Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Art-School Punks (Still) Among Us

Somehow, I completely missed the band Wire during my formative music-listening years. Since the late 1970s, they have been a huge influence on other musicians.

Not long ago, a friend sent me a copy of Pink Flag, which I enjoy tremendously.

In 2008, the band released a new album called Object 47, which has garnered positive reviews.

Until we obtain a copy of Wilson Neate's forthcoming book on Wire (part of Continuum's 33-1/3 series), check out the albums we own and take a quick look at these links:
Pinkflag.com (official band site)

Wire's MySpace page

Pitchfork reviews of Wire

AllMusic's biography

PopMatters on Wire reissues

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