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Encyclopedia > Wire (band)
Wire

Background information
Also known as Wir
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Alternative Rock, Punk, Post-punk, Experimental Rock
Years active 1976 - 1980
1985 - 1992
1999 - 2004
2006 onward (regrouping)
Label(s) pinkflag, Mute Records, Harvest Records
Website http://www.pinkflag.com/
Members
Colin Newman
Bruce Gilbert
Graham Lewis
Robert Gotobed ( Grey)

Wire are an English rock band formed in 1976 (and intermittently active to the present) by Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), Colin Newman (vocals, guitar) and Robert Gotobed ( Grey) (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on the Live at the Roxy album - a key early document of the scene - but with hindsight their work, particularly their first three albums, was central to the development of post-punk. Image File history File links Wire99_1. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Experimental rock or Avant rock is a type of art music based on rock and roll which experiments with the basic elements of the genre, and/or which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Pinkflag is the record label run primarily on behalf of British art punk band Wire. ... Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette, under the moniker The Normal. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... Colin Newman (born on 16 September 1954, in Salisbury, (Wiltshire) is an English musician, record producer and record label boss. ... Bruce Clifford Gilbert (born on 18 May 1946 in Watford, Hertfordshire is an English Musician) Gilbert was the guitarist of punk band Wire (band), which began in 1976. ... Edward Graham Lewis (born on 22 February 1953 in Grantham, Lincolnshire) is an English musician. ... Robert Gotobed (nee Grey) (born on 21 April 1951 in Marefield, Leicester) is an English musician. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Edward Graham Lewis (born on 22 February 1953 in Grantham, Lincolnshire) is an English musician. ... Bruce Clifford Gilbert (born on 18 May 1946 in Watford, Hertfordshire is an English Musician) Gilbert was the guitarist of punk band Wire (band), which began in 1976. ... Colin Newman (born on 16 September 1954, in Salisbury, (Wiltshire) is an English musician, record producer and record label boss. ... Robert Gotobed (nee Grey) (born on 21 April 1951 in Marefield, Leicester) is an English musician. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Live at the Roxy is a two-disc live album by Bob Marley & The Wailers, released in 2003. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock...

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Overview

Influenced by artists as diverse as the Ramones and Brian Eno, Wire are often cited as one of the more important rock groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Critic Stewart Mason writes, "Over their brilliant first three albums, Wire expanded the sonic boundaries of not just punk, but rock music in general."[1] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Brian Eno (pronounced ) (born Brian Peter George St. ...


Wire are arguably a definitive art punk or post-punk ensemble, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes and, to a lesser extent, their Situationist political stance. The group exhibited a steady development from an early raucous style (1977's Pink Flag) to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... The Situationist International (SI), an international political and artistic movement, originated in the Italian village of Cosio dArroscia on 28 July 1957 with the fusion of several extremely small artistic tendencies: the Lettrist International, the International movement for an imaginist Bauhaus, and the London Psychogeographical Association. ... Pink Flag is the first album by the band Wire, released in 1977. ... The term synthesiser is also used to mean frequency synthesiser, an electronic system found in communications. ... Chairs Missing is the second album by the band Wire. ... 154 was the third album from the band Wire, completing their transition fom the boisterous punk of Pink Flag, via the more accomplished and melodic Chairs Missing into the seminal Art-Punk genre that has led to their lasting influence. ...


The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout their career. Following their reformation in 1986, The Ex-Lion Tamers (a Wire cover band, named after a song title from Pink Flag) were their opening act. The cover band played Wire's older material, while Wire themselves played only new material on that tour. A cover band (or covers band) is a band that plays only cover songs. ...


History

Wire's debut, Pink Flag (1977) was a landmark of early punk rock. The songs are very diverse in mood and style, but most use a very minimalistic punk approach, unorthodox structures, and several songs under a minute in length; "Field Day For The Sundays" clocks in at only 28 seconds.

Music samples:

Chairs Missing followed in 1978, and found Wire stepping back a bit from the stark minimalism of Pink Flag, with longer, more atmospheric songs and innovative synthesizer parts by producer Mike Thorne. Image File history File links Wire_Outdoor_Miner. ... Software development stages In computer programming, development stage terminology expresses how the development of a piece of software has progressed and how much further development it may require. ... Chairs Missing is the second album by the band Wire. ...


