Wire ‘Eardrum Buzz’ clear vinyl 7″ single (Mute, MUTE 87)

An odd little curio this one – I don’t recall it having been available when the single was first released in 1989 and I came across it a couple of years later courtesy of ‘Record Collector’ magazine, where it was advertised as a ‘withdrawn’ release. Given that Wire had already singed their fingers with the ill-fated ‘Outdoor Miner’ white vinyl single (excluded from its rightful chart position due to hyping allegations), perhaps this was culled at birth to avoid any similar troubles… who knows?

Wire 'Eardrum Buzz' clear vinyl 7" single and picture cover

^ Wire ‘Eardrum Buzz’ clear vinyl 7 inch single and picture cover

It is no different from the regular 7″ release other than the see-through nature of the vinyl, so its one for collectable vinyl junkies only, I dare say.

As with the regular 7″, the A side is an edited version of the rather polished studio arrangement, found in full on the regular 12″ single and the CD/cassette versions of ‘It’s Beginning To And Back Again’.

Label B side design

^ Label B side design

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