History YMMV / Wire

14th Aug '16 5:24:59 PM ThornBrain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** "12 X U".

to:

** "12 X U".U", which is one of their best known riffs and is credited for birthing [[HardcorePunk an entire genre]].
14th Aug '16 2:46:18 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BrokenBase: Their 80s SynthPop output is a point of contention among many fans. [[CriticalDissonance Critics are sometimes more forgiving of it]].
* CoveredUp:
** [[{{Music/REM}} R.E.M.'s]] cover of "Strange."
** There's also [[Music/MinorThreat Minor Threat's]] version of "12 X U."

to:

* BrokenBase: Their 80s '80s SynthPop output is a point of contention among many fans. [[CriticalDissonance Critics are sometimes more forgiving of it]].
* CoveredUp:
CoveredUp:
** [[{{Music/REM}} R.E.M.'s]] Music/{{REM}}'s cover of "Strange."
** There's also [[Music/MinorThreat Minor Threat's]] Music/MinorThreat's version of "12 X U."



** ''Music/PinkFlag'': "12 X U", "Ex Lion Tamer", "Strange"
** ''Chairs Missing'': "Practice Makes Perfect" (for the bass) and the closing track "Too Late"
** ''154'': "Two People in a Room"
** ''The Ideal Copy'': "Ahead"
** ''Change Becomes Us'': "Doubles & Trebles", "Adore Your Island", "Stealth of a Stork"

to:

** ''Music/PinkFlag'': "12 X U", "Ex Lion Tamer", "Strange"
"Strange".
** ''Chairs Missing'': "Practice Makes Perfect" (for the bass) and the closing track "Too Late"
Late".
** ''154'': "Two People in a Room"
Room".
** ''The Ideal Copy'': "Ahead"
"Ahead".
** ''Change Becomes Us'': "Doubles & Trebles", "Adore Your Island", "Stealth of a Stork"Stork".



** The band's first incarnation, which birthed the three above records. After they broke up and eventually reformed in the mid-80s, it was generally agreed that they were never as good again.

to:

** The band's first incarnation, which birthed the three above records. After they broke up and eventually reformed in the mid-80s, mid-'80s, it was generally agreed that they were never as good again.



** After their first return in 1985, they drew much ire from much of their fanbase by releasing a string of poppy, overproduced records, culminating in the critical disaster that was 1991's ''Manscape''. Live, however, the songs often took on a very different character, though Wire, being the contrarians that they were, never released a proper live album from this period... Until 2010, with the inception of their "Legal Download Bootleg Series", one of the first of which was [[http://pinkflag.greedbag.com/buy/21-july-1988-astoria-london-0/ a 1988 performance from the Astoria in London]]. To summarize the average fan reaction: ''[[AwesomeMusic Hot]]'' '''''[[AwesomeMusic damn]]'''''.

to:

** After their first return in 1985, they drew much ire from much of their fanbase by releasing a string of poppy, overproduced records, culminating in the critical disaster that was 1991's ''Manscape''. Live, however, the songs often took on a very different character, though Wire, being the contrarians that they were, never released a proper live album from this period... Until 2010, with the inception of their "Legal Download Bootleg Series", one of the first of which was [[http://pinkflag.greedbag.com/buy/21-july-1988-astoria-london-0/ a 1988 performance from the Astoria in London]]. To summarize the average fan reaction: ''[[AwesomeMusic ''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Hot]]'' '''''[[AwesomeMusic '''''[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic damn]]'''''.



* SampledUp: The main riff to Elastica's "Connection," is "Three Girl Rhumba" half a step down with a variation every fourth bar. Another Elastica single from the same album, "Line Up," used the melody to the chorus of "I Am the Fly" for its own chorus. Wire threatened lawsuit over these similarities, but ultimately settled out of court for songwriting credit.

to:

* SampledUp: The main riff to Elastica's Music/{{Elastica}}'s "Connection," is "Three Girl Rhumba" half a step down with a variation every fourth bar. Another Elastica single from the same album, "Line Up," used the melody to the chorus of "I Am the Fly" for its own chorus. Wire threatened lawsuit over these similarities, but ultimately settled out of court for songwriting credit.



** "12 X U"
** "Outdoor Miner" is their highest-charting song as well as a popular choice for other artists to cover. So much so that there exists a CoverAlbum (''A Houseguest's Wish: Translations of Wire's 'Outdoor Miner''') of 19 different artists' versions of the song.

to:

** "12 X U"
U".
** "Outdoor Miner" is their highest-charting song as well as a popular choice for other artists to cover. So much so that there exists a CoverAlbum (''A Houseguest's Wish: Translations of Wire's 'Outdoor Miner''') of 19 different artists' versions of the song.song.
----
24th Apr '16 11:07:13 PM ThornBrain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Broken Base}}/{{Dork Age}}: Their 80s SynthPop output is a point of contention among many fans. [[CriticalDissonance Critics are sometimes more forgiving of it]].
* CoveredUp: [[{{Music/REM}} R.E.M.'s]] cover of "Strange."

to:

* {{Broken Base}}/{{Dork Age}}: BrokenBase: Their 80s SynthPop output is a point of contention among many fans. [[CriticalDissonance Critics are sometimes more forgiving of it]].
* CoveredUp: CoveredUp:
**
[[{{Music/REM}} R.E.M.'s]] cover of "Strange."