The experimentation was even more prominent on 154 (1979) which found a clear division within the direction of the group. There were some of Wire's poppiest moments in "Map Ref." & "The 15th", but the band started to show an experimental and darker side on tracks such as "A Touching Display" & "The Other Window". Many of the songs also showcased bassist Graham Lewis in a much more prominent role on lead vocals.


In 1979, however, creative differences pulled the band in various directions, culminating in the Document & Eyewitness LP (1981), a recording of a performance that featured almost exclusively new material. The material was much more loose and experimental than before. The LP also came packaged with an EP of a different performance that was also new material, but this was presumably material intended for Wire's never-recorded 4th album. Some of this material ended up being included on Colin Newman's post-Wire solo albums. See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ...


There followed a period of suspension (1981-1985) in favour of solo and non-Wire collaborative projects, including Dome, Cupol, Duet Emmo, and several Colin Newman solo efforts. In 1985, the group reformed to renewed critical acclaim, but without carving quite the same niche as in the earlier decade. Reforming as a "beat combo" (a joking reference to early 60's beat music or even possibly beatnicks), the group became increasingly immersed in electronics. The band released It's Beginning To And Back Again, in 1989 as a "live" album of mostly reworked versions of songs from The Ideal Copy and A Bell Is a Cup...Until It Is Struck. Ostensibly a live album IBTABA was in fact based on live recordings, but they were so heavily re-arranged, edited and remixed in the studio that it is doubtful whether IBTABA would qualify as a live album in the most common sense. One of the few new songs on the album, "Eardrum Buzz", became the band's biggest charting single. Dome was a duo consisting of Wire members Bruce Gilbert (guitar, vocals, synthesizer) and Graham Lewis (bass, vocals, synthesizer). ... Colin Newman (born on 16 September 1954, in Salisbury, (Wiltshire) is an English musician, record producer and record label boss. ... Beatnik can refer to two different things: A member of the Beat Generation An esoteric programming language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Also known as IBTABA, this is an album by the British post-punk group Wire The recordings are based on performances in Chicago, Portugal and London. Live tracks were deconstructed in the studio and remixed by Wire. ... The Ideal Copy is a 1987 album by the English punk/electronic group Wire. ... A Bell Is A Cup . ...


The increased use of electronics on the album Manscape caused Gotobed to famously fire himself in 1990 when he realised a drummer was unnecessary, even at the band's live gigs. In response to his departure, Wire dropped one letter in their name to become "Wir" (still pronounced "wire"). Wir released The First Letter in 1991, which received a mixed reception, but whose electronics-heavy sound was arguably ahead of its time. Afterwards, the occasional collaborative effort punctuated a further period of solo recordings, during which Newman founded the Swim ~ label and latterly Githead with his wife (ex-Minimal Compact bassist Malka Spigel), but not until 1999 did Wire once again become a full-time entity. This article needs to be wikified. ... Swim ~ is a record label started in 1993 by Colin Newman of Wire and his life & working partner Malka Spigel of Minimal Compact. ... Githead is notable as a rather unlikely musical collaboration that includes Wires Colin Newman as well as electronic musician Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) alongside ex-Minimal Compact members Malka Spigel and Max Franken. ... , Biography Between its foundation in 1981 and its dissolution seven years later, Minimal Compact played a crucial role in the European rock scene. ... Malka Spigel is first notable as a founder member Minimal Compact - the only Israeli rock band to have acheived any significant sucess outside of that country. ...


With Gotobed back in the line-up (now using his birth name, Robert Grey), the group initially reworked a substantial chunk of its back catalogue for a performance at Royal Festival Hall. Great receptions during a short tour of the U.S. and a number of UK gigs convinced the band to continue. The band's sound changed again, to one largely based around clockwork guitar hooks and very fast drum beats. Two EPs and an album Send (2003) followed, as well as live collaborations with stage designer Es Devlin and artists Jake and Dinos Chapman. The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within the South Bank Centre in London, England. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... EP can stand for: EP is the IATA code for Iran Aseman Airlines Extended play, a music recording (usually consisting of several tracks, but shorter than a typical album) European Parliament, the parliamentary body of the European Union Evolutionary psychology, a belief that psychology can be better understood in light... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Jake Chapman (born 1966) and Dinos Chapman (born 1962) are brothers and British artists who work almost exclusively in collaboration with each other. ...


