Wire Biography (Wikipedia)
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 and often obscure lyrical themes. 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.
- Wire in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q876t.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q876t.jpg2015-04-29T14:42:00.000ZColin Newman and Graham Lewis from Wire join Mark and Stuart to speak about the group's latest eponymous album.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02q877v
Wire in conversation with Radcliffe and Maconie
- Wire catch up with Marc Rileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018vwv1.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p018vwv1.jpg2013-06-08T20:00:00.000ZInfluential punk rockers Wire catch up with Marc Riley.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p018vypx
Wire catch up with Marc Riley
- Colin Newman and Graham Lewis of Wire join Radcliffe and Maconiehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016v8b5.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016v8b5.jpg2013-03-25T18:02:00.000ZColin Newman and Graham Lewis of Wire join Radcliffe and Maconie in the studio.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p016v8dm
Colin Newman and Graham Lewis of Wire join Radcliffe and Maconie