A Lot of Wind

Written by:
Mark E Smith

Initial Release:
Shift-Work, Cog Sinister/Fontana 848.594-1 (LP, CD, Cassette)

Date:
15 April 1991

Subsequent Releases:
Sinister Waltz, Receiver Records RRCD209 1996
The Other Side Of..., Receiver Records, (Triple CD comprising Sinister Waltz, Fiend with a Violin and Oswald Defence Lawyer) 1996
The Less You Look, The More You Find, Recall/Snapper Music SMDCD132 1997
Shiftwork, Cog Sinister/Voiceprint (COGVP134CD) 2002
Shift-Work, Voiceprint (VP241005CD 2003 (double pack CD coupled with Code Selfish) 2003
The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004; Castle CMXBX982, 2005
Shiftwork, Fontana/Mercury 9847464 2007 (CD) (original studio track plus Peel session version) 2007


Group on initial recording:
Mark E Smith – vocals: Craig Scanlon – guitar; Steve Hanley - bass; Simon Wolstencroft.- drums; Kenny Brady – violin

First played live:
23 May 1991: Frankfurt

Last played live:
20 May 92 Brighton

Number of known live performances: 7

Commentary:
MES complains about television and the lack of intelligence in chat shows and the like. The track is heavily dependent on Kenny Brady’s violin which nags away insistently throughout.

Link: A Lot of Wind (MTV performance of the song)