that...