2006 has seen the re-release of Wire's 70's albums returned to their original vinyl tracklistings and the institution of Wire's own MySpace page. Rumours abound of a renewal of activity to mark the 30th anniversaries of the band's debut as a 4 piece & the release of Pink Flag which will occur in 2007. Pink Flag is the first album by the band Wire, released in 1977. ...


Influence

Like The Velvet Underground, Wire are a band whose influence has outshone their comparatively modest record sales. In the 1980s, The Urinals, The Minutemen, and R.E.M. (who covered "Strange" on their Document album) expressed a fondness for the group. Guided By Voices's Robert Pollard claimed that Wire was his favorite band, and that the fact that GBV's albums had so many songs was directly influenced by Wire's albums. One of My Bloody Valentine's last renditions was a cover "Map Ref 41°N 93°W" for a Wire tribute entitled Whore. The song was selected as a favorite cover at Flak magazine.[2] More recently, Fischerspooner (who covered "the 15th" on their #1 album), Elastica, Menswe@r, Bloc Party, Futureheads and Franz Ferdinand owe a debt to Wire. Blur's work, along with many more minor Britpop bands, has been particularly redolent of 1970s Wire at various points. This article is about the American rock band. ... The Urinals were a three-piece punk rock band formed in 1978 in Los Angeles, consisting of John Talley-Jones on vocals and bass, Kevin Barrett on drums and vocals, and Kjehl Johansen on guitar and vocals. ... The Minutemen were a punk rock band from San Pedro, California comprising singer/guitarist D. Boon, singer/bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley. ... This article is about the band. ... Document is the fifth studio album by R.E.M. and their sixth overall. ... Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) was an extremely prolific lo-fi/indie-rock band from Dayton, Ohio. ... My Bloody Valentine were an Irish-British shoegazing band best known for their creative use of guitar distortion, tremolo, and digital reverb. ... Fischerspooner is an electroclash duo and performance troupe formed in 1998 in New York. ... The 15th is a song first featured in the 1979 album 154 by the English rock band Wire. ... Elastica were a Britpop band who were popular in the 1990s, formed by Justine Frischmann after leaving Suede in 1991. ... Menswear were a short-lived Britpop band in the mid 1990s from Camden in London. ... Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. ... The Futureheads from left to right: Ross, Dave, Barry and Jaff The Futureheads are a four-member rock band based in Sunderland, England. ... Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock/post-punk revival band, formed in Glasgow. ... Blur are an English rock band formed in Colchester in 1989. ...


Wire were also influential on hardcore punk. Fans included Ian MacKaye of the hardcore punk band Minor Threat and Henry Rollins, formerly of the seminal hardcore band Black Flag. Minor Threat covered "12.X.U" for the Dischord Records compilation Flex Your Head and Henry Rollins, as Henrietta Colins & The Wife-Beating Childhaters, covered "Ex-Lion Tamer" on the E.P. Drive By Shooting. Michael Azerrad reports, in Our Band Could Be Your Life, that at Minor Threat's second gig, each of the seven bands on the roster performed their version of a Wire song. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye (pronounced ), born April 16, 1962, is an American musician, probably best known as the singer for the highly influential bands Minor Threat, Embrace and Fugazi, and as one of the founders and owners (with drummer and artist Jeff Nelson) of Dischord Records, a Washington, D.C... Minor Threat was a hardcore punk band from Washington DC from the 1980s. ... Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield[1]) is a singer and songwriter, spoken word artist, book author (prose and poetry), radio and TV personality, occasional movie actor, comedian, and voice-over artist. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... Minor Threat was a hardcore punk band from Washington DC from the 1980s. ... Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield[1]) is a singer and songwriter, spoken word artist, book author (prose and poetry), radio and TV personality, occasional movie actor, comedian, and voice-over artist. ... Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 is a book by Michael Azerrad (ISBN 0-316-78753-1). ...


