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Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

Colin Newman: A-Z

In October 1980, “Beggars Banquet” label released “A–Z”, the debut Colin Newman studio album. It was recorded in 1980, at “Scorpio” in London, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – vocals, guitar, cover art
  • Mike Thorne – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Desmond Simmons – bass guitar, guitar
  • Robert Gotobed – drums
  • Charles Bullen – clarinet
  • Harvey Goldberg – engineer
  • Dennis Weinreich – engineer
  • Steve Parker – engineer
  • A. Newman – cover art
  • Malti Kidia – layout, typography
  • Jack Skinner – cutting

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Newman, except where noted.

  1. I’ve Waited Ages
  2. & Jury – Colin Newman, Desmond Simmons
  3. Alone – Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  4. Order for Order
  5. Image
  6. Life on Deck
  7. Troisieme
  8. S-S-S- Star Eyes
  9. Second to Last
  10. Inventory
  11. But No
  12. B

On June 23, 2009.

On June 23, 2009, “The End Records” label released “Varshons”, the ninth Lemonheads studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “Queensize Twin Air” in Indianapolis, IN, “Fourth Ave. Recording” in New York, NY, “Camp Street Studios” in Cambridge, MA, “Vacation Island Recording” in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by Gibby Haines.

Personnel:

  • Evan Dando – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, Omnichord, drums, percussion, art direction
  • Chris Brokaw – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Anthony Saffery – guitar, sitar, keyboards
  • Vess Von Ruthenberg – bass, engineer
  • Timo – bass
  • Daniel Ray – bass, drums
  • Adam Taylor – keyboards
  • Lonpaul Ellrich – vibraphone
  • Devon Ashley – drums, percussion
  • Blake Flemming – drums
  • Joe Perry – guitar, tambourine, backing vocals
  • Grant Smith – table, bass
  • Ian Kennedy – violin, mastering
  • Liv Tyler – vocal
  • Kate Moss – vocal
  • Tricia Scotti – backing vocals
  • Gibby Haines – backing vocals
  • Elisabeth Moses – backing vocals
  • Lonpaul Elrich – engineer
  • Matt Boynton – engineer
  • Daniel Ray – recording
  • Adam Taylor – recording, mixing
  • Alex Hartman – recording, mixing
  • Mike Joyce – art direction, design
  • Mark Dagley – cover art
  • Ian Tong – photography
  • Elizabeth Moses – photography

Track listing:

  1. I Just Can’t take It Anymore – Gram Parsons
  2. Fragile – Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis, Colin Newman, Robert Gotobed
  3. Layin’ Up with Linda – GG Allin
  4. Waiting Around to Die – Townes Van Zandt
  5. The Great Fuz – Randy Alvey, Les Dale
  6. Yesterlove – Ian Willis
  7. Dirty Robot – Gerry Arling, Richard Cameron
  8. New Mexico – FuckEmos
  9. Dandelion Seeds – July
  10. Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Leonard Cohen
  11. Beautiful – Linda Perry

Virgin Prunes: …If I Die, I Die

On November 4, 1982, “Rough Trade” label released “…If I Die, I Die”, the debut Virgin Prunes album. It was recorded July – August 1982, at “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, Ireland, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Dave-iD Busaras – vocals
  • Gavin Friday– vocals
  • Guggi– vocals
  • Dik Evans– guitar
  • Strongman – bass guitar
  • Mary D’Nellon – drums
  • Kevin Moloney – engineer
  • Steve Parker – engineer
  • Denis Blackham – engineer
  • BilBo – mastering
  • RX – design
  • Ursula Steiger – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Dave-iD Busaras, Mary D’Nellon, Dik Evans, Gavin Friday, Guggi and Strongman.

  1. Ulakanakulot
  2. Decline and Fall
  3. Sweethome Under White Clouds
  4. Bau-Dachöng
  5. Baby Turns Blue
  6. Ballad of the Man
  7. Walls of Jericho
  8. Caucasian Walk
  9. Theme for Thought

On March 31, 2017.

On March 31, 2017, “Pinkflag” label released “Silver/Lead”, the sixteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Monmouthshire, Wales, “Swim Studio” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– lead vocals,  keyboards, acoustic, 12-string and electric guitar, mandola, M-Tron baritone, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, Casio SK-1, loops, samples, cover image
  • Robert Grey– drums
  • Matthew Simms – electric guitar, lap steel, mandola, modular synth, Korg MS-10, fx, autoharp
  • Tim Lewis– engineering
  • Jeroen Melchers – engineering
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, all music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Matthew Simms.

  1. Playing Harp for the Fishes
  2. Short Elevated Period
  3. Diamonds in Cups
  4. Forever & a Day
  5. An Alibi
  6. Sonic Lens
  7. This Time
  8. Brio
  9. Sleep on the Wing
  10. Silver / Lead

On December 20, 2010.