** Much of the material that eventually became ''Change Becomes Us'' was notoriously difficult or poorly recorded live versions. Enter the 2013 album, and it's some of the band's best recordings in years.

to:

** Much of the material that eventually became ''Change Becomes Us'' was notoriously difficult or released as poorly recorded live versions. Enter the 2013 album, and it's some of the band's best recordings in years.



* SignatureSong: "12 X U"

to:

* SignatureSong: SignatureSong:
**
"12 X U"
12th Apr '16 10:11:39 AM InternetJazz
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Chairs Missing'': "Practice Makes Perfect" (for the bass)

to:

** ''Chairs Missing'': "Practice Makes Perfect" (for the bass)bass) and the closing track "Too Late"
8th Feb '16 3:50:04 AM Freshmeat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MagnumOpus: ''Pink Flag''
18th Sep '15 4:26:55 PM ThornBrain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Pink Flag'': "12 X U", "Ex Lion Tamer", "Strange"

to:

** ''Pink Flag'': ''Music/PinkFlag'': "12 X U", "Ex Lion Tamer", "Strange"



** Though ''Chairs Missing'' and ''154'' are both critically acclaimed in their own right, ''Pink Flag'' is widely considered the band's masterpiece, and it was certainly the most influential record they ever did.

to:

** Though ''Chairs Missing'' and ''154'' are both critically acclaimed in their own right, ''Pink Flag'' ''Music/PinkFlag'' is widely considered the band's masterpiece, and it was certainly the most influential record they ever did.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: After their first return in 1985, they drew much ire from much of their fanbase by releasing a string of poppy, overproduced records, culminating in the critical disaster that was 1991's ''Manscape''. Live, however, the songs often took on a very different character, though Wire, being the contrarians that they were, never released a proper live album from this period... Until 2010, with the inception of their "Legal Download Bootleg Series", one of the first of which was [[http://pinkflag.greedbag.com/buy/21-july-1988-astoria-london-0/ a 1988 performance from the Astoria in London]]. To summarize the average fan reaction: ''[[AwesomeMusic Hot]]'' '''''[[AwesomeMusic damn]]'''''.
** Or, somewhat earlier, their revival of various '80s numbers on their 2000 comeback tour.

to:

* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
**
After their first return in 1985, they drew much ire from much of their fanbase by releasing a string of poppy, overproduced records, culminating in the critical disaster that was 1991's ''Manscape''. Live, however, the songs often took on a very different character, though Wire, being the contrarians that they were, never released a proper live album from this period... Until 2010, with the inception of their "Legal Download Bootleg Series", one of the first of which was [[http://pinkflag.greedbag.com/buy/21-july-1988-astoria-london-0/ a 1988 performance from the Astoria in London]]. To summarize the average fan reaction: ''[[AwesomeMusic Hot]]'' '''''[[AwesomeMusic damn]]'''''.
** Or, somewhat earlier, their Their revival of various '80s numbers on their 2000 comeback tour.
8th Sep '15 8:08:23 PM FingerPuppet
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* "Outdoor Miner" is their highest-charting song as well as a popular choice for other artists to cover. So much so that there exists a CoverAlbum (''A Houseguest's Wish: Translations of Wire's 'Outdoor Miner''') of 19 different artists' versions of the song.

to:

* ** "Outdoor Miner" is their highest-charting song as well as a popular choice for other artists to cover. So much so that there exists a CoverAlbum (''A Houseguest's Wish: Translations of Wire's 'Outdoor Miner''') of 19 different artists' versions of the song.
8th Sep '15 8:07:49 PM FingerPuppet
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SignatureSong: "12 X U"

to:

* SignatureSong: "12 X U"U"
* "Outdoor Miner" is their highest-charting song as well as a popular choice for other artists to cover. So much so that there exists a CoverAlbum (''A Houseguest's Wish: Translations of Wire's 'Outdoor Miner''') of 19 different artists' versions of the song.
8th Sep '15 7:52:05 PM FingerPuppet
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* CoveredUp: [[{{Music/REM}} R.E.M.'s]] cover of "Strange."
** There's also [[Music/MinorThreat Minor Threat's]] version of "12 X U."
28th Jun '14 12:15:30 AM FingerPuppet
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SampledUp: The main riff to Elastica's "Connection," is "Three Girl Rhumba" half a step down with a variation every fourth bar. Another Elastica single from the same album, "Line Up," used the melody to the chorus of "I Am the Fly" for its own chorus. Wire threatened lawsuit over these similarities, but ultimately settled out of court for songwriting credit.
This list shows the last 10 events of 18. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=YMMV.Wire