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  1.  
    We've had the three best tracks, but which track from each album is your least favourite?
  2.  
    Hmm.

    Some of these are going to fall into the category of "just tired of them", as with I Am The Fly, or truly "least favorite", as in: still really like them, just not as much as...

    Mr. Suit
    I Am The Fly
    Single KO
    5/10
    Still Shows
    Public Place
    Eardrum Buzz
    Small Black Reptile
    Jumping Mint
    It Continues
    Read & Burn
    Are You Ready?

    (though indeed, a couple of those I never liked.)
  3.  
    Pink Flag: Er...
    Chairs Missing: Er....
    154: Indirect Enquiries
    The Ideal Copy: Over Theirs (too repetitive)
    A Bell Is A Cup: Come Back in Two Halves
    The First Letter: Naked, Whooping and Such Like
    Send: You Can't Leave Now
    Object 47: Patient Flees
  4.  
    Ooooohh...
    Really Really hard to choose one from the first 4 albums actually....so, reluctantly:
    Pink Flag: Mr Suit (cos its the most conventionally "punky")
    Chairs: Nursery
    154: Single KO
    IdealCopy: Cheeking Tongues

    then it gets a little easier....

    Bell: Queen of Ur King of Um
    Ibtaba: Eardrum Buzz (the clunky album version, not the single)
    Manscape: Small Black Reptile
    Drill: Whats Your Desire
    Third Letter: Tailor Made

    Then it starts getting trickier again. I wouldn't skip either of these but:
    Send: Agfers of Kodack
    O47: Patient Flees

    That's the set list for Cargo sorted then lads!
  5.  
    Heh—some real 'horses for courses', there, Mr Swimmer! Your selection includes some of my favourites from the Mute era.
  6.  
    here are mine, I felt the need to justify my picks

    pink flag: surgeon's girl (love the live version, not crazy about the album version)
    chairs missing: sand in my joints (would've been great on Pink Flag, doesn't work on CM for me)
    154: the other window (still a great song)
    ideal copy: feed me (doesn't flow with the rest of the album for me)
    a bell is a cup: finest drops (still a great tune)
    manscape: life in the manscape (too cheeseball)
    wir: stop looking at me (still a good song)
    read & burn: 1st fast (amazing live version, but the drums really kill it for me on this song)
    send: half eaten (doesnt stand up to repeated listens)
    047: are you ready? (too dated sounding)
  7.  
    Craig says:
    "Heh—some real 'horses for courses', there, Mr Swimmer! Your selection includes some of my favourites from the Mute era. "

    Its an interesting thread this one. Quite hard to choose tracks, since the most Wire tracks have something going for them. I can't really say there is a track on PF, CM, 154, IC, Send and O47 that shouldn't be there and there aren't any real stinkers in their catalogue...
  8.  
    This seems harsh seeing as the band regularly visit, although Im sure they couldn't care less!

    PF: Pink Flag (complete duffer, never got into it) Start to move (filler) Fragile (can't even remember how it goes)
    CM: There just isn't a bad track on this....even I am the Fly can't make the list!
    154: The other window (prefer the peely version) On Returning, A mutual friend, Indirect enquiries (almost half the album, but it is still my fave album)
    ABIAC: King of Ur And Queen of Um, Follow the locust
    IBTABA: Illuminated, Over theirs
    TFL: Everything bar the first 2 tracks!
    SEND/R&B: 1st fast, Comet, mr marx's comet (all heard too much category)
    O47: Hard Currency, Patient Flees, Are you ready
  9.  
    Those Wire chaps must love all this.

    They put a discussion board on their website and what we do?

    Moan about the production on their latest album and make lists of what records of their we don't like!

    What's next? A thread about their worst ever gigs? Interviews? Haircuts???

    ; )
  10.  
    Oh, man—I'm sure when it comes to haircuts that Wire would be first into the ring with "yeah, that was really BAD" admissions!
    • CommentAuthorAri says...
    • (CommentTimeJan 29th 2009 edited)
     
    >Those Wire chaps must love all this.<
    I would think 'they' are mature enough to know it isn't 'aimed at them' in any personal way- they're all over 21 after all.
    >What's next? A thread about their worst ever gigs?<
    already been done.
  11.  
    The Graham Lewis mullet is amazing!
  12.  
    fried or baked?
  13.  
    Wire's Tonsorial crimes are well documented.

    The top 3 have to be:

    1 - The Lewis mullet - or the 'Leonine back-warmer' as it was once memorably described.
    2 - The Gilbert 'John Cale' bob - sported circa Mzui (1981) - complete with Ray-Bans
    3 - The Newman Wir-era 'ad agency creative' ponytail.

    The only thing that could have topped those would have been Rob with a Bobby Charlton combover.

    Mark
  14.  
    >>The only thing that could have topped those would have been Rob with a Bobby Charlton combover.<<

    or, perhaps, a smile on his face?
  15.  
    Rob's looking uncharacteristically pleased with himself here

    Bruce has a white bob now...
  16.  
    Rob looks like Ben Kingsley there!
  17.  
    Did Bruce get the boot from WIRE because he has too much hair?
    • CommentAuthorcc says...
    • (CommentTimeFeb 1st 2009)
     
    "Those Wire chaps must love all this.

    They put a discussion board on their website and what we do?

    Moan about the production on their latest album and make lists of what records of their we don't like!"

    well, what's the board for then? Just for arranging meet-ups at the band's (very few) gigs or showing off the sizes of our Wire discographies? No thanks.

    that said, I have seen involvement on "official" boards by the artists (or, more often their representatives) get uncomfortable. But I wouldn't think this would be a problem with Wire. False modesty has never seemed to be one of their vices!
  18.  
    I wouldn't expect us to get all fawny about them.

    I don't love every track they've ever done and I'm not embarrassed about saying so. And I've got one one or two issues with the sound on the last album.

    But I still think I had a point.