On December 20, 2010, “Pink Flag” label released “Red Barked Tree”, the twelfth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2010, at ”Resident Studios”, “Press Play Studios”, “Swim Studio” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman,

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– vocals, guitar, various, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– vocals, bass
  • Robert Grey– drums
  • Andy Ramsay– engineer
  • Sean Douglas – engineer
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction, photography
  • Jannis Kounellis– artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis and Robert Grey.

  1. Please Take
  2. Now Was
  3. Adapt
  4. Two Minutes
  5. Clay
  6. Bad Worn Thing
  7. Moreover
  8. A Flat Ten
  9. Smash
  10. Down to This
  11. Red Barked Trees

On March 25, 2013.

On March 25, 2013, “Pink Flag” label released “Change Becomes Us”, the thirteenth Wire studio album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Rockfield Studios” in  Monmouth, Wales; “Swim Studio,” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– lead and backing vocals, acoustic, baritone and electric guitar, guitar fx, organ, piano, mandolin, bass guitar, handclaps, mixing
  • Graham Lewis– lead vocals, baritone electric guitar, piano, Monotron, bass guitar, handclaps
  • Robert Grey– drums, floor percussion, bottle, radiator, handclaps
  • Matt Simms– acoustic and electric guitar, guitar fx, Mellotron, handclaps
  • Sean Douglas – engineer
  • Denis Blackham– mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft– art direction, photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Graham Lewis, music by Colin Newman, Graham Lewis, Robert Grey, Matt Simms

  1. Doubles & Trebles
  2. Keep Exhaling
  3. Adore Your Island
  4. Re – Invent Your Second Wheel
  5. Stealth of a Stork
  6. B/W Silence
  7. Time Lock Fog
  8. Magic Bullet
  9. Eels Song
  10. Love Bends
  11. As We Go
  12. & Much Besides
  13. Attractive Space

In August 1978.

In August 1978, “Harvest” label released “Chairs Missing”, the second Wire studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Thorne.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman– vocals, guitars, arrangements
  • Bruce Gilbert– guitars, arrangements, concept
  • Mike Thorne– keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • Graham Lewis– bass guitar, vocals, arrangements, concept, sleeve design
  • Robert Gotobed– drums, arrangements
  • Kathryn Lukas– flute
  • Paul Hardiman– engineer
  • Ken Thomas – engineer assistant
  • Chris Blair – cutting engineer
  • Denis Blackham– remastering
  • Brian Palmer – art direction
  • Phil Smee– packaging
  • Annette Green – photography
  • Tim Chacksfield – project co-ordination

Track listing:

  1. Practice Makes Perfect – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman
  2. French Film Blurred – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  3. Another the Letter – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman
  4. Men 2nd – Graham Lewis
  5. Marooned – Bruce Gilbert, Colin Newman, Graham Lewis
  6. Sand in My Joints – Graham Lewis
  7. Being Sucked in Again – Colin Newman
  8. Heartbeat – Colin Newman
  9. Mercy – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  10. Outdoor Miner – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  11. I Am the Fly – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  12. I Feel Mysterious Today – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  13. From the Nursery – Graham Lewis, Colin Newman
  14. Used To – Bruce Gilbert, Graham Lewis
  15. Too Late – Bruce Gilbert

In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Mute” label released “Manscape”, the seventh Wire studio album. It was recorded in 1990, at “RAK Studios” and was produced by David M. Allen.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – vocals, guitar
  • Bruce Gilbert– guitar
  • Graham Lewis – vocals, bass guitar
  • Robert Grey – drums
  • Roy Spong – engineer
  • Jon Wozencroft, Neville Brody – design

Track listing:

  1. Patterns Of Behavior
  2. Goodbye Ploy
  3. Morning Bell
  4. Small Black Reptile
  5. Torch It!
  6. Other Moments
  7. Sixth Sense
  8. What Do You See? (Welcome)
  9. Where’s The Deputation?

In May 1988.

In May 1988, “Mute” label released “A Bell Is a Cup… Until It Is Struck”, the fifth Wire  studio album. It was recorded in December 1987, and at “Preußen Tonstudio” in Berlin, and was produced by Gareth Jones.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – vocal, guitars
  • Bruce Gilbert – guitar
  • Graham Lewis – vocals, bass
  • Robert Gotobed – drums

Track listing:

All tracks byBruce Gilbert, Robert Gotobed, Graham Lewis and Colin Newman.

  1. Silk Skin Paws
  2. The Finest Drops
  3. The Queen of Ur and the King of Um
  4. Free Falling Divisions
  5. It’s a Boy
  6. Boiling Boy
  7. Kidney Bingos
  8. Come Back in Two Halves
  9. Follow the Locust
  10. A Public Place