Thursday, 21 September 2017

Wire ‎– "Turns And Strokes" (WMO records WMO4) 1996

This Odds and Sods compilation finally let us hear the band go through a slightly insipid version of "12XU" which was cruelly omitted from the Electric Ballroom sides of  'Document and Eyewitness' except for a fragment.Which along with , "Inventory", "Ritual View" ,"Part Of Our History" and 'Document and Eyewitness'itself, finally represent the complete performance at the Electric Ballroom on the 29th of February1980.
The never previously heard track "A Panamanian Craze?", was recorded in rehearsal in Stoke Newington in 1979, which is typically a Graham Lewis composition, and a tad self-indulgent,bless him.
The rest are repeats from the gigs at Notre dame Hall, and  The Janet Cochrane Theatre, that were posted previously.
Interesting, but strictly for completists only.


1 Safe 1:38
2 Lorries 4:08
3 A Panamanian Craze? 16:15
4 Remove For Improvement 1:56
5 The Spare One 2:58
6 Over My Head 4:10
7 12XU 2:07
8 Inventory 3:03
9 Ritual View 2:36
10 Part Of Our History 6:02


kevinesse said...

isn't there a 12" 45 with that same cover? I remember a very fast our swimmer....? have you you have?....EEls sang lino will forever warm my heart. God bless you li'l jonny

Alan L said...

Yeah, the cover's the same as their "Crazy About Love" 12".

I have the "Turns and Strokes" CD. If I remember correctly there's two or three (double-sided?) inlay card with similar designs to this, but different coloured backgrounds and crosses. So you can choose whichever you like best.