Big Black covered Wire's "Heartbeat" twice, once as a studio version which was released as a single (the single is also included on The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape compilation), and also as a live version featuring Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis that was included on the VHS version of their live album "Pigpile". Big Black was a rock band founded in Chicago, Illinois and active between 1982 and 1987. ... The Rich Mans Eight Track Tape is an album by noise rock band Big Black. ... Bruce Clifford Gilbert (born on 18 May 1946 in Watford, Hertfordshire is an English Musician) Gilbert was the guitarist of punk band Wire (band), which began in 1976. ... Edward Graham Lewis (born on 22 February 1953 in Grantham, Lincolnshire) is an English musician. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette recorders (VCRs), developed by Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) and launched... Pig Pile in a live album by hardcore punk group Big Black. ...


Wire influenced the Britpop movement; a poorly presented plagiarism case between Wire's music publisher and Elastica, over the similarity between Wire's 1977 song "Three Girl Rhumba" and Elastica's 1995 hit "Connection", resulted in a rather low out-of-court settlement. The band were not consulted. The riff to "Connection" is in fact the riff to "3 Girl Rumba" sampled and transposed a semitone. Britpop was a British alternative rock genre and movement that was at its most popular in Great Britain in the mid 1990s. ... Plagiarism (from Latin plagiare to kidnap) is the practice of claiming, or implying, original authorship or incorporating material from someone elses written or creative work, in whole or in part, into ones own without adequate acknowledgement. ... Elastica were a Britpop band who were popular in the 1990s, formed by Justine Frischmann after leaving Suede in 1991. ...


Wire's influence & stature continues to grow in spite of only ever having enjoyed modest sales. The rateyourmusic website tracks a "popularity" way out of scale to the band's standing in popular culture and makes fascinating reading. For example as of October 2006 - Pink Flag is rated #9 for 1977 , #202 overall (entire history tracked by the site) - Chairs Missing #3 for 1978 , #145 overall - 154 #11 for 1979 , #402 overall - Read & Burn 01 #6 for 2002 , #159 overall & most remarkably Read & Burn 02 a release only available at live shows in 2002 and via posteverything mail order #17 for 2002 , #378 overall. The front page of Rate Your Music (with the RYM 2. ... Pink Flag is the first album by the band Wire, released in 1977. ... Chairs Missing is the second album by the band Wire. ... Events Anicetus becomes pope (approximate date) Anicetus meets with Polycarp of Smyrna to discuss the Computus. ...


Wire's song "I Don't Understand" from Read & Burn 01 was sampled for a Victoria's Secret television advertisement. The cover of a Victorias Secret catalog from 1990 with Jill Goodacre on the cover. ...


United States' garage rock band New Bomb Turks recorded a slowed-down quasi-rapcore version of Wire's "Mr. Suit", from the album Pink Flag, in their first full-length album "!!Destroy Oh Boy!!" Garage rock is a raw form of rock and roll that enjoyed its original period of wide success in the United States and Canada, from 1963 to 1967. ... The New Bomb Turks are a garage punk band from Columbus, Ohio. ...


Sample

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Discography

Studio albums

Pink Flag is the first album by the band Wire, released in 1977. ... Chairs Missing is the second album by the band Wire. ... 154 was the third album from the band Wire, completing their transition fom the boisterous punk of Pink Flag, via the more accomplished and melodic Chairs Missing into the seminal Art-Punk genre that has led to their lasting influence. ... The Ideal Copy is a 1987 album by the English punk/electronic group Wire. ... A Bell Is A Cup . ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The First Letter is the last album released by Wire before their second extended hiatus. ... Send is a 2003 album by the English rock group Wire. ...

