WIRE

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Photo / Copyright: Owen Richards

BIOGRAPHY:
Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976] by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), and Robert Gotobed (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album—a key early document of the scene—and were later central to the development of post-punk.
Inspired by the burgeoning UK punk scene, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason wrote, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general."
Wire are a definitive art punk and post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes, and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous punk style (1977's Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout its career.



LAST ALBUM:
SILVER/LEAD (2017)
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HOMEPAGE: www.pinkflag.com

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DISCOGRAPHY - ALBUM:

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2017 - SILVER/LEAD
Label: Pinkflag

2015 - WIRE

Label: Pinkflag
 
2013 - CHANGE BECOMES US
Label: Pinkflag
2011 - THE BLACK SESSION

Label: Pinklag
2010 - RED BARKED TREE

Label: Pinkflag
2008 - OBJECT 47

Label: Pinkflag
2006 - LIVE AT THE ROXY, LONDON - APRIL 1ST & 2ND 1977... 

Label: Pinklag

2007 - READ & BURN 03

Label: Pinkflag

2005 - THE SCOTISH PLAY: 2004
Label: Pinkflag
2004 - ON THE BOX: 1979

Label: Pinkflag
2003 - METRO, CHICAGO, 14TH SEPTEMBER 2002

Label: Pinklag
2003 - SEND

Label: Pinklag

1991 - THE FIRST LETTER

Label: Mute
1991 - THE DRILL
Label: Mute
1990 - MANSCAPE

Label: Mute

1989 - IT'S BEGINNING TO AND BACK AGAIN

Label: Mute 
1988 - A BELL IS A CUP...UNTIL IT IS STRUCK
Label: Mute
1987 - THE IDEAL COPY

Label: Mute
1981 - DOCUMENT AND EYEWITNESS

Label: Rough Trade
1979 - 154

Label: Harvest
1978 - CHAIRS MISSING 

Label: Harvest
1977 - PINK FLAG
Label: Harvest


 

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