Producer Mike Thorne describes the recording of Wire's single, "I Am the Fly," on his [Stereo Society](http://www.stereosociety.com/iamthefly.shtml) website. "The singer and second guitarist, Colin Newman, had acquired an MXR Flanger pedal (I forget how, but I remember acutely that the one I bought out of my own pocket, specifically for the single's recording sessions, was over £100 ($200 in 1978). The essence of the single seemed to be turning all the controls to maximum. That became the introduction to the track, and a classic sound. Somehow, that introductory sound reminds me inescapably of Colin's personality."more
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