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Re: (TV) Re: wire
I really love the album 154 - especially the single Map Reference ??%%??.
For some reason, I am connecting it to Words from the Front. It's certainly
more laid back than their first two albums.
I got to see Wire once (backing the Tubes of all people). It was almost
surreal, there seemed to be no connection at all with what they were playing
on stage to what people wanted to listen. All the subtlety of the music
seemed to disappear into a very hard punky sound - almost like the UK Subs
(who were probably the worst group around at the time).
----- Original Message -----
From: ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 10:49 AM
Subject: (TV) Re: wire
> Scott wrote:
> Wire's "Pink Flag". Where the hell
> was I when this album came out? It passed me by completely. This
> is completely innovative in terms of song structure, guitar attack,
> phrasing and content, everything. As arresting an album, in some ways , as
> "Marquee Moon". Anyone else agree?
> Funny i was gonna bring this up at some stage..i think Wire are perhaps
> closest band in spirit to TV this side of the Atlantic-though never as
> proficient as Tom and co. and definitely lacking the warmth /
> humour / Zen heartbeat of Verlaine's lyricism they were nevertheless as
> adventurous in their
> approach to song structure and imaginative use of the guitar ..my fave is
> actually "Chairs missing".
> The band I used to be in even covered "Mannequin" for a while-great
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