Wire Train was an American, San Francisco-based alternative rock band, who released six albums in the 1980s and 1990s. The band was originally formed as the Renegades in April 1983 in San Francisco; its members had met while attending San Francisco State University. The original lineup featured Kevin Hunter (vocals, guitar), Kurt Herr (vocals, guitar), Anders Rundblad (bass guitar, vocals) and Federico Gil-Sola (drums). Rundblad had previously played with the Swedish bands Motvind and Gary T'To Band.
Wire Train – Wire Train. Label: MCA Records – DMCG 6101. This album was recorded live, except Wednesday. Recorded and Mixed using the Dolby SR System.
Wire Train released three records for 415/CBS; In A Chamber, Between Two Words, and Ten Women. The band Recorded three CD's for MCA in the nineties; California Republic, No Soul No Strain and Snug. Only the first two MCA CD's were released.
This is Wire Train’s official release of a 1993 album that MCA Records paid for but deemed too weird to put out. The band, which got their early-'80s start on the mighty 415 Records with songs like I’ll Do You, had evolved musically by leaps and bounds by time they recorded this, their sixth and final album. And it smokes from top to bottom: There’s amped-up psych-funk ( Who Give a S t," Drive All Night ), Beatle-esque turns ( I Was Wrong ), spare R&B ( Picture in a Picture, She Is the World ), and sheer poetic beauty ( Enemy ).
The San Francisco group Wire Train made a big splash with their first album, 1983's In a Chamber. The quartet played a layered, mysterious kind of guitar rock that drew from post-punk's energy, the trippiness of psychedelia, and the solid songcraft of bands from the Byrds to the Flamin' Groovies. There were a few other bands around making similar sounds - the Church, to name the most obvious - but there weren't any bands this hooky or immediate. The album unspools like a greatest hits collection, as one great song follows another.
Is Wire Train the best album by Wire Train? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. Wire Train by Wire Train (1990) Overall rank: 16,365th. Accolades: Top albums of 1990 (250th). Top albums of the 1990s (3,217th). Best albums of all time (16,365th).