I can’t remember the story behind this record but for some reason it was recorded in 1979 and not released until 1981. It was released on Rough Trade when Wire’s label at the time was Harvest but I can’t remember why even after (very little) research.
Ultimately it doesn’t matter – just enjoy a brilliant single.
Wire music can be purchased here
P.S. give it a listen even if you think you don’t like Wire.