Singles and EPs

  • Mannequin / 12XU / Feeling Called Love (November 1977)
  • I am the Fly / Ex-Lion Tamer (February 1978)
  • Dot Dash / Options R (June 1978)
  • Outdoor Miner / Practice Makes Perfect (January 1979, UK #51)
  • A Question of Degree / Former Airline (June 1979)
  • Map Reference 41°N 93°W / Go Ahead (October 1979)
  • Our Swimmer / Midnight Bahnhof Cafe (May 1981)
  • Crazy About Love / Second Length (Our Swimmer) / Catapult 30 (March 1983)
  • Snakedrill (EP, November 1986)
  • Ahead / Feed Me (live) (March 1987)
  • Kidney Bingos / Pieta (March 1988, UK #88)
  • Silk Skin Paws / German Shepherds (June 1988)
  • Life in the Manscape / Gravity Worship (May 1990)
  • So and Slow It Goes / Nice from Here (April 1991, as Wir)
  • First Letter / The Last Number (December 1995, with Hafler Trio)
  • Vien (1997, as Wir)
  • Twelve Times You (Jan 2001)
  • Read & Burn - 01 (Jun 2002)
  • Read & Burn - 02 (Oct 2002)

Snakedrill was an EP released by Wire in 1986. ... The Hafler Trio is a conceptual and sound art group that has released numerous albums and CDs in experimental musical styles ranging from electronica, cut-up, ambient, environmental soundscape, musique concrete, electro-acoustic, and audio-montage as cinema for the ears from 1986 to present, each of which utilise graphic...

Compilations & live albums

  • Document and Eyewitness (live, June 1981)
  • Play Pop (March 1986)
  • In the Pink (live, August 1986)
  • The Peel Sessions (EP, November 1987)
  • It's Beginning To And Back Again ("live", May 1989)
  • On Returning (1977-1979) (July 1989)
  • Double Peel Sessions (February 1990)
  • 1985-1990 The A List (May 1993)
  • Exploding Views (September 1994, with book)
  • Behind the Curtain (May 1995)
  • Turns and Strokes (May 1996)
  • Coatings (October 1997)
  • The Third Day (Feb 2000)
  • It's All In The Brochure (May 2000)
  • WIRE On The Box: 1979 (Oct 2004)
  • WIRE: The Scottish Play: 2004 (Mar 2005)
  • Live at the Roxy, London (1977) / Live at CBGB Theatre, New York (1978) (Nov 2006)

Document and Eyewitness marked the end of the first period of Wires activity and the end of their association with EMI. The Notre Dame Hall show records Wire after the tour to support 154, tired of playing the same old songs and continually moving forward. ... Also known as IBTABA, this is an album by the British post-punk group Wire The recordings are based on performances in Chicago, Portugal and London. Live tracks were deconstructed in the studio and remixed by Wire. ...

Singles chart placings

Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US Modern Rock US Mainstream Rock UK
1979 "Outdoor Miner" - - - #51 Chairs Missing
1989 "Eardrum Buzz" - #2 - #68 It's Beginning to and Back Again
1989 "In Vivo" - #24 - - It's Beginning to and Back Again

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Modern Rock Tracks chart is a music chart that has appeared in Billboard magazine since the early 1980s. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul... See also: 1989 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1989 Record labels established in 1989 other events of 1989 list of years in music 1980s in music // January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul...

References

The cover of the 1989 7th edition of the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles Guinness World Records - British Hit Singles & Albums is a music reference book, published in the United Kingdom, by Hit Entertainment, the company that owns such childrens entertainment brands as Bob the Builder and Thomas...

Internal Links

He Said was the name used by Wire member Edward Graham Lewis for his solo releases in the 1980s. ...

External links

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Wire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1609 words)
The metals suitable for wire, possessing almost equal ductility, are platinum, silver, iron, copper, aluminium and gold; and it is only from these and certain of their alloys with other metals, principally brass and bronze, that wire is prepared.
Wire is usually drawn of cylindrical form; but it may be made of any desired section by varying the outline of the holes in the draw-plate through which it is passed in the process of manufacture.
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Wire (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (894 words)
Wire is a British punk/experimental rock band formed in 1976 by Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar), Colin Newman (vocals, guitar) and Robert Gotobed (drums).
Their sound is often associated with a vague subgenre of punk called art punk or post-punk, mostly due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound, often obscure lyrical themes and, to a lesser extent, their situationist political stance.
Like The Velvet Underground, Wire are a band whose influence has outshone their (comparatively modest) record sales by some distance.
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