Punk Retrospective


Posted by ElDorkoPunkRetro

When Wire released their 21 song masterpiece, "Pink Flag", in late 1977, they opened rock music to a completely new form of expression and experimentation. While the album didn't initially achieve great commercial success, it has received high critical praise, with Rolling Stone & NME magazines counting it among the greatest albums of all-time.

Their early works influenced artists ranging from the Pixies to the Minutemen. A number of bands have built themselves up by doing Wire covers, including a couple of my favorite tracks, [play-button:http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/mp3/Minor%20Threat%20-%2012XU.mp3] Minor Threat's version of "12XU" •Link source and the [play-button:http://boxstr.net/files/6697941_x5c0m/09%20Mr.%20Suit.mp3] New Bomb Turks' cover of "Mr. Suit". •Link source

Don't forget to check out the Official Wire website, their Twitter feed and their MySpace page.

[play-button:http://www.pinkflag.com/assets/mp3/3_Girl_Rumba.mp3] Wire - Three Girl Rumba •Link source

[play-button:http://www.pinkflag.com/assets/mp3/Dot_Dash.mp3] Wire - Dot Dash •Link source

[play-button:http://www.pinkflag.com/assets/mp3/Want_To_Ex_You.mp3] Wire - 12XU •Link source

[play-button:http://www.pinkflag.com/assets/mp3/wire-two-minutes.mp3] Wire - Two Minutes (from the new album Red Barked Tree)

Find all the great Wire titles @ GEMM!