History Music / Wire

24th Apr '16 11:05:22 PM ThornBrain
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* ''Wire'' (2015)
* ''Nocturnal Koreans'' (2016) - Recorded at the same time as ''Wire''.



* CoverAlbum: Received a Tribute Album titled ''[[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle Whore]]'', which included contributions from Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/{{Lush}}, [[Music/TheMinutemen Mike Watt]], and Music/SkinnyPuppy.



** ''Live at the Roxy'' includes covers of JJ Cole ("After Midnight") and The Dave Clack Five ("Glad All Over").
** CoverAlbum: Received a Tribute Album titled ''[[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle Whore]]'', which included contributions from Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/{{Lush}}, [[Music/TheMinutemen Mike Watt]], and Music/SkinnyPuppy.

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** ''Live at the Roxy'' includes covers of JJ Cole ("After Midnight") and The Dave Clack Clark Five ("Glad All Over").
** CoverAlbum: Received a Tribute Album titled ''[[IntentionallyAwkwardTitle Whore]]'', which included contributions from Music/MyBloodyValentine, Music/{{Lush}}, [[Music/TheMinutemen Mike Watt]], and Music/SkinnyPuppy.
Over").



* FunWithAcronyms: ''IBTABA'', or ''It's Beginning to and Back Again''

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* FunWithAcronyms: ''IBTABA'', or ''It's Beginning to and Back Again''Again''.



* IntercourseWithYou: "Practice Makes Perfect" has overtones of this, but the tone of the track and [[NoodleImplements some of the]] [[GeniusBonus odder references]] imply something [[BlackMagic much more sinister]].
* LyricalDissonance: Even at their poppiest, they still manage to include lyrics like "Please take your knife out of my back" and [[AntiLoveSong "One of us will live to rue the day we met each other"]].
** They have also written sweet, singalong songs about leaf-eating insects ("Outdoor Miner"), monetary and sexual exploitation in show business ("Ahead"), cartography as an ecstatic experience ("Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"), and... nothing at all ("The 15th").

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Practice Makes Perfect" has overtones of this, but the tone of the track and [[NoodleImplements some of the]] [[GeniusBonus the odder references]] imply something [[BlackMagic much more sinister]].
* LyricalDissonance: Even at their poppiest, they still manage to include lyrics like "Please take your knife out of my back" and [[AntiLoveSong "One of us will live to rue the day we met each other"]].
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other"]]. They have also written sweet, singalong songs about leaf-eating insects ("Outdoor Miner"), monetary and sexual exploitation in show business ("Ahead"), cartography as an ecstatic experience ("Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"), and... nothing at all ("The 15th").


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* SelfTitledAlbum: Their 2015 album.
18th Sep '15 4:04:59 PM ThornBrain
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Wire are best known for their 1977 debut album ''Pink Flag'' and specifically its track "12XU", which, in a roundabout way, [[TropeMaker pretty much started the entire genre of]] HardcorePunk; to a lesser extent, they are also well-known in certain circles for their next two albums (1978's ''Chairs Missing'' and 1979's ''154''), both of which, while quite different, [[TropeCodifier helped define what we now know as]] PostPunk. All three are universally regarded as classics of the New Wave period, and each set the trend that Wire would later become notorious for: Every album a NewSoundAlbum, every tour a showcase of new material, regardless of fan or critic's opinion.

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Wire are best known for their 1977 debut album ''Pink Flag'' ''Music/PinkFlag'' and specifically its track "12XU", "12 X U", which, in a roundabout way, [[TropeMaker pretty much started the entire genre of]] HardcorePunk; to a lesser extent, they are also well-known in certain circles for their next two albums (1978's ''Chairs Missing'' and 1979's ''154''), both of which, while quite different, [[TropeCodifier helped define what we now know as]] PostPunk. All three are universally regarded as classics of the New Wave period, and each set the trend that Wire would later become notorious for: Every album a NewSoundAlbum, every tour a showcase of new material, regardless of fan or critic's opinion.
18th Sep '15 4:04:44 PM ThornBrain
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* ''Pink Flag'' (1977 ) — Arguable TropeMaker for HardcorePunk; contains "12XU".

