Wire announce official release of demo compilation Not About To Die

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Wire has announced the official release of Not About to Die, a long-bootlegged compilation of demos recorded for the band’s second and third albums, Chairs Missing and 154. Previously released as a Record Store Day exclusive, the official wide release will be out June 24 via the group’s pinkflag imprint. It includes early versions of songs like “Once Is Enough,” “On Returning,” “Being Sucked In Again,” and “Two People in a Room,” as well as a long list of other tracks. Today they’ve shared “Stepping Off Too Quick,” which you can check out below.

Wire’s last album was 2020’s Mind Hive.

Wire Not About to Die tracklist:

1. Oh No Not So (Save The Bullet) – 4th demo
2. Culture Vultures – 4th demo
3. It’s The Motive – 4th demo
4. Love Ain’t Polite – 4th demo
5. French Film (Blurred) – 4th demo
6. Underwater Experiences – 4th demo
7. Stalemate – 4th demo
8. Options R – 5th demo
9. Indirect Enquiries v1 – 5th demo
10. Chairs Missing (Use To) – 5th demo
11. Being Sucked In Again – 5th demo
12. Ignorance No Plea (I Should Have Known Better) – 6th demo
13. Once Is Enough – 6th demo
14. The Other Window – 6th demo
15. Stepping Off Too Quick (Not About To Die) – 6th demo
16. On Returning – 6th demo
17. Former Airline – 6th demo
18. Two People In A Room – 6th demo

Wire’s Chairs Missing is featured on our list of the Top 150 Albums of the ’70s.

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