It's Beginning to and Back Again, also known by its acronymIBTABA, is the sixth studio album by the British post-punk group Wire, released in 1989. The title comes from the lyrics of the third song, "German Shepherds".
The record mostly consists of reinterpretations of live performances of material from the band's previous record, A Bell Is a Cup...Until It Is Struck. The recordings are "based on performances in Chicago, Portugal and London." Live tracks were deconstructed in the studio and remixed by Wire. The record contains the single "Eardrum Buzz", which was the band's most successful single in their history, charting at #2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and #68 in the UK.