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* ''Pink Flag'' ''Music/PinkFlag'' (1977 ) — Arguable TropeMaker for HardcorePunk; contains "12XU".



* MadnessMantra: "Waiting, waiting, waiting for us... Waiting, waiting, waiting for us...". Colin only repeats it [[SanitySlippage louder and more unhinged each time]].

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* MadnessMantra: MadnessMantra:
** "Pink Flag" ends with an extended sequence of the band screaming "HOW MANY?!" as the tempo continuously speeds up.
** "Practice Makes Perfect" has
"Waiting, waiting, waiting for us... Waiting, waiting, waiting for us...". Colin only repeats it [[SanitySlippage louder and more unhinged each time]].



** Most of these titles relate to the content of the lyrics in some way, but a few are more oblique: "Brazil" refers to the samba-like groove of Gotobed's drum part, and "The 15th" was simply the fifteenth song that they recorded at that session. "106 Beats That" was originally written to be 106 beats long, and the "X" in "12XU" is self-censorship for "fuck" (so "12XU" == "want to fuck you").
* PunkRock: Circa-''Pink Flag''. The artiest and coldest Punk Rock band to boot.
* PostPunk: {{Trope Codifier}}s with ''Chairs Missing'' and ''154'', and ''Pink Flag'' qualifies as an UrExample with its cold and angular sound.

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** Most of these titles relate to the content of the lyrics in some way, but a few are more oblique: "Brazil" refers to the samba-like groove of Gotobed's drum part, and "The 15th" was simply the fifteenth song that they recorded at that session. session, and "106 Beats That" was originally written to be 106 beats long, and the long.
* PunBasedTitle: The
"X" in "12XU" "12 X U" is self-censorship for "fuck" (so "12XU" == "12 X U" = "want to fuck you").
* PunkRock: Circa-''Pink Flag''.Circa-''Music/PinkFlag''. The artiest and coldest Punk Rock band to boot.
* PostPunk: {{Trope Codifier}}s with ''Chairs Missing'' and ''154'', and ''Pink Flag'' qualifies as is an UrExample with its cold and angular sound.sound.
* SignsOfTheEndTimes: "Reuters":
-->"Prices have risen since the government fell\\
Casualties increase as the enemy shell\\
The climate's unhealthy, flies and rats thrive\\
And sooner or later the end will arrive"



* {{Word Salad Lyrics}}/{{Word Salad Title}}: It's a wonder if anyone knew what they were on about. Granted, many of their lyrics make more sense if you know the background to them, especially their denser 80's work, but when a band uses references to polymer plastic's effects on the ivory trade as throwaway lines... well, what do you expect?
** WordPureeTitle: "12 X U". "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W" is not, though it certainly looks like it at first glance.

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* {{Word Salad Lyrics}}/{{Word Salad Title}}: It's a wonder if anyone knew what they were on about. Granted, many WordSaladLyrics: Clarity is not one of the band's goals. Many of their lyrics make more sense if you know the background to them, especially their denser 80's work, but when a band uses references to polymer plastic's effects on the ivory trade as throwaway lines... well, what do you expect?
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confusion is to be expected.
*
WordPureeTitle: "12 X U". "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W" is not, though it certainly looks like it at first glance.glance.
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16th Jan '15 1:34:52 PM trystero11
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** Most of these titles relate to the content of the lyrics in some way, but a few are more oblique: "Brazil" refers to the samba-like groove of Gotobed's drum part, and "The 15th" was simply the fifteenth song that they recorded at that session.

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** Most of these titles relate to the content of the lyrics in some way, but a few are more oblique: "Brazil" refers to the samba-like groove of Gotobed's drum part, and "The 15th" was simply the fifteenth song that they recorded at that session. "106 Beats That" was originally written to be 106 beats long, and the "X" in "12XU" is self-censorship for "fuck" (so "12XU" == "want to fuck you").



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Bassist Graham Lewis began singing lead on ''154'' and has been the secondary vocalist since.

