The First Letter

Wir - The First Letter
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October 14, 1991 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Have never felt let down by Wire but this is something of an underrated treat, the culmination of 5 years hard slog, they sound great. Not one duff track.

Vastly underrated at this time, part of the joy of this album and some of Snakedrill, The Ideal Copy, Manscape and IBTABA is the journey they go on, looking to combine electronics, drum machines, samples and tape effects with chiming art rock guitars, occasionally sounding unlike anyone else.

Sadly it proved to be a bit of a cul de sac as ... read more
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Track List

  1. Take It (For Greedy)
  2. So and Slow It Grows
  3. A Bargain at 3 and 20 Yeah!
  4. Footsi — Footsi
  5. Ticking Mouth
  6. It Continues
  7. Looking at Me (Stop!) Stop!
  8. Naked, Whooping and Such-Like (Extended On and On)
  9. Tailor Made
  10. No Cows on the Ice
  11. A Big Glue Canal
  12. So and Slow It Grows (Single Mix)
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Added on: February 19, 2016