Wire ‎- Chairs Missing – VINYL LP


EAN : 5024545812411
Released : 1978
Reissue : 2018

1 in stock


Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first.
It has been a number of years since these albums were readily available. The aim with these new vinyl and CD releases is to approximate the original statements as closely as possible, but with remastered audio. The vinyl releases have the same covers and inners as the originals (minus the Harvest logo). The digipack CDs have identical track listings to their vinyl counterparts. These versions should be considered Wire’s classic 1970s albums, pure and undiluted.
1978’s Chairs Missing represented perhaps the biggest conceptual leap made during this period of Wire and was widely misunderstood at the time yet it remains, to the band and production crew Wire’s favorite ’70s album. If Pink Flag proposed an almost cut and paste approach to deconstructing rock history, Chairs Missing proposed something more radical, a definite futurism with much less influence from it’s antecedents. Chairs Missing was at once more stark and more lush than it’s predecessor and has exerted it’s own influence on the course of cultural history, having laid down one of the earliest (if not the earliest) blueprints for the genuinely post-punk aesthetic.

Tracklist :

A1 Practice Makes Perfect
A2 French Film Blurred
A3 Another The Letter
A4 Men 2nd
A5 Marooned
A6 Sand In My Joints
A7 Being Sucked In Again
A8 Heartbeat
B1 Mercy
B2 Outdoor Miner
B3 I Am The Fly
B4 I Feel Mysterious Today
B5 From The Nursery
B6 Used To
B7 Too Late

Additional information
Weight 260 g



Post-Rock/Post-HxC, Punk/Hardcore

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