Wire (UK rock band)

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"Wir" was the name the band "Wire" used temporarily after one of the members, Robert Gotobed, had left the band in 1991.

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Wire are an English rock band, formed in London in October 1976 by Colin Newman (vocals, guitar), Graham Lewis (bass, vocals), Bruce Gilbert (guitar) and Robert Grey (drums). They were originally associated with the punk rock scene, appearing on The Roxy London WC2 album, and were later central to the development of post-punk, while their debut album Pink Flag was influential for hardcore punk.

Wire are considered a definitive art punk and post-punk band, due to their richly detailed and atmospheric sound and obscure lyrical themes.They steadily developed from an early noise rock style to a more complex, structured sound involving increased use of guitar effects and synthesizers (1978's Chairs Missing and 1979's 154). The band gained a reputation for experimenting with song arrangements throughout their career.

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Discography

Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2018Nine SevensWire1

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977Pink FlagWire4.2511
1978Chairs MissingWire3.99
1979154Wire3.510
1987The Ideal CopyWire36
1988A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is StruckWire37
1989It’s Beginning to and Back AgainWire7
1990ManscapeWire4
1991The DrillWire3
1991The First LetterWir32
2003SendWire53
2008Object 47Wire32
2010Red Barked TreeWire43
2013Change Becomes UsWire3
2015WireWire2
2016Nocturnal KoreansWire2
2017Silver/LeadWire4
2020Mind HiveWire2
202010:20Wire2

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986In the PinkWire1
1989On Returning (1977–1979)Wire2
19931985–1990: The A ListWire3
1997CoatingsWire1
2000Pink Flag / Chairs Missing / Wire 154Wire1
2003PF456REDUXWire2
20061977–1979Wire1
2021PF456 DeluxeWire1

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1996Turns and StrokesWire1

Album + Compilation + Demo

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1995Behind the Curtain: Early Versions 1977 & 78Wire1
2022Not About to Die: Studio Demos 1977–1978Wire3

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1981Document and EyewitnessWire35
1989The Peel Sessions AlbumWire2
2003Metro, Chicago, 14th September 2002Wire1
2004Wire on the Box: 1979Wire3
2005The Scottish Play: 2004Wire32
2006Live at The Roxy, London (1977) / Live at CBGB Theatre, New York (1978)Wire3
2011The Black Session: Paris, 10 May 2011Wire2
201321st May 1990 Hibernian, LondonWire1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977MannequinWire2
1978Dot DashWire51
1978Outdoor MinerWire52
1979A Question of DegreeWire51
1979Map Ref. 41°N 93°WWire1
1981Our SwimmerWire1
1983Crazy About LoveWire1
1987AheadWire43
1988Kidney BingosWire3
1988Silk Skin PawsWire3
1989In VivoWire2
1989Eardrum BuzzWire4
1991So and Slow It GrowsWir1
2019CactusedWire1
2020Primed and ReadyWire1
2020The Art of PersistenceWire1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2001Twelve Times YouWire1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986SnakedrillWire2
1990Life in the ManscapeWire1
1997VienWir1
1997Ambitious (MiddleSex Gorge)Wire1
2000The Third DayWire2
2002Read & Burn 01Wire2
2002Read & Burn 02Wire2
2007Read & Burn 03Wire2
2011StraysWire1

EP + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2008Epic Comes in Silver and Black, the Forefathers: Daytrotter Studio, Rock Island, IL, USAWire1

EP + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1995The First Last NumberWir3O1

Other + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1986Wire Play PopWire1

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