The Wire Tapes Vol. 1

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The Wire Tapes: Volume 1
Wire Tapes Vol 1.jpg
Studio album by Dashboard Confessional
Released September 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Alternative rock, emo, indie rock
Length 33:05
Label Self-released
Dashboard Confessional chronology
The Wire Tapes Vol. 1
The Shade of Poison Trees

The Wire Tapes, Volume One is a tour-only album released by Dashboard Confessional in 2007.

The album is a collection of cover songs, sold only during Chris Carrabba's solo acoustic tour during fall 2007.[1] It was also available as a limited release through the band's website in September of that same year. The album precedes The Shade of Poison Trees, which was released on October 2nd on Vagrant Records.

Track listing[edit]

Track Title Original artist Original album Running time
1 "Theme from Volume 1" (originally: "Theme from Flood") They Might Be Giants Flood 0:29
2 "Valens" The Movielife An Ocean of Doubt 1:42
3 "El Scorcho" Weezer Pinkerton 3:55
4 "A Year in the Past, Forever in the Future" Grade Under the Radar 3:35
5 "Overkill" Men at Work Cargo 3:39
6 "If I Needed You" Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt 3:01
7 "Angels of the Silences" Counting Crows Recovering the Satellites 3:39
8 "Catch" The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 2:42
9 "Pretty Pathetic" Smoking Popes Destination Failure 3:25
10 "Crazy" The Afghan Whigs 1965 4:04
11 "Better" Regina Spektor Begin to Hope 2:49


  • The end of "Theme from Flood" is changed. The original lyrics were "It's a brand new record/For 1990/They Might Be Giants' brand new album 'Flood'". However, Carrabba changed the lyrics to "It's a brand new record/of songs we've covered/We hope you like them, here is volume one". The song is also listed on the album cover as "Theme From Volume 1" to reflect these changes.


  1. ^ "Dashboard Confessional to release tour-only covers album". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. September 23, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 

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