Wire Train was an American, San Francisco-based alternative rock band, who released six albums in the 1980s and 1990s. The band was originally formed as the Renegades in April 1983 in San Francisco; its members had met while attending San Francisco State University. The original lineup featured Kevin Hunter (vocals, guitar), Kurt Herr (vocals, guitar), Anders Rundblad (bass guitar, vocals) and Federico Gil-Sola (drums). Rundblad had previously played with the Swedish bands Motvind and Gary T'To Band.
Wire Train was formed in San Francisco in the early eighties and signed to 415/CBS in 1983. Wire Train released three records for 415/CBS; In A Chamber, Between Two Words, and Ten Women. The band Recorded three CD's for MCA in the nineties; California Republic, No Soul No Strain and Snug. Only the first two MCA CD's were released.
The San Francisco group Wire Train made a big splash with their first album, 1983's In a Chamber. The quartet played a layered, mysterious kind of guitar rock that drew from post-punk's energy, the trippiness of psychedelia, and the solid songcraft of bands from the Byrds to the Flamin' Groovies. There were a few other bands around making similar sounds - the Church, to name the most obvious - but there weren't any bands this hooky or immediate. The album unspools like a greatest hits collection, as one great song follows another.