Review Revue: Bruce Gilbert ‒ The Shivering Man

Happy Thanksgiving! I don’t know why, but on this week where Seattle is experiencing snow, ice, and unheard-of sub-freezing temperatures, this 1987 solo effort from Wire’s Bruce Gilbert just resonated with me. Say it with me: “I AM THE SHIVERING MAN.” Brrrrrrr.

But seriously, this sounds like a fantastic record. Would love to get it in my earholes some time soon.

“.. weird, but this is the sound of sculpture! Largely instrumental, this could be the sister album to the Non LP that was in L, but for this one, the swami predicts H.* Bruce Gilbert is from Wire. *But we’ll just have to program it very carefully.”

“Sounds good @ both 33 & 45 rpm. Try it out. This is the epitome of easy listening for the hard of hearing.”

“Difficult yet accessible. Very decent stuff + better than Non.”

“This does not remind me of Non. It is tons fluffier and melodic… sublime… and difficult.”


“These are studio sketches from ‘He Said’ + ‘AC Marias’ sessions — this is NOT, NOT, NOT difficult, very accessible definitely alternative.”

“This is cool. It seems these Wire fellows can do little bad. 2-4 is neat on headphones.”

“THIS IS A MUST PLAY!!! Good times for all times!”

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One Comment

  1. Damon Creed
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Bruce Gilbert = Wire’s secret weapon.

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