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  1.  
    Dugga Dugga Dugga. 106 Beats That. One of Us. Spent. Lowdown.12XU.

    The new album ?........................Its a SMASH.
    • CommentAuthoruri says...
    • (CommentTimeJun 8th 2010 edited)
     
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    It was great! Fabulous. Many thanks to the band!
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    Definitely the best i've seen them. New ones sound immense.
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    Only seen them 3 times in last couple of years, but they seem to be getting better! Great set list & a full 90 minutes on stage! Only topped by Iggy this year!

    My only concern was with the size of the crowd! A nice small venue, but it was prob only 3/4 full! There must be more people in London that want to see Wire!?!?!?
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    I seem to recall Kidney Bingos and The 15th at some point as well. Was it 3 encores ??

    Highlight for me was SPENT.

    And then there was some Dugga Dugga Dugga going on.
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    I don't think the gig was that well promoted, i'm sure there must be plenty more people around who would love to see wire. I don't think they even know that wire still exist!
    i can't think of any other band in this stage of their career coming up with new stuff that stands up to and even improves on their so called classic period. So did they play map ref at any of these recent gigs? it was on a setlist but was it played anywhere?
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    nobrainer - correct on all points! Never really appreciated Spent till last night! a corker!
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    Its all coming back to me now, the head is clearing.


    I recall Mekon Headman knocking about as well. My friend got hold of the set list so I'll get her to email me the full list.
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    Personal highlights:
    Smash ("A song equally about roadkill and mashed potatoes")
    German Shepards
    DRILL
    106 Beats That (which might have lasted longer than 106 beats this time)
    The 15th
    Underwater Experiences
    12XU

    I was right at the barrier at the front, too. It was bloody great. For those who were there, it was me who called out for Former Airline (half as a joke).

    [Also, is it possible to download that recording? I can't seem to be able to]
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    Right click on the link, use the 'save as' option.
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    Anyone get any photos ? Cartoonist ?

    Here's my ones of them at The Garage ten years ago. Taken on an instant film camera, and my battery ran out just as I was about to snap Graham playing his SK-1 during Go Ahead...
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    spent my personal highlight too i guess.
    maybe the venue was not 100% full but the show was sold out as far as i know.
    great gig.
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    Fergus, I've already put a few up on The Ostrich website:

    http://ostrich.posterous.com/this-is-your-correspondent-0

    Together with text and soundbytes stolen from this list. :-)
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    Nice one Cartoonist, thanks for that.

    it was me who called out for Former Airline (half as a joke).

    If you were there ten years ago you would have heard it, complete with Ted Milton on sax.
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    They did the longer version live? Wow, I thought it was by and large just a tape loop.

    Listening to it again, the new material is really top notch, Hypnotised especially.

    (incedentally, can anyone recommend me a program or method for cutting up those MP3 files? As an occasional ipod shuffler, it would be nice to have each song as its own file/track)
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    > (incedentally, can anyone recommend me a program or method for cutting up those MP3 files? As an occasional ipod shuffler, it would be nice to have each song as its own file/track)

    I'll actually be working on that this afternoon. I'm trying a couple different options and will post it if I'm successful.
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    They did the longer version live? Wow, I thought it was by and large just a tape loop.

    Not sure about longer or shorter versions, but there's a live version on the On The Box DVD/CD.
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    Mmh, that and the Behind The Curtain versions are what I meant by shorter version (as they're both about 90 seconds). The Question of Degree b-side version is about 4 mins long, has saxophone, and seems to be built around a tape loop.
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    Said loop seems to basically be the original, manic guitar parts from the short version, taped in the red and played back at low volume...

    So very many thanks!

    "Smash" seems to be a kind of reworked "Culture Vultures", but better.