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Discography of:
Wah! Heat - Wah!
The Mighty Wah! - Shambeko! Say Wah!
and
Pete Wylie
[all information is for UK issues unless noted otherwise]

Note:  This is the best I could do, but I'm sure some items are missing.
I wrote this myself based on the few items that I personally have, what I could find listed on various dealers' websites.
A recent article in Goldmine (issue #487 - 26 March 1999) helped fill in some more details.
Please send me an email if you have any additions or corrections.
Thanks! Dirk Horst <dhorst@airmail.net>


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WAH! HEAT:
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BETTER SCREAM / HEY! DISCO JOE
click here to read more about this single

7" - 1979 Inevitable, INEV 001
(foldover sleeve in re-sealable poly bag)
 

SEVEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT / DON'T STEP ON THE CRACKS
7" - 1980 Inevitable, INEV 004 (picture sleeve)
note: may say "Seven Minutes To Midnight...(To Be Continued)"
 

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WAH!:
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FORGET THE DOWN / THE CHECKMATE SYNDROME
7" - 1980 Eternal, SLATE 1
 

THE 7,000 NAMES OF WAH!
on NME/Rough Trade compilation cassette:

note: this rare cassette has an early version of the song that appeared on their debut album.
 

NAH POO: THE ART OF BLUFF
12" LP - 1981 Eternal, CLASSIC 1

tracks:
1. The Wind Up
2. Otherboys
3. Why D'You Imitate the Cutout?
4. Mission Impossible
5. Somesay
6. The Seven Thousand Names of Wah!
7. Sleepp
8. Seven Minutes To Midnight
9. The Death of Wah!
 

SOMESAY / FORGET THE DOWN
12" - 1981 Eternal, SIMEY1T [UK] (picture sleeve)
note: version of "Somesay" is a re-recording of the album version
with new bandmembers.
 

REMEMBER / CATWALK CRACK / (unknown 3rd track on the 12")
7" - 1982 Eternal, SAM225 (promo issue - may not have b-side?)
12" - 1982 Eternal, ZAZU 1T (picture sleeve)
 

THE STORY OF THE BLUES (pt. 1 & 2) / SEVEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT live(ish)
12" - 1982 Eternal, JF1 T (picture sleeve) [UK]
12" - 1982 Eternal, 24 99800 (picture sleeve) [Canada]
notes:
Part 2 of "Story of the Blues" consists of Pete Wylie doing
his best attempt at a "pump 'em up" speech for all the
underdogs of the world. The flipside is labelled as "liveish"
presumably because it is a re-recording of the original 7"
single version from two years ago.
 

HOPE / b-side??
7" - 1983 Eternal, X9880 [UK]
7" - 1983 WEA, 2498807 [DUTCH]
 

YOU CAN'T PUT YOUR ARMS ROUND A MEMORY / HOPE (I Wish You'd Believe Me)
/ THE YEAR OF DECISION / SLEEP / L'ESPWAH!
12" - 1983 Eternal, X9880T (came with a poster??)
notes: 1st track is an acoustic Johnny Thunders cover
 

MAVERICK YEARS 80-81
note: claims to be THE "OFFICIAL BOOTLEG"
12" LP - 1983 Wonderful World of Wah, WW1

tracklisting:
1. Remember
2. Somesay
3. The Truth About Eddie
4. The Checkmate Syndrome
5. I Know There Was Something . . .
6. Shambeko
7.  Sleeep
8. What's Happening Here?
9. Seven Minutes To Midnight
10. The Bible Or Maths

notes:
This is apparently a collection of the band's earliest outtakes
and demos. Its status as "official bootleg" may indicate that
it was released by the band during the reorganization of their
own indie label, Eternal, before they signed a distribution
deal with the giant WEA conglomerate.

This album is packaged in a generic white cardboard sleeve
with only a green photocopied piece of paper glued to
the front. The label on the vinyl is plain white with
only a "1" and "2" to designate which side you are
looking at.
The runoff groove on side one says:
"DON'T TELL TARQUIN BUT . . ."
and on side two it says:
"AH! THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF . . . WAH!"
 
