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On The Box 1979



Released: 20th May 2016


Reissue of this continually in demand classic live document, originally released in 2004 and out of print since 2010.

In the pantheon of alternative greats, Wire are now rightly afforded permanent membership, still firing on all cylinders with much spare fuel in the tank to burn. this hour long studio performance from February 1979 for German show 'Rockpalast' captures them at their sharpest; playing the set they were taking on tour in the period between ‘Chairs Missing’ and ‘154’, and after much wrangling this often-bootlegged recording is now officially available in video digitally cloned from the broadcast master, augmented by fully remastered audio. Also included is the never-screened 20 minute interview with English journalist, broadcaster and Rockpalast presenter Alan Bangs.

On The Box 1979


  1. Introduction
  2. Another The Letter
  3. The 15th
  4. Practice Makes Perfect
  5. Two People In A Room
  6. I Feel Mysterious Today
  7. Being Sucked In Again
  8. Once Is Enough
  9. Blessed State
  10. A Question Of Degree
  11. Single K.O. 12. Mercy
  12. 40 Versions
  13. Former Airline
  14. A Touching Display
  15. French Film (Blurred)
  16. Men 2nd
  17. Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
  18. Heartbeat
  19. Pink Flag