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Ah, And Now Graham Lewis’s Take On Early Wire

Posted in Music with tags , , , on January 16, 2011 by johnbuckley100

From the same issue of Uncut:

On forming Wire:

(Wire) weren’t a punk group.  We didn’t join up for that… We weren’t interested in doing rock’n’roll – that was the ’50s..  We were interested in making a piece of art, and that was the group.  Bruce talked about it being a living sculpture.

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

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 15, 2011 by johnbuckley100

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.

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