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Bassist Graham Lewis began singing lead on ''154'' ''Chairs Missing'' ("Sand in my Joints") and has been the secondary vocalist since.
16th Jan '15 1:30:09 PM trystero11
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Wire are best known for their 1977 debut album ''Pink Flag'' and specifically the B-side "12XU", which, in a roundabout way, [[TropeMaker pretty much started the entire genre of]] HardcorePunk; to a lesser extent, they are also well-known in certain circles for their next two albums (1978's ''Chairs Missing'' and 1979's ''154''), both of which, while quite different, [[TropeCodifier helped define what we now know as]] PostPunk. All three are universally regarded as classics of the New Wave period, and each set the trend that Wire would later become notorious for: Every album a NewSoundAlbum, every tour a showcase of new material, regardless of fan or critic's opinion.

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Wire are best known for their 1977 debut album ''Pink Flag'' and specifically the B-side its track "12XU", which, in a roundabout way, [[TropeMaker pretty much started the entire genre of]] HardcorePunk; to a lesser extent, they are also well-known in certain circles for their next two albums (1978's ''Chairs Missing'' and 1979's ''154''), both of which, while quite different, [[TropeCodifier helped define what we now know as]] PostPunk. All three are universally regarded as classics of the New Wave period, and each set the trend that Wire would later become notorious for: Every album a NewSoundAlbum, every tour a showcase of new material, regardless of fan or critic's opinion.
5th Oct '14 6:23:56 AM m8e
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* Music/PunkRock: Circa-''Pink Flag''. The artiest and coldest Punk Rock band to boot.

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* Music/PunkRock: PunkRock: Circa-''Pink Flag''. The artiest and coldest Punk Rock band to boot.
27th Jun '14 8:02:44 PM ThornBrain
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** The band themselves have covered relatively few songs, although the famour ''Live at the Roxy'' does include covers of JJ Cole ("After Midnight") and The Dave Clack Five ("Glad All Over").

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** The band themselves have covered relatively few songs, although the famour ''Live at the Roxy'' does include includes covers of JJ Cole ("After Midnight") and The Dave Clack Five ("Glad All Over").
27th Jun '14 7:51:37 PM ThornBrain
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* ''Pink Flag'' (1977)—Arguable TropeMaker for HardcorePunk; contains "12XU".
* ''Chairs Missing'' (1978)—One of several {{Trope Codifier}}s for PostPunk.
* ''154'' (1979)

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* ''Pink Flag'' (1977)—Arguable (1977 ) — Arguable TropeMaker for HardcorePunk; contains "12XU".
* ''Chairs Missing'' (1978)—One (1978) — One of several {{Trope Codifier}}s for PostPunk.
* ''154'' (1979)(1979) - Darker and more experimental; many of its songs are {{Ur Example}}s of GothRock.



* ''Snakedrill'' EP (1986)—Begins Wire Mk. II; also, the first appearance of "Drill".

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* ''Snakedrill'' EP (1986)—Begins (1986) — Begins Wire Mk. II; also, the first appearance of "Drill".



* ''It's Beginning To And Back Again'' a.k.a. ''IBTABA'' (1989)—A "live" album consisting mostly of new versions of older songs based on portions of live performances. There are also a couple studio recordings of new material on the album, and one of those songs, "Eardrum Buzz", is the band's most successful single.
* ''The Drill'' (1990)—[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Multiple remixes (by the band) of "Drill",]] [[InNameOnly some bearing no resemblance to the original.]]

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* ''It's Beginning To And Back Again'' a.k.a. ''IBTABA'' (1989)—A (1989) — A "live" album consisting mostly of new versions of older songs based on portions of live performances. There are also a couple studio recordings of new material on the album, and one of those songs, "Eardrum Buzz", is the band's most successful single.
* ''The Drill'' (1990)—[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin (1990) — [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Multiple remixes (by the band) of "Drill",]] [[InNameOnly some bearing no resemblance to the original.]]



* ''The First Letter'' (1991, as Wir) — Without Robert Gotobed; produced [[BlackSheepHit "So And Slow It Grows"]].
* ''Read & Burn 01'' (2001)—Begins Wire Mk. III.