 

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The Mighty Wah!:
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COME BACK (The Story of the Reds) / THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES

7" - 1984 Eternal, BEG111 (poster picture sleeve)

COME BACK (holiday romance version) / COME BACK / THE DEVIL IN MISS JONES
12" - 1984 Beggars Banquet, BEG 111TD (picture sleeve)

WEEKENDS / SHAMBEKO
7" - 1984 Eternal, BEG117T (picture sleeve)

WEEKENDS / SHAMBEKO / BODY AND SOLO / THE TRUTH ABOUT EDDIE (demo)
12"- 1984 Eternal, BEG117T (picture sleeve)
 

A WORD TO THE WISE GUY

12" LP - 1984 Beggars Banquet, BEGA 54
notes: album was packaged with bonus 12" and lyric booklet (custom sticker on LP cover)

tracklisting:
1. Yuh Learn I
2. Weekends
3. Everwanna
4. The Lost Generation
5. Yuh Learn II
6. I Know There Was Something
7. Yuh Learn III
8. In the Bleak / Body and Soul / Midwinter
9. Papa Crack (God's Lonely Man)
10. What's Happening Here
11. Yuh Learn IV
12. Come Back (The Story of the Reds)

tracklisting for the bonus 12" single:
A. Learning the Ways of the World
B. Learning the Ways of the World (version)

notes:
the 12" seems to collect all the "Yuh Learn" segments from the
album into one uninterrupted track. The b-side is mostly
a dub version which is without the lead vocals.
 

PEEL SESSIONS EP
(recorded 22 Aug. '84, first transmitted 17 Sept. 1984)
12" - 1987 Strange Fruit, SFPS035
cassette - Dutch East India, DEI8325-4

tracks:
1. Basement Blues; The Story of the Blues
2. Better Scream
3. Weekends
4. Yuh Learn
notes:
Bluesy, R&B-styled take on "The Story of the Blues"
 

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Pete Wylie:
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SINFUL! (the album - # of tracks?)
12" LP - 1986 label info ???
CD - 1986 label info ????
notes: this is the only Wylie/Wah! album to be released in the USA

SINFUL! / (b-side?)
7" - 1986 Virgin, 108350100 [Germany]

SINFUL! / I WANT THE MOON, MOTHER
7" - 1986 MDM Records, MDM 7 (picture sleeve)

SINFUL! / I WANT THE MOON, MOTHER / SOPHIE'S SINFUL / THE JOY OF BEING BOOED
2x7" - 1986 MDM Records, MDM D7 (gatefold picture sleeve)

DIAMOND GIRL (recorded with "The Fabulous Josie Jones") / (b-side?)
7" - 1986 MDM Records, MDM12

FOURELEVENFORTYFOUR (album version) + 2 tracks
CD - 1987 Siren, SRNCD59
 

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Pete Wylie and The Farm:
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Pete Wylie contributed backing vocals to The Farm's hit song "All Together Now"
which can be found on their 1991 Sire/Reprise album SPARTACUS. This spurred
the re-issue (and remixing) of his 1986 solo hit "Sinful!".

SINFUL! / (b-side?)
7" - 1991 Siren, SRN138

SINFUL! (sinfarley-hellerermix) / SINFUL! (wickedest mix in town)
12" - 1991 Siren, SRNTX 138 (picture sleeve)

SINFUL! (sinfarl remix DJ promo)
12" - 1991 Siren, SRNTX138DJ
 

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late-period Pete Wylie and Wah!:
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DON'T LOSE YOUR DREAMS (Danny Rampling pure sexy mix)
10" - 1991 Siren (numbered sleeve)

DON'T LOSE YOUR DREAMS + 2 more tracks
CD - 1991 Siren, SRNDG141 (in digipack)

INFAMY! OR I DIDN'T GET WHERE I AM TODAY (full album credited to WAH! THE MONGREL)
CD - 1991 label info ???
notes: The album bombed on upon its release and then Wylie was
involved in a severe accident so serious as to keep him
out of action for the next half-decade.

HEART AS BIG AS LIVERPOOL + more tracks (EP)
CD - 1998 Columbia Records
 

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Noteworthy compilations:
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HICKS FROM THE STICKS - Various Artists LP
1980 Rockburgh Records Ltd. ROC111

1. Airkraft "Move In Rhythm"
2. Expelaires "Sympathy (Don't Be Taken In)"
3. Clock DVA "You're Without Sound"
4. Music For Pleasure "The Human Factor"
5. Nightmares In Wax "Shangri-La"
6. Ada Wilson & Keeping Dark "Head In The Clouds"
7. Modern Eon "Choreography"
8. Medium Medium "Them Or Me"
9. Radio 5 "True Colours"
10. They Must Be Russians "When Have I Seen You"
11. Section 25 "After-Image"
12. Art Failure "Gimmik"
13. I'm So Hollow "I Don't Know"
14. Wah! Heat "Hey Disco Joe"
15. Stranger Than Fiction "Immortal In Mirrors"
16. The Distributors "T.V. ME"

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