Wire’s Colin Newman Has The Last Word On “Post-Punk”

As a sidebar to a pretty great review of Wire’s excellent new Red Barked Tree, Uncut  does a mini interview with Colin Newman.  We quote:

You made a big break with your older material when you reformed in the 1980s, didn’t you?

Newman: It was about context.  Pop historians talk about “post-punk” but there was no such thing.  What there was was pop.  People were bored to death with punk rock: if you were more adventurous, you were getting into music from different countries.  Bruce’s decision to re-invent the band wasn’t conceptually a bad idea, but we were misunderstood.

One Response to “Wire’s Colin Newman Has The Last Word On “Post-Punk””

  1. Very scholastic piece!

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