|Supermegabot is proud to announce their expanded (and long overdue) re-release of the 1983 debut album, IN A CHAMBER by legendary San Francisco band WIRE TRAIN on February 22, 2019. A Top 5 CMJ album, In A Chamber features the major alternative hit singles “Chamber of Hellos,” “I’ll Do You” and “Never” . This newly-remastered edition adds six bonus tracks, many making their first official appearance on CD.
Originally formed at San Francisco State University as the Renegades, the foursome changed their name to Wire Train after a demo tape they had recorded garnered Bay Area radio play. Soon signing to the acclaimed local label 415, In a Chamber was produced by young up and coming producer David Kahne, who went on to produce Paul McCartney, New Order, The Strokes and more.
The album’s perfect blend of new wave energy with Byrd-like guitars and hook-laden songs was instantly greeted with critical acclaim, including the endorsement of U2’s Bono, who declared it his favorite album of the year.
With “I’ll Do You” getting significant early MTV play, the band’s future seemed rosy, but follow-up albums failed to build on In A Chamber’s success. Wire Train quietly broke up in the early 90’s, but reformed in 2003 for the pilot episode of VH1’s Bands Reunited, which never aired. In 2009 they played a few dates to support the release of Snug, an album their label had rejected in the 90’s.