Abrasive and disjointed, these 21 tracks exude a fury impossible to ignore and one enhanced by their very brevity. Du Noyer, Paul ed. The Encyclopedia of Albums. Bristol : Dempsey Parr. The artily unintelligible lyrics and dense production marked Wire out as a sort of New Wave Roxy Music " p. London: Hachette UK. The most original album of punk's first wave. Pink Flag - Wire - Pink Flag (Vinyl resulting sound was far colder and more brutal than anything else around at the time.
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Pink Flag Chairs Missing Problems playing this file? See media help. Christgau's Record Guide. A . Encyclopedia of Popular Music. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. And yet I don't own it. It's taht good. I prefer Chairs Missing, but this is still a classic. I will sooner or later, hopefully sooner. Wire Pink Flag 5. When it's post punk?
Wouldn't it have to made after the punk years? Can a post punk record be made while the bomb for the punk explosion has not yet exploded? These questions seem stupid, but they have a purpose. The album Pink Flag by Wire is an enigma. It was made in when punk was just starting to explore the airwaves, yet it sounds nothing like the material being made by it's punk brethren.
Yes, Pink Flag - Wire - Pink Flag (Vinyl, this is a punk album, but not as you know it. Yes, it has the short, blazing songs, but there are also slow, angular breaks. Enough of the babble, let's talk about the album shall we? Pink Flag is an album truly ahead of it's time. The album starts of with Reutersa song made up of echoed bass and droning, yet layered guitars. There are vocals played in the background, as well as over top of the music.
Field Day for the Sundaysthe shortest song on the album is over before you know it. LP Girl Rumba is a jumpy, very danceable track. Suit show off Wire's pop, but punk tendencies. Wire can play catchy, snotty punk tunes, but when they play them they leave others in their distorted wake.
This album is accessible if you take the time to listen to it, and is so tremendously catchy it's noit funny. Songs like 1 2 XU and Dot Dash will be implanted in your ears for days. This album is riddled with angular guitars, urgent, jerky drums and simple but effective bass.
Colin's vocals are unashamedly British, and are often no more than a mumbled, slurring yell. The best thing about this Pink Flag - Wire - Pink Flag (Vinyl is it's total omission of filler. The record goes for a quick 39 and a half minutes and every second is used wisely. If a riff has run it's course and the song starts to sound old, then BAM!
This is a record devoid of excess, glitter and sparkle. Most of these tracks are brilliant pop songs with a punk as f u ck attitude and a fresh, original take on things. There are some tracks that stand out from this already shining collection of gems.
Commercial, The is vocal-less, stop start race with signature Wire guitars. Lowdown is probably the slowest song, and is definately my favourite. It's a truthful rendition of a boring life, withthe clearest vocals of the album that are surprisingly haunting.
Dot Dash shows off a sweeter side of Wire, and is a poppy, fun song with the catchiest vocals of the album. Pink Flag was a step forward for music. While Wire would take their sound Album) new, uncharted punk territory with Chairs Missing andPink Flag to me is the true Wire album. A definate must for any true fan with an appreciation, for simple, original punk ditties, cockney attitude and art school leanings. The Drones Wait Long by the River Can Tago Mago.
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