Wire ‎– Document And Eyewitness

Rough Trade ‎– ROUGH 29, Rough Trade ‎– ROUGH 2912
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Mini-Album


Electric Ballroom
A1 5/10
A2 12XU (Fragment)
A3 Underwater Experiences
A4 Everythings Going To Be Nice
A5 Piano Tuner (Keep Strumming Those Guitars)
A6 We Meet Under Tables
B1 Zegk Hoqp
B2 Eastern Standard
B3 Instrumental (Thrown Bottle)
B4 Eels Sang Lino
B5 Revealing Trade Secrets
B6 And Then ...
B7 Coda
Notre Dame Hall
C1 Go Ahead
C2 Ally In Exile
C3 Relationship
C4 Underwater Experiences
D1 Witness To The Fact
D2 2 People In A Room
D3 Our Swimmer
D4 Heartbeat

Companies, etc.



Recorded live at Electric Ballroom 29.02.1980, at Notre Dame Hall 19.07.1979 and at Montreux 09.03.1979.
Published by Carlin Music except 12XU Virgin Music.

Runout notes:
With the etched "L189xx" numbers positioned at the bottom, each side also has an "A" etched on the left, and "①" with a small "x" above it etched on the right.

A1: M.Cs request spot
A4: Woman enters pulling 2 tethered men and an inflatable jet
A5: Vocalist attacks gas-stove
A6: Vocalist wears black knee length veil
B1: 12 percussionists with newspaper head dresses
B2: M.C. attempts geographical explanation
B4: Vocalist accompanied and lit by illuminated goose
B6: Vocalist eats 2 loaves and then the blank scrolls are unrolled

Thanks to: David Quinn (occasional sax)
Mick Collins (the M.C.)
Newsprint Percussionists
Tom and John (the Sheet)
Bgls. and Epic
Russell and Adrian

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): ROUGH 29 A // 1 ∇ EPS 11 2 A PORKY PRIME CUT. L18946
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): ROUGH 29 B // 1 ∇ EPS 11 2 A PORKY PRIME CUT. L18947
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C): ROUGH 2912 ⨳ A // 2 ∇ ETO 1 1 BiLBO TA1PE L18944
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D): ROUGH 2912 B // 1 ∇ EPS 11 4 A PORKY PRIME CUT. L18945

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 61079-4 Wire Document And Eyewitness(Cass, Album) Mute, Elektra Entertainment 9 61079-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
30463 Wire Document And Eyewitness(CD) Virgin, Mute 30463 France 1991 Sell This Version
Wire 80 CDX Wire Document And Eyewitness(CD, Album + 2xCD, Mini, Single + Box, Ltd) Mute, The Grey Area Wire 80 CDX UK Unknown Sell This Version
WIRE 80 CD Wire Document And Eyewitness(CD, Album, RE) The Grey Area WIRE 80 CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
PF21CD, PF21 Wire Document And Eyewitness ▪ 1979 ▪ 1980(2xCDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Pinkflag, Pinkflag PF21CD, PF21 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version


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June 20, 2015
My copy seems to be a mispress: what should be side D is actually a second copy of side B. I wonder if anyone else has seen this.