Music Mondays: Wire

Pink Flag- Wire: 12XU: (1977) It sounds like every Ramones song ever made, but the right way. Its gritty and fuels emotion. Pink Flag is one of my all time favorite albums because of its diversity. Its an album that obviously inspired a lot of other amazing artist. For instanceMinor Treat went on to do a cover of 12XU. I personally didn’t care for Rollins Band era Henry, but I did enjoy his cover of Wires song Ex Lion Tamer. The Minutemen looked to this album for inspiration in writing short songs.

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5 Responses to “Music Mondays: Wire”

  1. JC Says:

    Discovered them about 3 years ago, when one fateful day a robo dj on a relatively lame college radio station that typically chooses to play to wind chimes mixed with industrial screeches and static overlay happened to play this:

    On Pink flag, I think my favorite track is:

  2. monkeyKing Says:


  3. monkeyKing Says:

    (aprapos to your post only because of time & genre.) thumbing thru my old vinyl and rediscovered the genius of *DOUG – A Rock Opera and Comic Book* from The Coolies. yes.

  4. Frank Says:

    Where would we be without Wire, the Velvet Underground, Television, Big Star? I love that quote (here butchered and half-remembered) about the first VU records, “It may have only sold 1,000 copies but everyone that bought one started a band.” Good stuff. Have a great weekend!

  5. Frank Says:

    I felt I should share this with you.

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