Wire
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1976-10
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Wire

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."

Pink Flag, Wire's first album influenced future hardcore punk with their fast energetic playing style. They 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 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.

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Wire Performances & Interviews


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Mannequin
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Mannequin
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Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
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Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
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Three Girl Rhumba
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Three Girl Rhumba
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Outdoor Miner
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Outdoor Miner
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Eardrum Buzz
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Eardrum Buzz
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The 15th
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The 15th
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12XU
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12XU
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The Other Window (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Sep 1978)
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The Other Window (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Sep 1978)
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On Returning (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Sep 1978)
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On Returning (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Sep 1978)
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Mutual Friend (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Sep 1978)
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Mutual Friend (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 20 Sep 1978)
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Kidney Bingos
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Kidney Bingos
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Map Ref 41 North 93 West
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Map Ref 41 North 93 West
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Our Swimmer
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Our Swimmer
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Dot Dash
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Dot Dash
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French Film Blurred
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French Film Blurred
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Ex Lion Tamer
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Ex Lion Tamer
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I Am The Fly
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I Am The Fly
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Lowdown
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Lowdown
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Another The Letter
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Another The Letter
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Marooned
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Marooned
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106 Beats That
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106 Beats That
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Past BBC Events

6 Music Festival: 2015
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Tyneside
2015-02-22T22:38:06
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2015
6 Music Festival: 2015

6 Music Festival: 2015

Tyneside

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