Chain of Command

(Partridge)

Recordings
Art
Lyrics
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Recordings

  1. Single version, 2'33.
    Released on 17 August 1979 as a single, included free with original copies of Drums and Wires.
    Also available as a bonus track on compact disc releases of Drums and Wires.
  2. Demo (Swindon Town Hall 2) version.
    Recorded in March 1979 at Redbrick Studio, Swindon Town Hall.
    Engineered by Steve Warren and ‘Bubble’.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Two in the U.K.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
    Colin Moulding - bass
    Dave Gregory - guitar
    Terry Chambers - drums
    Andy: “Barry out, Dave in, that's got Go 2 out of our system, now we can relax a little. . . Not! Virgin want to hear demos of our newest material, better buy a pen and get scribbling. A makeshift studio in the basement of Swindon Town Hall, Red Brick, rings to the rafters, (heating ducts really) with some spanking tunes. Here's one now, recorded March '79, you can almost feel the eggboxes.”
  3. 2014 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  4. 2014 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.
  5. 2014 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Drums and Wires on 27 October 2014 in the U.K.

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

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Lyrics

How bright are the fires of thought
In a chain of command
How bright is the medical torch
When it's put in our hand

My microbes and I
Can't wait to lay down and die
We realise that we must be spent
Like the cells that dissolve when a brainwave is sent
How bright are the fires of thought
In a chain of command

My bloodgroup and me
A body of soldiers are we
To the wound we quickly flowed
And we fought with the weapons in our
Chemical code
How bright are the fires of thought
In a chain of command

© 1979 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


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