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* ''The First Letter'' (1991, as Wir) — Without Robert Gotobed; produced [[BlackSheepHit "So And Slow It Grows"]].
Grows".
* ''Read & Burn 01'' (2001)—Begins (2001) — Begins Wire Mk. III.



* ''Read & Burn 03'' (2004)—First release without Bruce Gilbert.

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* ''Read & Burn 03'' (2004)—First (2004) — First release without Bruce Gilbert.



* ''The Black Session'' (2012)—Live-in-the-studio album.
* ''Change Becomes Us'' (2013)—Reworked material originally written circa ''Document & Eyewitness''.

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* ''The Black Session'' (2012)—Live-in-the-studio (2012) — Live-in-the-studio album.
* ''Change Becomes Us'' (2013)—Reworked (2013) — Reworked material originally written circa ''Document & Eyewitness''.



* BlackSheepHit: "So and Slow it Grows"



* EpicRocking: While generally known for [[MinusculeRocking the reverse]] (see below), Wire have shown themselves quite capable of writing longer songs and playing out originally shorter ones in a live setting. The longest formal studio track by Wire is "You Hung Your Lights in the Tress / A Craftsman's Touch" from ''Manscape'' at 10:03, but the extant recordings of the 1979 live pieces "Crazy About Love" and "A Panamanian Craze?" both exceed fifteen, and there are live versions of "Drill" said to have gone on for as long as half an hour.

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* EpicRocking: While generally known for [[MinusculeRocking [[MinisculeRocking the reverse]] (see below), Wire have shown themselves quite capable of writing longer songs and playing out originally shorter ones in a live setting. The longest formal studio track by Wire is "You Hung Your Lights in the Tress / A Craftsman's Touch" from ''Manscape'' at 10:03, but the extant recordings of the 1979 live pieces "Crazy About Love" and "A Panamanian Craze?" both exceed fifteen, and there are live versions of "Drill" said to have gone on for as long as half an hour.



* HardcorePunk: {{Trope Maker}}s with "12 X U" and ''Pink Flag''. Their brevity and aggression were heavily influential to Hardcore Punk bands such as Music/MinorThreat.

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* HardcorePunk: {{Trope Maker}}s TropeMakers with "12 X U" and ''Pink Flag''. Their brevity and aggression were heavily influential to Hardcore Punk bands such as Music/MinorThreat.
27th May '14 5:42:46 PM JHM
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* Epic Rocking: While generally known for the reverse (see below), Wire have shown themselves quite capable of writing longer songs and playing out originally shorter ones in a live setting. The longest formal studio track by Wire is "You Hung Your Lights in the Tress / A Craftsman's Touch" from ''Manscape'' at 10:03, but the extant recordings of the 1979 live pieces "Crazy About Love" and "A Panamanian Craze?" both exceed fifteen, and there are live versions of "Drill" said to have gone on for as long as half an hour.

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* Epic Rocking: EpicRocking: While generally known for [[MinusculeRocking the reverse reverse]] (see below), Wire have shown themselves quite capable of writing longer songs and playing out originally shorter ones in a live setting. The longest formal studio track by Wire is "You Hung Your Lights in the Tress / A Craftsman's Touch" from ''Manscape'' at 10:03, but the extant recordings of the 1979 live pieces "Crazy About Love" and "A Panamanian Craze?" both exceed fifteen, and there are live versions of "Drill" said to have gone on for as long as half an hour.
27th May '14 5:42:03 PM JHM
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** The band themselves have covered relatively few songs, although the famour ''Live at the Roxy'' does include covers of JJ Cole ("After Midnight") and The Dave Clack Five ("Glad All Over").


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* Epic Rocking: While generally known for the reverse (see below), Wire have shown themselves quite capable of writing longer songs and playing out originally shorter ones in a live setting. The longest formal studio track by Wire is "You Hung Your Lights in the Tress / A Craftsman's Touch" from ''Manscape'' at 10:03, but the extant recordings of the 1979 live pieces "Crazy About Love" and "A Panamanian Craze?" both exceed fifteen, and there are live versions of "Drill" said to have gone on for as long as half an hour.
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